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Northern Lapwing

Northern Lapwing
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-20 9:38
Viewed: 1815
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the Peewit, Green Plover or (in the British Isles) just Lapwing, is a bird in the plover family. It is common through temperate Eurasia. It is highly migratory over most of its extensive range, wintering further south as far as north Africa, northern India, Pakistan, and parts of China. It migrates mainly by day, often in large flocks. Lowland breeders in westernmost areas of Europe are resident. It occasionally is a vagrant to North America, especially after storms, as in the Canadian sightings after storms in December 1927 and in January 1966.
It is a wader which breeds on cultivated land and other short vegetation habitats. 34 eggs are laid in a ground scrape. The nest and young are defended noisily and aggressively against all intruders, up to and including horses and cattle.
In winter it forms huge flocks on open land, particularly arable land and mud-flats.

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hello siegfried
very good sharpness and great details
i like the colours of this bird
great composition
thanks greeting lou

Hello Siegfried
Beautiful capture of this Northern Lapwing.Great close composition,wonderful colours and great details.Not easy to spot on this short distance.
Thank You
Have a good week!
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-20 10:07]

Hello Siggi,
Excellent close photo of this Northern Lapwing in good sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Nice composition and DOF.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-08-20 10:41]

Hello siggi,
Excellent sharpness and very fine, colorful details on this photo of this Kiebitz, thanks for sharing!

Hi Siegfried,

A sharp and detailed photo. I like the colorful wings. Regards. Ali.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6554 W: 89 N: 15640] (65419)
  • [2012-08-20 15:09]

Hi Siggi,another beautiful capture,but this time too better,the metallic color reflections on the plumage are really fantastics!! Nice position and great details too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Czesc Siggi,
bardzo dobra ostrosc z duza iloscia szczegolow. Super punkt widzenia i kompozycja.

Ciao Siegfried. Great time for the interesting bird in action. Amazing metallic colours. Good details.


Hello Siegfried,
Wonderful photo with great clarity and very nice colors. Impressive details, sharpness and WB. I love this superb bird with such impressive colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Siggi

What a beautiful pattern and colour of feathers this species of Lapwing has and captured very precisely. Nice flowing action too. Wonder how this picture would have looked with a little more foreground and a reduced BG. Cant say really, just a thought.

Hello Siegfried
a very well captured picture of this Northern Lapwing, great sharp picture of this busy food hunting bird taken from a good PoV. great composition and perfect colour.
best wishes,

Hello Siggi,
An excellent capture with such beautiful colors, details & natural setting. Well composed & presented with a great POV. Nice work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


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