Red Knot -in golden light
|Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul)
|Date Taken: 2014-09-06|
|Camera: Canon 1 D X, Canon 600 mm f/4 II|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-09-09 16:04|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I had a nice surprise when I went to see these beauties. The evening sky was dark and no light but 10 min before sunset a break through clouds made my day. The last rays of the sun hit the birds magnificent.|
The picture was taken at 7:20 PM in Ohio.
The Red Knot is the largest of the "peeps" in North America, and one of the most colorful. It makes one of the longest yearly migrations of any bird, traveling 15,000 km (9,300 mi) from its Arctic breeding grounds to Tierra del Fuego in southern South America.
•The Red Knot does not regurgitate undigested hard parts of prey, as do many species of birds. Instead it excretes the hard parts in the feces. Researchers have used fecal content to examine food consumption rates.
•Red Knots concentrate in huge numbers at traditional staging grounds during migration. Delaware Bay is an important staging area during spring migration, where the knots feed on the eggs of spawning horseshoe crabs. It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of the entire population of the Red Knot subspecies C. c. rufa can be present on the bay in a single day. The reduction in food available to the knots because of the heavy harvesting of horseshoe crabs may be responsible for a decline in Red Knot populations.
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- [2014-09-09 16:40]
Hi Peter,this sure is an excellently sharp and well photoed image you grace TN with today.I like the warm golden light that shines on the bird and the subtle colouration it has.Your note is very informative.Thanks for sharing it with us.
- [2014-09-09 16:49]
Hi Peter,a spectacular masterwork,the face and the style of this beautiful specie remind me something of the cartoons world..ehehe...magnificent capture made with the best exposure,sharpness and colors,a a very nice soft carpet made by its blurred reflections on the wet ground.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Good work!Attractive light with...
- [2014-09-10 8:35]
Wonderful warmth of this composition, my friend Peter.
The sunset, like a King Midas, turns to gold this aquatic bird. Great definition of plumage and an impressive sense of depth, obtained with the reflection of the bird on water in extreme close-up.
Congratulations, mate !!!
- [2014-09-12 6:07]
Trčs beau, Peter!