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Charadrius leschenaultii 4

Charadrius leschenaultii 4
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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: 2011-11-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-10 5:03
Viewed: 2918
Points: 54
[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 but always in very small numbers.

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Hello Christodoulos,
What a beauitiful image in such sharp definition and perfect exposure. Well done, it is such a pleasure to view. Best wishes.

clean and clear filled with magic this shot is Christodoulos! 10 out of 10 from me ...bravo!
George Veltchev

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

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-10 7:03]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo, as usual. Can't be better. Brilliant!
Hope you got a photo of this beautiful bird in summer plumage sometime.
Good weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-10 7:41]

Hello Christodoulos.
Wonderful Plover! The colors and details are great. His pose and expression are wonderful.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos , very nice on this spectacular composition and the general....as usual sharpness of the shot. All the best, Paolo

υπέροχος χαραδριός, πολύ καλό κοντινή λήψη εξαιρετικής απόδοσης!
καησπέρα Χριστόδουλε!

Hello Christodoulos,
Another masterpiece from close range.....
What a splendid capture with exceptional colors and contrast against the blue water.
Absolutely amazing composition.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

Nice details of this beautiful bird
Regards, Ferran

hello Christodoulos
SUPER super good sharpness with great details and nice composition with the water
great light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos!

Geat capture of this nice birdie. Great sharpness and interesting background.


Ciao Christodoulos. Perfect balance of light and colours. Razor details. Exciting environment.


Hi Christodoulos,
another perfect photo of this bird. Great point of view. Excellent sharpness. Nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-12-10 13:45]

Bela ave, pelo geito é temporada das aves sairem ao passeio, muito bem focada e com nitidez ótima meus parabéns.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-10 15:51]

Hi Chris,magnificent capture and very impressive sharpness and colors,great macro,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

The point of view makes the bird look larger than life. Excellent detail and very nice pose with good eye contact.
regards yiannis

Hi Chris, Wonderful low point of view to great effect, fabulous lighting/white balance with superb natural colours, excellent detailed sharpness and clarity, impressive work from you here once again Chris and very well done,
Best Regards,


Bonjour christodoulos.
Super prise, une belle photo!!

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent sharp and detailed image in every aspect!! Great low POV, light balance, eye contact, natural colours and focal length. An Expert presentation my friend and well done.
Best regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-11 12:07]

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful photo of this nice bird.
Nice colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-11 21:23]

Lovely portrait of this beautiful Plover, fine image. tfs.

Hallo Christodoulos
Wonderful details captured on the plumage of this Greater Sand Plover, and wow I just love what the sunlight does to the colours and detail seen here, especially the sandgranules and the pitch black beak of the Plover. Like always a beautiful image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.


Another high quality post by you.
The composition, lighting, sharpness, detail of the subject, DOF, catchlight in the subjects eye, colours and POV are excellent.

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très belle et délicate valorisation du sujet sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Christodoulos,
Another beautiful captured! the exposure and focus is spot on with impressive sharpness, the colours are beautiful and very nice background,
Thanks for sharing and have a great week,
Best Regards,

Hi Christodoulos,

The blurry background is putting the bird in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Greater Sand Plover. The morning light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up photo of this Plover,
with fine POV at its level, superb focus
great sharpness and details, beautiful catch-light,



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