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Kentish Plover


Kentish Plover
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Copyright: Badruddin Ali (badar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tokina ATX 400/5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-08 11:14
Viewed: 3312
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kentish plovers at Kihim beach near Mumbai. They were there in good nos. Seem to stick to the wetter parts of the beach.
They allowed me a very close approach though i was forced to discard my stand as it did not allow me to get low enough. Then i moved in closer sidewinding on knees & elbows till i was at my lens closes focussing distance 2.5m.
The funny part was they kept me behind their back no matter how much i tried. I go very few chnces on side presentation.

ISO 400
RAW
Cropped
Manual metering 1.5 stops under to try & avoid the whites from burning.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-08 11:47]
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Hello Badruddin,
Nice capture of this plover despite the difficulties you had on the sand. This is sharp, well lighted and well presented.
To me the beak seems a bit thick for it to be a Kentish Plover. I wonder if it is a Lesser Sand Plover in winter plumage? They have the habit of gathering together with the Greater Sand Plover in large flocks on sandy beaches.
TFS and regards, Ivan

Hi Badruddin

A lovely shot. Well composed with a great low POV. Nice natural colours and well presented. Well done! :-)

very nice with great pov!
sharp and well composed
well done!

lovely bird, well composed, exposed with a good BG

tfs mario

Hi,
Another good shot on sand.Nice composition. Faint brown Bg you got is excellant for white feathers. Wel Dne

Regards
Mahesh

hi ali
very good pic...
geert

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-01-14 13:06]

Very adorable composition,
the little fella is soo cute posing away for you.
hmm lucky you :D
Cheers :D

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