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Charadrius leschenaultii 2

Charadrius leschenaultii 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-22 7:00
Viewed: 3190
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson 1826. Winter plumage.
Greater Sand Plover

Charadrius leschenaultii is a small plover (family Charadriidae) with a length of 19-22 cm. Breeding males have grey backs and white underparts. The breast, forehead and nape are chestnut, and there is a black eye mask. The female is duller, and winter and juvenile birds lack the chestnut, apart from a hint of rufous on the head. Legs are greenish and the bill black.
It breeds in the semi-deserts of Turkey and eastwards through Central Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering on sandy beaches in east Africa, south Asia and Australasia. It is a rare vagrant in western Europe.

In Cyprus Charadrius leschenaultii is a passage migrant and a winter visitor always in very small numbers.

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Hello Christodoulos,
A very nice sharp and clear captured of the small plover, excellent exposure, perfect details and lovely eye-contact, a beautiful image,
Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend,
Best Regards,

Hi Chris,

Fabulous exhibit here Chris, beautiful fine detailed feather texture, exposure/white balance spot-on, lovely highlight in the eye, Terrific work here my friend and well done,
Best regards,


great grey body, TFS Ori

Hello Christodoulos,
very nice capture of this little bird with perfect sharpness and many details. Lovely eye contact and fine clarity. I also like the natural colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

hello Christodoulos
Allways a super picture from you with super sharpnness
the details and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos.
Amazing portrait. Excellent point of view. Great sharpness. Very nice composition. Perfect use of light!
Have a nice weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-22 8:44]

An incredible sharpness and a fantastic point low point of view for another magnificent work my friend,i can count the plums!!Great light balance and natural colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

This is a brilliant close shot of the Charadrius leschenaultii. I like its pose and sharpness is impressive and colours beautiful. Well composed too.

Hello Christodoulos,
As usual a first class image with outstanding colors, wonderful details and perfect focus.
The composition with the bird taken from a very low POV is spectacular.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Christodoulos
Avesome details and colors, beautiful composition and exceptionally depth of field, beautiful capture. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-22 10:40]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo in superb sharpness, details and very beautiful natural colours. The BG is amazing too. Taken from the best possible POV. Touching eye contact.

Ciao Christodoulos, beatiful composition with lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Christodoulos, Another pearl in your gallery! Impresive sharp and focus against the exciting BG.


Very good shot of this Plover. It has great sharpness and wonderful detail. Good job my friend. Have a great weekend, Bill

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-22 13:27]

Hello Christodoulos.
This is a brilliant shot. The exposure is very good with great feather and soft part detail.The vivid green bg is great, sharpness is perfect, and so is dof and pov.Best regards Siggi

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-22 14:54]

Hello Christodoulos,
Great capture,nice colors and excellent sharpness...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-23 4:38]

Hello Christodoulos,
Happy you to have this famous southern light which is typical for your countries. Of course you have to know how to deal with it, but this isn't a problem for you. Again a very attractive bird-picture and a very charming model.
Have a nice wekend
Kind regards

Very sweet bird portrait!
Great composition and wonderful colours, sharpness and details are good, very well captured!

Excellent point of view for this photo with amazing detail. regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos,
A very nice POV of this beautiful bird
TFS, Ferran

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-23 23:42]

Hello Christodoulos,
A very fine close capture of a Greater Sand-plover in winter plumage. The pose is perfect from this POV and taken in excellent lighting and natural colours with fine sharpness.
A nice one from your archives!
Thanks and enjoy your Sunday,

Hello Christodoulos,

an nice low pov and sharp image from this bird.
Maybe the unsharp foreground take a little to much attention to me.
Fine colors.


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Hi Christodoulos,

An impressive photo once again, my friend. Great use of the light. Incredible sharpness and detail! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-07-24 5:49]

Hi Christodoulos,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird,good the eyes contact.
Nice natural colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb capture of the Greater Sand Plover taken from an excellent point of view, outstanding sharpness, fantastic bright colours, a very pleasant close composition with a splendid pose of this beautiful bird
Best regards

Hi Christodoulos,

The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Greater Sand Plover. The subhect is well framed. The morning light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


very nice picture on this fine bird with great sharpness!
good work!

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