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Three-banded plover

Three-banded plover
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2588 W: 74 N: 7469] (30441)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-10-13
Categorias: Birds
Câmara: Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Relato de Viagem: Kruger National Park
Tema(s): Vanderschelden's Africa [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2008-02-12 8:55
Visto: 3767
Pontos: 58
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
The title, Three-banded plover must be an epizeuxis for you, my dear reader, as it can already be found a few times in my Kruger National Park travelogue. You can hit the link in the middle left.
(an epizeuxis is a palilogia:-)
Repetition is not only a good rhetorical device, it is actually good for learning as well...
Thus here's the wikipedia info once again...
The Three-banded Plover or Three-banded Sandplover, Charadrius tricollaris, is a small wader. This plover is resident in much of eastern and southern Africa and Madagascar, mainly on inland rivers, pools and lakes. Its nest is a bare scrape on shingle.

The adult Three-banded Plover is 18 cm in length. It has long wings and a long tail, and therefore looks different to most other small plovers in flight, the exception being the closely related Forbes's Plover which replaces it in west Africa.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
13/10/2007 07:33:11
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

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Hi Annick.
May I'll stay next to you and your charming bird. Only I will stay with all my birds.
Superb image of the fine bird. I see it does not pay any attention to you. Brilliant reflection of the feathers and colours. Lighting is amazing too. I like light level of blurriness of the BG. It is very nice and impressive. Well done and best regards.

Ha annick,

Prachtig shot van deze Plevier
Compo, scherpte, kleur, pose en POV zijn Perfect

TFS Thijs

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1330] (10711)
  • [2008-02-12 9:48]
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Hi Annick,

Nice portrait of this tiny bird. About Gambia: its not a problem to take a guide. If you find a good one it will respect your initiatives and follow you when ever you want that. I had no problems with my guides at all and felt very free.


Hi very nice shot
great focused and really nice colours
this bird looks very beatifull
most of all the eyes are fantastic
nice moment you captured this
nice shot
tfs Toba

Hello Annick

This is a very lovely capture of the three banded plover with excellent details! Perfect!



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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-12 10:34]

Hello Annick,
a beautiful image of this nice little Plover!
Superb sharpness and clarity.
The low-down POV is great!
Nice colours as well.
Great work.

hello Annick,
amazing beauty for both of plover and its capture. Perfect sharp details, especially eye and eyes ring, very beautiful. POV/DOF and composition excellent. Greetings. I like very much this wonderful capture. TFS, well done

great detail and composition to this plover, the eye is really impressive..and wonderful and informative notes TFS

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-12 11:20]

Hi Annick,

This is a very good photo. Good light and therefore veri nice colors. Excelent clear details of the bird are visible. Nice natural atmosfere as the bird was walking.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 89 N: 15272] (63922)
  • [2008-02-12 13:05]

Hi Anick,wonderfull portrait of this nice and colored bird.I like a lot the colours and the background,perfect light and sharpness,thanks for share,Luciano

Beautiful bird, nice, sharp capture, pleasant composition, etc... these characteristics are usual with your posts Annick. What astonishes me here is that unproportional size of the staring eye! At times, nature is not easily understandable...


Wonderful image of this plover,
What a great eye this one has,


Hello Annick,
Nicely captured of this beautiful Plover in a close up pov!
the exposure and focus is spot on with good sharpness, colour and details
well done, Annick!

Hi Annick,

Very well done! Even a somewhat active background don't disturb due to ligh and color contrast with the subject. Thank you,


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-12 15:32]

Hello Annic
Beautiful clear image.Excellent POV.Colors and light are very nice.The details in the plumage is exceptional.
TFS Michel

Annick, Lovely bird. I have seen Stone Plovers in India. They have large yellow eyes and do not have the eye-lids as this one. Nice sharp picture.

- Murali Santhanam

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-12 17:20]

Hello Annick, great shot of this Plover, well composed, great sharpness and beautiful exposure, well done again my friend, thanks!


Hi Annick,

a superb sharpness & clarity. it's a vivid picture. a very informative note, too.



This is a beauty Annick. I particularly like the color and texture of the water. I so often love the secondary features of your images as much as the amazingly sharp and detailed subjects.

Evelynn : )

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-13 0:44]

Hi Annick,
I will be back with a proper critique.

Hi Annick

Brilliant shot of this lovely shorebird.
Excellent sharpness and great POV.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-13 4:48]

Hi Annick

Another splendid shot from you, my friend!
You really know how to take advantage of a great focal length and you constantly present us beautiful animals in their habitat, totally unbothered by any human activity...just like this one.
It's such a natural pose from this little cute Three-banded Plover that makes this such a terrific shot!
Of course, it comes with the "standard Annick features: - impeccable sharpness, spot-on exposure and beautiful colors.
The compo here is also very well chosen - no need to show a reflection in the water if it's not a clear one; instead you chose to concentrate all the attention on the lovely bird and you did great!

Bravo and TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-13 6:27]

Hi Annick,
very nice low POV here, with excellent detail and superb colours caught in this Plovers markings. I find the ey to be particularly eye catching in this one, well done.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2008-02-13 6:33]

Hello Annick,
Very nice shot of this plover with good lighting, focus, sharpness, POV, pose, composition and colors. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Elanor (50)
  • [2008-02-13 6:37]

Beautiful pic with so many detail. Great colours, very sharp!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-02-13 8:22]

Annick, what a clarity and superb eye catch.Clear and crisp and bright shot.Ganesh

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2008-02-13 8:43]

Hallo Annick,
Door drukke werkzaamheden ben ik wat achter met becommentariëren van foto's. Maar deze wil ik zeker niet overslaan. Wat een plaatje! Perfect in alle opzichten.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-02-15 8:00]

Hello Annick,
Yes, I'm happy to see Plovers at any time, they're wonderful birds and this one is very beautiful with its bright orange ring around the eye. Great focus, very sharpd details and beautiful natural colours- A lovely capture!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Annick
This is a wonderful capture of a beautiful bird. Great sharpness with lots of detail and very good color. Very well done!!

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