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Where is my mammie?

Where is my mammie?
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Copyright: Olger Kooring (olger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Sigma 135-400 F4,5-5,6, RAW ISO 400
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-16 13:59
Viewed: 13535
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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...

Northern lapwing

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.

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Nice portrait of this little cutely chick!
Good detail,colour composed.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-17 3:12]

What an adorable baby lapwing, all fuzzy and colorful. Great shot with sharp details and excellent composition. TFS. : )

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-06-17 6:20]

Hello Olger,

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!


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