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Just Me and My Shadow..............

By teocali
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

Tags: Wildlife Usa New England Pond Cape Wildbird Bathing Solitary Sandpiper Massachusetts Landscape and travel Cod Wildlife and nature Tringa Solitaria Sports and action

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Comments


15 Jun 2010 10:02AM
Lovely shot, good composition. Smile

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
15 Jun 2010 10:03AM
Fantastic timing and capture, Trish. The bird always reminds me of the Burton/Taylor film of the same name. Carol
Ray42 8 3 England
15 Jun 2010 10:40AM
A good comp and timing making this an excellent shot compete with shadow
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
15 Jun 2010 10:42AM
Lovely shot, Sylvia.
Regards, Ronnie.
15 Jun 2010 12:55PM
What a lovely looking bird great shot gray
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
15 Jun 2010 3:01PM
Like this one a lot Sylvia. He really does seem to dancing with the shadow.
15 Jun 2010 3:14PM
Beautiful image Sylvia. Great pose........Sandy
15 Jun 2010 4:04PM
Lovely shot Sylvia,,, love the shadow

Jon
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
15 Jun 2010 5:12PM
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
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2010 5:57PM
great shot Sylvia
harrattp 9 11 4 England
15 Jun 2010 7:02PM
A super capture of what sounds like a very interesting bird. The shadow looks more like a Concorde to me Richard.

Paul
LukeParkinson 6 30 3 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2010 7:18PM
Excellent capture
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2010 7:34PM
what a beautiful capture, excellent timing and detail x x
16 Jun 2010 6:37PM
Fabulous capture Sylvia...Love the reflection and a wonderful image..
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2010 10:26AM
Beautiful shot.

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