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Copyright: Anton Prinsloo (Anton) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF-S Nikkor VR 200-400mm F/4 G
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-03 12:56
Viewed: 3680
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Crowned Lapwing prefers dry, open habitats, either with or without scattered trees, in southern and eastern Africa, as far north as Somalia and Ethiopia. It occurs throughout southern Africa, apart from the most arid areas of southern Namibia and the Northern Cape, most of Lesotho and the contiguous area of the Eastern Cape, and parts of southern Mozambique. It has benefited from the habitat impacts of both affluent and poor communities; golf courses, sports fields and airports, on one hand, and overgrazing on the other. In some areas, the presence of Crowned Plovers is an indicator of mismanagement of ranchlands. In South Africa Crowned Plovers move locally in response to changing conditions.
Crowned Plovers, like many of the wader species breeding in South Afria, have a long breeding season, often starting in August and ending in May. In addition, a pair may have more than one successful breeding attempt. If nests or chicks are lost, further attempts to breed may occur. They lay two eggs in a scrape in the sand, lined with vegetation or small pebbles. The eggs take about a month to hatch and the chicks between four and five weeks to fledge.
Source: University of Cape Town

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-03 15:44]

Hi anton,

A very good shot of this bird which I never seen before,picture is sharp,detailed and has wonderful colors,well done,


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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-07-03 17:05]

Hi Anton, una foto de gran calidad de esta ave tan espectacular. Enhorabuena y un saludo. TFS.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-04 0:20]
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Hi Anton
You have captured this little ‘kiewiet’ rather well. The only nit I might express is concerning the cropping. IMHO you could have left a little more space on the right, for the bird to 'look' into and so would have moved it out of the exact centre line of the vertical composition. Not a great problem though as I am sure you can fix this on the original photo.
Otherwise, the colours are great and it is well enhanced by this (seemingly) late afternoon sun. The details are very sharp, the BG faded lovely until OOF and it compliments the bird, and the exposure was on the button.
Great work and TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-04 1:25]

What a beautiful bird, Anton.
I love the colors and markings on its head.
Sharp details and good exposure.
TFS. : )

Hi Anton, nice portrait of this Crowned Plover.
I know it's a nervous bird, I've always problem with it, because it defends its territory with force.



Well composed vertical shot. The POV, DOF, BG, Lighting and sharpness are good. TFS,

Hi Anton,
this is an interesting bird, I like the design and the way he's looking. Wonderful shot, thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

very good shot Anton, I like the expression on its face and your caption is spot on. TFS!

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