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Turnstones are seen in small groups that can be rather tame. When feeding busily they search the shoreline, dodging waves, and often flicking aside seaweed and small pebbles to reach food. (hence their name) They often perch on posts and other objects in water, as in this case.

Food- They feed on mussels, Barnacles, Sandhoppers, periwinkle crabs and insects.

Movements and migrations- Turnstones that are seen in Britain breed in Northern Europe, Greenland and north-east Canada. Northern European birds pass through Britain in July and August en route to winter in Africa.

Hawk

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Recording media:digital ISO 640 hand held
Title:Turnstone (Arenaria Interpres)
Username:Hawkgenes Hawkgenes
Uploaded:14 Jan 2007 - 8:05 PM
Tags:Birds, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9915 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 8:07 PM

Stunning shot great detail colour ad dof
Neil

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mommy2cutekids
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14 Jan 2007 - 8:07 PM

Great work-beautifully done!

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daringdaphne
daringdaphne e2 Member 1082 forum postsdaringdaphne vcard United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 - 8:12 PM

Very preety; good dof. I love the way the colour in the feathers echoes the colour of the legs. Nice work


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daringdaphne
daringdaphne e2 Member 1082 forum postsdaringdaphne vcard United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 - 8:13 PM

Very pretty; good dof. I love the way the colour in the feathers echoes the colour of the legs. Nice work


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Newtman
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14 Jan 2007 - 8:14 PM

Great feather detail here.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 8:22 PM

Can't fault this John, excellent capture.

Ade

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jamil
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14 Jan 2007 - 8:26 PM

Awsome shot.
Ahmed.

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BertC
BertC e2 Member 829 forum postsBertC vcard Malta
14 Jan 2007 - 8:30 PM

Wow !!! This is a real jaw-dropper ... stunning detail & colour.
Excellent !
Bert

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8902 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom174 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 8:31 PM

Superb handheld shot. At this size the detail is pin-sharp. I like the shallow depth of field, isolating the bird from the b/g. Excellent stuff.
Alan.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 8:41 PM

What a beauty.Lovely photography.
Tom.

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB e2 Member 953 forum postsBarbaraB vcard United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 - 9:05 PM

Great shot and interesting information.

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Melanie_M
Melanie_M e2 Member 9168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 9:05 PM

Fantastic placement,colour and exposure.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 9:16 PM

Excellent shot, really sharp and superb detail in the plumage. A great write up too

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Pegon
Pegon e2 Member 978 forum postsPegon vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 9:42 PM

An excellent capture John, lovely detail, light and colour.
Pete.

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jonlonbla
jonlonbla e2 Member 8jonlonbla vcard England
14 Jan 2007 - 9:43 PM

An extremely well taken shot with the bird in a good stance. The completely neutral background helps to set this off.
John

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Blenkinsopp
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14 Jan 2007 - 9:49 PM

your usual impressive quality !

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didgpix
didgpix e2 Member 8didgpix vcard
14 Jan 2007 - 10:02 PM

Stunning image, brilliant clarity, detail and superb colours. Ten times better image than in my (expensive)bird ID book.

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 10:12 PM

Wonderful shot.

Phil_j

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14 Jan 2007 - 10:14 PM

A superb shot like it a lot
Pauline

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 10:31 PM

A highly detailed, well captured Turnstone-- and his colors are beautiful~

Jennnnnnn

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Rodmac
Rodmac e2 Member 8Rodmac vcard Scotland
14 Jan 2007 - 10:59 PM

Nice composition and perfectly exposed, a super bird shot.
Rod

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oldbiddy
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14 Jan 2007 - 11:08 PM

Superb shot

Biddy

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2007 - 12:27 AM

A delight to view, perfection.

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2007 - 5:39 AM

Beautiful shot, good detail and exposure! Spot On! Click!!!

Greg

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh e2 Member 11121 forum postsericfaragh vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2007 - 7:41 AM

Great feather detail, lovely exposure. Well caught.

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AlanBW
AlanBW e2 Member 8AlanBW vcard England
15 Jan 2007 - 7:51 AM

Well taken, captured in superb detail

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KBan
KBan e2 Member 9468 forum postsKBan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2007 - 12:17 PM

hi John, i like the pose and excellent detail
keith

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tim g
tim g e2 Member 11tim g vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 - 2:55 PM

Excellent quality capture.


Tim

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96185 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2007 - 4:24 PM

What a pose...great shot John with plenty of detail

Adrian

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
15 Jan 2007 - 6:08 PM

Love these little birds.......beautifully detailed capture and a smashing pose.

Ali

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
15 Jan 2007 - 8:31 PM

Lovely details and colour.
Marian

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clive burrow
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15 Jan 2007 - 8:41 PM

Great detail with a perfect background, excellent stuff.

Clive

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TessC
TessC e2 Member 9TessC vcard Ireland
15 Jan 2007 - 10:58 PM

Superb image Hawk. Lovely looking fella, those eyes are gentle.. noticed that straight away. Its all in the eye! Nice work!

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Bluke
Bluke e2 Member 9303 forum postsBluke vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2007 - 9:48 PM

Nice to here from you Hawk.....what a brilliant shot... sooo much detail....
babs...

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daffydill56
daffydill56 e2 Member 11190 forum postsdaffydill56 vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 - 9:28 PM

Excellent detail and composition here John, with a lovely catchlight. Nice one.

Fran

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jimbo_t
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18 Jan 2007 - 11:20 AM

Great shot, the bird looks good against the plain bg.
James

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lauraHB
lauraHB e2 Member 9121 forum postslauraHB vcard Ireland
18 Jan 2007 - 1:32 PM

Hi John,
Happy New Year To you!
This fella is a real beauty. It must be the sea air. You have done him proud.
Laura

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terry_cavner
terry_cavner e2 Member 10332 forum poststerry_cavner vcard United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 - 2:22 PM

Excellent Work

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PatrickSmith
PatrickSmith e2 Member 91205 forum postsPatrickSmith vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 4:29 PM

Can't get any better than this, can it?

Patrick

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thorn
thorn e2 Member 10124 forum poststhorn vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 7:55 PM

Hi John,
Cracking dof,plumage,bg,lighting,exposure and i love the shading and colours/tones too.
Take care.AnnSmile

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
19 Jan 2007 - 4:23 AM

Superb sharpness and very nice details...
Great shot.

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megamuff8
megamuff8 e2 Member 1092 forum postsmegamuff8 vcard United States
19 Jan 2007 - 2:09 PM

A Stunning shot, Hawk!

Agree with all of the above, Luv that focus you caught....What a nice pose!

Cheers and have a great Friday,
Suzan Smile

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2007 - 2:41 PM

crisp and sharp, beautiful shot and well presented |Hawk. Richard. TY for your comment about my Curlew.

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deavilin
deavilin e2 Member 10339 forum postsdeavilin vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2007 - 6:39 PM

Fantastic sharp detailed image, this is a crackerSmile

Charlotte

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StevenPrice
StevenPrice e2 Member 1030 forum postsStevenPrice vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2007 - 10:56 PM

An excellent capture John very well done.

Steve.

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VNelson
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29 Jan 2007 - 7:38 PM

Marvellous detail, a real study.

Verne

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shane
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31 Jan 2007 - 8:21 PM

Brilliant, the detail in this is outstanding

click
shane

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