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1st Olive-backed Pipit

1st Olive-backed Pipit
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Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sahalin Birds, Welcomers on TN [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-06 17:56
Viewed: 5124
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

Olive-backed Pipit is a small passerine bird which breeds across temperate Asia. It breeds in the north east of European Russia, but is only a rare vagrant in western Europe. It is a long-distance migrant moving in winter to southern Asia and Indonesia.

This is a small pipit, which resembles the Tree Pipit. Its back is more olive-toned and less streaked than that species, and its head pattern is different with a better-marked supercilium. Like the Tree Pipit, Olive-backed will readily perch in trees.

The call is a strong spek similar to Tree Pipit. The song flight is also like that species, but is faster and higher pitched.

The breeding habitat is open woodland and scrub. The nest is on the ground, with 3-5 eggs being laid. This species is insectivorous, like its relatives, but will also take seeds.


Another species that I photographed in Sakhalin Island.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-02-06 21:45]

Hi Fatih, this looks good. The Pipit makes me think of a thrush. It is a little soft, but well composed, TFS

nice natural shot good lighting could have been a little sharper love spots on breast

Hi Sam,
Cute little bird, very nicely captured.
Great sharpness, well composed picture, neat BG.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-02-07 2:06]

HI Fatih,
Well composed & a verypleasing background , would consider some sharpening though.
Badruddin Ali

Merhaba Fatih,
Beautiful image of this pipit!
I like so much the POV, the illumination there and the way you managed it.
Very good use of the DOF, you got a very interesting background, with some kind of motion on it.
I think your composition is very well balanced.
Perhaps a little sharpen applied in PP would be useful.
Congratulations, thanks for share and my best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-07 12:56]

Hello Fatih,
What a beautiful Pipit on the birch against a very nice soft background. I like the colours very much. Not quite sharp but even so a very nice shot!
TFS and regard, Ulla

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