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Thanks for all your comments and votes yesterday, this beauty I spotted at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, it was not in an enclosure so do not think it was captive unless the wings are clipped, I have tried to identify but failed. Thanks to Martin for identity.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-210.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Feb 2012 - 3:32 PM
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Southern Lapwing
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:27 Mar 2012 - 10:31 AM
Tags:Birds, Lapwing, Southern, Wildlife / nature
Votes:35
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 10:34 AM

A beauty Trevor with fine colour and detailSmile
Regards
Alvar

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 10:37 AM

Fine looking bird, Trev, it's ID beyond me too: love that close up in v 2......marvellous detail of it's beautifully coloured plumage.
Ronnie.

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debu
debu  4 India
27 Mar 2012 - 10:40 AM

Very nice detailed images.
debu

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 10:50 AM

I think you have cleverly put this one together....Wink

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achieverswales
27 Mar 2012 - 10:56 AM

Thanks everyone. Sorry Barbara but this is the bird at the Cotswold Park.

Regards

Trev.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 11:01 AM

No idea, Trev, but you have captured him/her beautifully. Carol

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 11:27 AM

No...... beats meSad never seen one of these, love the colours and details in the feathers in V2Smile
Diane

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 11:33 AM

Certainly is a beauty....I wonder who will ID him....not me!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 11:48 AM

V2 for me for the detail. I haven't a clue about the species either, but as long as it knows there isn't a problem.

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 1:08 PM

Nice capture, it's a Southern Lapwing...WinkVanellus chilensis lampronotus

A common yet handsome bird of open habitats throughout much of South America. It is expanding its range following deforestation

Last Modified By martinjp at 27 Mar 2012 - 1:09 PM

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 1:10 PM

Looks like from the crested plover family, maybe a lapwing, but which type I cannot deduce - a cross between a Northern, a Southern, and a red-wattled!!

Perhaps a Swales Lapwing GrinGrin

Dave

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DOGSBODY  51432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 1:24 PM

I would think that it is some kind of plover similar to our lapwing. A beautiful bird. Andy

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achieverswales
27 Mar 2012 - 4:38 PM

Thanks everyone for great comments and votes and to Martin for Identity! It is a Southern Lapwing, just looked up search online.

Regards

Trev.

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franken
franken e2 Member 113098 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 5:30 PM

Both are impressive Trev.

Ken

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 5:54 PM

The detail and colour in V2 is amazing Trev but both shots are excellent.
Joan.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 6:51 PM

If you mean the Cotswold wildlife park I am orft there Thursday coming, great place and lovely bird shot Trev

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 - 7:06 PM

Two great shots, Trevor.
Tony

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User_Removed
27 Mar 2012 - 7:22 PM

Two great detailed images.
Alf.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 - 7:26 PM

Great shots Trev, love the detail on V2, superb mate.SmileSmile
Brian

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digital_boi
27 Mar 2012 - 7:42 PM

V2 a winner Trevor superb details and excellent colous in that close up nice one

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 8:55 PM

Definitely V2 for me Trev, what a great coloured eye too
Lillian

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 11:38 PM

Happy to be 30th on these super captures,
saeid

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 2:31 PM

Two splendid shots Trev, such glorious detail and colours in the plumage

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