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Charadrius asiaticus 2

Charadrius asiaticus 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: 2009-04-18
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-09 4:57
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Charadrius asiaticus Pallas, 1773. Male in breeding plumage.
Caspian Plover

Charadrius asiaticus is a wader in the family Charadriidae. It is a land-dueling species usually found in grasslands and fields away from water.
It is an attractive plover slightly larger than Ringed Plover. It is similar to Greater Sandplover and Lesser Sandplover, but it is slimmer, longer-legged and has a much stronger white supercilium.
Summer males have grey-brown backs and a white face and belly. The breast is chestnut, bordered black below. Other plumages have a grey-brown breast band, although the summer female may show a hint of chestnut. The call is a sharp chip.

It feeds in a similar way to other plovers picking insects and other small prey mainly from grassland or arable.

It breeds on open grassland in central Asia, mainly to the north and east of the Caspian Sea. It is a migratory species which winters in east Africa, usually still on grassland or arable.

Charadrius asiaticus is a very rare vagrant in Europe. It is also a rare vagrant to Australia.

In Cyprus Charadrius asiaticus is also a very rare vagrant with 20 records. All the records are from costal localities where it is usually found in fields.


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Ciao Christodoulos. Another perfect taken. Fine details and tender colours with superb light. Top focus.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-09 5:15]

Hello Christodoulos,
very nice capture of this big eye. The pose is lively and the subject really stands out well in the hazy background. The sharpness is great.
Very well composed shot.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-09 5:19]

Hello Christodoulos,
I really don't know how you fix it, but this is again a gorgeous photo in great perfection. What a beauty!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-09 6:36]

Hello Christodoulos.
Excellent shot from a nice angle. Great sharpness and very nice natural colours. Well done.Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,

You're capturing this slim bird by excellent tone and a god composition, so it's imressive and pleased to this bird with brown head/wings, white face, red/white body and black nib. It's impressive in cute eyes and long legs, too. And, it's good that the whole is unified by bright tones.


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-07-09 7:06]

Hello Christodoulos,
a beautiful shot of this rare migratory bird. Great sharpness and excellent detail, natural colors for this beauty of nature.
Sincere congratulations.

Hi Chris,
wonderful bird portrait: the sharpness and POV are excellent!

hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of the Caspian Plover
with very fine POV, very beautiful soft light
and color tones, great focus sharpness details,



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-07-09 7:55]

Hola Christodoulos.
Great picture quality. High definition and clarity achieved as usual in all the pictures You post, and the written notes attached teach us very well.
Have nice WE My friend.

Christodoulos, this is a fantastic shot of this plover. Great capture. Outstanding sharpness and detail. Greetings from the USA, Bill

Hello Christodoulos, still a great show with this image of perfection. Another masterpiece. All the best, Paul

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-09 9:05]

Ehehehe my friend,here we are over the top of quality,impossible to comment a fantastic perfection like that...just my great compliments another time and thanks to show us this beauty.Have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos!
As usually this pic is wonderful with so graet sharpness and fine deatils. Lovely eyes contact and great manegenment of lightness.Bravo! TFS
Nice w-end!

Hi Christodoulos.
As usually perfect sharpness and many details. Nice colours. Very good composition. Great portrait.
Have a nice Saturday,

Hi Chris,

Splendid capture of this Caspian Plover my friend, amazing sharpness with absolutely fine details, exposure/white balance perfecto, love the huge highlighted eye, Major League stuff here Chris Bravo! and you have a wonderful weekend,
Best regards,


Hello Christodoulos,
Another superb image, amazing clarity, so perfect of all aspect!
Thanks for sharing and have a very nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
Impressive capture of a interesting bird.
Exceptional focus, very nice POV and outstanding details.
Wonderful contrast against the background.

hello Christodoulos
very nice picture ,super sharpness and great details
the colours are super good
thanks greeting lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-07-09 11:02]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Simply superb ..
Very good focus, sharpness, colors, details, POV and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

a nice rarity, saw it only twice in Israel, greetings Ori

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-09 15:20]

Hello Christodoulos,
What an elegant capture of this very beautiful bird,great POV and excellent sharpness.TFS.
Have a nice Sunday!...

Hello Christodoulos,
wonderful capture of this little bird with wonderful colours and a nice pose. I especially like the eye contact and the excellent sharpness with many details.
Best wishes,

Hi Christodoulos!
The details are so good, it looks in 3D! ... what skills your own! ... Excellent!

This is one brilliant capture that makes my day. I think the focus on the body and head area is well executed for stunning clarity and details.
Thanks and kind regards.

Superb photo of a beautiful bird. Excellent point of view, good eye contact and details. regards yiannis

Hallo Christodoulos,
another fantastic capture, impressive from all aspect, very well done
Best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-07-10 9:35]

Hello Christodoulos,
A fantastic close-up of this gorgeous Plover in a fine pose. Impressive sharpness and beautiful light and colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

I am speechless in front of this magical capture Christodoulos Makris! Well done!
George Veltchev

another great shot from you, with fantastic clarity and colour. good composition.

Hi Christodoulos,
Another masterpiece Christodoulos!
The light management is impressive, superb!
Sharpness and details are very excellent.
The BG and the ambientation are simply fantastic.
Thanks for sharing

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-11 4:28]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a fine and fragile looking bird! Again a perfect and natural picture. Love the subtle colors of the plumage, the vivid eye of the Plover and the fine green background. Well done!
Thanks and kind regards

Vaya maravilla que nos presentas Christo !!... parece que trabajes en otra división
que el resto de compañeros de Tn. Simplemente tus fotografías son encantadoras y
rozan la perfección en muchas ocasiones ( muchas veces miro tu equipo... eos5D .
Buena luz y fantásticos colores. Gran realismo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Christodoulos,

another suburp image taken by you.
Exellenst sharpness, pov and details.
Fine colors.
Well done!


Hello Christodoulos,

This is a wonderful photo: a beautiful subject photographed with skill, recording the detail in the feathers perfectly. The f/8 aperture results in excellent sharpness while isolating the subject against the background very nicely.


Hi Christodoulos,

The blurry background is putting the bird in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Caspian Plover. The afternoon light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Fantastic !

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