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Little Stint

Little Stint
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-01 5:01
Viewed: 2558
Points: 46
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Little Stint, Calidris or Erolia minuta, is a very small wader. It breeds in arctic Europe and Asia, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to Africa and south Asia. It occasionally is a vagrant to North America and to Australia. It is gregarious in winter, sometimes forming large flocks with other Calidris waders, particularly Dunlin, on coastal mudflats or the edges of inland pools.
The numbers of this species, and of Curlew Sandpiper depend on the population of lemmings. In poor lemming years, predatory species such as skuas and Snowy Owls will take Arctic breeding waders instead.
Non-breeding in Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Its small size, fine dark bill, dark legs and quicker movements distinguish this species from all waders except the other dark-legged stints. It can be distinguished from these in all plumages by its combination of a fine bill tip, unwebbed toes and long primary projection. The call is a sharp "stit",
The breeding adult has an orange wash to the breast, a white throat and a strong white v on its back. In winter plumage identification is difficult. Juveniles have pale crown stripes and a pinkish breast.
This bird nests on a bare ground scrape laying 3-5 eggs. It is polygamous, and male and female may incubate separate clutches.
Food is small invertebrates picked off the mud.

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Hi Razvan,

Very nice capture of this little bird. Nice bright image with sharp details and nice background. Very cute bird as well!


Frumoasa imagine.
Este bine incadrata,are culori frumoase si claritatea este foarte buna.

Merhaba Razvan,
Very sweet, and different colors have caught a kumkuşu. (Küçük Kumkuşu: Turkish name)
I share very well.

Hello Razvan,
a wonderful picture of the Little Stint taken from an excellent low POV with superb sharpness and lighting, marvellous colours, very well composed.
Best regards

I like the overall comp and setting here Razvan.
Great detail/DOF, color, and exposure control also..
Well done!

Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in great pose, fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-07-01 6:25]

Culori frumoase, claritate si detalii bine evidentiate, o poza de prezentare foarte reusita! Numai bine,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-01 6:38]

Hello Razvan,
Oh, what a beauty! Close to perfection. Nothing to critize. Just more than excellent in all aspects.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-01 7:05]

Hello Razvan,
Excellent capture of this Little Stint with good pose and composition, sharp details and great natural colours.
Best regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-01 7:07]

Hi Razvan,
another superbs shot from you. The bird seen in great clarity with its features so exciting and beautiful. Exellen use of lighting and the pattern is well seen.


hello Razvan
very beautiful capture in the aquatic natural setting,very fine colors and light

Hi Razvan,
A nice capture of this beautiful little stint. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Buna Bogdan,
Excelenta imagine, de o acuratete deosebita.
Detalii si culori naturale, incadrare foarte buna.
Felicitari pentru captura!

Y yo para qué he comprado la Canon 50D cuando la 40D es capaz de hacer estas fotografías?? jajaja.

Bromas aparte, una toma excelente, con unas luces bien controladas y un justo nivel de saturación.
Buen encuadre y fondo: excelente trabajo.

Saludos Razvan: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-01 11:43]

Hello Razvan,
I have never been able to get as close as to take such a fine shot as this of a Little stint! The POV, sharpness and lighting are excellent, which is a very good achievement in capturing this active little wader.
TFS this great shot,
Best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-01 12:32]

Hi Razvan. Afine capture of this Little Stint . Which looks a cute small bird. You have taken it with good detail and bright colours. All with interesting notes. well done TFS.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-01 12:52]

great shot of the little stint! :-) excellent capture with fine details and good sharpness. the pov is nice and low and the
bird perfectly isolated against the blurred bg where even the algae are interesting. wonderful job & best wishes, thor.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-07-01 14:42]

Hello Razvan,
great photo,
nice composition & beautiful details and colors captured

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-01 16:39]

Hi Razvan,

I like both the Little Stint and the very lovely setting. A wonderful pose on the rock. Beautiful natural colors and excellent details of his face and wonderful feathers. A terrific composition - I like seeing so much of the surroundings.


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2009-07-01 18:15]

Hi Razvan
Wonderful shot with crystal clear detail and nice exposure to bring out the lovely color tones.
tfs jon

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-01 19:27]

Hola Razvan.
Bella imagen, exelente colorido y nitidez. La pose muy bella, y la nota escrita muy interesante tambien.

Molto bella e dettagliata. Ottimi i colori e l'inquadratura!

Complimenti e grazie, ciao, Emanuele

Hello Razvan
a great image of this Little Stint standing in the water
i like the color tone on the plumage and the great luminosity of the shot
nice pose and great composition
Have a good night

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