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Masked lapwing


Posted by gregc on Tue Nov 08, 2022 6:09 am

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Flat wing position of the Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) happens to show off the spurs well. This is the northern race. Indigenous describe this bird as 'carrying yellow spears'. Can see why.

ISO 500, 420mm, f5.6, 1/3200, by OMDS.

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by peter makuch on Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:51 am
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a nice shot and well detailed also, superb.
 

by david fletcher on Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:37 pm
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Smashing capture Greg. This flight shot is showing off its features to perfection.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:51 pm
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Brilliant shot to show the face mask and wing spurs, Greg! Beautifully done.

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by Peter Ireland on Wed Nov 09, 2022 6:11 am
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Beautifully captured, Greg.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:53 pm
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Cool-looking bird, the spurs and face are really unusual.
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by Karl Egressy on Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:14 pm
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Very interesting looking bird and an excellent image of it.
 

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