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Portrait Of a Spotted Flycatcher

Portrait Of  a Spotted Flycatcher
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Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4, Digital RAW 500 ISO, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-25 0:22
Viewed: 2602
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for all the nice comments of my previous post.

I took the picture of this singing Spottet Flycather early in this morning.
It’s a rather common bird in Europe but nevertheless a small beauty.

Info from Wikipedia.

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.

Source and more info in different language here

Info to Alexei : Nikon D7100, 300mm lens, 1,4x converter, camera set to extra 1.3x crop

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Hello Gert
Sharp and clear portrait.Great pose and compo,wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-05-25 2:58]

Hello Gert,
The portrait of Flycatcher is perfect. I like this species especially, because every year watch it from my balcony. I've taken photo its few times.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Gert,
What a sharp and clear photograph of this Spotted Fly catcher!
Very good focus and details on body.Catching light on eye made it attractive.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-25 4:19]

Hi Gert,
Fantastic portrait with excellent detail and focus.
Amazing natural colours and nice blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Gert, great prtrait of lovely singing bird, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

A fabulous portrait of this little singing beauty, Gert.
Incredible sharpness and clarity.
Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-25 11:39]

Hi Gert,fantatic potrsit whit the open beak,it seems to see the magic voice...ehhe..great close-up whit very bright details and colors in the best exposure,i like it1Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Gert

In the same time a portrait and also you have
clicked the photo at the best time of the pose
while this Spotted Flycatcher with fine POV
and a beautiful lateral light, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


hallo gert
this is super sharp
i like this shot with the nice light and the good details
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-05-26 4:40]

Hi Gert.
Great experience for me. First of all I love 300 mm prime alone and with 1.4x TC. However, my copy was broken during guaranty period (ultrasonic motor is failed) and changed on AF-S 70-200 VRII (in store there was not any new copy of the lens). Now I dream about version of the lens with VR.

Great demonstration of the new camera and this lens combo. Terrific details. Lights and colours are also perfect. Thanks a lot.

Bonjour Gert,
Splendide portrait saisie à l'instant décisif dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-05-27 12:35]

Hi Gert
Excellent portrait of the flycatcher.Very sharp image with great plumage detail ,colours are also beuaiful
TFS Michel

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