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Just a lapwing from last year. Thanks to Pete for the HC, johnjo58,AnnJ,cheesey,Mike_Smith and Featherfriend for your UAs and for all the C&Cs on the kingfisher. All much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:Canon 500mm f4 L is +1.4TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Apr 2012 - 5:12 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Lapwing
Username:Steve_S Steve_S
Uploaded:25 Jan 2013 - 8:17 PM
Tags:Lapwing, Wildlife / nature
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DerekL
DerekL Plus Member 10148 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 8:21 PM

Just a Lapwing?
That's got to be one of the best I've seen.
Detail and tones in the plumage are beautiful.

Derek

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Andrea16
Andrea16  2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 - 8:21 PM

You've captured that !!! Great colours love it well done

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TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 8:32 PM

Beautiful shot, Steve.
Tony

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6145 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 8:34 PM

A beauty.
David

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 8:39 PM

Nice one Steve.

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fificat100
25 Jan 2013 - 8:40 PM

Lovely shot. Such elegance!

Lavina

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Norfolkboy
25 Jan 2013 - 8:45 PM

Nothing "just" about a Lapwing, Steve.
A beautiful bird well captured and presented.
Colin

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 9:06 PM

Excellent work Steve,
David

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DaveBartlett
25 Jan 2013 - 9:16 PM

Great lighting.

Dave

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96345 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 9:44 PM

Not just a Lapwing at all

One of the best bird images I have seen in ages (this country)

You will have to wait until midnight for the awardWink

Adrian

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Ray_Seagrove
Ray_Seagrove Plus Member 5Ray_Seagrove vcard United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 - 9:47 PM

Great shot Steve.

Ray

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KBan
KBan  10473 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 11:16 PM

Stunner Steve

Keith

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 11:30 PM

Thanks to Derek and Keith for your User Awards and to everyone for your comments and votes. Really appreciated as always.

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 6:28 AM

A superb capture, Steve. Carol

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franken
franken Plus Member 123487 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 8:20 AM

Impressive wildlife image.

Ken

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wolfy
wolfy  1136 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 12:41 PM

Stunning work Steve Smile

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65069 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 5:08 PM

How lovely to see one standing still. Last time I saw some they were dive-bombing me up a hill in Yorkshire. A superb capture, pin sharp and so clear.
x

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Steve_S Plus Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 6:16 PM

Thanks everyone and thank you Norfolkboy, Big_Beavis and Wolfy for your User Awards. All much appreciated.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 6:36 PM

Excellent Lapwing Steve. Superb exposure.
Ron

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cheesey
cheesey  9 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 7:38 PM

Pin-sharp perfection.
Excellent.
Cheesey.

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terryxc
terryxc  2 England
26 Jan 2013 - 7:48 PM

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING SHOT STEVE. everything about that is superb.

Terry.

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 12:28 PM

Thanks everyone and thank you Adrian for your User Award, very much appreciated

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton Plus Member 3PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 5:44 PM

Superb colours and detail - although you could have combed his "hair" a little better !!!Wink - excellent.
Phil.

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WindowonWildlife

Top Notch mate Smile

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91976 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 8:54 PM

A real gem Steve - one of the best I have seen on here - beautiful.
Brian.

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Buffalo_Tom
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8 Apr 2013 - 6:15 AM

Top class image Steve
Tom.

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mikepearce
6 Jun 2014 - 4:57 PM

Superb

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