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Motacilla flava feldegg 2

Motacilla flava feldegg 2
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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: 2013-10-22 6:38
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[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.

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I have learnt to use high ISO rating from you, Chris, and I'm using it with caution these days. However, I end up buying a lot of BG noise in the process. With these camera settings you use, I would surely wreck my picture. But you are a genius at these things.
The picture of this Yellow Wagtail is a masterpiece, and we are used to getting nothing less than that from you.
Thanks for sharing this gem of a picture and best regards.

Hello Christodoulos
To day is a bird day, our members are posted very beautiful pictures of bird from various corner of the earth.
This is also a superb image.
Fantastic clarity with amazing colour.
pro work.
best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,
Once again a wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. Exceptional quality....Excellent details. Outstanding colors and perfect focus. Incredible clarity. It is a wonderful specie not very shy.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Christodoulos,
perfect presentation. Excellent depth of field. Amazing colours. Very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-22 7:53]

Very cute and colorful wagtail..lovely capture...the details on the bird is amazing. However the rock is bit bright, could be adjusted. tfs.

great portrait of this ssp, greetings Ori

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, superb sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-22 8:50]

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful clear presentation in impressive sharpness, details and natural colours. Pleasing pose with eye contact. Very beautiful blurry background too.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-22 9:31]

Hello Christodoulos.
Very nice picture of this litttle beauty. Excellent light and very nice colours. Great focus with nice details in the plumage an a well blurred background. the composition with the bird out of center is very nice.Regards Siggi

Hi Chris!
A perfect shot with beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Cristodoulos,
An impressive capture,remarkable sharp details of its plumage,beautiful light and perfectly exposed.

hallo Christodoulos
super good picture with great details and beautiful colours
nice composition on the rock
gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-22 11:19]

Hi Chris,perfect pose and great capture of this beautiful yellow wagtail,very good details and a very bright yellow,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-10-22 14:07]

awesome clarity and very effective an expo .. I like bg bokeh too .. great shot here Christo


nuri :)

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent image of this beautiful bird. Great POV with natural colors and great clarity. The detail in this image is fantastic. It almost feels like it would come alive at any second and fly away. Great informative note. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Christodoulos
照的清晰 很可愛的小鳥
色彩鮮豔 眼睛明亮
構圖美麗 謝謝分享

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-10-22 23:57]

Hello Christodoulos,
nice yellow wagtail,good details species,regards..

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-23 5:17]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a striking plumage this Wagtail has. You have perfectly caught it in the best light and a good pose on the round stone.
Fine light, best sharpness too.

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Excellent one again.
Like it very much.True colour,sharpness and its presence.
Very good work.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Ciao Christodoulos. The jeallow's show! Impressive focused black eye just like a pearl.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-23 11:11]

Hi Christodoulos,
Fantastic colours and sharpness details with nice composition.
Excellent blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Christodoulos,
Superb presentation of this beautiful bird! Perfect DOF, excellent plumage coloration, great fine details, gorgeous lighting, and nice composition. Very well done, my friend, and thanks. Have a nice time!

HEllo Christodoulos,
This is amazing picture, very good subspecies. Well done.

Giasou Christodoule
A superb photo of this beautiful bird. Excellent detail and background, nice setting.
Perfect focus. Good eye contact.
regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos
Toujours une impeccable netteté, et des couleurs bien équilibrées
Merci, Bon dimanche

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of the Yellow Wagtail, with fine lateral POV,
beautiful eye-contact, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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