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yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava)


yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-11 2:19
Viewed: 1173
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws.

This species breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, such as western Europe, but northern and eastern populations migrate to Africa and south Asia.

It is a slender 1516 cm long bird, with the characteristic long, constantly wagging tail of its genus. It is the shortest tailed of the European wagtails. The breeding adult male is basically olive above and yellow below. In other plumages, the yellow may be diluted by white. The heads of breeding males come in a variety of colours and patterns depending on subspecies.

The call is a characteristic high-pitched jeet.

This insectivorous bird inhabits open country near water, such as wet meadows. It nests in tussocks, laying 4-8 speckled eggs.(Wikipedia)

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hallo Siegfried
very nice picture with lovely colours and good details
thanks gr lou

Hello Siegfried,

Very nice POV of this Wagtail. I like its low view. Well details and perfect well managed BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6449 W: 89 N: 15592] (65238)
  • [2015-11-11 9:57]

Hi Siggi,top class shot from an original point of view.Great face to face with this wagtail,elegant pose and perfect details too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-11-11 11:28]

Shalom Siggi,

Beautiful capture from an unusual and very good POV. Yue subject is delightful, too.

TFS,

Ishi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-12 7:15]

Hello Sigi,
Very beautiful and sharp detailed picture of this Yellow Wagtail taken from an original frontal and perfect POV.
Regards,
Peter

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