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Saxicola rubetra 3
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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: 2011-04-17
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-19 5:08
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 58
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Saxicola rubetra (Linnaeus 1758)

Saxicola rubetra is a small passerine bird, 12–14 cm long, in the family Saxicolidae.
The male in breeding plumage has blackish face mask almost encircled by a strong white supercilium and malar stripe, a bright orange-buff throat and breast. The female is duller overall, in particular having browner face mask, pale buffy-brown breast, and a buff supercilium and malar stripe. Both sexes have brownish upperparts mottled darker, a buff throat and breast, a pale buff to whitish belly, and a blackish tail with white bases to the outer tail feathers.

The Whinchat is a common migratory species breeding in Europe and western Asia from Ireland and northern Portugal east to the Ob River basin near Novosibirsk, and from northern Norway south to central Spain, central Italy, northern Greece, and the Caucasus Mountains. It winters primarily in tropical sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal east to Kenya and south to Zambia. Small numbers also winter in northwestern Africa in Morocco, northern Algeria and Tunisia
Saxicola rubetra is insectivorous, feeding largely (about 80-90%) on insects, but also a wide range of other invertebrates including spiders, small snails and worms. It also eats small amounts of fruit such as blackberries, primarily in autumn.

In Cyprus Saxicola rubetra is a common passage migrant from late March to May and mid-August to early November.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-19 5:38]

Hello Christodoulos.
A stunning picture of this lovely Whinchat.The colors of the bird, the leaves, and the background are excellent and blend with each other perfectly. Superb details of the bird. A wonderful composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent quality image of the Whinchat, amazing plumage details in this well composed image with excellent camera skills!
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

hello Christodoulos
this again a SUPER picture
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Chris,

Well what can i say, such a clean, sharp and detailed image here my friend, fabulous posture and a very strong composition, lovely colour saturation and a splendid skilful presentation here today Chris,
Congratulations and have a nice day,
Best Regards,


Hello Christodoulos,
What a splendid capture from a very nice POV. As usual you post a perfect image of a wonderful migratory species breeding also in Romania. The natural colors and details are great.
Thanks for sharing!

beautiful whinchat here chris.
well taken with soft colors and good sharpness

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-19 8:40]

Hello Christodoulos,
Your photos are impressive, just like this one, perfect. Great quality again! Thanks.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-19 8:56]

Magnificent work my friend,the pic of a day,no doubt..another time..ehhee...impressive quality,sharpness,colors,lights and posiition...all is perfect,as usual!Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-05-19 9:06]

Hi Christodoulos,

Another great shot. You show us this bird in all his beauty. TFS.


Superb photograph from an excellent point of view. regards yiannis

Ciao Christodoulos. Another masterpiece!


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-19 10:00]

Hi Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of this small Bird species, Saxicola rubetra male, TFS!

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  • gasson (126)
  • [2011-05-19 10:10]

Lovely shot Christodoulos, very natural. The pose is just right. Regards to you,

Hello Christodoulos.

AMAZING shot of this Beautifull Winchat
Excellent POV, Pose, Light, Sharpness, Details, Colors, BG and composition

TFS Thijs

Hi Christodoulos,
great photo. Excellent artistic view. Nice point of view. Great contrast, amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

you are a really bird catcher ,
fantastic light and details in your picture,
I supose one from your best which I-ve seen till now,

Have a good time Chri !

ciao, tino

hi christodoulos,
this shot is truly excellent in any point of vew. POV, BG, composition, natural colors and sharpness are at top.

Bonsoir Christodoulos,
J'ai l'impression qu'il pose pour toi...
La qualité est extra, et les teinte sont bien nuancées. Un grand bravo !

Hola Christodoulos

Pequeño y bello pájaro. Una imagen muy nítida, con buenos contrastes y profundidad de campo. Excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-20 7:19]

Beautiful species again with excellent pose, good exposure. tfs.

great whinchat capture, TFS and greetings Ori

Hello Christodoulos, another show, the usual .... amazing detail and sharpness ... usually spectacular. All the best, Paul

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-05-20 14:34]

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photo of this Whinchat in nice pose,great sharpness and splendid colors.Excellent composition.TFS.

Hallo Christodoulos,
fantastic capture, very well done
Have a good weekend

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-21 8:17]

Hello Christodoulos,
A pin-sharp capture of this beautiful little bird showing details very sharply and colours are natural against a plain background. A lovely composition too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Great photo with amazing details, colors, sharpness in an excellent BG. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent and very beautiful photo of the Whinchat,
fine POV and framing, very beautiful soft light,
excellent focus sharpness and details, beautiful catch-light,



Hello Christodoulos,

Amazing quality, super details in the plumage!
Beautiful and natural colours, and the selective focus works very well...
The bird seems cooperative and gives an elegant pose..!

Pablo -

Chris, this is an outstanding shot of this bird. Excellent sharpness and detail. I love the blurred background too. Bill

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