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Yellow Wagtail - 3

Yellow  Wagtail - 3
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Yellow Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-07 7:08
Viewed: 4043
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the third and final post of the Yellow Wagtail, showing the race Feldegg.

IN THIS SERIES OF THREE YELLOW WAGTAIL SHOTS IT IS NOT MY PRIMARY INTENTION TO SHOW THESE POSTS FOR THEIR TECHNICAL MERITS, though I am pleased with the first image of the race flava in that respect. It was my purpose to show three of the 11 existing races of this beautiful wagtail.

This individual of the Yellow Wagtail race Feldegg breeds in Turkey and the Balkans: it is also a very rare visitor to Sweden. It is characterised by the black head and is called the Black-headed Wagtail.

This male arrived in Cyprus in the famous Paphos lighthouse area (see the previous post), having spent the winter in tropical Africa. He is looking for insects to give energy to get to his final destination not so far away.

Like the previous post, of the race superciliaris, this shot suffers from heavy cropping owing to the distance from the camera.

I hope you enjoyed seeing three, and in my opinion the most beautiful, of the race types of the Yellow Wagtail. For my part I was lucky to see two of them in Cyprus.

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Hej Ivan
Nice shot, well composed & colorful :)
I hope I will get one more possibility ti visit Skåne this year and photograph one of them ;)

...Vi hade lite regn idag...

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-05-07 7:21]

Nice capture! Nice composition, details, colours and loved the catchlight in the eye.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-07 7:29]

Hello IVan,
very nice catch and dispite the busy BG the composition turned out very well.
POV, colors and sharpness are quite nice.
Well done.

Hello Ivan,
Beautiful yellow wagtail. Nicely composed picture. Great sharpness and color saturation. Very well done.

Hi Ivan ,
nice shot with great composition.
lovely bird.
thanks for sharing

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-07 8:01]

Hello Ivan,
Very nice shot!
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

Hola Ivan,
¡Que pájaro tan bello y elegante, gran definición con bellos colores, hacen una foto muy agradable. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-05-07 8:47]

Hello Ivan, I missed the first two posts due to a very busy period at work as well as home. This is a fine capture of the feldegg species. I will definitly check your other images.
Greetings, Jacob

Voilà une couleur qui ne rend pas cet oiseau vraiment discret.
Bonne journée.

A beauty and standing so proud! Good detail and exposure.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-07 11:06]

Hi Ivan,

Another lovely Wagtail. I really like this one. Beautiful colors and details and a nice eye. He stands out very well against the reeds and I like the pose on the rock.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-07 11:14]

Hi Ivan
Nice image .Sharp details and beautiful colors.Also excellent POV
TFS Michel

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-05-07 11:23]

Hi Ivan,

I like the yellow wagtail and this one sure is a beauty. I haven't seen this species in Holland. The pose is nice and I guess you cropped it a lot. Interesting post. TFS.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-07 12:03]

Hi Ivan,
Beautiful wagtail captured with good details, excelent pose and nice colours.
TFS, José M.

It must be a highly satisfying experience to come across these wonderful birds during your recent trip to Cyprus, Ivan.
This third and last picture of a Turkish Yellow Wagtail in your series is well captured. The focus is pretty sharp and the colours are very nice.

bonjour IVAN
déjà merci, félicitations pour ce petit oiseau, bien droit et fier
les couleurs sont superbes
bravo, amitiès

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-05-07 12:57]

Hi Ivan,
What a wonderful capture of this beautiful bird.
Nice pose and surrounding.
Great job.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-07 12:58]

Hello Ivan,
Thanks for this series on these three wagtails, your great captures have shown me the differences, thus as TrekNature intends learning through photography. Great job Ivan.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-07 14:24]

Hello Ivan, what a lovely shot of the Yellow Wagtail.. The collors and deatails are fantastic, very good POV and composition..congrats

Hi Ivan, an other splendid photo of this lovely bird with splendid colors, great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-07 20:20]

Hello Ivan,
Good shot, nice details, its very colour differentiates it from its environment.The perch has helped in presenting the birdie in a better way.
TFS & Cheers

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-08 4:10]

Ivan, very nice and well composed shot. Excellent note and good lighting. Ganesh

This is interesting Ivan as I thought that it was the same bird but it's not! Its head looks different... I didn't know that there were 3 different species of those beautiful birds. They are very colorful and it must be a real pleasure to see them...

This is a nice capture with superb pose from the bird, beautiful light in its eye, composition and natural environment. I must say that I envy you to have been able to see such nice species. Thanks,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-11 12:37]

Hi Ivan.
Your productivity is great. My comments are far behind.

Amazingly composed picture of this beautiful bird. Colours of the shot are wonderful as well as the pictured scene at whole. Well detailed BG suits for this charming bird on the stone perfectly. Great combination. My greetings and TFS.

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