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Plover Come Back

Plover Come Back
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Copyright: Peter Collins (spike1) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 36] (234)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200 f/4L
Exposure: 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-09 8:32
Viewed: 3815
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spurwing Plovers are commonly found around the outskirts of cities and provincial towns in southern Australia.

They've never seemed to me as being particularly good-natured birds, but perhaps I'm doing them a dis-service.

This one was feeding with its mate in a park in Shepparton, northern Victoria. The other bird had wandered off, hence the title of the photo.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ellis49: Thanks Gertspike1 1 03-11 08:49
To NitzanCK: Thank youspike1 1 03-11 06:23
To elroyie: Thank youspike1 1 03-11 06:20
To Callie: Thanks Calliespike1 1 03-11 06:16
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Nice shot Peter.
Nice composition and colours.
But the BG should be more blurred, and the focus is a bit soft.

Nice work, keep sharing!

There is a potential but there are several problems in this picture.
1. Very low quality.
2. A lack of sharpness.
3. I think that the composition is 'closing' on the object too much, you need to give a little more 'air' around it, especially in the front of the bird.

Somthing in the bird's face looks strange, I also took pictures of this birds (you can find it in my posts) and it looks different.

Hi Peter
Are you a birder too? These guys are now called lapwings here in SA, to bring the name in line with birding circles around the world, but until two years ago, they were plovers too. ABout the name - see Elroyie - he has also posted spurwing plovers/lapwings, but no match. Could you give the scientific names too, it helps in the ID, since common names often means different birds in different countries, like the robin.
This one looks a bit like oour Wattled Lapwing. Nice bird.
Maybe leave him some place to "walk into" - it improves the composition and impact, and fade the USM, it can be seen.

Nice shot Peter.
I think you crop it to hard and try to do a lot of PP to compensate, it normally looks this way you do so.
I would have been nice to see the original photo.
As Elroyie say it has potential.
Give it a new try, thats the best with a digi, no costs.
Maybe you have a to short lens for birdies.

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