Saturday, 26 November 2011

Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

The light was poor and I cursed myself later for not having framed in all of the bird's tail feathers, but I still like the feel of the shot. The Lapwing's petrol green plumage seems perfectly in keeping with the background and the milky reflection is wonderful.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm L IS USM lens, 1/60th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 800

6 comments:

  1. I agree with you Tim. A lovely image well worth showing.

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  2. Such a pretty bird, well captured too.

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  3. An ''almost'' shot Tim I can see your frustration at chopping the birds tail off :-) Wish I could get close to a Lapwing!

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  4. Yes a wonderful shot Tim and the green really stands out.

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