|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), known as the Black-bellied Plover in North America, is a medium-sized plover breeding in arctic regions. It is a long-distance migrant, with a nearly world-wide coastal distribution when not breeding.|
Adult in winter plumage
They are 2730 cm long with a wingspan of 7183 cm, and a weight of 190280 g (up to 345 g in preparation for migration). In spring and summer (late April or May to August), the adults are spotted black and white on the back and wings. The face and neck are black with a white border; they have a black breast and a white rump. The tail is white with black barring. The bill and legs are black. They moult to winter plumage in mid August to early September and retain this until April; this being a fairly plain grey above, with a grey-speckled breast and white belly. The juvenile and first-winter plumages, held by young birds from fledging until about one year old, are similar to the adult winter plumage but with the back feathers blacker with creamy white edging. In all plumages, the inner flanks and axillary feathers at the base of the underwing are black, a feature which readily distinguishes it from the other three Pluvialis species in flight. On the ground, it can also be told from the other Pluvialis species by its larger (2434 mm), heavier bill.
Owner's Name VolkanAKGUL
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/500
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation -1/3
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length 300.0mm
Image Size 3888x2592
Image Quality RAW
White Balance Mode Daylight
AF Mode One Shot-AF
Picture Style Standard
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB
Long exposure noise reduction 0:Off
High ISO speed noise reduction 0:Off
Highlight tone priority 0:Disable
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- [2009-09-30 1:37]
Great pictures of Grey Plover!
oo Volkan, hoşgeldin. nerelerdeydin?
şimdi bu soruyu sormadan edemeyeceğim: kız sen İstanbul'un neresindensin :)
B.Çekmece'den Riva'dan mı,
Terkos'tan mı Beykoz'dan mı?
şimdiler de bu eski ama çok güzel şarkı unutulsa da yer göremeyince aklıma düştü.
fotoğraf top class. tebrikler.
eline sağlık Volkan.
Volkan merhaba , seni tekrar burada gördüğüme sevindim .
Fotoğrafın nefis olmuş , tebrikler , selamlar .
absolute perfect photo output...!bravo!
TFS thanks for sharing
- [2009-09-30 2:29]
One of the best shot , I have ever seen from grey plover , very sharp with nice Bg and color, thanks for sharing.
With best wishes
- [2009-09-30 2:55]
excellent sharpness and the details of the features are well seen in superbs pattern.
this is really an outstanding shot. the shallow depth really gives a powerful view.
Great shot of this plover. Excellent sharpness and details. Great composition and POV.
Excellent work, wonderful colors, great details
- [2009-09-30 7:06]
Not as beautiful as the summer plumage, but the photo is really perfect. The low POV makes it all. The colours are splendid, the sharpness and details excellent, the pose so beautiful..... An photo in high quality!
- [2009-09-30 11:17]
Enfes olmuş Volkan, emeğine sağlık..
This is a top class shot. Not only because the quality of the camera and the lens, but because the sharpness, DOF and composition. I like very well the colors of the background and of the little stones and sand. Great job! Congratulations,
Great shot! pov and dof are great, I also like the composition and the sharpness!
- [2009-10-03 18:24]
Greetings and TFS.