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Baby - Spotted Sandpiper

Baby - Spotted Sandpiper
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-27 4:33
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Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"The most widespread breeding sandpiper in North America, the Spotted Sandpiper breeds along the edges of nearly any water source throughout the northern half of the continent. It is at home around urban ponds as well as tundra pools.

Medium-sized shorebird.
Legs moderately long.
Neck moderately long.
Bill medium-sized.
Back brown.
Underparts white with distinct round spots.
Constantly bobs its tail and rear end up and down as it walks.

Size: 18-20 cm (7-8 in)
Wingspan: 37-40 cm (15-16 in)
Weight: 34-50 g (1.2-1.77 ounces)

Other Names
Chevalier grivelé (French)
Playero coleador (Spanish)

-The female Spotted Sandpiper is the one who establishes and defends the territory. She arrives at the breeding grounds earlier than the male. In other species of migratory birds, where the male establishes the territory, he arrives earlier.

-The male takes the primary role in parental care, incubating the eggs and taking care of the young. One female may lay eggs for up to four different males at a time."

(from "ALL About Birds")

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Very sweet portrait!
Excellent capture with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours:

strikingly sharp capture, TFS Ori

wonderful photograph of sandpiper with good clarity and sharpness. tfs.

Bonjour Mario,
Très belle publication figeant le sujet à l'instant décisif dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ sur un splendide arrière-plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2011-07-27 9:46]

beautiful shot!
very nice action shot!
great details, good colors.

very well done.

Hello Mario
The saying goes that everything is much more beautiful when they are young, witch is true, great details and timing, I also like the blue background. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

very funny very good photo!
regards Nasos

Hello Mario, Another fantastic image of the beautiful details, clarity and subject. All the best, Paolo

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-27 18:32]

Fine image of this chick running to safety, good action with fine composition. tfs.

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