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Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover
Photo Information
Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 500 /4 + Canon 2 EXT
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-14 11:40
Viewed: 3610
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From the archive since that it is stil very quiet I had found a picture of the plover.This was part of the serie of the shore bird I did present you.These bird are fast walker and I had fun trying to capture on of them.I
From Audubon
Breeds from Alaska east to Newfounland & Nova ScotiaWinters regularly from California and Carolinas,rarely from farther north.

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Hello Michel,
Lovely bird. The capture is great. Very good sharpness and details.
I like the low POV and the composition.

It's a lovely bird, Michel, so long legs, it's fantastic to see this one captured from your low POV, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-14 12:37]

Hello Michel
Excellent capture with low POV, natural colors and great details

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-14 13:10]

Hello Michel,
This little guy needs a napkin to wipe his beak. Superb camera work throughout as usual Michel, thank you.

hello Michel,
a very good moment with this close up photo, great clarity and colors output!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-14 14:58]

Salut Michel,une photo si parfaite est pas facile a commenter...un resultat fantastique avec le focus parfaictaiment centre' sur le petit oiseau...parfaite nettete' et couleurs aussi.Mes compliments et bonne semaine,Luciano

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-14 15:27]

Hi Michel,

We know where his beak was! He's so cute with his dirty face and looking straight into the camera. His colors, face and feathers are so natural looking. I love his big eye. A wonderful natural setting.


Hello Michel, lovely shot of this beautiful plover:). Great composition and details.
TFS and regards,

Hello Michel

an exellent picture with fine colours.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-14 22:23]

Hi Michel,
Very nice capture of this Plover.I liked low
level POV,details,eye contact and DOF you
managed a lot.
Have a great week!
Thanks for posting..

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-14 22:47]

Hi Michel

Great low pov and very good lighting and detail. Great work.

Best wishes


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-15 0:01]

Hi Michael
Wonderful capture of the plover!
I like the sharpness of the details and lovely colors.

Hallo Michel
I have not been active lately on the site due to a shortage of time, but I am glad to have found a few spare minutes to stop by this image of the Plover with its match stick Pinnochio legs and its beak topped with sand. I very much like the ring around its neck and the direct eye contact is great. I also like the centralized composition. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-15 3:26]

Hello Michel,
A nice capture of a Semi-palmated Plover taken from a great low POV to show its features with good sharpness, lighting and colors against a fine neutral BG.
Thanks and have a good week,

Ciao Michel. Pleasant shot with very godo light's management. Well done.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-15 6:30]

Hola Michel,
nice capture
sympathetic plover,
of attractive colors and tones.
good focus.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-15 10:39]

Hello Michel,
Excellent photo of this little plover. The low frontal POV is fantastic. Good sharpness and details. Nice OOF BG, DOF and composition.

salut Michel

jolie photo en close-up de ce limicole prise par un superbe
POV à la hauteur de l'oiseau donnant en même temps le joli
contact visuel, excellent focus netteté et détail de l'oiseau, TFS


Hi Michel,

Lovely capture of a cute plover:) looks like it found its meal:). The colours looks nice and it seems to stand out against the blurred background. Well done my friend.
TFS and have a great night!


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-02-15 21:12]

Hello Michel, lovely shot of this smal cute bird from nice POV with excellent composition, details and colours.
TFS and G's,

Ciao Michel, perfect focus on lovely bird in nice pose, beautiful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Michel

Great shot of this semi-palmated plover. All the diagonostic features can be seen including the semi-webs toes. Great low-down POV.


Hi Michel.
Very good details and colors in your picture.
Nice and interesting bird.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-16 3:46]

Hello Michel,
A very fine close capture of this cute Plover with a muddy beak! Lovely eye contact and fine details and beautiful colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-16 9:07]

Hello Michel,

In Belgium are the plover slightly smaller, but also very quick on the beach.
Lovely plumage, also the sand on his beak is very well seen

Best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-16 11:51]

Hello Michael,
A very nice capture of this Plover. Very good details and a lovely composition and very good lighting.
Best regards Siggi

bonjour Michel
ce magnifique oiseau a l'air de nous regarder d'un oeil curieux,
tu as su le photographier avec une grande netteté, dans un décor naturel
superbe lumère, couleur et composition
Passe une bonne nuit

Estupendo enfoque y un buen control de los colores blancos. Boita pose y encuadre.
Saludos Michel: Josep Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-02-16 20:43]

Hello Michel,
A wonderful image of this cute little Plover. He looks like he has been doing some digging in the sand. I really like the low POV you have chosen as it gives us a birds eye view of him in his natural habitat. Excellent detail and exposure as well as natural colors. Well done!!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-17 4:23]

Bonjour Michel,
Une image très fine de ce petit pluvier en recherche de nourriture dans le sable. On voit encore quelques grains sur le bec! J'aime bien les couleurs subtiles de cette image et l'oeil vif de l'oiseau.
Meilleures salutations

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-17 23:56]

Hi Michel,
wow..a superb sharpnesswith the background gradually well blurred. The subject is clear and well detailed. i like the look at its beak, very original shot with good pose.
The cute little bird stands out very well in a greyish scene.


Alo Michel,
What a cute little Sandpiper, very nice capture! Great composition, looks like you went very low on this one.. Well done


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-02-23 2:41]

Merhaba Michel,
çok sevimli ve güzel bir model, ve onun çok güzel fotoğrafı..
Tebrik ederim.

Hello Michel,
a wonderful capture of the Semipalmated Plover, very good sharpness and very beautiful colours, excellent low POV and very nice composition
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-26 7:26]

Hi Michel.
Fantastic image and fantastic lens combination. 3D-effect is terrific as well as tack sharp details of the bird, precise exposure and wonderful bokeh. Bravo. Superb job.

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