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Cape Wagtail

Cape Wagtail
Photo Information
Copyright: Frans Swanepoel (fransswanepoel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 18 N: 192] (1286)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-01
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-07 0:30
Viewed: 5370
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cape Wagtail(Motacilla capensis)is a very common bird throughout Southern Africa.
The unmarked greyish-brown underparts combined with the narrow dark grey breastband, are diagnostic.
Habitat: Along fresh water dams or coastal lagoons but also in city parks and gardens.

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I have a chance to capture this fast moving tiny bird as well in the past friend Frans! Your image showing the bird in far more "open" pose! Good day! Lovely pose indeed, fantastic brightness, colors and composition! The green background is made of dreams! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hello Frans,
Beautiful textures and colours against the lovely background. Crop spraying apaprently has killed them off in some parts of the country. Excellent image.

Hello Frans,

A fine eye level point of view...!
Good macro qualities with an accurate DoF that leaves the bird with pin sharp details in the plumage...
Well framed and fine natural colours!

Pablo -

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-02-07 2:05]

Hi Frans,
Excellent photo of this interesting species, TFS!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-07 2:51]

Hello Frans,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Cape Wagtail. Lovely composition and sharp details.Best regards Siggi

Hi Frans
Great shot with great details and good Dof. Thanks for sharing!
Regards Hedesan

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-07 5:33]

Fine portrait of this lovely bird, good pose and composition. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-07 9:12]

Hallo Frans,
Fantastic photo of this Cape Wagtail in very beautiful colours and good sharpness. Pleasing pose, taken from an excellent POV in a fine composition. Beautiful OOF BG. The best photo of this species I've seen so far.

Beautiful photo of this Cape Wagtail! Great contrast between the bird and the background!

A great bird and a perfect "textbook" capture Frans, details of the birds salient features were shown with great clarity here, TFS indeed!

Hello Frans,
Beautifully done.

Excellent shot, great pose, pin sharp with good feather detail, I like the catchlight in the eye!

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