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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-11
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-12 13:09
Viewed: 3742
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It feels like it's ages since I posted a picture here on TN, and maybe it is. The last period has not been the best and I didn't have much time to spend behind the pc.
Last Friday it went out for a short walk and came across this bluethroat. It seemed to enjoy the sun and sang a little song.

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Hi Jacob,
This is such a beautiful specie! You are lucky to have photographed this little marvel. Composition, details and exposure are very good. I can almost hear it sings! I wish we have them in my country. Thanks,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-12 13:15]

Hi jacob. i hope your life is better for you now. Its nice to see you posting. This is a bird i have never seen in the wild. You have captured it well with good detail and colours. a nice POV . and singing to. well done TFs.
Take care of yourself.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-12 13:45]

Hi Jacob

A great shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-12 13:52]

Hallo Jacob,
Wat een voltreffer! Een van de mmoiste foto's van een Blauwborst die ik ooit gezien heb. Jammer dat de achtergrond wat vlekkerig is, want de vogel zelf staat er perfect op. Grote klasse!
Gezondheid gewenst en tot ziens,

Hi Jacob,
Pretty shot. Excellent composition and coloured presentation. I like this a lot. Very well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Jacob
You did good work by capturing this male bluethroat in wonderful action.
Well done and TFS

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-12 14:35]

Hola Jacob, bonita fotografia, con buena composición, el momento excelente. Un saludo

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-04-12 15:01]

Hi Jacob , very nice , the color and detail is super , good timing too.



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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-13 0:14]

salut Jacob,
intéressante image à la composition bien étudiée. Le moment est parfaitement saisi, bec ouvert on devine son chant. Bonne netteté, dommage que le ciel soit un peu gris.


Hallo Jacob,

Deze heb ik nog maar 1 keer gezien in de OVP maar zat te ver weg en dat terwijl ik bij de Wieden en Weeribben in de buurt woon.
Ben ook geen echte vogelaar meer voor bloemen en paddenstoelen.

Maar goed jouw foto is bijzonder mooi.
Mooi egale achtergrond.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-04-13 3:07]

Ha Jacob,

Deze foto mag er zijn. De vogel komt mooi uit tegen de egale lucht en zo te zien heeft het beestje er zin in.


Hallo Jacob
I don't know if you heard of the Drakensberg boys choir. When I saw this bird it immediately reminded me of them. When they do a concert or performance they usually wear uniform with a bib that nearly looks in their opening ceremony, like the blue part on this bird. It actually looks as if this bird is singing to. The different layers of colour in the plumage are just great. The composition is superb and the pose great. A lovely image which I enjoyed looking at. Thanks for sharing this delightful photo.
Best regards

Hallo Jacob,

Mooie aktiefoto van deze zingende Blauwborst. Heeft zo´n klein vogeltje toch ook een mooi kleurenpakket. De compositie is goed. Komt natuurlijk ook de diagonale tak waar de vogel opzit. De achtergond is grote klasse. Totaal geen storende objecten. Scherp en goed zichtbare fijne details. Goed werk. TFS en een prettige avond/dag bob

Welcome back to TN Jacob,
That is a splendid specimen caught while singing in fine focus and great plumage & colouration detail, against a stark whitish BG. TFS indeed!

  • ewiczek Gold Star Critiquer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 0] (815)
  • [2008-04-13 21:32]

wonderfull catpure;-) nice color and sharpness

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-14 5:57]

Hi Jacob,
I liked the timing and the pose you captured. Colors, details on the plumage, POV and composition are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-30 7:19]

Hello Jacob
Nice presentation.Good POV and sharp image.Colors and pose are very nice.
TFS Michel

Hi Jacob,
After your great blueish frog a great blueish Bluethroat. It's good to have you back on TN! Thanks for showing us the singing fellow, the portrait is a success.
Best regards

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-06-05 7:17]

A really curious and beautiful bird! I had never seen it before for what I can remember. Magnificent capture and very good composition.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-11 9:41]

Hello Jacob,
Happened to see your name just recently and I looked your gallery up to find this marvellous capture of a male Bluethroat that I missed in the spring.
Great sharpness and POV to give a fine clear portrait.
Perhaps he was on his way to the Scandinavian mountains where I was!
Thanks and best wishes,

nice singer, great composition, greetings Ori

Hi my friend Jacop, what a beautiful bird percheed on the tip of a branch. Nicely composed and focused my friend! Bu we are missing you! Have a nice break time! Cheers,


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