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Red-wattled Lapwing

Red-wattled Lapwing
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/8, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-15 12:40
Viewed: 4263
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) is a fairly common resident over much of mainland Asia and west through to the Middle East and eastern Turkey. It primarily found near water bodies, especially in heavily cultivated areas such as rice paddies. They are generally found in pairs or family groups with occasional gatherings of 20-30 birds in winter. They feed exclusively on invertebrates.
This one was photographed from the car as we drove around the ‘Kings Project’ wetland about 120km south of Bangkok.

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Bonsoir Chris
J'aurai aimé que ce soit moi qui ai pris cette photo.Je la trouve extraordinaire. Tous est parfait,la composition,les couleurs,l'environnement,l'exposition et la netteté.


Merci pour le partage...JP

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-02-15 23:14]

What a handsome bird, Chris.
I love the rich colors and bold markings.
Excellent profile portrait with superb details.
Wonderful shot.
TFS. : )

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-15 23:45]

Hello Chris,
A wonderful capture of this Asian Lapwing that I've seen in India. They're so elegant and beautiful to watch! The details here are pin sharp and the colours very beautiful. Very well done!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-15 23:48]

Hi Chris

Great pose and superb detail - great low pov too!

Best wishes


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-16 0:26]

Hello Chris,
Excellent photo of this Lapwing in very beautiful natural colours. Great low POV and sharp details. Very nice pose, DOF, OOF BG and composition.

Hello Chris,
what a fantastic capture of the Red-wattled Lapwing taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness and fine detail on the plumage, marvellous natural colours, ver yw ell composed.
Best regards

nice portrait, TFS Ori

Ciao Chris, lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Chris,
Great precision in the details and a solid color and well defined. Nice arrangement and composition, with layers of very interesting approach. It's a really attractive bird has a lot seems with our southern lapwings, but that you have in the picture, has lines more delicate in structure.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-16 7:51]

Hello Chris
Wonderful capture with vivid colors and great details

Hi Chris,
this bird is so beautiful - I will try to find this guy in April - than I will be in Phetchabury again ;-)
I love the red parts and the good sharpness here, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-02-16 20:47]

Hello Chris,
An exceptionally fine image of this beautiful bird. Perfectly exposed photo showing super quality in all aspects. Well done!! TFS.

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