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Red-wattled Lapwing

Red-wattled Lapwing
Photo Information
Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus E510, ZUIKO DIGITAL 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 2:56
Viewed: 3185
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Red-wattled Lapwing is a permanent resident in 'Sarika' area. This is my first decent photo of this species.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Vanellus
Species: V. indicus (นกกระแตแต้แว๊ด)

The Red-wattled Lapwingis a lapwing or large plover, a wader in the family Charadriidae. It is sometimes called the did-ye-do-it bird due to its unmistakable call.

Red-wattled Lapwings are large waders, about 35cm long (somewhat larger than a Rock Pigeon, with longer legs). The wings and back are light brown, but head and chest and front part of neck are black. Prominently white patch runs between these two colours, from belly and tail, flanking the neck to the sides of crown. Short tail is tipped black. A red fleshy wattle in front of each eye, black-tipped red bill, and the long legs are yellow. In flight, prominent white V-shaped wing bar.

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Hello JC,
A lovely lapwing to bid 2008 welcome!
Attractive composition, fine details in the plumage...
And I wish a HAPPY NEW YEAR will come your way!
Seasonal greetings from a chilly Norway,
Pablo -

Hello Jitty,

Happy new year!

Hello Jitti,
Great shot on this cute bird! Sharpness is spot on and the low pov made it impressive! i like the brown coloured environment makes you feel the habitat!

hello jitti,
very nice capture of this lovely Lapwing, i liked the eye contact very much in this pleasing composition,
wish you a happy new year 2008,
tfs & regards

Hi Jitty,
A very interesting bird!
I like the pose got and the very good details got not only in its plumage but also on the head and its particular red stripes.
Wish you a Happy New Year and all the best to you and family.
Warm regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-01 6:41]

Hello Jitty
Excellent presentation.I like the pose of your subject and the catch light in the eye.Sharp image and great details from the plumage.
TFS and Happy new year.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-01 8:00]

Hi Jitti,

I really like this Lapwing in the beautiful natural setting. Lovely colors and fine details showing him off well. Great eye contact! Happy New Year.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-01 8:02]

Hi Jitti.
I am pleased to see you first day of 2008. Amazing crisp sharp of the bird image. Your model is so elegant and beautiful. Excellent reproduction of the colours and feathers, pose and glance. Colour palette is delicate and nice for look. My best wishes.

Hello Jitti,
A more than decent photo, Jitti. I like its depicted environment as well; it isn't distracting and still generates info...
Well done

Hello Jitty,
What a wonderful picture to start 2008.
Excellent capture, Happy New Year to you
and your loved ones.


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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-01 12:06]

Hello Jitti,
great capture and beautiful portrait of a species
very good DOF and sharpness
great work

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-01 19:10]

Hi Jitti,
Outstanding beginning to the new year. Wonderful shot. Wish you give us such beautiful images to enjoy throughout 2008, MF. I eagerly look foward to every moment here on TN with you and our entire community.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-02 4:57]

Hello Jitti,
This is a great shot of a Red-wattled Lapwing, caught with excellent sharpness against an OOF natural dry grass BG in a fine pose. The low POV and composition are superb.
Well done and thanks for sharing this beauty!

Hello Jitti !
Quite unsual picture for you, we are more used to see insects and butterflies in your gallery ! :-) But is a fantastic picture. Sharpness, details, colors, composition, POV, pose of the bird, everything is really excellent here. And the bird itself iw very beautiful too. Well done !

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-01-03 3:48]

Hi Jitty,
great shot, the OOF G does work very well and let the bird stand out very well.
Sharp details and wonderful colors.
All the Best for 2008

bonjour Jitti
Belle prise de vue que ce bel oiseau a longue pates. Belle couleur et belle présentation.
Passe une bonne année 2008
Bravo et merci....JP

Hi Jitti,
A nice capture of this lapwing. Very good details and a lovely composition and very good lighting. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-03 19:03]

Hello Jitti

Excellent clarity with lovely detail and colours.
You have captured excellent eye contact.
The POV and DOF are well handled.
Nicely composed in the frame.


Hi Jitti,
Sharp & detailed, nice color & composition..
Your BG looks just like mine here in Texas now, everything's brown :(
Well done,

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-01-06 4:11]

Bonjour Jitti,

Superbe prise. L'harnonie des couleurs entre l'oiseau et l'environnement est superbe. Bravo pour les détails.

Merci pour le partage.

Hi Jitti

I see you've joined the club and bought a DLSR, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed with it's capability.
This is a good shot of this attractive lapwing. Good sharpness and composition and it stands out very well against the grassy background.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-07 9:31]

Hello Jitti,
Not often we see a bird coming from you but this one is beautiful! I'm very fond of Lapwings and you've captured this one really well. Great sharpness and natural colours and I like the colour of the background.
Many thanks, Ulla

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