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Copyright: WEI C CHANG (rightway) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 71 W: 0 N: 43] (333)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikon AF VR 80-400 ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-29 4:30
Viewed: 3363
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sandpipers are a highly diverse family which include the ground-dwelling snipes and woodcocks to the highly pelagic Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius. Biochemically they seem to have arisen from a single ancestor but underwent an explosive evolution in the early Tertiary after a great wave of extinctions in the late Cretaceous period (Piersma 1996). Today, the wide variety of sandpipers, and the close relationships of many, present numerous identification challenges. The identification literature alone is impressive. Further, the beautiful patterns and colors on juvenal-plumaged birds are among the most striking in the world, while the striking breeding plumage feathers serve to camouflage adults on their breeding grounds on the arctic tundra. Many of these arctic breeders spend the non-breeding period well south of the Equator, brightening the lives of birders in the austral summer.
Source: http://montereybay.com/creagrus/sandpipers.html

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-30 12:44]

Hi Wei.What a good close up of the Sandpiper. you have captured ut with fine detail and colours. I like the refection in the water. It looks as if its looking at its self. well done TFS.


That's a very nice capture of a sandpiper. Although the cropping is a bit tight, I like the reflection and details in this photo. TFS.
(It looks like you had a branch blocking the right hand side of the frame, thus the crop. I found those birds extremely shy and hard to approach. It looks like you got a lot closer to this one than I have on many attempts) Great job.

Best Regards,


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-01 19:46]

Hello Wei,
Nice image well captured with great reflection. Thanks for sharing Wei.

Hi Wei,
Nice reflection captured with good detail and exposure.
I would compose with a bit less space top, and it's a bit tight behind..
Thanks for sharing this one :)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-10 8:51]

Hello Wei,
Beautiful photo with a beautiful reflection. Great natural colours. Good details.

Hello Wei. Nice shot at this sandpiper capturing it well with full reflection. Very good plumage detail and well exposed. Best regards. Jusni

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-06-04 9:58]

hello wei
good capture of this cute sandpiper with its reflection
i like composition, POV and pose

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