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Ruff

By Newtman
Another image from my visit to Oare Marshes a few weeks ago. I normally find redshanks to be quite flighty birds, but this one seemed much more interested in feeding than in the photographers and bird watchers lined up along the road.

Update 28/12/08: It is actually a ruff, look at the pale area at the base of the bill and the pattern of feathers ob the back. Thanks to Ferguson9 for correcting my faulty ID

Tags: General Kent Bird Redshank Wader Oare marshes Wildlife and nature

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Comments


janty66 12 3 England
2 Oct 2008 8:06PM
great capture..

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2 Oct 2008 8:22PM
well taken shot.ray
BURNSIE 11 25 4 England
2 Oct 2008 8:38PM
Great shot. Burnsie
RTDS 11 Cyprus
2 Oct 2008 8:46PM
Great shot.
Robert
pink Plus
16 6.2k 7 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2008 8:50PM
very nice image, IMHO could do with a bit less brightness
iancam 11 23 England
2 Oct 2008 9:22PM
Great capture

Ian
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2008 10:42PM
a real cracker
piccy 13 8 Wales
3 Oct 2008 3:36PM
Lovely detail and reflection.
freda
linsp 11 England
3 Oct 2008 6:17PM
what a great portfolio, excellent
whiteswan01 11 13 England
3 Oct 2008 6:24PM
cracking shot nice detail
Dawn
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
4 Oct 2008 1:46PM
Wonderful wader. Well spotted.
Ron
Newtman 13 2 5
5 Oct 2008 12:50PM
Thanks for your comments everybody. Ian - you may be right about the brightness. Although fine on my monitor at home, it appeared a bit dark on the one at work. The bird itself was also pale, but it is obviously something I will have to keep an eye on.
David
WL_Harris 11 3 2 United States
6 Oct 2008 12:47PM
Nice detail again and I like the reflections.
The brightness seems fine on my monitior.
Lee
adderman 13 8 1
13 Oct 2008 1:19PM
David, quite the halo around the head and beak of the bird, I guess a remnant of trying to bring out the detail. Otherwise I would remove the dark object in the top right and give the bird a bit more room on the RHS as well as T&B..

Brett.
adderman 13 8 1
14 Oct 2008 11:41AM
oops. I meant dark object top left..! LOL!

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