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northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-01 1:36
Viewed: 664
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the peewit or pewit (imitative of its cry), green plover (emphasising the colour of the plumage) or (in the British Isles) just lapwing (which refers to its peculiar, erratic way of flying), is a bird in the plover family. It is common through temperate Eurasia. It is highly migratory over most of its extensive range, wintering further south as far as north Africa, northern India, Pakistan, and parts of China. It migrates mainly by day, often in large flocks. Lowland breeders in westernmost areas of Europe are resident. It occasionally is a vagrant to North America, especially after storms, as in the Canadian sightings after storms in December 1927 and in January 1966.[2]

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.

In winter it forms huge flocks on open land, particularly arable land and mud-flats.(Wikipedia)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-01 1:49]

Hello Siggi,
Great timing! Good to see the eye just above the wing. Fine sharpness and nice natural colours.

hallo Siegfried
very nice picture with good sharpness and nice details
thanks gr lou

Hi Siggi

A very good shot of this increasingly less seen bird, I can remember in my youth vast flocks of these wheeling across the skies. Nice shot of the eye and crest peeking over the wing. Good focus with just a hint of movement on the wing tips, nice colours and background.
Thanks for sharing
Regards Bill.

great motion shot Siggi.
with stunning sharpness and a fantastic poistion of the wings and the head.

Ciao Siggi, great capture of lovely bird in nica Landing action, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Siggi
very good timing !! superb details especially on the wings,
i love the pose of this landing bird
Have a good night

Hello Siegfried,
You captured it well. We can see its eye as well as beak. Well sharpness and natural color on feathers. It's a natural pose of this attractive 'Northern Lapwing'.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-02 14:58]

Hi Siggi,the wings position is majestic,a great capture of this lapwing in thsi curious position close to land i think,great sharpness and exposure too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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