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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-14 6:08
Viewed: 3700
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the Peewit, Green Plover or just Lapwing, is a bird in the plover family. It is common through temperate Europe, and across temperate Asia. It occasionally is a vagrant to North America.

It is highly migratory over most of its extensive range, wintering further south as far as north Africa, northern India and China. It migrates mainly by day, often in large flocks. Lowland breeders in westernmost areas of Europe are resident.

It is a wader which breeds on cultivated land and other short vegetation habitats. 3–4 eggs are laid in a ground scrape. The nest and young are defended noisily and aggressively against all intruders, up to and including horses and cattle.

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
9/06/2007 14:12:07
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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Hello Annick,
This is an interesting specie and beautiful capture of it. Birds could be so aggressive, especially during the nesting season... This is a cute little one that you photographed with nice details, good POV and exposure. I like this colorful patch of feathers on its side. Well done!

Hola Annick,
Bonita la imagen que nos presentas, excelente la nitidez, muy bonita la luz y el fondo obtenidos, Saludos
José Ramón

Nice one, Annick!

Hi Annick,
Wonderful how the peewit does stand out in between the grass.
Exposure, sharpness and compo are spot on.
Love the metallic color glow in the feathers very much.
Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards, Harry

Very good details Annick,

lovely details, especially with the light playing on the colourful feathers.
Good composition.


  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-06-14 11:29]

Hi Annick,

Great picture of this bird.
Great color, sharpness, DOF, position and background.


Hi Annick
It is one of my favorite birds. Very nice photo. I am wondering maybe you could crop it without the OOF part at the bottom of the picture
Best wishes

Hi Annick,
a beautiful picture af a beautiful bird, the details
and exposure are spot on, the shimmering colours in the plumage
are well seen. And the low POV is also good.
Very well done.

Hi Annick,
Very nice shot at low angle. Razor sharp image with perfect exposure. Colors are natural and well contrasted. TFS

Very good image of the lapwing. I appreciate something strange in the head.. Is it not a little bit more crested? This individual is changing feathers? Very good photo

Good Lapwing study Annick, in it's typical environment grassy field. Subtle colours of the wing have been rendered well. Best, Brat.

Hi Annick,
I was wondering if this is a first year bird or has it just got its plumae down on its head. Lovely colouring in the wings.
Well done,

Hi Annick,
Good portrait-photo of Lapwing.
Very good POV, exposure and DOF.
Sharpness - maybe a little too much. Could see this especially on the bill (white border).

  • Great 
  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-14 18:17]

Amazing details and colors. Focus and exposure are perfect. I like the composition and pose of bird.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-15 4:02]

Hi Annick,
Outstanding portrait of this Lapwing. Very sharp details and lovely colour tones. The green grasses sets up such a nice tone to the shot. Excellent POV to portray it and a precise DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-15 5:45]

Hi Annick,
a great shot.
I didn't know the lapwing was also the Peewit!
Sharp and well composed with beautiful iridescent colours.
Well done,

Beautiful capture - the low POV makes it very interesting.
Great detail, too.

Hello Annick , excellent colors and sharpness , POV and comp. very good , TFS.

  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-15 14:45]

Hello Annick

Well captured with excellent low POV and good DOF.The plumage detail is very good.Well composed in the frame with fantastic eye contact.TFS


Hi Annick,
Well done!
TFS, Serge

Hi Annick,
The white is very good exposed. Nice detail and good DOF.

Magnifiques détails,on voit la texture de tout le plumage.

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