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Green Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper
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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: 2009-04-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/340 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-09 9:15
Viewed: 2848
Points: 27
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus, is a small wader (shorebird) of the Old World. It represents an ancient lineage of the genus Tringa; is only close living relative is the Solitary Sandpiper (T. solitaria). They both have brown wings with little light dots, and a delicate but contrasting neck and chest pattern. In addition, both species nest in trees, unlike most other scolopacids.
This species is a somewhat plump wader with a dark greenish-brown back and wings, greyish head and breast and otherwise white underparts. The back is spotted white to varying extents, being maximal in the breeding adult, and less in winter and young birds. The legs and short bill are both dark green.
It is conspicuous and characteristically patterned in flight, with the wings dark above and below and a brilliant white rump. The latter feature reliably distinguishes it from the slightly smaller but otherwise very similar Solitary Sandpiper (T. solitaria) of North America.
In flight it has a characteristic three-note whistle.

Argus, MMM, nglen, Juyona, siggi, jaycee, Jamesp, uleko has marked this note useful
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-09 9:30]

Hello Razvan,
A superb portrait of the Green Sandpiper taken from a very nice lateral POV to shaow its features with excellent sharpness and colours against a nice water BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-02-09 10:58]

Culori naturale, claritate la fix, detalii frumoase, felicitari!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-09 11:23]

Hi Razvan
Nice image of that unknow specie for me.good POV and sharp image.I like the natural pose and the reflextion in the water.
TFS Michel

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-09 11:52]

Hi Razvan. This is a first class picture of the Green Sandpiper. You have used the light to give bright colours. Taken wit hfine detail in the feathers. All with interesting notes. well taken TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-09 11:56]

Hola amigo,
good capture of this restless wader,
great focus and pov.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-09 13:30]

Hello Razvan.
Very nice captured. Beautiful sharpness and a great composition. I like the classic way of photographing this sandpiper.
Well done! Best regards Siggi

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  • nokk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 21] (214)
  • [2010-02-09 13:56]

Buna Razvan,
felicitari pentru acesta imagine! cadru natural,culori reale,detalii frumoase.postura relevanta...imi place in mod deosebit doarece e o pasare de apa,in mediul ei si sper ca in vara sa obtin si eu una :)

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-09 15:42]

Hi Razvan,

This is a beautiful capture of the Sandpiper in a lovely pose in the water. Face, wings and plumage are excellent with wonderful colors and fine details. I love the movement of the water and the nice reflections.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-09 22:57]

Hi Razvan

A very good composition - the detail and pose are great and the half open beak is a real bonus.

Best wishes


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-10 3:44]

Hello Razvan,
A wonderful capture of this little Water strolling along in the shallow water. Excellent sharpness making it stand out in the beautiful light.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Ciao Razvan. Good movement by the dynamic pose and water's circles. Excellente light and sharp.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-10 5:50]

Hello Razvan,
Excellent photo of this Green Sandpiper. Great sharpness and details. Very good composition in natural colours. Very nice POV and DOF.

Buna Razvan,
O noua imagine cu pasari de apa, detalii bune si culori naturale. Multumesc pentru criticile constructive la adresa imaginilor mele.
Numai bine,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-02-10 14:38]

Merhaba Razvan,
šok nefis bir fotoğraf, tebrik ederim.

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