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ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula)

ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-29 11:27
Viewed: 1534
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The common ringed plover or ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula) is a small plover that breeds in Arctic Eurasia.
Adults are 17–19.5 cm (6.7–7.7 in) in length with a 35–41 cm (14–16 in) wingspan. They have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes and a short orange and black bill. The legs are orange and only the outer two toes are slightly webbed, unlike the slightly smaller but otherwise very similar semipalmated plover, which has all three toes slightly webbed, and also a marginally narrower breast band; it was in former times included in the present species. Juvenile ringed plovers are duller than the adults in colour, with an often incomplete grey-brown breast band, a dark bill and dull yellowish-grey legs.

This species differs from the smaller little ringed plover in leg colour, the head pattern, and the lack of an obvious yellow eye-ring.(Wikipedia)

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Hi Siggi,
Beautiful composition, colors and DoF + the bird's tack sharp. Nice eye contact and the bird's positioned really well in the frame. Impressive shot, congratulations!
Kind regards, László

Ciao Siggi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, beautiful clarity, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Beautiful capture Siegfried,in all its aspects.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-30 1:21]

Hello Sigi,
Another very beautiful photo of a bird taken from a very good low POV. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Good DOF.

Hello Siegfried,

Bands are very well visible of this Plover. Very beautiful light and well sharpness. Like its POV too.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

Hi Siggi,
very clear and sharp pic of this little plover. like the blurred background.
have a nice week

Hello Siggi
fine shot of this plover superbly captured, from a great POV, the bird is very well detailled and the light excellent
Have a good night

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-02 11:53]

Hi Siggi,beautiful shot of this plover walking on the beach,perfect DOF for excellent details despite the distance and nice blurred background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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