|Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud)
|Date Taken: 2007-05-18|
|Camera: Canon Rebel EOS 300D|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-05-18 14:19|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. It breeds in most of Europe and western Asia, and is migratory, wintering in Africa and south western Asia. It is declining in parts of its range. |
This is an undistinguished looking bird with long wings and tail. The adults have grey-brown upperparts and whitish underparts, with some streaking on the breast. The legs are short and black, and the bill is black and has the broad but pointed shape typical of aerial insectivores. Juveniles are browner than adults and show the spots on the upperparts which give this species its name.
Spotted Flycatchers hunt from conspicuous perches, making sallies after passing flying insects, and often returning to the same perch. Their upright posture is characteristic.
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- [2007-05-18 14:25]
Oh these are not easy to get on the sensor. Congratulations for that! Nice warm colour makes it stand out nicely. On my screen there is some noise, have you done any noise reduction.. if not it might improve this photo even further.
- [2007-05-19 9:58]
You have pictured a very nice scene. I like surroundings of the bird so much. Leaves, twigs, nicely coloured and illuminated BG are looked very nice as environmental of the cute bird. For my taste, It would be necessary to increase a level of contrast a bit.
TFS and best wishes.
- [2007-05-19 16:05]
Fine capture of a Spotted Flycatcher in a typical natural environment. Beautiful composition, lighting and BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- [2007-05-30 4:18]
Very fine capture of this cute little Flycatcher up in the oak tree where he is well camouflaged. A little soft but a beautiful composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
Z ostroscia na tej fotce moze najlepiej nie poszlo, ale za to bardzo fajna kompozycja. Naprawde podoba mi sie ten kadr - ptaszek nie dosc, ze siedzi po boku zdjecia, to jakby od niechcenia spoglada przeciwnie do pozostalej czesci kadru :)
A teraz jeszcze pare sugestii dotyczacej fotki. Proponuje przyszlosciowo powalczyc lekko z odszumianiem (polecam do tego NeatImage), co zdecydowanie polepsza jakosc zdjec, szczegolnie jesli stosuje sie wieksze kadrowanie z oryginalu :)