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Red Wattled Lapwing at Bandipur

Red Wattled Lapwing at Bandipur
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Copyright: Akshay Harith (S_Akshay) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 14 N: 130] (729)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon DSLR D200, Sigma APO 100-300 f/4 EX IF HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Bandipur National Park
Date Submitted: 2008-05-13 9:48
Viewed: 5336
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

A picture of the Red Wattled Lapwing,Photographed at Bandipur National Park.A handheld shot.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Charadriidae

Genus: Vanellus

Species: V. indicus

Binomial name
Vanellus indicus

The Red-wattled Lapwing breeds from West Asia (Iraq, SW Iran, the Arabian/Persian Gulf) eastwards across South Asia (Baluchistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the entire Indian subcontinent up to Kanyakumari and up to 1800m in Kashmir/Nepal), with the related species Burmese Red-wattled Lapwing further east in Southeast Asia. May migrate altitudinally in spring and autumn and spreads out widely in the monsoons on creation of requisite habitats, but by and large the populations are resident.

This species is declining in its western range, but is abundant in much of South Asia, being seen at almost any wetland habitat in its range.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-05-13 10:02]

Hi Akshay,
I would be prety pleased with a capture like this,it looks very natural and colors are great,suppose your inflight capture will follow once if you got better opportunities,well done and tfs

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-05-13 10:15]

Hello Akshay,
Excellent capture of the Redwattled Lapwing.As usual good sharpness and details. Well saturated colours and I loved the pose captured.
Well done Akshay!
Thanks for the share,

Hello Akshay,
Well done. Nicely done OOF BG and good POV.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-26 5:38]

Hi Akshay,
This is a real beautiful capture and lapwings themselves strike such a wonderful pose with that leg bend a wee bit when they stand.. LOvely lights , sharpness and contrasts. THE Bg is superb and lends a great addition to this composition.
Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-06-04 10:03]

hello Akshay
wonderful capture of this cute bird
i like POV, pose, BG, colours and details

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