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Vanellus gregarius 3

Vanellus gregarius 3
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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: 2012-03-24
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-13 8:08
Viewed: 2063
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vanellus gregarius (Pallas, 1771)
Sociable Plover.

Vanellus gregarius is a medium-sized wader (lapwing) in the family Charadriidae.
The summer adult has grey back and breast, dark and chestnut belly, long black legs and a short black bill. The head has a white supercilium and black crown and eyestripe. The upper neck is ochre. The winter adult has a less distinct head pattern, slightly browner back and breast, and white belly.
Vanellus gregarius breeds on open grassland in Russia and Kazakhstan. It winters in Israel, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan and north-west India (occasionally in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Oman). It is a very rare vagrant in western and northern Europe.
It is listed as Critically Endangered (CR) by IUCN because its population has undergone a very rapid reduction.

In Cyprus Vanellus gregarius is a very rare vagrant with only two records (1986 and 2012).

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hallo Christodoulos
great sharpness and good details of this bird
the BG and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

hallo Christodoulos
照的清晰 很漂亮的水鳥
顏色樸素 走路很新奇
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

nice march and perfect clarity and sharpness as always, have a nice (and dry) weeekend, Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-13 8:52]

Hi Christodoulos,
Great photo of this Sociable Plover. Fantastic in all aspects. Taken from a perfect low POV in a very attractive pose. High quality!

Great pose for the interesting bird. Perfect DOF and excellent details. Very well done.


Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird in nice walking pose, finne details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-13 12:33]

Hi Chris,very nice pose,it seems to be walking on the catwalk of a fashion show ... ehehhe ..great capture as usual with the best quality as possible,a very interesting specie another time.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos
Congrats for this rare meeting my Friend.Wonderful clear picture.Great colour combination with the matching BG and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

Hello Christodoulos
Lovely catch, magnificent pose.
great moment you capture with perfect sharpness and colour.
best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-13 22:42]

Like catwalk...beautiful species captured with good pose and colors..details and colors are as usual fine. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-12-14 0:43]

Hello Christodoulos
excellent lighting and sharpness render this shot into a wonderful view.
Excellent work.


Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Another beautiful picture of a majestic walking bird.Very sharp and splendid colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Chrisodoulos, Very pleasant view of this bird. I like the shadow on the land. She is very proud of walking alone on the land. Wonderful clarity with splendid colours. Great DOF and composition. Thank very much

Hello Christodoulos,
What a lovely catch of beautiful bird in nice stride!Excellent details and clarity.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-14 8:42]

Merhaba Christodoulos,
lovely vanellus and excellent picture,regards..

Giasou Christodoule
Perfectly poised with good eye contact; good point of view and background; excellent detail and light; lovely bird!
regards yiannis

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-12-14 19:10]

Again chromatic harmony as well drive, Christo ... Very elegant martial step, this Sociable Lapwing. Notables shades of plumage, captured masterfully. And as always, great detail on bill and legs. Beautiful work, my Cypriot colleague.

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Christodoulos,
A great walker, so dignified.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-15 9:00]

Hola Christodoulos; que belleza de foto de esta especie que no conocía. Increíble nitidez, enfoque y una belleza de entorno y fondo, en fin una foto maravillosa de verdad...saludos.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-12-15 11:45]

Hi Christodoulos
you do not need to sign that one, a typical Makris
perfect sharpness
exposure spot on
nice pose
great bird

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-15 11:54]

Hello Christodoulos,
This bird must be an officer in the bird-army, to look at the way it walks and it even has stripes on its plumage! Perfectly taken shot as usual, best sharpness and interesting pose. A great :-) to thank for this special picture.

Hello Christodoulos

You shot the photo at the best moment of the pose while this wader bird is
in its graceful walking pose, the fine POV at its level and its movement
giving dynamism to the photo, TFS


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