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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-11 4:19
Viewed: 1273
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A little dunnock (Prunella modularis) singing on a small tree.

from Wiki:
The dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small passerine, or perching bird, found throughout temperate Europe and into Asia. It is by far the most widespread member of the accentor family, which otherwise consists of mountain species.
The dunnock possesses fluid mating systems. Females are often polyandrous, breeding with two or more males at once, which is quite rare among birds. This multiple mating system leads to the development of sperm competition amongst the male suitors. DNA fingerprinting has shown that chicks within a brood often have different fathers, depending on the success of the males at monopolising the female. Males try to ensure their paternity by pecking at the cloaca of the female to stimulate ejection of rival males' sperm.[7] Dunnocks take just one-tenth of a second to copulate and can mate more than 100 times a day.[8] Males provide parental care in proportion to their mating success, so two males and a female can commonly be seen provisioning nestlings at one nest.

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Nice singing stance, Pierre.
The bird looks so very happy and the blue sky goes well with it as BG.

Hello Pierre,

Well captured this "Dunnock" species. Against such blue sky, his/ her stunning pose of singing is really an attractive sight. Nice sharp beak with natural color.
Thanks for sharing your work with informative NOTE,
Regards and have a nice Sunday tomorrow,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-11 15:06]

Salut Pierre,on ne peu pas ecouter la chanson,mais l'image est si reelle qu'on peu l'imaginer..ehehe...vraiment super cette pose comme un chanteur lirique,et aussi excellent ls qualite',une image originale a aimer.Bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-04-11 17:09]

Hello Pierre,
Your cute little Dunnock appears to be singing it's heart out, probably searching for a mate at this time of the year. I really like the vertical framing and beautiful colors. Nicely focused and showing a tad bit of catchlight in it's eye. Love the clear blue sky for a BG.

Hello Pierre

You shot the photo at the best moment while the bird is singing,
and the catch-light adding to the beauty of the photo, TFS


Ciao Pierre, lovely bird in nice pose, great capture, fine detail, well saturated colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Pierre,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une belle attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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