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Black-bellied Plover


Black-bellied Plover
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-21 19:22
Viewed: 2948
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

Done at Presqui'lle Provincial Park

Alarge shorebird of coastal beaches, the Black-bellied Plover is striking in its black-and-white breeding plumage. It is the largest plover in North America and can be found along the coasts in winter northward to Massachusetts and British Columbia.

Wary and quick to give alarm calls, the Black-bellied Plover functions worldwide as a sentinel for mixed groups of shorebirds. These qualities allowed it to resist market hunters, and it remained common when populations of other species of similar size were devastated.
The Black-bellied Plover is the only American plover that has a hind toe on its foot. The hind toe, however, is so small that it is difficult to see in the field.
(from "All About Birds")

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  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-22 5:47]

Hello Mario
Nice closed up of the Plover.Excellent plumage detail and sharp image.I also like the Plover pose and the catchlight in the eye
TFS Michel

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-22 6:51]

Hi,
Very good portrait of this lovely bird with good details. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-09-22 7:20]

Hello Mario
Wow! Excellent capture. Today I saw this specie but I couldn't take a good photo with it.
Thanks for sharing
Razvan

Hello Mario,
another incredible picture. Details, light, sharpness fantastic. A very very good image. Compliments, Paolo

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