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This Lapwing was appearing to listen for bugs by turning its head, probably due to the windy conditions.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF600mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2013 - 12:50 PM
Focal Length:840mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lapwing Listening For Bugs
Username:Paintman Paintman
Uploaded:27 Aug 2013 - 6:38 PM
Tags:Bird, Lapwing, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:46
Voters:ali63 · mikejmb · SueEley · pollisher · MalcolmM · Mike_Smith · Niknut · Myathebirdwatcher999 · senn · Alan_Baseley · NaturesHaven · richmowil · Jodyw17 · Eastlands · footloose · dave1967 · Maiwand · Suzicoo · M_squared · gwynn56 · Brian65 · Geofferz · SteveMoulding · Holmewood · JuBarney · DonMc · tomcat · EMJAYCEE · TonyDy · Trev_B · Mike_S · AlexAppleby · nobby1 · GeorgePlatis · Norfolkboy · jovanovic · SammyRatFan · RobertTurley · SlowSong · elainecookstown · pmorgan · Stace · Louise_Morris · Glostopcat · DerekL · KarenFB ·
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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 6:40 PM

1st class image,

Ali

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pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
27 Aug 2013 - 6:53 PM

Superb Smile

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 8225 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 6:56 PM

Two cracking shots, i love the colours on the bird in V1

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Paintman
Paintman Plus Member 8955 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom175 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:01 PM

It's amazing how a bit of sunshine brings out the colours of birds like the Lapwing.

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 7:08 PM

Brilliant shots!!


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senn
senn Plus Member 4senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:12 PM

classy duo !..

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley Plus Member 14338 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:13 PM

Two terrific captures,
Alan

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:28 PM

Excellent images!!Good detail and colour in both!!

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footloose
footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:40 PM

The colours are stunning,to good images.
Dennis

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:52 PM

Super image. Love the colours in the plumage.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 7:53 PM

Two great images. Well captured.

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:55 PM

I give my User Award for V1, the colours in the plumage are outstanding, the bird listening intently is wonderful............well shot............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 7:59 PM

Great shots Alan.
Brian

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Geofferz
Geofferz Plus Member 6Geofferz vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 8:15 PM

No.1 for me as it shows me the great colours................ Geoff

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 8:28 PM

Fantastic colours on the wings. Lovely shots. Cathy

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 8:29 PM

Splendid shots and the colour captured in V1 is outstanding, really wonderful.
Ju

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96360 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 8:37 PM

Clasic shot Alan

The iridescent colours captured to a "T"


Adrian

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Paintman
Paintman Plus Member 8955 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom175 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 8:44 PM

Very happy to receive your UA NaturesHaven, thank youSmileSmileSmile

Alan.

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TonyDy
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27 Aug 2013 - 8:45 PM

One of the best Lapwing shots I have seen - superb capture, Alan.
Tony

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 8:58 PM

Well done Alan... lovely light and great colours in the plumage. Blashford?

Trev

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Paintman
Paintman Plus Member 8955 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom175 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:17 PM

Yes Trev, it's Blashford againSmile Not a bad place for certain birds over the Summer although a little quiet on the quantities. Can't wait for the Autumn migration as there are supposed to be some interesting birds about to turn up, based on previous years.

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AlexAppleby
27 Aug 2013 - 9:47 PM

Wow - love the way the light bounces off the feathers.

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Glostopcat
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28 Aug 2013 - 10:13 PM

Two top shots Alan, v1 particularly stands out for both the pose, with head tilted to one side, and the beautiful irridescent colours you've captured in the plumage

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94462 forum postsKarenFB vcard England164 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:04 AM

I found this one via the 'First & Last' thread in the forums................I'm so glad I did - what a wonderful image, the colours you've captured are amazing!!

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Paintman
Paintman Plus Member 8955 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom175 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2013 - 7:17 PM

Thanks KarenSmile The sunshine really enhances the colours of the Lapwing.

Alan.

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