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Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis)

Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis)
Photo Information
Copyright: Joao Edgar (joaoedgar) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 86] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-02-24 8:37
Viewed: 2614
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
The same size as a blackbird blue. The adult male is easy to identify: blue head and back, belly and tail orange, with a characteristic white patch on the back. The female is less contrast and mesh features in the plumage, the tail also try orange. Lands often clearly visible in high places, like on top of large rocks.
Uncommon and a localized distribution, the solitaire nests only in the highlands of the mountains of northern and central planning. True to its name, almost always occurs in the vicinity of rocky areas, where it builds the nest. It is a summer species, which usually arrives in April and part of September.

Source: avesdeportugal.info

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-24 9:47]

Hello Joao.
Superb Rock Thrush. It's just perfect: The composition, pose of the bird, the sharpness and an incredible exposure.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Joao
This photo is beautiful - everything is perfect - a real gem. It is crisp with sharp details and the bird has a great pose too, and off course the light is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes.

hello Joao
super good composition with great details and beautiful colours
i like this beautiful bird
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-24 10:55]

Hi Joao,what a nice pic! The bird seems in pose only for you! Magnificent capture in the best light for the best colors,great details too,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano.

Hi Joa
most beautiful bird! Great compo and colors, everything perfect except that the picture looks a bit soft (missing perfect sharpness) possibly only due to downsizing. I added a bit sharpness in the workshop

Molto bella, colori nitidi. Complimenti

Hello João

Beautiful close-up photo of this species of Thrush,
with fine POV and framing, very beautiful light
coming on the bird, lovely eye-contact,
excellent focus sharpness and details and
in the WS is more improving the sharpness, TFS


Hallo Joao,
una bellissima cattura, buona nitidezza e colori fantastici, molto bella la composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata


Meus parabéns, veio tudo boa luz e cores.

Um abraço


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-25 7:21]

Lovely bird, colorful and beautiful captured image. tfs.

Olá João
Excelente foto do melro.Bela pose e cores fantásticas.Excelente nitidez e composição.
Obrigado pela partilha companheiro

Hello Joao!

Very good shot - nice pose captured from attractive low POV. minimalistic but well choosen background.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-26 9:51]

Hi Joao,
Perfect shot. Excellent composition,colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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