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Charadrius leschenaultii 3

Charadrius leschenaultii 3
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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: 2011-11-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-15 8:03
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson 1826. Winter plumage. Avoiding a wave.
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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Hello Christodoulos,
Impressive capture with very nice details and exceptional sharpness.
I love the excellent clarity, the perfect focus and the superb background.
Wonderful composition and perfect shoot as usual.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-15 8:10]

Waaw! What a timing ans what a zoom,this is great! Magnificent capture,fantastic sharpness,sense of wings mouvement and the water below the bird!! Very well done!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

hello Christodoulos
this is a very good picture with a very good moment you have take this picture
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours as allways
thanks greeting lou

you did it again Christodoulos...a masterpiece ..no less! Great timing..Great depth ..great everything! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-15 9:00]

Hello Christodoulos,
A photo in perfect timing. The pose is gorgeous. Impressive sharpness, details and taken from an ideal low POV. Pleasing composition in splendid colours.

Hi Chris- amazing capture of the plover. You have waited for it. Lovely sharpness and fantastic POV. TFS

Hi Christodoulos,
amazing photo. Great dynamic photo. I can see a lot of move here. Perfect sharpness and composition. Amazing.
Have a nice evening,

Γειά σου Χριστόδουλος, Πώς μπορεί ένα άτομο να είναι τόσο τυχερό;;; Κατά τη γνώμη μου, αυτό είναι ένα κύριο κομμάτι!!! Θαυμάσια οξύτητα που ενισχύει τη λεπτομέρεια με τα απόλυτα σαφή χρώματα και τα λαμπιρίζοντας σταγονίδια νερού και μια ζάλη BG/DOF. Μεγάλη εργασία ο φίλος μου. Με φιλικούς χαιρετισμούς,

Hello Christodoulos,
How can one person be so lucky??? In my opinion, this is a master piece!!! Superb sharpness that enhances the detail with absolute clear colours and sparkling water droplets and a stunning BG/DOF. Great work my friend.
Best regards,

Ciao Christodoulos. Exciting light here and perfect details considering the flying capture! Best compliments.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-15 11:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
another great image of your. This plover is really well captured, just in the excellent moment.
Very nice image.Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-11-15 13:01]

another amazing capture from you! excellent work!

Ciao Christodoulos, fantastic action shoot, lovely drops in air, beautiful natural colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-11-15 13:26]

Olá colega,
Excelente foto,bela captura na sua partida, nitidez e composição otima meus parabéns.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-11-15 14:25]

Hello Chris!
wow wow wow !!! I´m impressed! A very very nice pic ! What a timing! Great colors and sharpness ! Amazing! Many congrats to you!
Regards from,

Hello Christodoulos,
great inflight picture with very good sharpness and nice details like the splashing waterdrops. I also like the fine light, the beautiful colours and the lovely eye contact.
Best wishes,

Magnificent frist plane, you've managed to capture plenty of action and dynamism on the shot.
Great pose on the bird, with enables the alignment of the wings with the extended legs.
Like also the details and bubbles on the water.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

Ho Christodoulos friend!
For a contest!... Congratualtions!...

This is wonderful. Perfect timing to get this action. Congratulations to this masterpiece.

Fantastic timing, with excellent detail and good eye contact too. Great background and perfect light. regards yiannis

Hi Christodoulos,
Very interesting presentation of this rare Charadrius leschenaultii, in fly, new species for me, TFS!

Hi Chris,
excellent capture of this Charadrius, good work!
TFS, Ferran

νάος φακός... πολύ καλή στιγμή, γεμάτο κάδρο "γεμάτη" απόδοση!
καλημέρα Χριστόδουλε!

Spectacular picture chris!
You'd freezed the moment perfectly. Good POV, light, sharpness & composition.
Well done & TFS.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-16 9:01]

Hi Chris!
Marvellous, poetic image. Splendid light. I especially like the droplets. They are marvellous...seem snowflakes :)
Great POV. Also congratulations on your perfect timing!
Ciao! Vanda

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-16 10:27]

Hi Christodoulos,
Perfect capture of flying bird. Excellent detail and perfectly sharp.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Christodoulos,
A great moment captured with amazing sharp details and natural colours. I also like the POV and OOF BG. Well done!

great shot, very nice picture Chris, lovely details and perfect focus,

un saluto, tino

Dificultad en la toma muy bien resuelta.Buen trabajo Chris.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très bonne coordination de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier le sujet dans une très belle posture.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Christodoulos
only one comment, very very beautiful. Regards, Paolo

I can really feel the movement, TFS Ori

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful take-off moment and you have captured it so well in close framing. Nicely exposed details against the silenced background.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Christodoulos

WOW ! Great timing to have shot this photo,
with always superb POV at the level of the bird,
great focus, sharpness and details, TFS


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