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Red-wattled Lapwing

Red-wattled Lapwing
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-15 6:02
Viewed: 3293
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, I have already posted a picture of this bird a couple of days ago and would request you to go there for detailed information about it.
I think this is perhaps the most satisfactory shot I got of this evasive but commonly found bird in India. It always moves in a group of three or four and is always cautious. I took this picture from quite a distance with my 70-300mm lens and even the slightest movement of lifting the camera to my eye from that distance made the bird suspicious.
If you look carefully, you will notice that it is keeping an eye on me :).
Hope you like this picture.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

jconceicao, eng55, uleko, matatur, eqshannon, Adanac, gracious, Jamesp, Pearl, anel, sranjan, saguzar has marked this note useful
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Hello Ram,

Great capture of this beautiful bird.
Focus,light and sharpness are excellent.
Good composition.

Ciao Ram, lovely diagonal composition with elegant bird, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-15 6:36]

Hello Ram,
Fantastic presentation of this Lapwing in beautiful natural colours. Great sharp details and composition.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-15 6:45]

Hi Ram,
Lovely capture of this lapwing.Eye level POV,colors,details and pose of bird are perfect.Have a great day too!
Thanks for posting.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-15 7:00]

Hello Ram,
Yes, I think this one is a better capture! Very sharp focus, fine details of the plumage and lovely light and colours. I like the yellow legs here too. I remember them being common but very shy, as you say. Well done!
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

A finely formed and superbly coloured individual indeed Ram, your capture is perfect as usual my friend, but I especially liked the dark neck and head against the pleasantly OOF greenish BG, surely one of your finest "snapshots"...

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2008-12-15 9:08]

Hi Ram
Nice capture, perfect focus and good details, good job.
Razvan Zinica

Well then for a hard to capture image you did well...Is eh ground slanted or are you saying that in taking the image you had to click when you could? Fine clarity in shape and colours however!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-15 10:50]

Hello Ram,
What a wonderful species you bring to us here, the colors and details of this lapwing that your great camera work captured are excellent Ram. The markings on this bird are so beautiful, thank you Ram.

Hi Ram,
Excellent capture of this beautiful wader; great POV and composition, fine sharp details and warm natural colours.

Hello Mr.Ram,
Good shot on this Lapwing from a far distance!
very sharp in excellent exposure and focus!
the clarity on the plummage is beautiful!
many thanks for the sharing
my sincere regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-15 23:19]

Hello Ram

This is an excellent shot which shows the salient features off to perfection, Very good detail throughout and an excellent pose.


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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-16 1:11]

Hello Ram,
beautifully captured. Great colours
and details.
Have a wonderful day

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-12-16 4:01]

Hello Ram,

Lovely shot of this bird.Good lighting and focusing. Nice details, i can actually see the fluffy grey wings with a tinge of white. This bird is very elegant looking, slender long legs and a red beak ;-o . I like the composition and POV a lot. TFS.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-16 4:48]

Sir I agree with you and this is one of those always fight. Good shot and lovely focus on the eye. Ganesh

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-16 8:06]

Hello Ram,
I'm a little bit late to say hello to my "again neighbour" and am very pleased to find this elegant bird next to my berries. Funny that what might look exotic for us, is very common in your country. And you are right, the bird has an eye on you and on us at the same time!
Vielen Dank und herzliche Grüsse

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-16 13:20]

Hi Ram,
a fine shot of this Red-wattled Lapwing.
Really good detail in the feathers.
Excellent composition.

Very well done,

Very nice capture of this Red Wattled Lapwing Ram.
Good exposure and details.

Dear Ram Sir,
Well shot image of Red-wattled Lapwing with clear eye contact, excellent details, colors & sharpness of plumage against a slope/unique BG. TFS.

Hi Ram,
Thanks to TN and many of you I can know many Vanellus species, only I know personally Vanellus chilensis and in my country there are only two Vanellus, but in the world there are several of this genus. This one is one of the most beautiful in my opinion, you´ve done a nice portrait of it.

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