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Kentish Plover

Kentish Plover
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Copyright: Badruddin Ali (badar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tokina ATX 400/5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-08 11:14
Viewed: 3316
Points: 12
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Kentish plovers at Kihim beach near Mumbai. They were there in good nos. Seem to stick to the wetter parts of the beach.
They allowed me a very close approach though i was forced to discard my stand as it did not allow me to get low enough. Then i moved in closer sidewinding on knees & elbows till i was at my lens closes focussing distance 2.5m.
The funny part was they kept me behind their back no matter how much i tried. I go very few chnces on side presentation.

ISO 400
Manual metering 1.5 stops under to try & avoid the whites from burning.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-08 11:47]
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Hello Badruddin,
Nice capture of this plover despite the difficulties you had on the sand. This is sharp, well lighted and well presented.
To me the beak seems a bit thick for it to be a Kentish Plover. I wonder if it is a Lesser Sand Plover in winter plumage? They have the habit of gathering together with the Greater Sand Plover in large flocks on sandy beaches.
TFS and regards, Ivan

Hi Badruddin

A lovely shot. Well composed with a great low POV. Nice natural colours and well presented. Well done! :-)

very nice with great pov!
sharp and well composed
well done!

lovely bird, well composed, exposed with a good BG

tfs mario

Another good shot on sand.Nice composition. Faint brown Bg you got is excellant for white feathers. Wel Dne


hi ali
very good pic...

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-01-14 13:06]

Very adorable composition,
the little fella is soo cute posing away for you.
hmm lucky you :D
Cheers :D

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