Monday, May 25, 2009

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKLY ~ 12 Masked Lapwing

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Pre-dawn shot of Masked Lapwing, Vanellus miles,
you can just see the spur on his wing on the furthest
forward point of his wing.



in slightly better light. I like the way they call in
flight giving you time to look up.

21 comments:

  1. what wonderful shots of this bird in flight...

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  2. Excellent snaps of the bird in the flight.

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  3. I haven't seen them here, must be native to your area? Lovely bird,.. I love to hear birds calling.

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  4. A beautiful bird, the yellow mask is a nice contrast.

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  5. ...he is a beautiful bird. Very nice flight shots, which are always so hard to get! I also like his little yellow mask.

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  6. Neat bird! Lapwings are among my favorites, but I'd never heard of this species before. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. How did You do it? The bird is almost on the altitude of the camera.

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  8. I can only guess, how difficult it is -- in fact I've had big problems with taking a photo of a flying swift...

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  9. Excelent photo of a bird in flight!

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  10. You're very quick with your camera - beautiful shots. And you know all the names of the birds - amazing.

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  11. Nice photos. I also enjoyed your autumn pictures but I'm glad we're into spring and not fall.

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  12. Not familiar with this bird at all but he's beautiful as you've caught him.

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  13. Lovely in-flight shots; it's a handsome bird!

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  14. Great shot of this lovely bird!

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  15. Nice photos, and a great bird too.

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  16. Great shots of a bird in flight!

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  17. Lovely snaps are they like plovers?

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  18. Wonderful shots and what a beautiful color to the sky behind it.

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  19. Flight images are not easy. Nice ones. I like his name.

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  20. Gorgeous in flight captures Arija!

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  21. Nice shots. I see you call it a Masked Lapwing. In Wikipedia the Spur-winged plover in the souther and eastern states (sub-species of the Masked Lapwing) has a black neck-stripe and smaller wattles. The spur-winged plover in the northern hemisphere is a totally different bird. In "The Hand Guide to Birds of New Zealand it however only refers to the Spur-winged Plover. Mmmm, is mine the Masked Lapwing or the Spur-winged plover - I'm curious now .....

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