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Charadrius alexandrinus 2

Charadrius alexandrinus 2
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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: 2010-07-31
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-05 4:32
Viewed: 2543
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Charadrius alexandrinus Linnaeus 1758. Juvenile
Kentish Plover

Charadrius alexandrinus is a small plover (family Charadriidae) with a length of 15-17 cm. It has greyish brown upperparts and white underparts in all plumages. It has an incomplete breast band which just appears as dark lateral patches on the sides of the breast. These breast markings are black in summer adults, otherwise brown. The legs are black.
Breeding males of some races have a rufous cap, a black forehead bar and a black mask through the eye.

It breeds in a wide range, from southern Europe to Japan and in Ecuador, Peru, Chile, the southern USA and the Caribbean. The subspecies in the Americas are called Snowy Plover. Despite its English name, this species no longer breeds in Kent, or even in Great Britain
Charadrius alexandrinus breeds on sandy coasts and brackish inland lakes, and is uncommon on fresh water. It nests in a ground scrape and lays three to five eggs. The breeding birds in warmer countries are largely sedentary, but northern and inland populations are migratory, wintering south to the tropics. In many parts of the world, it had become difficult for this species to breed on beaches because of disturbance from the activities of humans or their animals

In Cyprus Charadrius alexandrinus is a breeding resident, a passage migrant and a winter visitor. Numbers are occasionally in three figures, particularly from September to April after a successful breeding season and when winter visitors and passage migrants boost numbers.
According BirdLife Cyprus, the breeding population has declined over recent years.

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Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
A very beautiful picture of the Kentish Plover, perfect exposure! impressive details everywhere on the bird! and lovely highlighted eye, another supreme shot!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Ciao Christodoulos. Impressive DOF and refined details. Outstanding management of the light.


Hi Chris,

Fabulous capture of what can only be described as perfection my friend, wonderful achievement and a great performance Chris, Bravo!. congratulations and have a nice day,

hello Christodoulos
Allways a good picture from you
great details nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou


A very sharp pic once again. the detail and clarity are superb. I also like the composition, POV, DOF, BG, Lighting, colour and the catch light in the subject's eye.

Hallo Christodoulos,
another fantastic picture, superb sharpness, marvellous colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

wonderful sharpness. great species with good background. thanks for sharing.

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent and very beautiful close-up photo
of this small wader bird, very fine POV,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-05 6:54]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent photo of this interesting species, TFS!

Love the tone and sharpness of this bird shot my friend, Christodoulos. The exposure and exposure of the plumage is vivid with beautiful focus frame.
Great capture and thanks for sharing.

Hello Christodoulos!
As ususally , great shot with superb sharpness, excellent POV and so many good details! Amazing! Well done! TFS
Nice evening!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-05 8:04]

The top of the top of sharpness,light balance and colors for another magnificent pic whit this little and interesting specie,i like a lot the crop and the piece of legs reflected in the water.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano.

Hi Christodoulos,
another amazing photo of bird. Excellent point of view. Really nice colours. Great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

Excellent capture Christodoulos! Love the impeccable clarity here! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hello Christodoulos, another masterpiece, this picture, incredible sharpness out details. Another masterpiece worthy of your great skill. All the best, Paul

Hello Christodoulos,
wonderful capture of this lovely bird with good light and fine eye contact. Outstanding sharpness with many details and well chosen POV.
Best wishes,

amazing camouflage, greetings Ori

Excellent detailed photo in a natural habitat. regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent image of a lovely bird taken from a very short distance. The clarity, colors, details and composition are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-07-05 12:07]

Hi Christodoulos,
Lovely portrait of a beautiful bird.Nice natural colours good composition and sharpness details.Excellent the eye's contact.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Christodoulos friend!
This seems better than seen with the naked eye! ... Great job, with an amazing brightness in the whole picture.
Regards, TFS

fantastic details Chris, excellent light and what I love the most is the eyer, perfect light and focus, congratulations !

a nice evening,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-05 12:30]

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing beautiful photo of this Kentish Plover. Splendid light and colours. Impressive sharpness and details. Taken from an excellent low POV in a very good composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-05 13:47]

Hello Christodoulos.
This is a wonderful photo of the little Kentish Plover. I like the POV, sharpness, colours and background.Great capture.Best regards Siggi

Hi Christodoulos,
Outstanding images for this lovely little bird.
Sharpness and details are excellent. POV and MAF is perfect!
Another your fantastic image!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Chris,
A fabulous close up of this plover. This plover has great feather details with a wonderful catch light. It is a great big wonderful picture on my screen.
Well done.

Hello Chris,
excellent capture of this bird with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours!

This is Very well exposed, with excellent sharpness, detail, DOF and colors. Well composed,

Hi Christodoulos,

Briliant photo! Great sharpness and very good detail of this bird!


Hi Christodoulos,

The tight frame is putting the bird in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Kentish Plover. The morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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