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Southern Lapwing

Southern Lapwing
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-09 9:41
Viewed: 5585
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent vacation in Panama

The Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) is a wader in the family Charadriiformes. It is a common and widespread resident throughout South America, except in densely forested regions (e.g. most of the Amazon), the higher parts of the Andes and the arid coast of a large part of western South America. This bird is particularly common in the basin of the River Plate. It has also been spreading through Central America in recent years.

It is the national bird of Uruguay, where it is called tero. Due to its bold and pugnacious nature it has become the namesake and mascot of the Uruguay national rugby union team, Los Teros. In Brazil it is widely known as quero-quero, an onomatopoetic of its commonly heard voice.

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Hello Mario,
beautiful photography, natural colors, excellent sharpness and contrast.
Great POV.
Thank you for allowing me to know bird species that we do not exist.
Hello Vanni

  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2010-05-09 10:02]

Hi Mario,

You came very close and you caught this bird well. Excellent colors and dynamic pose. Well done.


hello Mario
this one is very very good
great sharpness and good details
beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Mario,

excellent photograph! Colours and the sharpness are beautiful.
I am greeting.

nice portrait, TFS Ori

Superb and impeccable execution, Mario! Truly astonishing detail, sharpness and colors to die for. Well done !
George Veltchev

very nice moment! beautiful bird! nice movement you catched! very sharp photo!

hello Mario

great close-up photo of the Southern Lapwing
very fine low POV, the photo shot at the best moment,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details, TFS


  • Great 
  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2010-05-12 14:16]

Hello Mario,

What a wonderful bird you have captured on pixel here!!! Colors are awesome and looks very natural. The nice bg showing us its environment enhances so well the bird. Excellent control of the exposition and great POV at his level. 1/2000s was a great choice in order to freeze the movement and the perfect perpendicular view just let you get a perfect dof with this large aperture (f/5.6).

The only thing maybe is that the bird looks too squeeze within the frame with not enough room in from of it.

Great catch and TFS,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-17 12:44]

Hello Mario,
By far the most beautiful photo of this species I've ever seen. Fantastic POV, splendid colours and great sharp details.

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