yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava)
|Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi)
|Date Taken: 2015-05-15|
|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|
|[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 15–16 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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very nice picture with lovely colours and good details
thanks gr lou
Very nice POV of this Wagtail. I like its low view. Well details and perfect well managed BG.
Thanks for sharing,
- [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
- [2015-11-11 11:28]
Beautiful capture from an unusual and very good POV. Yue subject is delightful, too.
- [2015-11-12 7:15]
Very beautiful and sharp detailed picture of this Yellow Wagtail taken from an original frontal and perfect POV.