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Muscicapa striata

Muscicapa striata
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-30 11:42
Viewed: 1942
Points: 20
[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.

They are birds of deciduous woodlands, parks and gardens, with a preference for open areas amongst trees. They build an open nest in a suitable recess, often against a wall, and will readily adapt to an open-fronted nest box. 4-6 eggs are laid.

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hello Tibi'
very good picture with super details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Dartha.
Complimenti perla splendida cattura di questo esemplare di Muscicapa striata fotografato con una eccellente nitidezza ed ottimi dettagli,bellissimi i colori naturali,splendida la composizione molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hi Tibi,
nice pose of this bird. Very good point of view. Perfect composition. Very interesting.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Tibi
Beautiful picture, great POV and good sharpness.
Hello Vanni

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-10-30 13:14]

Hi Tibor,
Perfect portrait,nice colours and very good composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-30 14:08]

Hi Tibi,excellent capture of this small friend,i like the elegant position,very good details and perfect colors,not easy to find.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Tibi, lovely birtd in nice pose on beautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Bartha,
fine capture of this bird with good sharpness and natural colours. I also like the lovely pose and the nice background.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-31 6:11]

Fine portrait and good pose by this cute flycatcher. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-31 6:16]

Hello Tibi,
Excellent photo of this Spotted Flycatcher in good sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Very good choice of POV and composition.

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