Levina de Ruijter

Levina de Ruijter

Posted on 06/01/2014


Photo taken on June  1, 2014

1/160 f/6.3 400.0 mm ISO 400

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

EF400mm f/5.6L USM



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Canon 1D Mark II N
Grutto
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Waterland
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Jong
Dieren
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Black-tailed Godwit
Levina de Ruijter


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Black-tailed Godwit / Grutto (Limosa limosa)

Black-tailed Godwit / Grutto (Limosa limosa)
Taken around dawn and not much light yet. Uncropped.
Not sure if its subspecies L. l. Limosa or L. l. islandica.

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Richard Boucher, Antonio Diaz Pedraza, Milena Dragicevic, André Schachtschabel and 8 other people have particularly liked this photo


28 comments - The latest ones
Suus
Suus
oeh ... wát mooi Levina !!! fantastische scherpe opname ! ik zie dit soort vogels niet eens van 'n afstandje laat staan zo dichtbij, heerlijk dat ik ze op jouw fotoos kan zien !!!
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Suus
Ik denk toch dat Grutto's bij jou ook in de weilanden lopen, Suus. Zo'n 90% van de populatie broedt hier in Nederland. In Waterland zie je ze overal. Maar niet altijd komen ze zo dichtbij, dat is waar. Maar ja, een beetje geluk moet je af en toe hebben. :) Dank je wel, Suus!
3 years ago.
Rajan C.K
Rajan C.K
Lovely bird Levina. The dewdrops on the grass really caught my eye.
3 years ago.
Frode Øen
Frode Øen
Excellent !!
3 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
Fantastica
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Great image with excellent use of depth of field Levina.
3 years ago.
Chris 1971
Chris 1971
Mooi hoor. En zo langs de kant van de weg....
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Chris 1971
Ja, ik zat tegen een paal te wachten tot het licht goed was en plotseling komt deze naar beneden en landt dus vlakbij. Zoals ik al tegen Suus zei: soms moet je ook een beetje geluk hebben! :) Dank je wel, Chris.
3 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Great shot of a beautiful bird!
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Thanks everyone for the nice comments.
3 years ago.
Nicole LEVRON
Nicole LEVRON
très belle photo et couleurs
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Nicole LEVRON
Merci beaucoup, NIcole. Aussi pour les invitations.
3 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Love the eye contact! They are a beautiful bird...quite common in your neck of the woods? Also have to marvel at the grass in the bottom right corner. I am such a sucker for natural droplets on plants etc. Beautiful dewy morn!
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Jim Boynton
Thanks very much, Jim! A large part of the world population (and as much as 90% of the nord-western European population) of these birds breed in the Netherlands, so if you leave the city and go out into the fields chances are you will find them. However, for a number of reasons the population has been reduced by half in the last 2 decades and a program has been started to increase their numbers. They are a striking bird, very beautiful. Great flyers too and very verbal!
I like the droplets on the grass too. That's what you get when you're out that early. I'm surprised there aren't any slugs in the pics as they were everywhere too! :)
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
This is a very fine photo, Levina! Excellent shooting and kudos to you for being able to get up so darn early :-)
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to one42chrisp
Thanks, Chris! Yes, I was up at 4 a.m. and in situ at 5. I absolutely love it. There's nothing quite like that quiet world, devoid of people, where all you hear are animals. And of course quality of light is superb, which for a bird photographer is crucial. :)
3 years ago.
Alain Alzy
Alain Alzy
Jolie !!!!!!
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Alain Alzy
Merci, Alain.
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Mooie foto van deze grutto
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Bram van Broekhoven
Dank je wel, Bram.
3 years ago.
Marcel-78/85
Marcel-78/85
Magnifique ce mâle en plumage nuptial.
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Marcel-78/85
Merci beaucoup, Marcel.
3 years ago.
Gary Faulkner
Gary Faulkner
What a stunner
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Gary Faulkner
Thanks very much, Gary.
3 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Muchas gracias, Antonio.
3 years ago.
Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher
Quel beau plumage ! Très belle prise de ce limicole !
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Richard Boucher
Merci beaucoup, Richard.
3 years ago.