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Charadrius leschenaultii 5

Charadrius leschenaultii 5
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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: 2012-03-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-07 7:24
Viewed: 3297
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson, 1826. Adult male.
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,
Excellent image with amazing clarity and focus.
Lovely composition with a very nice bird. I like the perfect details and fantastic clarity.
The contrast against the background is superb.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-07 7:31]

Hi Chris,

I like the pov. Were you lying on your belly? :)
The brownish colors and the sharpness are impressing.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-07 7:52]

Hi Chris,it turn the head just for you as i can see..ehehe..magnificent position and very artistic capture whit a top quality sharpness,lights and colors,the plums details whit the their different colors are really fantastics.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

cristal-clear and bright colours make your pic outstanding. congratulations

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-07 8:23]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo again. Excellent sharpness, details and isolation from the background. Splendid natural colours. Lovely eye contact. Taken from the best possible POV in a marvellous composition.

Hello Christodoulos,
this image here is anything but ordinary with its superior colors brightness clarity and depth! Impressive piece of work!
George Veltchev

Hi Christodoulos,
really nice colours. Excellent point of view. Great sharpness. Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing,

hello Christodoulos
super good!!
great sharpness compo and beautiful colours
super details in good light
thanks greeting lou

amazing Greater Sand Plover, TFS Ori

Ciao Christodoulos. Great pose for a great pic MF! Top details and sharp against a fantastic BG.


Hi Chris,
The exposure and focus is spot on with brings perfect sharpness, actual colour and very in details!
great low pov too,
very well done and well seen,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-07 12:29]

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb capture of this beautiful and cute looking sand plover bird. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.Best regards Siggi

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

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-07 13:04]

Wonderful image, Christodoulos!
Top sharpness, fine detail and beautiful lightness; great POV and beautiful contrast with a blurred background; very nice eye contact; simply fantastic!

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photography. great sharpness and POV.
What telephoto lens do you use? a 500-600 mm?
Congratulations for the beautiful pictures you post.
Hello Vanni

Hello Christodoulos,

Excellent colours, sharpness and details ..Congraculation ...Regards..


Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of this Plover,
the fine low POV at its level giving a
wonderful eye-contact, with great focus
sharpness and details, TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-08 1:14]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Fine colors. Love these earth-tints and the subtle blue in combination. Lovely Sand Plover shown as usual with perfect light and sharpness. Interesting low point of view too.
Have a nice day
Kind regards

Bom dia Christodoulos,
A master piece..
Great POV and composition.Wonderful colors,impressive sharpness and lighting.Great work!
Thank You
Kind regards

Beautifully coloured natural setting for this bird, coming into breeding plumage. Very nice pose with eye contact. Excellent detail and light. A fine portrait of this bird.
regards yiannis

Hi Chris, Superb capture of this Greater Sand Plover my good friend, excellent feather texture with good clarity, fabulous lighting and lovely colour tones, splendid POV a true trademark of yours Hmmm love it, great effort here Chris and very well done,
Best Regards,


A flawless image of the Sand Plover with remarkable sharpness and true colours, Chris. I sometimes wonder how you pull off such wonders with the camera settings you use. At these readings, I would invariably obtain a picture with tons of noise on it.
Anyway, there lies the difference between professionals and rank amateurs, I guess!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-08 7:07]

Excellent portrait and lovely species, good pose and lighting. tfs.

Hello Makris,
it is always a pleasure to see you work. it is always perfect in all aspect.

Bonjour Christodoulos,
C'est splendide !!! Excellente valorisation du sujet dans une belle attitude sous une belle lumière et une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-09 5:10]

Hello Christodoulos,
such a lovely capture of this small bird. The view is so pleasant in features and big shiny eye.
Well presented bird shot.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-03-12 0:43]

Excellent take of this plover, done in your splendid characteristicstyle.



γνωρίζοντς τη δυσκολία λήψης λόγω και μεγέθους, το αποτέλεσμα είναι εντυπωσιακά καλό, ζηλευτή εικόνα!
καλό βράδυ Χριστόδουλε

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-03-15 15:34]

Hi Chris!
This is one of my comments, which have dissapeared on 8th March :))
Excellent capture, Chris. Great DOF, which isolates the subject very well. Superb details of the plumage. Nice lighting.
ciao! Vanda

Hi Christodoulos,

The eye contact is an asset to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Greater Sand Plover. The late morning light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


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