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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

Voters: annettep38, ColouredImages, Niknut and 83 more

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annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
24 Nov 2012 8:00PM
A beauty, I love the crest and the wonderful plumage.
MalcolmM Plus
16 2.0k 5 Scotland
24 Nov 2012 8:09PM
You have caught the colours & catchlight beautifully....
tomcat 16 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 10 283 6 England
24 Nov 2012 8:13PM
Beautiful as you say...........the light really brings out those colours...............GrinGrinGrin
rayme330 10 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
12 154 119 Scotland
24 Nov 2012 8:16PM
The subtle iridescence of the plumage is so well captured in this shot, Ron.
24 Nov 2012 8:16PM
lovely image.nice colours and detail. Smile
Eastlands 11 760 4 Northern Ireland
24 Nov 2012 8:17PM
Super image, good dof and pin sharp where it counts, John
Lillian Plus
12 23 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 11 5 1 Belgium
24 Nov 2012 8:27PM
absolutely superb image Ron, .. breathtaking details and colours ..
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
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
19 5.4k 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 16 255 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
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
24 Nov 2012 9:21PM
Superb shot well done.

Herge88 15 40 6 England
24 Nov 2012 9:22PM
Brilliant dof and super sharp, a cracking image.

Best Matt
johnjo58 11 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
SteveMoulding 13 3 7 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 10:43PM
Beautifully captured, superbly sharp.
Hop-A-Long 15 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 15 199 20 Greece
25 Nov 2012 6:44AM
Perfectly captured, Ron, with that wonderful irridescence on his plumage, a first class image. Carol
Louise_Morris 11 2.5k England
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 10 22 15 England
25 Nov 2012 9:09AM
Great low pov Ron and catchlight in the eye
jasonrwl Plus
12 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 9:18AM
One of my favourites too Ron and this is a superb capture
Maiwand 15 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 19 4.5k 36 England
25 Nov 2012 11:34AM
Stunning image of this difficult to get close to species Ron.....

Brian65 13 2 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 11:50AM
Superb shot Ron, spot on.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
25 Nov 2012 6:04PM
DerekL 17 228 24 England
25 Nov 2012 7:17PM
Super image Ron.
So difficult to get close to these birds.

Glyn1 12 4 1 England
25 Nov 2012 9:39PM
What a lovely Ron, superb feather detail and colour.

Maiwand 15 3 73 England
25 Nov 2012 10:24PM
Thanks everyone.
NeilWigan Plus
11 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
16 183 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 6:22PM
Very nice Ron, great plumage colours
Philip_P 17 71 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 6:51PM
Stunning shot Ron
bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
26 Nov 2012 7:47PM
A real gem Ron - love the plumage colouring.
AnneWorner 14 620 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 15 3 73 England
27 Nov 2012 3:37PM
Thanks everyone.
Snapitt 13
27 Nov 2012 11:17PM
Beautiful image Ron. Lovely colour and excellent detail.

norton 18 2 6 Jersey
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 14 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 15 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:12AM
missed this one and glad you posted it absolutely great work Ron
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 10:25PM
Beautiful colours and detail - lovely image,
accipiter 12 61 England
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
14 442 18 England
2 Dec 2012 4:51PM
Superb plumage detail and iridescence, Ron.
LexEquine 16 1 20 United States
16 Dec 2012 7:02PM
"A REAL {5 STARs*****} Cracker!!" ~ Peter Smile
Karen_Summers 13 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 10:19PM
Thats a beauty colours are lovely
Paintman Plus
15 1.5k 180 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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