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Charadrius leschenaultii

Charadrius leschenaultii
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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: 2010-08-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-18 3:42
Viewed: 3049
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson 1826. Winter plumage.
Greater Sand Plover

Charadrius leschenaultii is a small plover (family Charadriidae) with a length of 19-22 cm. Breeding males have grey backs and white underparts. The breast, forehead and nape are chestnut, and there is a black eye mask. The female is duller, and winter and juvenile birds lack the chestnut, apart from a hint of rufous on the head. Legs are greenish and the bill black.
It breeds in the semi-deserts of Turkey and eastwards through Central Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering on sandy beaches in east Africa, south Asia and Australasia. It is a rare vagrant in western Europe.

In Cyprus Charadrius leschenaultii is a passage migrant and a winter visitor always in very small numbers.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-07-18 5:15]

wonderful capture and composition!

Hello Christodoulos,
nice capture of these little birds with good sharpness and fine clarity. I like the good light and the natural colours. Some nice reflections.
Best wiushes,


Good composition, DOF, BG, Sharpness, detail \, lighting and colours that you show in the image. Very clear and high quality post again.

nice pair, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-18 7:08]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another very beautiful photo. Splendid colours, also in the matching BG. Taken from a good low POV in a nice composition. Excellent sharpness, details and DOF. The blurred FG isn't the best part in my opinion. I should have cropped it, but that's personal.

Hallo Christodoulos,
a fantastic capture of the Greater Sand Plover, outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent point oif view and composition with a wonderful environment
Best regards

Hello Christodoulos,
Very nice picture of these little birds, superb depth of field, excellent details sharpness and lovely highlighted eye,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Lovely image of pair of plovers with environment but the image is bit pale, I did one WS, hope you don't mind. tfs.

hello Christodoulos
Super sharpness and nice composition
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hi Chris,

Splendid capture of these Greater Sand Plover's showing them in their natural habitat, nice and sharp with lovely colours, great work here Chris and well done,
Best regards,


Hi Christodoulos,
very nice photo of these birds. Amazing natual colours. Very good composition. Nice depth of field.
Have a nice week,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-18 8:46]

Hello Christodoulos,
A very good capture of these lovely bird in nice composition.Fine sharpness and colours.
Have a nice day!...

Hi Christodoulos,
Great capture with excellent clarity on your subjects. Love the eye contact.

Ciao Christodoulos, beautiful composition with lovely couple in nice symmetryc pose, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Excellent shot of these Plovers. Great sharpness and detail. Have a great day, and thanks for your comments, Bill

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-18 10:04]

Hello Christodoulos.
This is lovely; two for the price of one and both nicely detailed. The plummage markings and colours are well defined and the shot has good composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-07-18 10:48]

Hello Christodoulos,
very beautiful image with great clarity and definition, excellent composition, splendid colours and light super.

Gran delicadeza, bella gama de colores y bien recreado el entorno de las aves.
Buen y efectivo ángulo de disparo.
Saludos Christo: J. Ignasi.

Hello Christodoulos,
What a beautiful image! The orientation of the birds and the plants on the right are just so pelasing. May I please be arrogant and suggest you crop most, if not all, of the OOF foreground off as I think it will further improve an already excellent photo. Well done and best wishes.

I love the subtle colors here, Christodoulos Makris! Great focus and depth of field as usually. Bravo!
George Veltchev

Wonderful natural scenery and interesting birds. Good lighiting and details. regards yiannis

Ciao Christodoulos. Impressive DOF so like details and sharp. magnificent lightning compo.


Hello Christodoulos,

another fantastic shot taken by you.
Good pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.


Hi Christodoulos,
Fantastic natural ambient here Christodoulos!
The light, the ambientation, the composition and the sharpness are great!
Another outstanding image!
Thanks for sharing

Very nice capture, excellent composition, good point of view, lovely colors and nice contrast, fantastic sharpness,

Hi Christodoulos friend!
I say it's almost like seeing the image with the naked eye! ... Or perhaps better!
Congratualtions & TFS!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-19 4:24]

Hello Christodoulos,
Love this kind of natural shots which show the animals in their environment. And here you have such a fine palette of colors to make a very captivating picture. Amazing shaped plants in the water. Trčs beau, encore.

Hello Christodoulos, a bird was not enough, now a splendid trip for a couple. A great image, beautiful light and a fantastic work in post production. All the best, Paul

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-07-19 11:47]

Hello Christodoulos,
A very beautiful capture showing the two Plovers in a natural environment. Great focus on both and I love the colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent environmental photo of these Greater Sand Plovers,
fine POV at their level, beautiful soft light
and color tones, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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