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This is, I think, a Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) which appeared only once bathing and foraging on the edge of a large pond at the end of our friends' garden in Cape Cod. Uncommon but widespread on small freshwater mudflats and at edges of brushy ponds or ditches, where few other shorebirds occur. Usually solitary, picking delicately for prey. A small bird, resembling a miniature yellowlegs, but darker above with all-dark underwing and dark center of rump and tail.
L=8.5" ws=22" wt=1.8oz (50g)

SettingsL F/5.6 1/1600sec -1EV ISO200 AV@700mm tripod Taken from about 75 yds away from above.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Breadwinner upload. Really appreciated as always Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 500mm F4L IS + 1.4x extender
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Just Me and My Shadow..............
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:15 Jun 2010 - 9:32 AM
Tags:Bathing, Cape, Cod, England, Landscape / travel, Massachusetts, New, Pond, Sandpiper, Solitaria, Solitary, Sports / action, Tringa, Usa, Wildbird, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:34

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finepetportraits

Lovely shot, good composition. Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 10:03 AM

Fantastic timing and capture, Trish. The bird always reminds me of the Burton/Taylor film of the same name. Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 10:40 AM

A good comp and timing making this an excellent shot compete with shadow

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RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 10:42 AM

Lovely shot, Sylvia.
Regards, Ronnie.

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
15 Jun 2010 - 12:55 PM

What a lovely looking bird great shot gray

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 3:01 PM

Like this one a lot Sylvia. He really does seem to dancing with the shadow.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 3:14 PM

Beautiful image Sylvia. Great pose........Sandy

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 4:04 PM

Lovely shot Sylvia,,, love the shadow

Jon

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Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 5:12 PM

The shadow reminds me of the silhouette of the English Electric Lightning, buts thats another matter completely. Great shot and detail at that distance for such a small wader and still showing a superb eye and clear and clean
Richard

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 5:57 PM

great shot Sylvia

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harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 7:02 PM

A super capture of what sounds like a very interesting bird. The shadow looks more like a Concorde to me Richard.

Paul

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LukeParkinson
15 Jun 2010 - 7:18 PM

Excellent capture

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lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 7:34 PM

what a beautiful capture, excellent timing and detail x x

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WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2010 - 6:37 PM

Fabulous capture Sylvia...Love the reflection and a wonderful image..

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fossilized
17 Jun 2010 - 10:26 AM

Beautiful shot.

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