As i normaly drive trough farmingfields from my work to home, i usely lookout for wildlife.. Mostly i am interested in hunting herons.. But this time i was lucky to spot this Lapwing chick.. Its mother was shouting out loud as i opened my car-window.. I made some pictures because it was so nearby.. After that i drove on, so the mother was able to get back to her chick..
We dutch have a tradition with Lapwings, there is a sort of contest to find the first Lapwing egg in the season. Usely people could show this egg to the Queen of Holland, but because of birdprotection we have stopped doing that. Stil people search for the first egg, but now the nest only will be marked...
Also known as the peewit in imitation of its display calls, its proper name describes its wavering flight. Its black and white appearance and round-winged shape in flight make it distinctive, even without its splendid crest. This familiar farmland bird has suffered significant declines in the last 25 years and is an Amber List' species because of the importance of its wintering population.
This is lovely! Very, very cute lapwing. The low POV is absolutely brilliant. Were you lying flat on your belly? ;) Focus is razorsharp (DOF is exellent) and the BG is nicely blurred. This is one of your best pics imo. One slight nit; the whites are a bit too bright. I wouldn't say they're OE, but het zit op het randje. Anyway, this is great! TFS!