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Golden one

Golden one
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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, CF Extrime III 4 GB
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-04 2:42
Viewed: 3772
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Toda's post is from Iceland. I found this bird on the coast during the low tide. It was really windy day but I menaged to take few shots. This is how brd looks during the wither time. I hope you lie it :)

The Eurasian Golden Plover, Pluvialis apricaria, is a largish plover.This species is similar to two other golden plovers. American Golden Plover, Pluvialis dominiica, and Pacific Golden Plover, Pluvialis fulva, are both smaller, slimmer and relatively longer-legged than Eurasian Golden Plover, and both have grey rather than white axillary feathers (only properly visible in flight).

Breeding adults are spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Their face and neck are black with a white border; they have a black breast and a dark rump. The legs are black. In winter, the black is lost and the plover then has a yellowish face and breast and white underparts.

These birds forage for food on tundra, fields, beaches and tidal flats, usually by sight, although they will also feed by moonlight. They eat insects and crustaceans, also berries

Sorce and more info @ wiki.

vanderschelden, pirate, MMM, anel, Argus, jaycee, Rolf, Juyona, kjpweb, uleko, Tamrock has marked this note useful
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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-11-04 2:44]

Bonjour Ralf,

Une superbe photo,le contraste et l'harmonie des couleurs sont extras. Bravo pour la netteté et la composition.

Hello Ralf,
Nice to see another Plover today...:-)
Very good one; nice pose, very good sharpness and light, well composed,...

Hi Ralf
great compo with perfect exposure and great catchlight

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-04 4:57]

Hi Ralph
Nice presentation.You have master your subject very well due to the similar color of the BG. Sharp image ,nice details and nice pose of your subject.
TFS Michel

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-04 5:19]

hello Ralf,
Most beautiful ton sur ton picture. I like the way you show this fine bird in the middle of the seaweed, perfectly fitting with its surrounding. Excellent

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-04 6:45]

Hej Ralf,
Nice capture of what looks like a juvenile Golden Plover (suugested by the brownish tone at the base of the bill). Great pose on the Bladder Wrack seaweed, the good lighting and sharpness helping to make it stand out.
Well done and TFS!

Vi hade fint väder imorse men det var fågelfattigt!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-04 8:18]

Hi Ralf,

A wonderful shot of this cutie posing on the seaweed. The lighting is spotlighting him beautifully. Excellent details of his face and plummage. You did a fantastic job!!


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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2007-11-04 8:45]

Hi Ralf
Nice shot of this bird which is almost impossible to see on this BG.

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-04 11:41]

Hola Ralf,
preciosa captura,
camuflaje perfecto y excelente foco...
buen trabajo,

Wow Ralf - that is an impressive shot!. Gorgeous colors and beautiful detail in the plumage, sitting on tang! Very well done! Cheers, Klaus

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2007-11-05 20:12]

Hi Ralf
Super image
Excellent sharpness,detail and color
tfs jon

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-06 8:36]

Hej Ralf,
This was easy to overlook as a thumbnail but now I see a lovely capture of the Golden Plover. The plumage really shimmers of gold and sharpness is spot on. Stands out nicely against the pattern of the Bladder wrack seaweed.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

hej ralf!
den gör sig kanon denna
skönhet mot den bakgrunden!
sharp and fine picture!
very good!

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