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Wilson's Snipe


Wilson's Snipe
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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: 2014-06-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-24 13:59
Viewed: 1666
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my trip to Manitoba

Wilson's snipe (Gallinago delicata) is a small, stocky shorebird. This species was considered to be a subspecies of the common snipe (G. gallinago) until 2003 when it was given its own species status, though this is not recognized by all taxonomic authorities.

They breed in marshes, bogs, tundra and wet meadows in Canada and the northern United States. They are year-round residents on the U.S. Pacific coast. The eastern population migrates to the southern United States and to northern South America. It may be that climate change causes these birds to move to their breeding range earlier and leave later than 100 years ago.

They forage in soft mud, probing or picking up food by sight and eating insects, earthworms, and plant material. Well-camouflaged, they are usually shy and conceal themselves close to ground vegetation, flushing only when approached closely. They fly off in a series of aerial zig-zags to confuse predators.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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a perfect portrait, TFS Ori

wow! I like it a lot!

Wow, what a shot of this shy bird. Very well done. congratulation
Pierre

Hello Mario-Precise and useful NOTE.Outstanding clear picture of this beautiful bird.Its bill really big and looks powerful.Even the details on the tree bark is excellent.Like it.Thanks for sharing.Regards-Srikumar

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2014-06-25 13:33]

Excellent picture, very natural colors. Congratulation

Bonsoir Mario,
Une très belle attitude du sujet dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

Outstanding...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-10 0:20]

Hi Mario
such a beautiful bird in its best presentation. Exciting sharpness and clarity.
The pattern of the feather is so pleasant and the long beak is so unique.
Well seen and appreciated shot.

Regards
Foozi

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