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western yellow wagtail / Motacilla flava

western yellow wagtail / Motacilla flava
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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs, SIGMA 500mm f/4,5 APO DG EX
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/3000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-06-19 13:21
Viewed: 1173
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws.

This species breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, such as western Europe, but northern and eastern populations migrate to Africa and south Asia.

It is a slender 15–16 cm long bird, with the characteristic long, constantly wagging tail of its genus. It is the shortest tailed of the European wagtails. The breeding adult male is basically olive above and yellow below. In other plumages, the yellow may be diluted by white. The heads of breeding males come in a variety of colours and patterns depending on subspecies.

The call is a characteristic high-pitched jeet.

This insectivorous bird inhabits open country near water, such as wet meadows. It nests in tussocks, laying 4-8 speckled eggs.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-19 13:35]

Hi Nuri,it turn the head in the right moment and way for the best position,it looks like a movie star...ehehe...magnificent capture of this wagtail,the sharpness is great despite the distance,and the colors too are very very bright,well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-06-19 14:32]

Hello Nuri,
Nice capture with perfect exposure and colour saturation. I also like the pose and the sharpness.
Regards Sigi

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-06-19 15:35]

Nuri bey selamlar,
Motacilla flava'yı, çok güzel yakalamışsınız ..
Soft renk ve detayları ile alan derinliği etkiyeci.
İyi bir hafta sonu dileklerimle,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-06-20 1:59]

Hello Nuri,
Beautiful photo taken from a very good low POV in nice natural colours and good sharpness.
Enjoy the weekend,

Hello Nuri,
Truly beautiful captured and very presentation with attractive composition as well as light. I like its BG and those grasses......a different atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a Nice WE,

Ciao Nuri, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Nuri
This is a very attractive image of the yellow wagtail in its environment, and I like the "looking over its shoulder" head position. The colour balance seems very "warm" to me, so I have done a quick workshop to cool the colour balance for comparison.
Best wishes, Nigel.

Bonjour Nuri,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une bonne composition et sous une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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