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Black Tailed Godwit (limosa limosa)
The Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) is a large, long-legged, long-billed shorebird first described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1758. It is a member of the Limosa genus, the godwits. There are three subspecies, all with orange head, neck and chest in breeding plumage and dull grey-brown winter coloration, and distinctive black and white wingbar at all times.
This one is a captive bird shot at the Pensthorpe reserve a few months ago.

My most grateful thanks to all who gave time to vote/comment on the Scarlet Ibis.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Nov 2012 - 12:20 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Black Tailed Godwit
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:16 Apr 2013 - 7:40 PM
Tags:Birds, Maiwand, Nature., Pensthorpe, Pets / captive animals, Waders
Votes:83

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 7:41 PM

brilliant detail wonderful colour and light ron a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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richmowil
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16 Apr 2013 - 7:46 PM

Wonderful Capture!!- Superb!!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 7:47 PM

Wow, a stunning image, love the colours and the lightGrinGrin

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JuBarney
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16 Apr 2013 - 8:06 PM

A beautiful shot
Ju

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 8:12 PM

A fantastic image and captured in its own environment, a quality pin sharp shot.....John

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 8:16 PM

wow that is a fantastic capture. the light is gorgeous..

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 8:39 PM

Limosa limosa - what a lovely name for this lovely bird. Such a good image!
Johanna

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sparrowhawk
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16 Apr 2013 - 8:46 PM

superb

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WindowonWildlife
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16 Apr 2013 - 8:46 PM

An excellent image and capture Ron Smile

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 8:54 PM

Super capture Ron - nice little corner of shells in the frame too.Smile
Brian.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 9:04 PM

They really don't get any better than this Ron
Lillian

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Louise_Morris
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16 Apr 2013 - 9:08 PM

Super shot Ron - beautiful bird taken in beautiful light. Lou

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 9:33 PM

Lovely crisp image Ron, pops out beautifully against the background
David

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franken
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16 Apr 2013 - 9:37 PM

Lovely image Ron.

Ken

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
16 Apr 2013 - 9:40 PM

Excellent capture Ron,
Fred.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 10:18 PM

Superb image.
Joan.

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Daisymaye
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17 Apr 2013 - 3:01 AM

A superb capture and in such good light.......Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 6:13 AM

An excellent capture, Ron, fine detail in the plumage. Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Apr 2013 - 6:22 AM

What lovely detailed photo of this beauty Ron !! Very well taken - and thanx for the interesting info on it too Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:38 AM

Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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CaroleS
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17 Apr 2013 - 8:08 AM

A very good capture.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:11 AM

What a cracker of a shot Ron

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 1:03 PM

Great portrait of this wader.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 1:55 PM

Beautiful,

Ali Grin

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Brian65
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17 Apr 2013 - 4:36 PM

Wonderful image Ron.
Brian

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 4:59 PM

Cracking shot, Ron razor sharp.

Ray

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Mike_Smith
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17 Apr 2013 - 6:35 PM

Cracking image Ron

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1881
1881  2 India
17 Apr 2013 - 7:05 PM

Great shot.


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17 Apr 2013 - 7:24 PM

Wonderful capture and presentation !
George

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 7:14 PM

Wonderful & Lovely Wildlife Shot ~ Peter

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 9:32 AM

Fine image of the Godwit Ron. Quite a few around our way on Leighton Moss at the moment.Paul

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 9:43 AM

Thanks for your continued support.
Ron

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 11:51 PM

Lovely pose, detail and clarity, Ron - those soft sepia tones are stunning.
Sylvia

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 3:06 PM

Great Shot Ron, oh to be this close to one.
Voted Wink
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Glostopcat
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20 Apr 2013 - 7:58 PM

A splendid shot of this elegant, long legged wading bird Ron, up to your usual consistently high standards

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bobhowell
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20 Apr 2013 - 10:55 PM

Stunning clarity RonSmile

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pluckyfilly
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23 Apr 2013 - 9:59 PM

Beautiful

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17 May 2013 - 8:15 PM

Nothing I can say that's not been said already Ron, cracking image!SmileSmileWink
Don

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