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Copyright: Hakan Ozsarac (serbenna) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 33] (139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-18 17:29
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken in Kizilirmak Deltasi, Bafra, Samsun.

The Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the Peewit, Green Plover or just Lapwing, is a bird in the plover family. It is common through temperate Europe, and across temperate Asia. It occasionally is a vagrant to North America.
It is highly migratory over most of its extensive range, wintering further south as far as north Africa, northern India and China. It migrates mainly by day, often in large flocks. Lowland breeders in westernmost areas of Europe are resident.
It is a wader which breeds on cultivated land and other short vegetation habitats. 3–4 eggs are laid in a ground scrape. The nest and young are defended noisily and aggressively against all intruders, up to and including horses and cattle.
The numbers of this species have been adversely affected by intensive agricultural techniques. In winter it forms huge flocks on open land, particularly arable land and mud-flats.
This lapwing is a 28-31cm long bird with a 67-72cm wingspan, It has rounded wings and a crest. It is the shortest-legged of the lapwings. It is mainly black and white, but the back is tinted green. Females and young birds have narrower wings, and have less strongly-marked heads, but plumages are otherwise quite similar.
The name lapwing derives from the "lapping" sound its wings make, or the flapping flight, while peewit describes the bird's shrill call. This is a vocal bird in the breeding season, with constant calling as the crazed tumbling display flight is performed by the male.
Food is mainly insects and other small invertebrates. This species often feeds in mixed flocks with Golden Plovers and Black-headed Gulls, the latter often robbing the two plovers, but providing a degree of protection against predators.
Like the Golden Plovers, this species prefers to feed nocturnally when there are moonlit nights.
In The Netherlands it is a cultural-historical competition to finds the first Peewit egg of the year (het eerste kievitsei). It's especially popular in Friesland province. There are also regional competitions.
The Northern Lapwing is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-02-18 17:44]
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Belissima foto da pra ver a profundidade de campo com precisão na ave, está exelente esta imagem,estarei comentado algo mais adiante,parabéns.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-02-18 18:05]
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good pose interesting bird nice focus and colors

Hello Hakan
A nice capture of this Northern Lapwing. He has beautiful colours on his feathers, very iridescent. His little head feather really adds a lot of character to this little guy. Nicely composed, lighting and details. Great notes too.
TFS Janice

Hi Hakan,
Beautiful cpature!
I really like the good light catched and therefore all the great details got on the bird.
The feather's colors are magnificent, and it's very curious the upper part of the head.
You managed so good the DOF, the soft background works great.
I think this is a really good composition, the proportions of all the elements are the appropiated ones.
Congratulations for the post and thanks for share it with us.
My best regards,

VERY NICE SHOT OF A LAPWING Best shot on Tn I have seen of this bird Great Work

Hakan merhaba , verdiğin bilgiler , fotoğrafındaki netlik ve kompozisyon mükemmel , tebrik ederim , bol şanslar.

Hi Hakan

You show this Lapwing nicely. Love the iridescent plumage colours. The low POV is excellent. TFS.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-02-19 7:14]
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Şahane ayrıntılar. Derinlik de çok güzel, tebrikler.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-19 8:37]
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Hello Hakan,
very well captured, this bird looks great from this POV. Very nice details and excellent sharpness. Very nice composition with a lovely pose.

Hello Hakan,
I have never seen this beautiful bird before! Thanks! I love its pose, colors, details, composition and exposure. It is very nice specie with interesting notes. TFS,

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-02-19 11:39]
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hello Hakan
Beautiful capture!
very well done

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-19 16:05]
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Merhaba Hakan... nice capture with wonderful colors and very good low point of view.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, sharpness, colors, lighting, background, framing.

I like it: focus (lightly soft), notes.

I don't like it: nothing to grumble.

Beautiful image with good OOF... did you used tripod for this capture?. Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

An excellent low angle portrait of Vanellus Hakan Bey, the shallow depth of field provided by f/ 6.3 perfectly caught the whole bird in sharp focus, but nothing else, nicely blurring the bqackground. Good work indeed.

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