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Grey Plover

Grey Plover
Photo Information
Copyright: Volkan Akgul (krall) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-30 1:34
Viewed: 3559
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), known as the Black-bellied Plover in North America, is a medium-sized plover breeding in arctic regions. It is a long-distance migrant, with a nearly world-wide coastal distribution when not breeding.[1]
Adult in winter plumage

They are 27–30 cm long with a wingspan of 71–83 cm, and a weight of 190–280 g (up to 345 g in preparation for migration). In spring and summer (late April or May to August), the adults are spotted black and white on the back and wings. The face and neck are black with a white border; they have a black breast and a white rump. The tail is white with black barring. The bill and legs are black. They moult to winter plumage in mid August to early September and retain this until April; this being a fairly plain grey above, with a grey-speckled breast and white belly. The juvenile and first-winter plumages, held by young birds from fledging until about one year old, are similar to the adult winter plumage but with the back feathers blacker with creamy white edging. In all plumages, the inner flanks and axillary feathers at the base of the underwing are black, a feature which readily distinguishes it from the other three Pluvialis species in flight. On the ground, it can also be told from the other Pluvialis species by its larger (24–34 mm), heavier bill.

Owner's Name VolkanAKGUL
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/500
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation -1/3
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length 300.0mm
Image Size 3888x2592
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Daylight
AF Mode One Shot-AF
Picture Style Standard
Sharpness 3
Contrast 0
Saturation 0
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB
Long exposure noise reduction 0:Off
High ISO speed noise reduction 0:Off
Highlight tone priority 0:Disable


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beautiful bird. perfect sharpness, contrast and colors

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-30 1:37]
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Great pictures of Grey Plover!

oo Volkan, hoşgeldin. nerelerdeydin?
şimdi bu soruyu sormadan edemeyeceğim: kız sen İstanbul'un neresindensin :)
B.Çekmece'den Riva'dan mı,
Terkos'tan mı Beykoz'dan mı?
şimdiler de bu eski ama çok güzel şarkı unutulsa da yer göremeyince aklıma düştü.
fotoğraf top class. tebrikler.
eline sağlık Volkan.

Volkan tebrikler...Nefis olmus.

Volkan merhaba , seni tekrar burada gördüğüme sevindim .
Fotoğrafın nefis olmuş , tebrikler , selamlar .

hello Volkan
absolute perfect photo output...!bravo!
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • babak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
  • [2009-09-30 2:29]
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One of the best shot , I have ever seen from grey plover , very sharp with nice Bg and color, thanks for sharing.
With best wishes

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-30 2:55]
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Merhaba Volkan,
excellent sharpness and the details of the features are well seen in superbs pattern.
this is really an outstanding shot. the shallow depth really gives a powerful view.


Hi Volkan

Great shot of this plover. Excellent sharpness and details. Great composition and POV.


Excellent work, wonderful colors, great details

Hello Volkan,
Not as beautiful as the summer plumage, but the photo is really perfect. The low POV makes it all. The colours are splendid, the sharpness and details excellent, the pose so beautiful..... An photo in high quality!

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-09-30 11:17]
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Enfes olmuş Volkan, emeğine sağlık..
Sevgiler selamlar...

Hello Volkan,
This is a top class shot. Not only because the quality of the camera and the lens, but because the sharpness, DOF and composition. I like very well the colors of the background and of the little stones and sand. Great job! Congratulations,

Great shot! pov and dof are great, I also like the composition and the sharpness!

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-10-03 18:24]

Hello Volkan.
Amazing picture.
Top quality.
Greetings and TFS.

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