Lesser Sand Plover
|Copyright: Badruddin Ali (badar)
|Date Taken: 2006-12-23|
|Camera: Nikon D70S, Tokina ATX 400/5.6|
|Exposure: f/6.0, 1/2000 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-01-09 12:55|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|There is always a good population of lesser Sand plovers wintering. We see them here in non-breeding , half breeding & in breeding plumages when they look the smartest.|
These birds kept me from approaching too close always staying 8-15 m away.
Dug myself in for a long time but they didnt change their mind.
Underexposed 1.5 stops
Unfortunately didnt allow for the crawl.
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so fragile small bird... Thanks for this delicate view
- [2007-01-09 17:19]
Nice capture presented very well. Good placement of the bird in the frame and excellent exposure. The light is placed well on the brid with a good catch light in the eye to brighten the image. My only nit pick would be the slight crop of the reflection in the bottom of the frame, getting this fully in the image might have made for a stronger composition/image.
TFS this image, which is well isolated and good composed.
- [2007-01-10 9:41]
These plovers are difficult to sort out. This certainly looks like lesser, but the long legs might suggest a Greater Sand Plover. The trouble is that they vary, some having a white collar.
I've had to turn to one the foremost experts in Sweden, Magnus Ullman to confirm my IDs.
Anyway, this shot is sharp and well presented and considering you couldn't come any closer it's a very good presentation.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
great capture with nice pov and dof
maybe you should have a little bit
I havent ben around for some time coz of lods of work. I missed some of you snas. So thought have a look. You have done excepion progress. This one is best of all. Perfect use of DOF. Excellant composition with water. Very well done.