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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Hoya UV 77mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-20 4:24
Viewed: 4579
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
! * Bird under captivity. Image taken in Prague Zoo

Senegal Wattled Plover
Vanellus senegallus

The 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, Senegal Wattled Plover's upperwings have black flight feathers and brown coverts separated by a white bar. The underwings are white with black flight feathers.

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.

Senegal Wattled Plover has a loud peep-peep call.

The Senegal Wattled Plover 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 Selen, what a wonderfull pic, I have never seen this bird in my life, he is splendid , great focus colors and sharpness, lovely composition of this Senegal Wattled Plover
well done,

Merhaba Selene,
What a clear capture of this colorful bird!
You managed pretty well to make this shot between all that grasses, and got that good and unobstructed view of its head, with all that colours on it.
Well done and thanks for share it.
Kind regards,

Hi Selen
Very nice natural shot. I like the grass blades (OOF and sharp mix) and beautiful colors. Sharpness is great. Also very good note
Best wishes

Ne kadar gizlenmeye kalkmışsada senden kašamamış netlik ve harika renkler šok gŘzel uyum saglamış. ellerine saglık Selen.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-09-20 5:23]

Hi Selen,
Beautiful shot of this plover!
The sharpness and details are amazing, great composition.
Well done and TFS

Hello Dear Selen
Excellent shot of this Plover,
Perfect focusing,composition and BG,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-20 7:41]

Hi Selene,

A nice capture of this colorfull fellow in the grass,composition is very sharp and colorfull,well done and tfs


Hi Selen
Nice shot of this Senegal Wattled Plover hiding in the grass.

Selam Selen,
Perfect exposure and focus, the low pov is perfect with clarity and details
very well done and well seen

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2007-09-20 12:09]

Hi Selen, aunque estaba oculto, has tenido una buena vista. Me gusta el POV a ras de suelo. Un saludo y TFS.

JosÚ Luis

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-20 12:43]

Hi Selen. fantastic detail and colour. your sharp focusing shows up the detail in the fearhers so well. the lightin the eye makes it look so clear. well done TFS. good notes too.

Ola Selen.
Muito nitida e bem iluminada.
A ave parece ser feita de plastico,tao perfeito.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-20 20:17]

Hello Selen, wow great shot of this beauty, I guess it's not easy to capture but you did well for sure. Very sharp, good exposure and great compo ! Thanks,


Hi Selen,
An excellent photo. The detail and color along with exposure and composition are amazing. Very well done. Interesting note. Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

I really like the colours on this bird Selen.Hard shot between the grass, but the good parts are in your frame.
It would be a nice bird to capture in flight.
TFS and have a nice weekend.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-21 3:19]

Hello Selen,
a lovel shot of this bird.
+++ Vibrant colours and good lighting, excellent low-down POV so we are almost eye-level with the subject. Great detail in the feathers and beak and good sharpness.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

Hello Selen,
A colourful little fellow popping out of the grass!
A well composed capture, interesting for once to see a bird on the ground...
Superb details in the plumage, DOF spot on and fine natural colours!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-22 0:39]

Hi Selen,
Wonderful shot with such sharp details and nice colours on its plumage. Superb lighting, exposure and focus and among the green grasses it stands out and looks pretty. I like the intense look on those blue eyes. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Índeki yeşilliğe rağmen šok iyi yakaladığın netlik şaşırtıcı olmuş

Most excellent portrait. Crisp and extremely clear, too! Wonderful! You sure are getting around, huh? Cheers, Klaus

Molto bello questo uccello, mi ha colpito l'occhio
di un colore azzurro veramente speciale.
Grazie per il tuo commento alla mia foto.
Un cordiale saluto Pierdamiano

MagnÝfico retrato.
Buenos colores y detallada nota Selen..
Saludos desde Gran Canaria, JL.

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