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Red-wattled Lapwing

Red-wattled Lapwing
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-20 18:29
Viewed: 2858
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) is a lapwing or large plover, a wader in the family Charadriidae. It has characteristic loud alarm calls which are variously rendered as did he do it or pity to do it leading to colloquial names like the did-he-do-it bird. Usually seen in pairs or small groups not far from water but may form large flocks in the non-breeding season (winter).
Red-wattled Lapwings are large waders, about 35cm long (somewhat larger than a Rock Pigeon, with longer legs). The wings and back are light brown with a purple sheen, but head and chest and front part of neck are black. Prominently white patch runs between these two colours, from belly and tail, flanking the neck to the sides of crown. Short tail is tipped black. A red fleshy wattle in front of each eye, black-tipped red bill, and the long legs are yellow. In flight, prominent white wing bars formed by the white on the secondary coverts.

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Hi Samiran
Very interesting Lapwing and nice photo with good composition and wonderful natural colours. Good to see the environment of the bird too.

Hello Samiran,
It looks like this is tha natural habitat of this plover. A very pleasant image with the bird so prominent in the environment. Well done.

Bonjour Samiran,
Le cadrage me parait beaucoup trop grand pour bien valoriser le sujet et apprécier la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Samiran,
very nice photo of this bird. Nice natural colours, very good sharpness. Interesting note.
Thanks for sharing.

Ciao Samiran, lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful bright colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Buen posicionamiento del ave en la escena y ... preciosa especie !
Saludos Samiran: Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-03-02 4:52]

Hi Samiran,
this view is so pretty with the bird seen in its nature surroundings. The color contrast is so good. Good blurry background too.
well presented in a simple style.


Hello Samiran

Beautiful photo of the Red-wattled Lapwing
with his environment his natural habitat,
fine POV at its level, beautiful light, TFS


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