northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
|Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi)
|Date Taken: 2015-06-20|
|Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-11-26 1:28|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the peewit or pewit (imitative of its cry), green plover (emphasising the colour of the plumage) or (in the British Isles) just lapwing (which refers to its peculiar, erratic way of flying), is a bird in the plover family. It is common through temperate Eurasia. It is highly migratory over most of its extensive range, wintering further south as far as north Africa, northern India, Pakistan, and parts of China. It migrates mainly by day, often in large flocks. Lowland breeders in westernmost areas of Europe are resident. It occasionally is a vagrant to North America, especially after storms, as in the Canadian sightings after storms in December 1927 and in January 1966.|
It is a wader which breeds on cultivated land and other short vegetation habitats. 3 – 4 eggs are laid in a ground scrape. The nest and young are defended noisily and aggressively against all intruders, up to and including horses and cattle.
In winter it forms huge flocks on open land, particularly arable land and mud-flats.(Wikipedia)
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Another well framed picture. Nicely freeze one of them. Well sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2015-11-26 7:45]
Nice action photo of these Lapwings. Good sharpness and DOF. Difficult in such light conditions.
- [2015-11-26 8:43]
Interesting capture in nice pose. For me unknown species lapwing.
Very good work.
- [2015-11-26 12:07]
Lovely stooped-action shot. Very good despite the poor light conditions.
Nice action shot with good DOF.
- [2015-12-02 12:14]
HI Siggi,great timing to take this lapwing landing,not easy,and very good sharpness too despite the fast mouvement,very well done.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano