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Southern Lapwing

Southern Lapwing
: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1330] (10711)
: Animals
: 2006-07-26
: Birds
: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400
: 2006-08-28 13:22
: 5702
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Known throughout South America, it is common on the llanos and seems now to be moving graduallyinto Central America. The Lapwing is strikingly marked specieswith a crested hesd, black breast and black flight feathers with contrasting white coverts, making the bird spectacular in flight. Its call toois distinctive: a high-pitched series of raucous repeated notes, heard at night as well as by day. As it is one of the first species to react to danger, it acts as a sentinel for other species as well.
The nest is merely a depression in the ground. As with all plovers, the young move away from the nest soon after hatching, their cryptic coloration making them hard to see on the ground. the food of this species comprises insects and other small arthropods.

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To Bufo: lensZeno 1 08-28 17:40

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-08-28 14:04]

Stupenda foto Zeno!
Ottimi i dettagli e bellissimi i colori, bravo!

Ciao e grazie.

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-08-28 14:17]

What a beatiful bird - well done!


Hi Zeno,
that's marvelous, a wonderful bird with pretty colours and excellent sharpness. Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hi zeno
belle presentation de cet echassier au multiples couleurs,bons details et nettet.felicitations.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2006-08-28 15:10]

Hi Zeno, This a very nice birds awith very nice colors. The picture is clear and sharp, and great details. well done

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-08-28 15:19]
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Hoi Zeno,
geweldige en mooie scherpe foto. Ik vind dat je mooie beelden maakt met je lens. Ben je zelf tevreden over deze lens? De groenige achtergrond geeft een mooi rustig karakter aan de foto.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-08-28 15:22]

Dag Zeno.
Je bent een mooie collectie aparte vogel foto's aan het maken. Ook deze staat er weer mooi op, in een aparte pose. Heeft in de verte iets weg van onze Kievit.
Gr. hans

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2006-08-28 15:42]

Another beauty, Zeno! You have once again managed to include all the features that make up a good bird portrait.
Regards, Ivan

Hi this foto is very good composition!!!

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  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2006-08-28 15:55]

hi Zeno,

perfect sharpness, perfect BG for this bird.
also i like a lot the composition and the colour are so vivid.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-28 16:12]

A very popular bird in the fields and gardens of my country Zeno (they are kept in the houses tamed to combat insects).

+ composition, POV, DOF, focus, color, sharpness, framing, background.

= lighting, notes.

Greetings... Ricardo

Hi Zeno,
One more lovely bird, and one more great photo! Perfect!!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-28 23:03]

That is such a pretty bird, Zeno.
I like its subtle colors and its long legs.
Great POV and sharp details.
TFS. : )

Hello Zeno, nice shot!
Great compo and good note.
Excellent details and colors.


Great shot.
Excellent composition and low POV on this one.
Superb sharpness.

Hi Zeno!
Beautiful bird and an excellent shot. Not much really to talk about I can't imagine this to be taken any better. I'm surprised by what Ricardo says, that in Argentina they are kept in houses. Now that's interesting. Regards,

Nice captue. It is sharp. Seems to be taken in nature. Nice colours on the bird.
Well done!

Parades Zeno. Excellent coloured presentation. Picture is good arrected. Very exoctic bird for me. Just a perfect shot. Very well done. Tfs. Stev

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