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Common Redshank

Common Redshank
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Copyright: Stefan Kardos (stevkds) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 275 W: 11 N: 411] (1811)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 400mm f5.6L USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-11 17:54
Viewed: 4468
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Redshank or Redshank (Tringa totanus) is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae, the typical waders. It is closest to the small Wood Sandpiper, and also closely related to the Marsh Sandpiper (Pereira & Baker, 2005). These are a group of smallish shanks which tend to have red or reddish legs, and in breeding plumage are generally a subdued, light brown above with some darker mottling, with a pattern of somewhat diffuse small brownish spots on the breast and neck.

This is a widespread breeding bird across Europe and northern Asia. It is a migratory species, wintering on coasts around the Mediterranean, in south Asia, and on the Atlantic coast of Europe from Great Britain southwards.

It is replaced in the Arctic by the Spotted Redshank, which has a longer bill and legs, and is almost entirely black in breeding plumage and very pale in winter.

Redshanks have red legs and bill, and show white up the back and on the wings in flight. They are brown, becoming somewhat lighter-toned in winter.

Source: Wikipedia

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Nice composition and great background. I like the contrast of the colour of legs.

Hi Stefan,
An excellent shot on this Common Redshank. You have managed the strong sidelighting very well. A spot on exposure has the colors and detail in the plumage looking great. Perfect control on the DOF has the bird sharp yet the surrounding are all nicely OOF. Well done!

Hi Stefan,
Very good image; great sharpness, DOF and isolation, details and sharpness, blurred BG.

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-12 11:33]

HI Stefan,
Thats a very nice pic, sharp & well composed.The pose is good.
Badruddin Ali

Excellent shot Stefan the pose is good and sharp detail I like how the DOF works here TFS rgds Necip

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-01-23 12:07]

hi Stéphan,
très belle composition pure et simple. Le contraste est fort et donne un bon relief à l'ensemble.


Dear Stefan, I loved the purity of your composition. The redshank is beautiful in this gray background. it seems to be calm, serene. Beautiful bird, beautiful composition and POV. Well done.

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