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Copyright: Parvulescu Lucian (parvulescubio) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 13 N: 243] (1541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG, Hoya 86mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-21 15:41
Viewed: 3197
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The firecrest, Regulus ignicapillus, is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. It breeds in most of temperate Europe, north Africa and Madeira. It is partially migratory, with northern and eastern birds wintering south of the breeding range. In winter it is often found with tit flocks.

This is the second smallest European bird at 9 to 10 cm. It is greenish above and has whitish underparts. It has two white wingbars, a black eye stripe and a white supercilium. It has a crest, orange in the male and yellow in the female, which is displayed during breeding, and gives rise to the English name for the species. This is a restless species, constantly on the move as it searches for insects, and frequently hovering. It resembles the Goldcrest, but its bronze shoulders and strong face pattern are distinctive.

The firecrests on Madeira, previously treated as a subspecies R. i. madeirensis, are now treated as a distinct species Madeira Firecrest Regulus madeirensis; it has a shorter supercilium, duller orange crest and a longer bill.


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A very sharp subject with a well done OOF BG. very nice colors and contrasts. Some more light would have helped brighten up the picture. Very good composition.


nice take but a bit lack of exposure.
Best regards.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2008-03-21 22:41]

Feliciari, inca o specie bine fotografiata!

Hello Parvulescu,
I liked the lighting in image very much!
perfect sharpness, wonderful colour and superb details in the shot
very well done
best regards

Hi Parvulescu,

Very beautiful capture.Nice colors,composition and details.Excellent work.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-22 5:00]

Hello Parvulescu,
You've done very well to capture this cute little Firecrest, here they're seldom seen!
I like its pose here and details as well as colours are excellent. Beautiful background too!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2008-03-25 1:49]
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Salut Lucian,

ai reusit o poza "grea" in sensul ca subiectul este mic, rar si in permanenta miscare prin cele mai ascunse tufisuri.
Poza este foarte buna, este o combinatie de indemanare, experienta si oarece noroc.
Ceea ce-ti doresc pe mai departe.

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