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Charadrius morinellus

Charadrius morinellus
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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: 2010-03-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-26 5:44
Viewed: 3562
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Charadrius morinellus Linnaeus 1758. Winter plumage.
Eurasian Dotterel

Charadrius morinellus is a small wader in the family Charadriidae. Adults in summer are unmistakable, with a chestnut breast bordered above with white, black belly and warm brown back. The legs are yellow, and the short bill is black. The female is brighter than the male.
Winter birds lack the rich underpart coloration, apart from the white breast line, and are greyer above. Young birds are similar but have a scaly appearance to their backs.
In all plumages it has a striking whitish supercilium
It breeds in the Arctic tundra of northern Eurasia, from Norway to eastern Siberia, and on suitable mountain plateaus such as the Scottish highlands and the Alps. It nests in a bare ground scrape and lays two to four eggs.
This species is migratory, wintering in a narrow belt across north Africa from Morocco eastwards to Iran. Migration stopovers are traditional, and small parties (trips) of Dotterels pass through each year at these usually inland arable or grassy sites. The winter habitat is semi-desert.

In Cyprus Charadrius morinellus is a scarce and irregular passage migrant.

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Hallo Christodoulos,
what a fantastic capture, outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent from all aspect
Best regards

Hello Christodoulos,
A terrific shot of The Eurasian Dotterel, superb clarity and sharpness, beautiful colours and the exposure is spot on!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Excellent detailed photo of the bird in its natural habitat. The spring flowers add interest.regards yiannis

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird on a beautiful lighting BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-26 7:27]

Hello Christodoulos,
a fine shot with excellent sharpness. The plumage is pretty with details well presented.
The surroundings is well intact.
A nice shot and so natural.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-26 7:44]

Hello Christodoulos,
A very fine close capture of a male Dotterel.
The excelent low lateral POV shows his features with fine sharpness and natural colours with the busy stony BG sufficiently OOF to let him stand out in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-26 7:54]

Hi My friend,not only a magnificent and perfect bird pic as usual,but a beautiful ground too rich of different colors,fantastic sharpness and light balance and very nice composition.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
nice capture of this little bird with perfect sharpness and many details. I especially like your well chosen POV and the fine eye contact. Good light and natural colours.
Best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos, another great capture with perfect light and details really. Another image to add to a collection already very beautiful. All the best, Paul

Hi Chris,

Fabulous capture of this beautiful Bird, excellent sharpness with fine detailed feather texture, superb exposure/white balance control, Quality pic here Chris and well done,
Best regards,


Great composition and wonderful colours, sharpness and details are good, very well captured of the Charadrius!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-26 9:34]

Hi Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of this rare species, excellent sharp details and very nice colors, TFS!

Hello Christodoulos,

an perfect dof with blurred bg taken with razor sharpness and low pov.
Fine colors.


hello Christodoulos
very nice shot with great sharpness
the colours are super
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos.
Really amazing photo of this interesting bird. Very nice use of light. Mant details - excellent sharpness. Very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Christodoulos. Another masterpiece from you! Shap and details are outstanding! So like the DOF MF!


Hola Christodoulos.
Excelente composicion.preciso enfoque que salva un fondo complicado.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-26 11:30]

Hello Christodoulos.
This is a very good photo. Good light and therefore very nice colors. Excelent clear details of the bird are visible. Nice natural atmosfere too.Best regards siggi

Hello Christodoulos,
Yet another fabulous image from you. I have looked through your gallery again and this is no exception. The quality of your work is exceptional. Bravo!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-26 15:21]

Hello Chistodoulos,
Very good capture with excellent sharpness and splendid colors.Nice composition and very fine POV.
Have a nice day!...

another perfect capture, I love the fuzzy flowers as well, greetings Ori

Excellent capture. sharp detail, nice colours and lighting. regards vijeesh

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-07-27 7:15]

Hi Chris,

Great pov and fantastic pose of this bird. I like the soft colours and superb sharpness.


Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très belle présentation du sujet dans une splendide lumière, générant de subtils tons pastels, et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Christodoulos! How are you keeping?
Nice pic with lovely lightness and so beautiful natural colors.The sharpness is very impressive and so the DOF.Great job, indeed ! TFS
Regards from,
PS: thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it!

Hi Christodoulos,
Very beautiful photo. DOF and colours are excellent. Sharpness is perfect. Good focus and exposure. Nice composition.

απλά υπέροχη, από Νοέμβρη στην Κερκίνη, από τώρα....!
καλό βράδυ!

Hi Christodoulos,
Impressive shot for this little bird!
The sharpness, the composition and the colours are fantastic.
Wonderful ambientation.
Thanks for sharing

Sin complicaciones y muy bien captada. Buena luz y colores muy reales.
Saludos Cris: J. Ignasi.

Hi Christodoulos,

The bird is well placed in the frame. The close-ip point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Eurasian Dotterel. The morning light is bringing bout the colors. Have a nice day.


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