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African Wattled Lapwing

African Wattled 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: 2016-01-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-18 2:47
Viewed: 1632
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The African Wattled Lapwing or Senegal Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus) is a large lapwing, a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae.

It is a resident breeder in most of sub-Saharan Africa outside the rainforests, although it has seasonal movements.

These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are large brown waders with a black crown, white forehead and large yellow facial wattles. The tail is white, tipped black, and the long legs are yellow.

In flight, African wattled lapwing's upperwings have black flight feathers and brown coverts separated by a white bar. The underwings are white with black flight feathers. The African wattled lapwing has a loud peep-peepcall.

This species is a common breeder in wet lowland habitats, especially damp grassland. It often feeds in drier habitats, such as golf courses, picking insects and other invertebrates from the ground. It lays three or four eggs on a ground scrape.

The African Wattled Lapwing is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Peter,
Another interesting capture....Nice and colorful specie of Lapwing, a little different from the colors of the Northern Lapwing, the only one specie I meet in my region.
Thanks for sharing!

hallo Peter
Dit is een leuke opname met dat gekleurde water erbij
prachtige kleuren en goed van scherpte
bedankt weer
gr lou

Hello Peter,
Beautiful species this "The African Wattled Lapwing". Well captured with full reflection. I like such lighting; with dark- warm tone. Details ate good too.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Peter
I love the soft light in which you captured this African Wattled Lapwing. The reflection add interest and adds more colour. Beautifully composed with good detail and informative notes.

Very interesting location and ambience, Peter.
Light seems to play a special role here and the effect is quite artistic.

Hi Peter,
wonderful pose of this lapwing and stunning colors. LIKE

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-03-19 11:22]

Hi Peter
Simple and nice composition, with an interesting bird, reflection and good light. Unknown to me and maybe to others.

Thanks for sharing

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-19 17:19]

Hello Peter,
What an impressive image of this beautiful African Wattled Lapwing. You not only captured it in fine detail and color, but the mirrored reflection is awesome. Those bright yellow legs and beak grabs your attention right off the bat and the slightly rippled greenish tinted water is a special bonus. I love it!!

Hello Peter

Great shot of this African wader bird, with very fine POV and framing,
lovely light and reflection on the water, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-20 3:55]

Hi Peter,
Gorgeous light and colours and very nice reflection the bird in the water.
Excellent detail and focus with nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

Excellent drinking pose capture.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-28 14:33]

Hi Peter,beautiful capture of the same specie,this time in a magnificent large view with an excellent reflections,perfect quality like the other.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-03-29 6:54]

Hola Peter, que hermosa foto del ave y su reflejo en el agua, hermosa composición y entorno...saludos.

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