Sandpiper

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  1. Dmitri

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    Some kind of sandpiper.

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    c&c always appreciated :)
     
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    Very good shot here - sharp and detailed and the background blurs to almost nothing :)
    Even with the pose and eye contact (which in this case let you crop a little closer) I do think a little more space to the left and above would be nice in this case - not a huge amount, but some to make the bird feel less crowded
     
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    Lesser Yellowlegs possibly
     
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    Thanks for the advice, Overread and Chris. I think you are both right - there was something about the photo that bothered me, and I think the tight crop was indeed the culprit. I will work on it.

    Thanks again :)
     
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    Still, it's a nice capture. Nice detail in the feathers and good 'eye contact'
     
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    Updated:

    Taking the advice, I gave the bird some room and lesser yellowlegs.

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    That was my attempt at an identification of the sandpiper species, not an editing suggestion :lol:
     
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    hahahaha! Wow, sometimes I really miss the obvious! Ok then, thanks for the ID :lmao::lmao:
     
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    Not a Lesser Yellow Legs.

    I think it may be a Sanderling, but im not really sure on it. same beak style and stance but colors are different.
     
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    You're probably right. The photos on most of the sites I looked at were frankly awful. I was trying to get a rough ID, but never followed it through with a more specifically targeted search.
     
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    I've decided it's neither. Sanderling has black legs and the LY should have a thinner more upturned bill and also looks like it ought to have longer legs. I'll keep looking
     
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    What about a juvenile common sandpiper?
    Its got what looks like a possible white patch just infront of where the elbow of the wing rests; and its markings are softer rather than strongly defined
     

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