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Whinchat male

Whinchat male
Photo Information
Copyright: Charles Fleming (Chas) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 11] (62)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-27 1:58
Viewed: 3629
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the male of the Whinchat pair that I mentioned yesterday when I posted my Sleeping Whinchat. These birds are a treat to see and study. You can get some indication of how light and delicate they are and also the habitat in which they breed by the Bracken the bird is perched on, a plant always associated with moorland. Whinchats are migratory and in their wintering grounds in Africa, and on migration they are never as brightly marked and colourful as this example.

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Sharpening of this imageChas 1 07-28 01:40
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that´s the way, she´s asleep and he watches out.*g* excellent clear shot of the handsome mr. whinchat! :-) sharpness, colors
and details are really great, love the green blurred background. well done & take care, thor.

Hello Charles,

Well done. Nice picture with good colours and composition!


Hi Charles!

Nice shot, good details and nice composition and colors, I only miss a bit more sharpening I think but alltogether it's a beautiful shot, TFS!

Best regards,

Hi Charles,

Colour, detail, composition and background have been well handled in this fine image.


This is just beautiful. I would agree that a little more selective sharpening would have been beneficial for posting at this size, and I might have cropped alittle more off-centre, but the lighting, focus, background and exposure are all perfect - and it's an attractive little bird too.
Regards, Nigel.

Hi Charles,

A nice shot of the winchat, good focus and dof, with a good oof background. The image is slightly soft, perhaps slight sharpening would help.

TFS regards Bill

Lovely pose, with perfect bg, no more sharpening for me thank you.
Regards Les

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