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Wattled Plover

Wattled Plover
Photo Information
Copyright: Anton Prinsloo (Anton) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF-S Nikkor VR 200-400mm F/4 G
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-15 12:21
Viewed: 3788
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture of the wattled plover at the Rietvlei NR near Pretoria.
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To elefantino: Wattled PloverAnton 1 06-23 03:19
To soccer: Rietvlei NRAnton 1 06-17 05:23
To jossim: Crowned LapwingAnton 1 06-15 13:58
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beautiful and sharp

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-06-15 12:50]
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Bonjour Anton!

Félicitations pour la pose de l'oiseau et la netteté.

Merci pour l'envoie.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-06-15 12:54]

hello anton & a warm welcome to TN! :-)
excellently composed shot for a start.
wonderful pose, superb and sharp details,
good colors and a nice blurred bg.
well seen & captured, thor.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-06-15 14:39]

Hi Anton ! Welcome to TN ! You start with a very nice picture. Details, colors and composition are excellent. The pose of the bird is also very beautiful, he looks so concentrated ! Good DOF and wonderful BG. Very well done !

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-06-15 15:58]

That is quite a pose. Wonderful shot.

Welcome aboard!



Welcome to TN. A good first posting you have submitted. The pic has great Composition, POV, DOF, BG and sharpness of the subject. I do believe that the bird has been wrongly identified though and it is in fact a Wattled Plover. I am also looking to get into contact with people that have been to Rietvlei Nature Reserve and want to know what photographic opportunities the bird hides present there. Feel free to drop me a mail if you have any input.


Hi Anton, it's not a Crowned Lapwing!!!
It's a Wattled Lapwing (or Wattled Plover), latin name Vanellus Senegallus.
The pic is perfect! Compo and Bg are great.

Hi Anton,
Welcome to TN, And a very nice first post from you.
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

Hello Anton

Lovely shot with gorgeous colour tones. Very easy on the eye. Clarity and sharpness are spot on. Lovely work. :-)

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