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Pluvialis apricaria

Pluvialis apricaria
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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: 2009-11-08
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-17 8:54
Viewed: 6290
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pluvialis apricaria (Linnaeus 1758). Winter plumage.
Eurasian Golden Plover

Pluvialis apricaria is a medium-sized plover of the family Charadriidae. The breeding adult is spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Its face and neck are black with a white border and it has 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.
Pluvialis apricaria (Eurasian Golden Plover) is similar to the two other golden plovers. Pluvialis dominiica (American Golden Plover), and Pluvialis fulva (Pacific Golden Plover) but Pluvialis apricaria is bigger and relatively shorter-legged.

The habitat of Pluvialis apricaria is moorland and tundra in northernmost parts of Europe and western Asia. They nest on the ground in a dry open area. They are migratory and winter in southern Europe and north Africa.

In Cyprus it is a relatively common passage migrant and a winter visitor.

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Hallo Christodoulos,
another superb capture of a fantastic bird, outstanding sharpness and amazing details on the marvellous winter plumage, brilliant colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

Hi Christodoulos,
another excellent portrait of bird. Amazing colours. Perfect composition and sharpness. Interesting note.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Chris - I am your neighbour today. What a POV of the plover. Fantastic sharpness and good lighting. TFS

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-02-17 9:07]

Hi Christodoulos,

Great photo, splendid colors and sharp details, i like this species very much, TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-17 9:08]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo of this Golden Plover in really golden colours. Superb POV, sharpness, details, composition and DOF. Intense eye contact.

wow, this is really striking, I like this golden colour, greetings Ori

Hi chris,

Beautiful bird & brilliantly captured.
Good sharpness & perfect eye contact. Welldone & TFS.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-17 9:59]

Hello Christodoulos,
A top quality portrait of a Golden plover in winter plumage. The sharpness couldn't be better and the contrast with the grey neutral water BG is perfect with the lighting really showing the golden colours at their best.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Christodoulos, another great image to add to your already fabulous collection. Clean and bright image at the edge of perfection. A photo worthy of the best reporting in nature. One word .... good. All the best, Paolo

Hallo Christodoulos!

I saw this specie in north Poland few times but I don't have any good photos of it, so... congratulations. Well done!

Best Regards

Ciao Christodoulos, splendid light on lovely bird, great sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Christodoulos
what a great capture of pretty Golden Plover, with excellent sharp focus, exposure and light using. coloration and white balance superb. great POV/DOF and composition. it is great work indeed. thanks for sharing. all the best
have a nice evening

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-17 12:11]

Hello Christodoulos,
this is a beautiful Golden Plover shot - very clear and colorful. Fantastic composition and great details. Great colours an lighting too. Well done and thanks for posting.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos. Great light to exalt colours. Perfect contrast. Another taken in top quality.


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-02-17 13:28]

Hi Christodoulos
I am here for learning and here I learned that f/8 is absolutely perfect for this kind of picture

hello Christodoulos

very beautiful close-up photo of this species of plover,
with very fine low POV, and DOF, great focus
sharpness and details of its plumage, TFS


Another perfect capture from you
Thanks for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-17 15:15]

Another incredible work.What a perfection my friend! The plums details are fantastics!Impressive sharpness,colors and nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-18 4:01]

Hi Christodoulos,
wonderful capture! This so nice,the simple view...of the bird and its clear and neat surroundings. The pattern on its feathers are really stunning. You have shown it so sharp and it brings an amazing shot.
Very big congratulations.


Hello Christodoulos,
Another splendid capture with very fine details and amazing focus.
Great composition, excellent light and colors.
Fantastic sharpness!

Hi Christodoulos

super ...Perfect composition and sharpness...TFS...best regardas Hasan...

hello Christo
this is a beauty with great details and very good sharpness
beautiful colours to
great shot
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-02-18 7:34]

Hello Christodoulos,
A brilliant and very cvlose capture of the Golden Plover in beautiful light. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours of the plumage. Great eye contact too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-18 8:27]

Beautiful Plover, really looks like dabbed with gold, excellent pose and composition. tfs.

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très bonne valorisation du sujet grace à une très bonne opposition sur l'arrière plan et à une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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