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Northern Lapwing

Northern Lapwing
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-04-24 0:24
Viewed: 334
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) 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 is a wader which breeds on cultivated land and other short vegetation habitats. 3–4 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.

The lapwing is a 28–33 cm long bird with a 67–87 cm wingspan and a body mass of 128–330 g.

This is a vocal bird in the breeding season, with constant calling as the crazed tumbling display flight is performed by the male. The call they make is usually a wheezy "Pee-Wit, Wit Wit, Eeze Wit" during it's display flight, these birds also make squeaking or kitten-like mewing sounds.

It feeds primarily on insects and other small invertebrates.

Source: Wikipedia

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Nice shot of this Northern Lapwing, Peter.


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-04-24 8:44]

Here I saw the power of RAW, me shot very rare but this show the true colors, beautiful click.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-04-24 14:45]

Hi Peter,not your best post talking about the sharpness,very poor especially on the head zone,but i like the excellent exposure to take in the best way the metallic colors of its plumage..have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
Amazing natural colors, perfect details. They arrived also in Romania, but I did not meet them.
Very good focus.

wonderful capture, Peter. The subtle shades of colour on the plumage look beautiful.

Hello Peter,
Well captured this Northern Lapwing. Very good details and exposure. Well edit to get rid of harsh light on white feathers.
Thanks and regards,

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