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Common Redshank

Common Redshank
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-04-28 2:15
Viewed: 308
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Life isn’t easy in the mud with a lot of wind.
The Common Redshank or simply Redshank (Tringa totanus) is an Eurasian wader in the large family Scolopacidae.

Common Redshanks in breeding plumage are a marbled brown color, slightly lighter below. In winter plumage they become somewhat lighter-toned and less patterned, being rather plain greyish-brown above and whitish below. They have red legs and a black-tipped red bill, and show white up the back and on the wings in flight.

It is a widespread breeding bird across temperate Eurasia. It is a migratory species, wintering on coasts around the Mediterranean, on the Atlantic coast of Europe from Great Britain southwards, and in South Asia. They are uncommon vagrants outside these areas.

They are wary and noisy birds which will alert everything else with their loud piping call. Like most waders, they feed on small invertebrates. Redshanks will nest in any wetland, from damp meadows to saltmarsh, often at high densities.
They lay 3-5 eggs.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Peter,
Well captured this Common Redshank in its natural habitat. Like its struggling pose to get rid of sticky mud. Good details and exposure.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-04-28 7:55]

Hi Peter,a common specie taken in an excellent way,during its typical work looking for food in the mud,very good sharpness too despite the distance. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter,
Very nice photo with excellent quality. Very sharp details even of the mud...

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-04-28 9:22]

Me love much water birds but here in the desert we can't see these, a well composed and exposed beautiful shot.

Hello Peter,
Nice image with a very good quality.

Hi Peter,

You had a good eye contact with the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Common Redshank. It is clear and precise. Have a nice day.


Hi Peter,
Beautiful pose and photo. I like the eye contact as much as Pierre does, and the pose reminds me to the seabirds' struggling with the wind here in Ireland every day. Great exposure and composition.
Kind regards, László

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