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The Lapwing (vanellus vanellus)
One of my all time favourite birds. I love the beautiful iridescent colours of the plumage and the very attractive crest on the head. Will be seen as possibly a lone bird or often in great flocks. Sadly numbers are suggested to be declining of late.
Hope you will enjoy looking.
Many thanks for the generous attention given to the Jay and particular thanks to Sylvis (toecali) Dave (johnjoe 58) joline and Phil ( phillip H)
Apologies for missing any of your recent shots but I have been away for a break for the past week. Will catch up as soon as I can.
Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Nov 2012 - 1:50 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Lapwing
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:24 Nov 2012 - 7:57 PM
Tags:Birds, Water, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife.Lapwing.
Votes:86

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 8:00 PM

A beauty, I love the crest and the wonderful plumage.

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MalcolmM
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:09 PM

You have caught the colours & catchlight beautifully....

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tomcat
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:09 PM

Trust you had a good break RonSmile

Love the way you have captured those iridescent coloursTongue

A bird, that in my youth, was so commonSad


Adrian

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Badgerfred
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:11 PM

Super image Ron, excellent colour and detail,
Fred.

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NaturesHaven
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:13 PM

Beautiful as you say...........the light really brings out those colours...............GrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:16 PM

Great shot, Ron as you say, the iridescence of the plumage is shown to good effect.

Ray

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 8:16 PM

The subtle iridescence of the plumage is so well captured in this shot, Ron.
Ronnie.

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ImageProducer
24 Nov 2012 - 8:16 PM

lovely image.nice colours and detail. Smile

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Eastlands
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:17 PM

Super image, good dof and pin sharp where it counts, John

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Lillian
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:22 PM

Hope that the break was a good one Ron, and this certainly is
fantastic all over winner!!
Lillian

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senn
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:27 PM

absolutely superb image Ron, .. breathtaking details and colours ..

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sparrowhawk
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:33 PM

beautiful shot of this Green plover -peewit or Lapwing so beautiful i hope there number are going to be rising again soon !!

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franken
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:36 PM

Wonderful wildlife image Ron.

Ken

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Andrea16
Andrea16  1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 - 8:45 PM

Lovely shot and i love the sound they make when they are in playful mode

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Glostopcat
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:50 PM

A brilliant image of this lapwing to herald your return to epz Ron, such wonderful detail and beautiful irridescent colours in the plumage

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Norfolkboy
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:53 PM

One of the best images of a Lapwing that I ever seen on epz,
very well done. Apart from catching the plumage to perfection the
eye has a great glassy look and a superb catch light. Top marks.
Colin

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WindowonWildlife
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:58 PM

WoW this is a real beauty mate, excellent capture Wink

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Rich1970
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24 Nov 2012 - 9:13 PM

Beautiful image Grin

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Ray_Seagrove
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24 Nov 2012 - 9:21 PM

Superb shot well done.

Ray

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 9:22 PM

Brilliant dof and super sharp, a cracking image.

Best Matt

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johnjo58
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24 Nov 2012 - 9:57 PM

Another cracker Ronnie, I agree this is a wonderful bird and you have presented it so well
David

Last Modified By johnjo58 at 24 Nov 2012 - 10:04 PM

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SteveMoulding
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24 Nov 2012 - 10:43 PM

Beautifully captured, superbly sharp.
Steve.

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Hop-A-Long
25 Nov 2012 - 1:15 AM

This is one of my favorites too, that is as long as I not trying to get a shot of them in flight, just a touch to quick for me.Grin
Grea shot, capturing those lovely oily colours in the plumage.

Andy

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CarolG
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25 Nov 2012 - 6:44 AM

Perfectly captured, Ron, with that wonderful irridescence on his plumage, a first class image. Carol

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Louise_Morris
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25 Nov 2012 - 7:13 AM

Top notch Ron - wonderful capture. They are beautiful birds and I always think they look so very different when in flight. Lou

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 9:09 AM

Great low pov Ron and catchlight in the eye
Richard

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jasonrwl
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25 Nov 2012 - 9:18 AM

One of my favourites too Ron and this is a superb capture
Jason

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 9:43 AM

Thanks very much everyone.

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M_squared
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25 Nov 2012 - 11:26 AM

You've captured the colours beautifully. A lovely catch-light.

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Ade_Osman
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25 Nov 2012 - 11:34 AM

Stunning image of this difficult to get close to species Ron.....

Ade

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Brian65
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25 Nov 2012 - 11:50 AM

Superb shot Ron, spot on.
Brian

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taggart
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25 Nov 2012 - 6:04 PM

Exquisite!---

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DerekL
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25 Nov 2012 - 7:17 PM

Super image Ron.
So difficult to get close to these birds.

Derek

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Glyn1
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25 Nov 2012 - 9:39 PM

What a lovely Ron, superb feather detail and colour.

Glyn

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Maiwand
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25 Nov 2012 - 10:24 PM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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NeilWigan
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26 Nov 2012 - 12:33 AM

When a lot younger i did a lot of hunting /shooting and used to see massive flocks of Pewit's/lapwings ,very rarely see them these days at all,poss the decline in arable farming ,a beautiful bird.

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Steve_S
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26 Nov 2012 - 6:22 PM

Very nice Ron, great plumage colours
Steve

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Philip_P
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26 Nov 2012 - 6:51 PM

Stunning shot Ron
Phil

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bricurtis
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26 Nov 2012 - 7:47 PM

A real gem Ron - love the plumage colouring.
Brian.

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AnneWorner
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27 Nov 2012 - 3:08 PM

A beautiful study of this lapwing, Ron. The detail on the plumage is exceptional. I also very much like the warm background and the superb cream bokeh.

Anne

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Maiwand
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27 Nov 2012 - 3:37 PM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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27 Nov 2012 - 11:17 PM

Beautiful image Ron. Lovely colour and excellent detail.

Jane

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 7:49 AM

Excellent capture Ron superb detail and colour, great imageWink........

Tony

PS...thanks for you UA on my 'who u lookin at" image, much appreciated.

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28 Nov 2012 - 12:31 PM

A superb detailed shot Ron, like the pose and lovely natural habitat, hope you had a good break.......I'm having an enforced one at the moment due to other commitments Wink
Regards,
Geoff.

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30 Nov 2012 - 9:12 AM

missed this one and glad you posted it absolutely great work Ron

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30 Nov 2012 - 10:25 PM

Beautiful colours and detail - lovely image,
Johanna

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accipiter
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2 Dec 2012 - 11:16 AM

A grand capture of this lovely bird Ron. At the moment the large flocks of migrant lapwings have arrived on the Somerset levels for the winter. The resident lapwings are also around but impossible to distinguish at this time. Unfortunately most of my 'viewing' areas are underwater from the floods! A

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teocali
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2 Dec 2012 - 4:51 PM

Superb plumage detail and iridescence, Ron.
Sylvia

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LexEquine
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16 Dec 2012 - 7:02 PM

"A REAL {5 STARs*****} Cracker!!" ~ Peter Smile

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17 Dec 2012 - 10:19 PM

Thats a beauty colours are lovely

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Paintman
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25 Dec 2012 - 11:16 AM

A really beautiful bird seen close up. These used to be very common around Harbridge and Ibsley along the Avon river, now, sadly, they are difficult to find and the flocks are smaller too. An excellent photo though.

Alan.

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