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A shorebird but which one ? I'm not sure, I thought maybe a Whimbrel or Dowitcher ?

Which ever it is I'm sure someone in EPZ land will recognise this bird and inform the uneducated amongst us.

Many thanks for all your kind comments, votes and views on my attempt to be clever with photoshop, a little more practice by me is required, me thinks.

Have a good week.

Steve.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:31 Mar 2014 - 2:48 PM
Focal Length:160mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Who Am I ?
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:4 Jun 2014 - 10:54 AM
Tags:Beach, Bird, General, Grass, Landscape / travel, Sand, Shorebird, Wildlife / nature
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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 672 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 11:12 AM

well detailed capture Steve..

David

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Mrserenesunrise
Mrserenesunrise e2 Member 350 forum postsMrserenesunrise vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 3:26 PM

Hi Steve,
I think it might be a Curlew, which is similar to a Whimbrel but has a longer bill.
A Whimbrel also has a striped crown and a marked eyebrow which "who am I" does not have! lol.

Tim

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2014 - 5:57 PM

A splendid shot,
Ju

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
4 Jun 2014 - 9:32 PM

well detailed capture

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2014 - 1:19 AM

Thanks, Tim, At first I thought maybe a Curlew but decided against that because of the length of the beak, too short compared with the photos in my guide.
Steve.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 10:40 AM

Good timing and details/ colours in the feathers Steve.
R.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 12:16 PM

Excellent detailed capture Steve..Lin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 10:15 AM


Quote: Hi Steve,
I think it might be a Curlew, which is similar to a Whimbrel but has a longer bill.
A Whimbrel also has a striped crown and a marked eyebrow which "who am I" does not have! lol.

Tim

I am inclined to support the above Steve. Excellent shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 10:46 AM

Many thanks, Ron. I will go with the majority opinion.
Steve.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2014 - 8:02 PM

I think also a Curlew Steve
And a lovely one captured too
Lillian

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