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Art of Survival - Lapwing

Art of Survival - Lapwing
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-12 11:02
Viewed: 3122
Points: 14
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Yesterday, i had posted Lapwing in flight. The sam Bird was not allowing this yellow wattled Lapwing - Its cousin- anywhere near to its young ones. So, it use to chase the YWL away. I was amazed where could be this little one hiding. Later we found it under a plant and in the grass hiding. After the YWL moved away, the young one came out and joined the parents.

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nice story qnd pics, TFS Ori

Hi Satish,
Excellent presentation of lapwing behaviour. They scare other birds away by the alarming call and frantic flights. May a times I have lost opportunity to shoot other birds due to lapwings :(


Hi Sathish,

Nice story telling pictures. Presence of mind is so important shooting such serial photographs.:)

nice story telling collage!!

great way to show lapwing behavior!!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-13 2:29]

Hello Satish, Lovely presentation of this lapwing behaviour as said by anil. I have seen this manytimes they are just scare other birds and fight with them often. good defense technique to learn from. Ganesh

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2008-06-13 2:57]

Hi Satish,

Interesting your story&imagines well composed with good colors and detailes.

Regards, Dan


Nice sequence of pictures and the story behind it. The extent of pain they go to to protect their siblings is amazing.

- Murali

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