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northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus

northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus
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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: 2015-06-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-25 9:41
Viewed: 1404
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the peewit or pewit (imitative of its cry), green plover (emphasising the colour of the plumage) or (in the British Isles) just lapwing (which refers to its peculiar, erratic way of flying), 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.[2]

It is a wader which breeds on cultivated land and other short vegetation habitats. 3 4 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.(Wikipedia)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-25 12:42]

Hello Sigi,
Very nice action photo of this landing lapwing in a fine composition, beautiful natural colours and good sharpness.

Very nice snapshot and sharp.
Well done Siegfried.

Thanks for sharing.

Hello Siegfried,

Well captured this Northern Lapwing in its natural habitat. The moment, mainly its activeness is really a time to frame. Quite well details even in underwing n such difficult light condition.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-11-26 12:11]

Very good lapwing landing shot!



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-26 18:53]

Hello Siggi,
What a neat action shot of this fine looking Northern Lapwing. It's contrasting black and white plumage is shown very well in this image and is quite beautiful. Sharply focused and displaying good detail and exposure.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-02 12:15]

Hi Siggi,the take off before the landing of the other pic,always done in an excellent way,perfect timing and very good sharpness too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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