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Semipalmated Sandpiper


Semipalmated Sandpiper
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-24 17:15
Viewed: 2036
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An abundant small shorebird, the Semipalmated Sandpiper breeds in the Arctic and winters along the coasts of South America.
Small sandpiper. Short neck. Moderately long bill, may droop slightly at tip. Moderately long legs. Black center of rump and tail. Legs black. Back gray-brown. Chest usually only lightly marked. Short webbing between toes (hard to see).
•Semipalmated Sandpipers from eastern populations probably undertake nonstop transoceanic flights of 3,000 - 4,000 km (1,900 - 2,500 mi) from New England and southern Canada to South America, powered by extensive fat reserves.
•The Semipalmated Sandpiper gets its common name from the short webs between its toes ("palmated" means webbed). The Western Sandpiper is the only other small sandpiper with similarly webbed toes.

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excellent image with wonderful species. good sharpness, lighting and contrast. wonderful and colorful background. tfs.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-08-25 13:18]

Perfect light and sharpness here dear Peter
maybe putting the Sandpiper a bit to the right out of the center would even improve the image
but great capture
tfs
Tom

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