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Motacilla flava feldegg

Motacilla flava feldegg
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-18 4:52
Viewed: 4415
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Motacilla flava Linnaeus, 1758. Male M. f. feldegg
Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava is a small passerine bird of the family Motacillidae. It is a slender, 15–16 cm long bird, with the long, constantly wagging tail characteristic of the genus Motacilla. The adult male in breeding plumage is olive above and yellow below. In other plumages, the yellow may be diluted by white. The heads of breeding males have a variety of colours and patterns depending on subspecies and races. It is an insectivorous bird which inhabits open country near water.
Motacilla flava breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia and has a small population in Alaska. 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.

In Cyprus three subspecies are common passage migrants: M. f. feldegg, flava and thunbergi. Another three subspecies are less common migrants: beema is occasional while lutea and cinereocapilla are very rare.
M. f. feldegg is also a local breeding summer visitor.
M. f “superciliaris” is a rather frequent intergrade between feldegg and flava and probably also between feldegg and bema.

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Ciao Christodoulos. The right managnment of light and colours,. Impressive focused eye. Stunning details against the blurred BG.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-18 5:17]

Hi Chris,a magnificent capture of this yellow wagtail whit beautiful details and colors and a perfect light management for a best yellow,very elegant position too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird on beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
A marvelous capture with such fine colors, sharpness & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with an attractive POV. Very nicely done & TFS. Great work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


hello Christodoulos
Great sharpness and good composition
many details of this bird with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

hello Christodoulos,
Yellow Wagtail taken from a good angle, with greatest clarity and perfect composition, this is really a nice picture.
best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this bird with good sharpness and a lovely pose on the twig. I also like the beautiful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-07-18 8:38]

Hi Christodoulos,
this is one excellent photo ! Great composition, perfect light, wonderful details & colors ! Congratulations ! Thanks !

Hello Christodoulos,
What a perfect scene with a gorgeous bird. You managed again very well the colors of yellow and black of this very nice colorful bird.
First class photo with best light and razor sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Christodoulos.
Great portrait. Excellent composition. Nice details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Chris,
A splendid shot of this wag-tail, good details and colours taken from a nice pov with a nice background.
TFS regards Bill.

Ciao Christodoulos.
Splendida foto una vera opera d’arte,eccellente nitidezza e stupendi colori naturali di questa motacilla molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-07-18 11:41]

Fantastic photo of this male Motacill fla.feldegg, great sharpness and coloful detals, TFS!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-18 12:46]

Hello Christodoulos.
Great capture .Very sharp details in the plumage and very good POV.The colors,composition and BG blur are outstanding.Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,

Nice composition ...Sharpness and colour very good ..Congraculations...


Giasou Christodoule
A beautiful bird with lovely colours.
Excellent detail, nice pose,good setting and background.
regards yiannis

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-07-22 10:22]

Fantastic capture! I really like you unique style, Christodoulo!



this is a beautiful shot of this bird. It has great sharpness and detail. There is also good bokeh. Bill

Hi Christodoulos,

The branches are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Yellow Wagtail. The late morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-08-08 11:08]

Hola Makris, que belleza de especie que no conocía y una foto espectacular, gracias por compartir...saludos.

Hello Christodoulos

Very beautiful close-up photo of the Yellow Wagtail,
fine POV, beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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