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Three-banded plover

Three-banded plover
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Birds of South Africa 2, Vanderschelden's Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-26 8:52
Viewed: 4453
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First of all I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New 2008. Many thanks for your wishes, cards, etc.

Back to business...:-)
I already posted 60 KNP images; 3 episodes x 20days.
From now on I will post more or less in a randomly order and not any more one per day sorted chronologically. To see the KNP images chronologically, I refer to my Kruger National Park traveloque where the photos are sorted automatically in a chronological order.

More info about the Three-banded plover you can find here; my first upload.

hooting Date/Time
5/10/2007 16:50:49
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EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
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Image size
3888 x 2592
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One-Shot AF
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-26 8:56]

Hi Annick. The refection is that good it looks like two birds. What a fantastic looking bird this is. your sharp focusing gives fine detail . your use of the light has given rich but still natural looking colours. so very well done TFS.
Happy New Year to You.

An excellent reflection. Actually that makes the image quality a total. The rest of focus and such are fine as is...and framed perfectly...well noted...just like the pros!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-12-26 9:26]

Ha Annick,
The reflection in the water is superb. Very sharp image of a beautiful bird. The conditions were very good and you made a good shot.
All the best in 2008!!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-26 9:51]

Hello Annick,
I think Plovers are wonderful birds and this beautiful species is new to me! You've captured it in a fine pose in beautiful light. Impressive sharpness and the reflection in the still water is fantastic.
Well done!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Fine shot of this Plover Annick.
Cool bird well seen - twice - with the great reflection :-)
Excellent low POV, very good detail and soft light.
Wishing you the best for the coming New Year.

Another beauty Annick. If you shot all those images RAW how many Gig of cards did you take with you. Did you down load onto some sort of storage device in the evenings or just use a whole lot of cards?

TFS and I hope you are enjoying a nice holiday season
Evelynn : )

Hello Annick
Excellent shot of this Three-banded plover,
Great reflection,colors and Details,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Best wishes for 2008 :o)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-26 10:21]

Hello Annick,
You have certainly made an impressive collection of fine images during your stay in KNP. This includes this fine capture of the Three-banded Plover. The lighting and sharpness are excellent and the composition with its reflection in the water is superb.
Nice to see!
Thanks and best wishes for 2008!

Hi Annick,
Smooth shot, spot-on sharpness and colourful catch on this plover! Red ring circling on the eye is beautiful and with the reflection, it is a great catch!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-26 11:23]

Hi Annick,
Very good shot of this three-banded plover. The full reflection of the bird look great. Color tones, lighting, composition, focus and sharpness are very good. Well done and TFS

ery nice pic, i would crop the right side a bit so the bird is not in the exact middle. greetings Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-26 12:41]

The reflection and the perfect particular of eyes given a class touch at this pic,thanks for sharE,LUCIANO

hello Annick

Merry Christmas and Happy New 2008 to you too

this is an excellent shot very sharp good detailed,
the first place my eye goes is that orange circle oy the eye,
the reflection is excellent and i like the light on the subject

like fragman, i would give a little less space at the right
just that the bird not be framed exactly in the middle of the image,



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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-26 14:16]

hi Annick
nice photo of this really cute and interesting bird,
lovely pose, nicelly captured reflection & nice sharpness
thanks, best wishes

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-12-26 14:41]

Hello Annick.
Beautiful presentation.Excellent reflextion from your subject in the water.I like ther look in hte eye of the subject he seem to be questioning what is happening.
TFS Michel

Hello Annick.
An excellent reflection, stunning looking bird nice sharp detail and very well framed, lovely work as always, Cheers Rick :)

Hi Annick,
A lovely capture of this beautiful bird. Excellent composition and very good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-27 1:44]

Hallo Annick,
Jij maakt in je 60 foto's de beste reclame voor het Krugerpark die ik ooit gezien heb. Ook deze mag er weer zijn. Wat een fascinerend oog. De reflectie in het water is wonderbaarlijk.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-27 7:55]

Hi Annick,
Just marking it to come back later with a proper critique.

Excepcionales reflejos Annick.
Fabulosa presentación y buena nota.
Un saludo y mis felicitaciones para tí y los tuyos en estas fechas tan entrañables, JL.

slm Annick Vanderschelden.
cok net bir resim her şeyiyle muhteşem ellerine sağlık.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-27 19:52]

Hello Annick,
Beautiful shot my friend with great colors and sharp details. This species is close in appearance to our Kildeer. Thanks for your talents Annick.

Very well captured and presented. The water reflection is a particularly nice touch.

Hi Annick,
Beautiful shot. The sharpness and lighting is spot on as usual, reflection takes this work of art to another level. Excellent job, TFS.
Happy new year to you.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-12-28 7:28]

great! beautiful plumage and reflections! tfs

Excellent - the reflection adds a lot! Wonderful detail of this interesting fellow! Love the light here! Kudos!
Cheers, Klaus

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-28 9:00]

Hello Annick ! The reflections on this one are just fantastic ! Perfectly composed, great details and a very fine exposure ! Thanks !


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-12-29 10:21]
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Lovely, Annick, just lovely!
What a beautiful bird, superbly captured with its reflection. The details on the eye are outstanding.
I have not been very active on TN lately, but whenever I come on the site, I always check on all your posts that I have missed.
I love each and every single one of them.
Thank you for sharing with us such a magnificent portfolio. Happy New Year to you and your family.

impressive sharpness
good reflection

sorry for my english

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-01 10:13]

Hi Annick,

I love this one, the colours are so beautiful and naturals. Great and such a clear reflection of the plover. Very well done!


Hello Annick,
A lovely bird, well captured!
Good pose and fine details, pleasant reflection...
DOF spot on and a fine feeling of depth!
And I wish that a HAPPY NEW YEAR will come your way!
Seasonal greetings from a chilly Norway,
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi Annick!
As I promissed I am he again :)
I like this picture beause of following reasons:
1. Nice and interesting bird species, not known for me before (or known but I do not remeber it :>)
2. very beautiful water reflection (bravo for composition and final effect)
3. the bird - once again. Especially its eyes look great, the red colour is fantastic!
4. technique, as always professional.
TFS and all the best!

beautiful picture with bright and natual colours, I like very much the reflections in the water of this beautiful bird, bravo as always

Bonjour Annick,
Je découvre avec plaisir la diversité de ta galerie à l'occasion de ta visite sur la mienne.
Très belle composition dans laquelle le sujet est bien mis en valeur par ses éclatantes couleurs dans une belle lumière et sa judicieuse réflexion.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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