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Pectoral Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Photographed byIan Wilson on Wed 20th Dec, 2017 and uploaded on Thu 25th Jan, 2018 .
Resolution1400x916
Viewed88
ID29238
CommentIt has been a good season for Pectoral Sandpiper sightings in southern Australia. I have submitted this image because it includes a much more common Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in the background. Although the Sharpie is out of focus it still provides a useful comparison with the very similar Pectoral Sandpiper. One of the most obvious differences is the bill coloration but if you look closely there are many other subtle differences that become apparent.
EquipmentCanon 5Ds + 600 mm f/4 II, hand-held from car window.
Manual, spot metering, AI Servo spot AF, f/7.1, 1/800 sec, ISO 400.
Processed with DPP4 and PSE14 with Neat Image plug-in.
LocationWestern Treatment Plant, Werribee (Victoria)
Keywordsadult, non-breeding plumage
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