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Kentish Plover

Kentish Plover
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-26 10:27
Viewed: 2714
Points: 40
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus, is a small wader in the plover bird family.
This species breeds on sandy coasts and brackish inland lakes, and is uncommon on fresh water. It nests in a ground scrape and lays three to five eggs.
The Kentish Plover is 15-17 cm long. It is smaller, paler, longer-legged and thinner-billed than Ringed Plover or Semipalmated Plover. Its breast band is never complete, and usually just appears as dark lateral patches on the sides of the breast.
The Kentish Plover's upperparts are greyish brown and the underparts white in all plumages. The breast markings are black in summer adults, otherwise brown. Breeding males of some races have a black forehead bar and a black mask through the eye. The legs are black. In flight, the flight feathers are blackish with a strong white wing bar. The flight call is a sharp bip.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-26 10:35]

Hello Razvan,
Fantastic photo of this Plover from again a perfect POV. Great contrast against and isolation from the BG. Very beautiful colours and excellent sharpness, POV and composition.

Hello Razvan,
what a fantastic capture of the Kentish Plover taken from an excellent low POV with superb sharpness and colours, i like the marvellous composition with a very good OOF BG.
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Salut Razvan,
Foarte buna imagine pe un fundal blurat.
Culori naturale si bine incadrata, cu multe detalii.
Weekend placut!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-06-26 11:16]

Hello Razvan,
You chose low POV which give superb result. I like calm colours this photo. very good work.
Regards, Pawel

Great shot, perfect on eye-level!

hello Razvan
beautiful bird and very good capture,I know how much difficult it is the approaches excellent photo

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-06-26 11:30]

isn´t he nice! excellent capture of the pretty plover, with perfect sharpness and good details,
love the low pov along the sea-shells. well done & best wishes, thor.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-26 12:05]

Hello Razvan,
A great capture of a Kentish Plover!
The low lateral POV, the sharpness against a neutral OOF Bg, lighting and composition contribute to the high quality of this image.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Razvan,

Fantastic shot.
Light,focus and definition are splendid.
Good note.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-06-26 13:19]

Slav Razvan,
A great picture of this lovely bird with nice contrast,colors and background.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-26 13:20]

Hi Razvan. You are taking some very nice picture of sea birds. This Kentish Plover is a very cute looking bird. You have taken it with fine detail and natural colours. It blends into the BG so well. TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

Hello Razvan,
Very nice work. I do like the focus and the depth of field. The bird is definitely overall sharp.
Secondly your exposure in terms of details and tones in shadows and highlights is accurate.
Well done and TFS

Hello Razvan,
Very good capture and colours with sharpness and beautiful background .

Best regards,

Arslan .

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-26 16:54]

Hi Razvan,

There is something so cute about this Kentish Rover. He is posing so proudly showing off his fine looking face and nice feathers. Beautiful colors and details, a lovely setting, and a nice composition.


I love the colours and the beautiful pose you've so perfectly timed and captured, Razvan...
Very well done!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-06-27 0:52]

Hola amigo,
precioso chorlito,
fino pov y encuadre...
bonita escena y bg.
saludos Razvan.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-06-27 2:08]

Hi Razvan,
This composition is very lovely with Kentish Plover bird.
Very good capture.Excellent sharpness, too beautiful blurry BG
Best wishes,

Hello Razvan,

I wanted to comment on this photo from yesterday, but I had no points and that's why I'm doing today because I believe that your photos deserve to be rated as having high quality.

Thanks for posting this, this is an absolutely lovely bird, almost a toy, "captured with great talent. Congratulations for the skills to handle your camera, use the ISO 100 with 1/100os opening 8 and without flash, you see that you know your equipment.

Good job, very professional!


Frumoasa imagine.
Este bine incadrata si cu claritate foarte buna.

Hello Razvan
this Kentish Plover is very well captured in a perfect pose, great details on his plumage, beautiful natural colors and superb BG, nice POV of his profil
have a great sunday

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