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Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover
Photo Information
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: 2008-05-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-04 20:27
Viewed: 4036
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Done at Osprey Marsh - Mississauga

Semipalmated Plover
Charadrius semipalmatus Order CHARADRIIFORMES - Family CHARADRIIDAE - Subfamily Charadriinae
Other Names
Pluvier semipalmé (French)
Chorlito semipalmeado, Cholo semipalmado (Spanish)

A small dark shorebird with a single band across its chest, the Semipalmated Plover is the most common plover seen on migration in most areas.

Small shorebird.
Legs moderately long.
Neck short.
Back brown.
Underparts white with one thick black or brown band on chest.
Legs yellowish.

Size: 17-19 cm (7-7 in)
Weight: 47 g (1.66 ounces)
(from "All About Birds")

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Hi Mario,

A beautiful shot of this Semipalmated Plover, excellent detail in the plumage, exposure is perfect, wonderful colours and very good eye detail to, nicely framed and composed, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Mario,
great shot of this cute little bird. Very sharp and nice colours.

Hello Mario, very excellent detail seen on this Plover, right down to the mud seen on his beak. I like the textures seen here in the water, and the incredible sharp detail you've picked up on the bird itself, on the plumage and that great eye. Lighting and colour is excellent throughout.

Thanks, John

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-05 0:18]

Hi Mario,
Absolutley original a shot...the light shines its eyes and the body colours have turned a warm brown.I gues sit was busy looking for its food in the muddy bank and the beak coated with rich brown silt almost shines in the sunny glow.The colours, sharpness and contrast are absolutely wonderful...well done.
TFS & Cheers

Hi Mario

Superb capture of this small plover.
Excellent POV and composition
Excellent sharpness and plumage details
Great work


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