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By iancam
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

I took this photo on a dull day, but the colour of their plumage has not been washed out by the sun.

ISO400 - F8 - 1/320 - 500mm - Tripod - Remote control.

My shoulder is giving me lots of problems. I had an injection which improved it for a while. My surgeon said he will inject it again in six weeks.

I can only type for about 10 mins or so, then I have to rest for about 30 mins before starting again. I am very sorry I find it very hard to keep up with your posting. Thanks for all your support.

Thank you all for you c/c's.

Tags: General Wildlife and nature

Voters: skewey, goso, maratsuikka and 45 more

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goso 14 2 1 Australia
2 Aug 2009 6:46AM
Top pic Ian, with good detail - he's a bit of a "rough nut" isn't he...Bill
excellent Ian
fentiger 20 920 24 England
2 Aug 2009 7:46AM
I can sympathise with you on the shoulder problem Ian as I have one of my own but obviously no where near as bad as yours. This is a lovely capture with superb detail which has obviously benefited from not being taken in direct sunlight.

somnathchatterjee 11 67 175 India
2 Aug 2009 8:29AM
well done.
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 8:32AM
A super shot, very well taken.
whiteswan01 13 13 England
2 Aug 2009 8:36AM
great shot nice detail
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 9:18AM
Stunning close-up. Excellent well composed capture with superb detail and great colour.
AlanWillis 11 67 England
2 Aug 2009 10:32AM
My last 2 pics were taken in rain, It has it merits. well done
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
2 Aug 2009 10:32AM
Sorry to hear about your problem.

The image is excellent with great detail in the plumage. IMO the light is perfect for this sort of image
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
2 Aug 2009 12:42PM
Lovely shades of color and detail in the feathers Ian, great shot, hope your shoulder problem clears up soon,
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 1:55PM
A wonderful capture Ian. So detailed, even down to the little plume on its head. I hope that your shoulder gets easier very soon
x Carol x
m3lem 15 England
2 Aug 2009 2:23PM
A lovely image of this lapwing Ian, hope your shoulder gets better soon
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
2 Aug 2009 2:38PM
Beautiful wing colours. Super detail on him too..........Sandy
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
2 Aug 2009 3:16PM
I know about the shoulders-- am sorry to hear about yours-- for me finger mousing was a BIG problem--

I love the lapwing, this one wlooks like he has been swimming-- colors a wonderful!
VidB 12 11 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 6:14PM
Superb image great detail and colours, well done
Rock 19 10 2 England
2 Aug 2009 7:10PM
Grand shot.

Kevhan 12 4 England
2 Aug 2009 10:21PM
Looks like he's just had a good soaking. Very good clear shot Ian. Hope your shoulder problem improves quickly, all the best Kev.
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 12:32AM
Sorry to hear about the shoulder.
A lovely shot Ian; great detail and colours and nice eye contact too
Ray42 13 3 England
3 Aug 2009 7:01AM
Not the easiest of birds to capture detail and colour but you seemed to have managed this very well - great shot
TerryMcK 12 72 2 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 8:24AM
An excellent capture, Ian. Good exposure for the plumage & head details. I've tried many times to get a close-up as good as this.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
RTDS 12 Cyprus
4 Aug 2009 3:17PM
Awsome capture.
Excellent details.
5 Aug 2009 2:44PM
Excellent Ian.
redshank 12 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2009 7:04PM
Great capture Ian.
Gezina 14 3 6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 9:53AM
Sorry your shoulder is still a nightmare Ian.
This is a lovely shot with stunning plumage detail and spot on colour - Ina
Steve_S Plus
15 183 3 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 7:43PM
Excellent capture Ian
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
9 Aug 2009 7:55PM
Sorry to hear your problem Ian hope things improve, a great shot. - gary
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
11 Aug 2009 10:42PM
excellent shot Ian. Hope & pray, your problem will come to pass a.s.a.p
30 Aug 2009 7:14AM
Fine capture Ian, I think he's spotted you, have a similar shoulder problem, hope it eases soon, Adrian

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