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Charadrius hiaticula 4
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-25 6:39
Viewed: 2651
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Charadrius hiaticula Linnaeus, 1758
Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula is a small plover (family Charadriidae) with a length of 17-19.5 cm and a wingspan of 35–41 cm.
The adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes and a short orange and black bill. The legs are orange. Juvenile Ringed Plovers are duller than the adults in colour, with an often incomplete grey-brown breast band, a dark bill and dull yellowish-grey legs.
Charadrius hiaticula differs from the smaller Little Ringed Plover in leg colour, the head pattern, and the lack of an obvious yellow eye-ring.

It breeds on open ground on beaches or flats across northern Eurasia and in Arctic northeast Canada. Some birds breed inland, and in western Europe they nest as far south as northern France. They nest on the ground in an open area with little or no plant growth.
Ringed Plovers are migratory birds wintering in coastal areas in Africa. Many birds in Great Britain and northern France are resident throughout the year.

In Cyprus Charadrius hiaticula is a very common passage migrant from late March to May and September to November, occasionally in summer and winter.

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Great to have the privilege of being your neighbour on the gallery today, Chris.
The Ringed Plover captured from a low perspective looks extremely beautiful in the ambient light, apparently of this morning.
The blue water BG is just perfect for this shot.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up photo of the Ringed Plover,
you shot it at its best pose moment,
if you could have more of the reflections
it would be even better, very beautiful light
and color tones, beautiful eye-contact,
great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-06-25 7:35]

Hello Christodoulos.
Excellent close photo of this Plover in very good sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Nice composition and DOF.
Regards Siggi

Hi Christodoulos,
nice bird. Interesting reflections in the mirror - water. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Wonderful and professional portrait of this little wader.

hallo Christodoulos
super good sharpness and great details
i like the colours of this bird
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
Pin sharp photo with amazing clarity, outstanding focus and fantastic details. I like this excellent capture of a nice bird living around the water holes.

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful picture of this small Plover.Splendid color with very good sharpness.Even the bird's legs and beaks are glittering.Very good captured.Nice color on wings too.
Thanks for your great contribution here in TN,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-25 9:47]

Waaw Chris,what a pic!! A fantastic close-up on this small plover,the details and the colors are over the top,magnificent reflections too and interesting pose,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-06-25 10:50]

Hi Chris,
amazing photo of this lovely bird,
sharpness and details are outstanding,
beautifully composed !
Best regards !

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-25 11:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a photo! The clarity in this photo is very impressive. So the colours are really splendid. The blue in the background is gorgeous. Fantastic sharpness, details and a perfect low POV, of course! High quality again!

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird in nice walking pose, fantastic reflections, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Very interesting bird, good capture, tfs, regards

Hello Christodoulos.
鳥照的很美麗 也很清楚
尤其是它的眼神非常的亮麗 構圖美麗

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photography of this Ringed Plover.
Beautiful composition and timing.
Great color and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-06-26 5:31]

Hello Christodoulos,
Here I like the vivacity of the bird so well shown by your picture. As usual technically well done, may be the point of view could have been slightly different to show even better the reflection of the bird..but in this case you had to be very quick!
Take care

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-26 6:32]

I like the pose by this cute plover drawing our attention to the insect in front..fine lighting and colors..beauty. tfs

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-06-26 8:10]

delicious limpidity whit this, Christo .. great light and detail too; .. well done again mate

regards, nuri :D

Ciao Christodoulos. Deatails and shapr are impressive indeed. Beuatiful brilliant colours. Magnificent compo.


Hello Christodoulos
It is a marvel. Details, colors and sharpness are a great success
Thank you,
Best regards

Hello Christodoulos
Fantastic capture of this plover.Great low POV and close composition,wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-06-26 23:18]

Fabulous! Nothing else should be said.

You were really able to capture the bird and coastal scene.

A real masterpiece!


Excellent image lovely colors and perfect timing


Hello Chris,
What a good picture.
superb sharpness and composition and great PoV.
best wishes MF.

Hi Christodoulos,

The tight frame is putting the bird in evidence. The point of view is showing the détails and colours of the Ringed Plover. It is clear and sharp. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-26 3:44]

Hello Christodoulos
splendid capture of the bird. The blue water background is magical in giving such an impact to the scenery.
Very beautiful indeed.


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