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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
Date Submitted: 2008-05-15 15:29
Viewed: 4010
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Three-banded Plover or Three-banded Sandplover, Charadrius tricollaris.

It is captured in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
There were two birds actually. The other one I posted a few days ago, a Blacksmith Plover (Vanellus armatus) Quite a difference in size if you compare the two Plover species…

In the above link you’ll also find in depth info about the whereabouts, weather and light conditions and so forth.

la petite histoire
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
5/10/2007 16:50:20
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality

Annick Vanderschelden

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What a beautiful plover this is! You've captured this bird very nicely. The composition, lighting, colors and POV work very well here.
It looks like Kruger National Park has a lot to offer. I am going to have to visit this place sometime in my lifetime. It must be a beautiful place. TFS.

Best Regards,


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-15 21:02]

Hello Annick,
What an incredible composition my friend with your trademark sharp focus and great exposure. Amazing work Annick.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-15 22:24]

Hi Annick

Greetings from A Dhabi

A superb shot - excellent colour and great detail - the low POV really work well. Well observed and captured.


Hi Annick, my dear friend,
A perfect shot of a beuty of nature! I love its big eyes. TFS.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-05-16 0:52]

Merhaba Annick,
amazing beauty for both of plover and its capture. Perfect sharp details, especially eye and eyes ring, very beautiful. POV/DOF and compositions are excellent. Greetings. I like very much this wonderful capture. Hüseyin

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-05-16 1:02]

Hoi Annick,

Heel mooi plaatje, mooie kleuren, maar het oogje is heel speciaal, geweldige scherpte.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-16 2:33]

Haha! Look at that wide eye! I think this guy has had too much caffeine! :-)
Very fine image.
The low-down sun has cast some fabulous warm light across the photo.
Very sharp and very detailed.

Well done Annick!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-16 6:50]

Hello Annick,
Superb shot and great work. I like the color and the composition. You have done a great job by positioning the bird superbly in the picture. Ganesh

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-16 7:07]

Hello Annick, great shot! Specially the composition and the perfect exposure. Great light and colors too, thanks!


Hello Annick,
Very nice capture, excellent sharpness, good depth of field, nice composition and beautiful coolors and clarity.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-16 10:11]

Hallo Annick,
Het licht dat precies op de kop van de plevier valt is schitterend. Het steekt mooi af tegen de donkere omgeving. Fantastisch scherpe details en compositie. Alweer een meesterwerkje.
Goed weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-17 3:52]

Hi Annick,the moment that you take this pic was fantastic,the light of sunset ( or sunrise) make a difference,the colours and the reflections seems paints,my best compliments for the note too,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Annick
this is very beautiful plover. I have never seen it, but it is more similar to a Vanellus species than European Charadrius spp. Your capture very nice with great POV and composition. Focus also great as like coloration. thanks for sharing, best wishes

Excellent capture Annick.
i liked the composition, pose and ofcourse the lighting.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-20 4:55]

Hi again Annick,
this one is also superb, as always! I particularly like the composition and high contrast between the Plover and surroundings, nicely done my friend!

I also miss this one!!!
Nice shot with great light!


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