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Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: nikon D 200, NIKKOR AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Digital ISO 320, 67mm Hoya Skylight (1B)
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-26 4:24
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Points: 6
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Vanellus
Species: V. vanellus
Binomial name: Vanellus vanellus

The Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the Peewit, Green Plover or (in the British Isles) just Lapwing, is a bird in the plover family. It is common through temperate Eurasia. It is highly migratory over most of its extensive range, wintering further south as far as north Africa, northern India, Pakistan, and parts of China. It migrates mainly by day, often in large flocks. Lowland breeders in westernmost areas of Europe are resident. It occasionally is a vagrant to North America, especially after storms, as in the Canadian sightings after storms in December 1927 and in January 1966.[1]

It is a wader which breeds on cultivated land and other short vegetation habitats. 34 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.

In winter it forms huge flocks on open land, particularly arable land and mud-flats.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-26 6:42]

Hallo Thijs,
De lichtomstandigheden waren niet helemaal ideaal om het schitterende verenkleed van de kievit goed over te laten komen, maar de scherpte is prima. Genomen vanuit een goed laag standpunt en een uitstekende compositie met een mooie omgeving.

Hello Thijs,
Excellent capture with superb details and wonderful natural colours. Perfect focus and lovely composition.

hallo Thijs
super scherpe foto met een mooie pose van de kieviet
compositie vindt ik erg leuk zo op een poot bij het water
groetjes lou

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