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Actitis hypoleucos

Actitis hypoleucos
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-04
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-09-26 3:17
Viewed: 3096
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Actitis hypoleucos (Linnaeus 1758). In hunting behavior.
Common Sandpiper

In my WS you can see a closer view of the prey and another photo with the same behavior

Actitis hypoleucos is a small wader with a length of 18–20 cm (Family Scolopacidae). It has greyish-brown upperparts, white underparts, and short dark-yellowish legs. In winter plumage, it is duller and has more conspicuous barring on the wings. Juveniles are more heavily barred above and have buff edges to the wing feathers
It breeds across most of temperate and subtropical Europe and Asia, and migrates to Africa, southern Asia and Australia in winter.
Actitis hypoleucos forages by sight on the ground or in shallow water, picking up insects, crustaceans and other invertebrates (See photo). It may even catch insects in flight
It is a widespread and common species, and therefore classified as a Species of Least Concern by the IUCN.

In Cyprus Actitis hypoleucos is a common passage migrant. It is also a winter visitor but in small numbers.

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Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird in nice pose, fne details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-26 3:45]

Hello Christodoulos,
This is another really superb photo. Everything is splendid and in top quality. The workshop photos too. What a perfection!

Bella captura.
Me gusta la composición!

Ciao Christodoulos. Geat capture for teh bird in action. Amazing light and colour. Stunning details.


Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent captured of this Common Sandpiper, beautiful details sharpness, nice pose, lovely natural colours and great low point of view,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Hi Chris, Fabulous capture of this magnificent Common Sandpiper my friend, superb lighting/white balance control considering the time of day with good colour saturation, amazing detailed sharpness and nice highlighted eye, great effort Chris Bravo! and well done,
Best Regards,


Bonjour Christodoulos,
Bon cadrage pour cette image prise dans l'action de cet oiseau.
Excellente netteté

Hello Christodoulos

This is an amazing sharp capture in a superb pose. But what most catches the eye is perfect diagonal composition from the beak to the tail of the bird within the frame.

Superb work.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-26 6:14]

Excellent hunting pose of this beauty captured well, good details. tfs.

Great capture of this incredible fly hunter Christodoulos! Brilliant depth and clarity! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-26 7:44]

Hello Christodoulos,
wonderful image of this beauty in a fantastic position (bowing to the photographer)
Great sharpness, detail and light; splendid natural colours.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Chris,

Fantastic picture of this beautiful bird with great details. The close up view in the workshop is interesting too.
The perfection is as usual. The best.
Well done & TFS.

hello Christodoulos
SUPER shot
i like this picture
great sharpness and nice pose
the colours are allways super good
thanks greeting lou

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-09-26 9:54]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent photo of this Actitis hypoleucos, splendid lights and details, TFS!

Hi Christodoulos.
Very nice portrait. Excellent sharpness and point of view. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2011-09-26 10:17]

Hello Christodoulos, good crisp shot of this Sandpiper, well composed with excellent detail and exposure. The pose of the hunt is well captured in this shot.

Thanks, John

Hello Christodoulos,
Another top quality image captured from a great low POV with excellent sharpness and details. Natural colours are also beautiful. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-26 11:40]

Hello Christodoulos.
This is a first class close up of this elegant looking bird. You have captured with fine detail and natural colours. The wing markings show up so well.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Christodoulos,
a fantastic capture of the Common Sandpiper taken from an excellent point of view with superb sharpness and marvellous bright colours, very beautiful pictures in workshop too.
Best regards

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this bird hunting for its meal. I like the whole presentation with this picture, the close-up view in the workshop and the informative note. Very well done, my compliments.
Best wishes,

nice pose, TFS Ori

Hello Christodoulos,
splendid moment! good shot
TFS & Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-27 1:41]

Hello Christodoulos,
Interesting to see this elegant Sandpiper in hunting behavior. I like this kind of pictures showing some typical activity of the animals. As usual great light and a fine composition.
have a nice day!
Kind regards

A photo with a story in addition to the technical perfection. regards yiannis

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très bon angle de prise de vue et excellente posture du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-09-27 11:03]

Hi Christodoulos,
Nice image,gorgeous light and natural colours.
Very good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Christodoulos,

The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Common sandpiper. The afternoon light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Christodoulos,

The hunt for food gives this special pose for our enjoyment!
Excellent details in the plumage, pin sharp presentation with the advantage of a fun shadow...
Well framed this little fellow!

Pablo -

Preciosa pose y bellísimos colores.
Saludos Christo.

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of the Common Sandpiper
shot with fine POV at the pose's best moment
while in hunting/fishing, with excellent focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


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