Masked Lapwing Chick

Not a particularly good shot, but the best of a fairly ordinary batch.

These guys are also known as Plovers and are the bane of many a golfer.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 9th September 2007, This photo: 3:42pm

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  • looby88 said:
    its borrowed some-one elses legs and is running off with them !!

    not too bad sir, it is running after all AND its backlit !
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe, yes the parents are weird birds too. I'd never seen chicks before (these things nest on the ground, but they're somewhat protective too).
    Next time I need to remember to lug the tripod around with me, esp. if I'm intending to use Johnno's long lenses. Even with IS, 420mm on a Canon 400d (giving a field of view of 672mm), is not that easy to handhold steadily.
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Awwwww what a cute little baby, lol @ looby, borrowed someone elses legs hahaha.....anyway, a very cute shot again! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Tracey :) Just wish I'd lugged the tripod, and maybe wandered around the other side of the lawn to get them on the sunny side.
  • Maki_C30D said:
    awesome lighting & bokeh!
  • David de Groot said:
    I should hope the bokeh is good Maria, with six and a half thousand dollars worth of lens hanging off the front ;-) (not mine unfortunately).