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Wildlife in the city

Wildlife in the city
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Copyright: Anghel Eliz (eliz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, RAW ISO 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Birds 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-22 11:16
Viewed: 3839
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I shoot this beauty in the middle of a 300.000 peoples town. (I will put the exact coordinates on google maps.) Isn't incredible to see this species in a town ?
This remember me a phrase from the Jurassic Park movie: "Nature always finds a way".

This bird was near a small swamp at the begging of the summer and it was singing some very beautiful trills. I think it was searching for a mate.

I dedicate this image to my friend Bogdan Coltea (also a nature photographer) for helping me decide about crop and some processing steps. This is not the first time when he do this.
SPECIES: Acrocephalus Palustris (lat.) // Marsh Warbler (en.) // Lacar de Mlastina (ro.)

P.S. Thanks to the guys on www.birdforum.net for helping me identify this. Those warblers are really a nightmare for a beginner.

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wow , m-ai lasat masca , o fotografie foarte reusita , contrast perfect , claritate excelenta si culori saturate foarte frumoase ,

nice composition, TFS Ori

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-22 12:09]

Buna Anghel,

Ai facut o fotografie foarte buna atat din punct de vedere al compozitiei cat si al caltatii imaginii. Pasarea este redata extrem de clar atfel incat si cele mai mici detalii ale penajului sunt vizibile. Culorile sunt foarte naturale. Pasarea se vede foarte bine pe fundalul neclar.


Hi Anghel,
great shot with excellent sharpness and composition.
I like the colors very much.
TFS Tatjana

Hello Anghel,
This is a great capture with very fine details and a great focus on the Beautiful bird. I like your composition.
Very well done

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-01-22 14:08]
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Buna din nou :)

Inca o fotografie foarte reusita de-a ta!
Si e intr-adevar foarte misto sa vezi cum animalele de genul asta supravietuiesc in conditiile unor orase mari. De la mine, as putea da exemplu testoasa de apa (Emys orbicularis) - specia noastra, nu una din cele de terariu - care mai traieste intr-un mic paraias cu apa termala care trece prin Oradea.

Imi palce mult incadrarea si claritatea detaliilor aici. Sfaturile lui Bogdan au fost se pare foarte bune :)
Fundalul e de-asemenea foarte bun si scoate in evidenta si mai bine lacarul, iar culorile din intreg cadrul (inclusiv cele ale frunzei din partea de jos) sunt superbe si dau o atmosfera calda imaginii.

Bravo si TFS

PS1: n-ai vrea sa partici si tu la TN meeting-ul nostru de anul asta? Cel mai probail va avea loc in Polonia uneva in jurul lunii august si se pare ca vor participa un numar serios de membrii.
PS2: ai putea cumva sa aflii cum a ajuns Bogdan sa isi prezinte pozele in Photomagazine? El i-a contactat pe ei sau ei pe el?

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-01-22 15:26]

Hello Anghel
Nice shot with good elements.
The composition is amazing, very clean and natural.
This bird is really interesting.
Well done

Una dintre cele mai tari fotografii pe care ai prezentat-o aici pe tn. Ai avut o lumina excelenta, detaliile si culorile ti-au iesit beton. La astea se adauga compozitia f. faina.


p.s. Poate in wk mai am ceva timp sa pove pe mess.

Hello Anghel,
Fantastic shot of this lovely bird singing his song,
excellent composition and pov, superb sharpness and
depth of field, beautiful natural colors, good details in
the plumage, nice catchlight in the eye and wonderful oof background.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-22 21:28]

Hello Eliz,

Isnt it a pleasure to see such beauties in a town neighbourhood?And you made the best use of the opportunity capturing this Marsh Warbler in a fine pose.The ambient light highlights its beautiful plumage with sharpness and clarity.The blurred BG helps to isolate the bird very well. Very well done.

TFS & Cheers

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-01-22 22:01]

Intradevar o poza perfecta, lumina buna, detalii bogate si culori naturale.
Numai bine.
Razvan Zinica

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-01-22 23:23]

Hola Eliz,
preciosa captura,
interesante iluminación y foco...
pose magnífico,

Hallo Anghel
Now what do we have here? Such a delightful sight of this pretty to look at bird. A great image of this elegant Marsh Warbler. It is delicate, fine feathered and very elegant and its crest creates an unique charm .The bird’s wingbar is very neat and tidy and displays well on the image. I also like the tiny hole in its bill. I also like the pose in which you have captured it in, looking sideways but as if it was posing just for your camera. I like your background mood. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

Frumoasa compozitie si crop.Ca subiect poate era mai bine daca il surprindeai din fata, dar e bine si asa.Poate mai putin sharpness era binevenit, asa se sesizeaza o usoara granulatie.Oricum, felicitari pentru observatie.

Hi Anghel,
A nice capture of this beautiful Marsh Warbler. Very nice and sharp details with a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-23 8:54]

Hello Anghel,
Splendid light in this photo. The colours are very clear and the sharpness and details of the warbler are excellent. Very nice POV and pose. Superb composition.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-01-23 20:58]

Hello Anghel,
This is a very nice shot, great POV and sharpness.. Well done


Nice comp & sunny look Anghel.
Very good DOF/ detail, POV and artistic framing..
People should turn their cameras vertically more often :)
Well done,

Hi Angel,

nice presentation of this bird.
exellent pov, dof and sharpness.

Beautiful colours.


Hello Anghel,
great work with beautiful sharpness and composition!

Best regards, Leonid

Ciao Anghel, fascinating composition with lovely bird in nice pose, delicate colors, fantastic blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Buna Anghel
O fotografie de nota zece, dupa parerea mea.Sincer, nu pot decat sa te felicit!
Numai bine, Oana

hi anghel!
congrat to this very beautiful picture!

Hello Anghel,
Good compo, perch and posture.
Nature in Timisoara, close to Serbia and Hungary..good to have the map option.

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