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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: 2012-11-25 10:37
Viewed: 2239
Points: 16
[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 Bartha,
beautiful photography, excellent POV.
Excellent sharpness, compliments
Hello Vanni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-25 10:52]

Hi Tibi,very nice specie,a good capture but the details on the head aren't the best,it looks a bit undersaturated too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Tibi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-25 12:32]

Hello Tibi,
A photo with a Spotted Flycatcher in beautiful natural colours and a pleasing pose. A pity that the focus is more on the wing than on the head. Good composition.

Hi Tibi,
amazing composition. A lot of details. Perfect portrait. Interesting pose of the bird.
Have a nice week,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-11-25 13:46]

Hello Tibi,
Very good composition with great clarity and very nice colors.It is a interesting image taken from a very nice POV.The details and colors are great.Regards Siggi

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-11-25 21:50]

excellent closeup. good lighting and angle. interesting species. tfs.

hello Tibi
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Tibor, congratulations for the capture, very nice bird and composition too, I hope you'll find again and take pictures again,

un saluto, tino

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