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By Maiwand
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.

Tags: Birds Water Wildlife and nature WildlifeLapwing

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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Nov 2012 8:00PM
A beauty, I love the crest and the wonderful plumage.

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MalcolmM Plus
12 910 5 Scotland
24 Nov 2012 8:09PM
You have caught the colours & catchlight beautifully....
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 8:09PM
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

24 Nov 2012 8:11PM
Super image Ron, excellent colour and detail,
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
24 Nov 2012 8:13PM
Beautiful as you say...........the light really brings out those colours...............GrinGrinGrin
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 8:16PM
Great shot, Ron as you say, the iridescence of the plumage is shown to good effect.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Nov 2012 8:16PM
The subtle iridescence of the plumage is so well captured in this shot, Ron.
lovely image.nice colours and detail. Smile
Eastlands 7 760 4 Northern Ireland
24 Nov 2012 8:17PM
Super image, good dof and pin sharp where it counts, John
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 8:22PM
Hope that the break was a good one Ron, and this certainly is
fantastic all over winner!!
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
24 Nov 2012 8:27PM
absolutely superb image Ron, .. breathtaking details and colours ..
24 Nov 2012 8:33PM
beautiful shot of this Green plover -peewit or Lapwing so beautiful i hope there number are going to be rising again soon !!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 8:36PM
Wonderful wildlife image Ron.

24 Nov 2012 8:45PM
Lovely shot and i love the sound they make when they are in playful mode
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Nov 2012 8:50PM
A brilliant image of this lapwing to herald your return to epz Ron, such wonderful detail and beautiful irridescent colours in the plumage
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
24 Nov 2012 8:53PM
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.
24 Nov 2012 8:58PM
WoW this is a real beauty mate, excellent capture Wink
24 Nov 2012 9:13PM
Beautiful image Grin
Superb shot well done.

Herge88 11 40 4 England
24 Nov 2012 9:22PM
Brilliant dof and super sharp, a cracking image.

Best Matt
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 9:57PM
Another cracker Ronnie, I agree this is a wonderful bird and you have presented it so well
24 Nov 2012 10:43PM
Beautifully captured, superbly sharp.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
25 Nov 2012 1:15AM
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.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
25 Nov 2012 6:44AM
Perfectly captured, Ron, with that wonderful irridescence on his plumage, a first class image. Carol
25 Nov 2012 7:13AM
Top notch Ron - wonderful capture. They are beautiful birds and I always think they look so very different when in flight. Lou
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
25 Nov 2012 9:09AM
Great low pov Ron and catchlight in the eye
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 9:18AM
One of my favourites too Ron and this is a superb capture
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
25 Nov 2012 9:43AM
Thanks very much everyone.
25 Nov 2012 11:26AM
You've captured the colours beautifully. A lovely catch-light.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
25 Nov 2012 11:34AM
Stunning image of this difficult to get close to species Ron.....

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 11:50AM
Superb shot Ron, spot on.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
25 Nov 2012 6:04PM
DerekL 13 191 24 England
25 Nov 2012 7:17PM
Super image Ron.
So difficult to get close to these birds.

Glyn1 8 4 1 England
25 Nov 2012 9:39PM
What a lovely Ron, superb feather detail and colour.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
25 Nov 2012 10:24PM
Thanks everyone.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
26 Nov 2012 12:33AM
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.
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 6:22PM
Very nice Ron, great plumage colours
Philip_P 13 71 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 6:51PM
Stunning shot Ron
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
26 Nov 2012 7:47PM
A real gem Ron - love the plumage colouring.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
27 Nov 2012 3:08PM
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.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
27 Nov 2012 3:37PM
Thanks everyone.
27 Nov 2012 11:17PM
Beautiful image Ron. Lovely colour and excellent detail.

norton 14 6 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 7:49AM
Excellent capture Ron superb detail and colour, great imageWink........


PS...thanks for you UA on my 'who u lookin at" image, much appreciated.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
28 Nov 2012 12:31PM
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
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:12AM
missed this one and glad you posted it absolutely great work Ron
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 10:25PM
Beautiful colours and detail - lovely image,
2 Dec 2012 11:16AM
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
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
2 Dec 2012 4:51PM
Superb plumage detail and iridescence, Ron.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
16 Dec 2012 7:02PM
"A REAL {5 STARs*****} Cracker!!" ~ Peter Smile
17 Dec 2012 10:19PM
Thats a beauty colours are lovely
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 11:16AM
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.


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