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African Wattled Lapwing

African Wattled Lapwing
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-14 11:46
Viewed: 973
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Recently, I've captured this 'African Wattled Lapwing' (Vanellus senegallus) at Marievale Bird Sanctuary. It is also known as 'Senegal Wattled Plover'.

Light wasn't in my favour to capture a perfect bird picture. Light was coming from behind of the bird and here I tried my best to get rid of shadow area which is very common in such lighting condition. This picture was taken during heavy wind with dust.

It's a large Lapwing and you could see unmistakable large yellow facial wattle. Although they feed in drier habitats but like wet low grassland as breeding ground.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-14 13:01]

Hi Srikumar,impressive capture of this lapwing in perfect pose.The light were managed very well and the sharpness is excellent. The background seems an abstract painting,but as you know we have different tastes of this part of pics. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2017-09-14 17:35]

There I praise thy LORD for the perfect creation to the environment also your zoom lens, nice catch.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-14 20:11]

Hello Srikumar,
A rare visitor to the site which you've captured in fine detail. Beautiful colors, especially in the head and facial areas. I like the low POV you managed to obtain.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Srikumar
What a beautiful capture of this species. Superb composition, wonderful natural colors.Excelĺent sharpness.Well done my Friend.Congrats!
Have a good weekend
José Diogo

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2017-09-16 8:05]

Shalom Srikumar,

You did very well despite the less than perfect conditions. Most interesting bird very well captured.

All the best,


Hello Srikumar,
Nice specie with lovely colors. Very good details, colors and excellent POV.

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