Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by Dmitri, Aug 5, 2008.
Some kind of sandpiper.
c&c always appreciated
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
Lesser Yellowlegs possibly
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.
Still, it's a nice capture. Nice detail in the feathers and good 'eye contact'
Taking the advice, I gave the bird some room and lesser yellowlegs.
That was my attempt at an identification of the sandpiper species, not an editing suggestion
hahahaha! Wow, sometimes I really miss the obvious! Ok then, thanks for the ID :lmao::lmao:
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.
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.
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
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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