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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: 2007-05-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-17 8:39
Viewed: 3227
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
So, I agreed with the family it would be a relaxing holiday up there in eatern Poland. No endless expeditions through dense forrest or muddy marhses. So we rented a fantastic little 'old' farm house and I promised to stick around [for most of the time :-)]
But I can't sit still and just read a book or magazine. so I tried to take the benefit out of the situation. Mounted the camera with tele on the tripod and waited for the birds to come. Nothing really came close, but I heard a sound I did not recognise.
I took my birdcall mp3's in order to find out which bird the squeeking sound belonged to. I thought it was in the Sylvia family. I let the tape role and listened to different species. All of a sudden this Lesser whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) came up and reacted very agitated. Right, the tape had just arrived to this species. It was not the sound I was looking for, but I didn't hesitate taking a photo of this angry young man.

fartash, mikou, jcoowanitwong, Jamesp, jaycee, nglen, garyfudge, Juyona, SelenE, Debz has marked this note useful
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hi jacob,
nice capture,i liked the pose very much,well composed shot, sharp image, good pov,
tfs & regards

Hello Jacob
Very intersting bird to shoot,
Perfect compositio,details and BG,
Great lighting and sharpness,
Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-17 10:13]

Hi Jacob.
Very nice shot with great pose.I like composition and pleasant natural colors.Very good details in plumage too.Well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos

He looks very agitated indeed Jacob :) This is a dynamic and very sharp capture. I like this POV and great exposure. Thanks,

Hi Jacob,
Great pose from this agitated bird. I would fly away if I were a bird. Beautiful crisp clear photo. Very well done and tfs.

Nice capture of this little angry man, and great note to complete the picture. It is funny to read :)
Best regards, Felipe.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-17 12:32]

Hi Jacob

Great POV and detail here. Your shot describes the species well - as usual from you :)


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-17 14:07]

Hello Jacob,
Beautiful natural coloured photo. Nice dynamic pose and good composition. The photo is very sharp and has a good POV.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-17 15:36]

Hi Jacob,

A wonderful capture of this bird I have not seen before. I love the pose! Beautiful colors and details against a nice background of blue sky.


nice pic, TFS ori

Great pose Jacob,

I like the perspective.
Very good deailing.


Hello Jacob , good POV , you captured very strange posture , good shrpnss , TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-18 8:10]

Hola Jacob,
simpática captura,
bello momento y excelente pov,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-18 14:54]

Hi Jacob. A very good shot . I like the Pose . he looks so cross. very good detail and fine focus. a nice POV and DOF. all with good notes. well done TFS.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-19 5:00]

Hi Jacob,
I liked your note :o)) This fellow seems very curious, you caugth a very nice pose. TFS

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-19 17:21]

Great note Jacob. Well shot, I am sorry to hear he was agitated, perhaps he thought it was a female calling. Anyhow he is lovely and this ia a great and unusual pov with great light on the eye. Nice composition and dof.

Singolare l'espressione del soggetto.

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Questo uccellino che non conosco e' veramente bello e il titolo molto azzeccato, peccato solo per il posatoio che non e' dei migliori, i tuoi scatti sono belli e ben conposti,mi scuso se non ti rispondo in english, but my english is very bud , i studi this language many ears ago.
I am 50ears old.
Ti ringrazio tanto per il commento alla mia foto e spero(i Hope) di risentirti molto presto un cordiale saluto Pierdamiano

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