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Copyright: Ali ramezanian (aliramazanian) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 32] (531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-23 11:14
Viewed: 1621
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) is a wheatear, a small insectivorous passerine that was formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae.

This migratory central Asiatic wheatear occurs from the extreme southeast of Europe to China, and has been found wintering in India and northeastern Africa. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

In summer the male is a white and black bird. The white crown tinged with grey contrasts with the black face and throat. The female is browner, and the head is washed with sandy buff. Females are darker than Northern Wheatear, look smaller and showed less white on the rump.

The tail and rump are white, with an inverted black T giving a pattern like Black-eared Wheatear. This 13.5-14.5 cm bird nests on open, stony, sparsely vegetated habitats, laying 4-6 eggs in a rock crevice. It eats insects and berries

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-23 11:26]

Hello Ali,
A superb capture of the juvenile of this species of Wheatear, a very rare visitor to my country.
Excellent turned head pose captured with fine sharpness and natural colours and a nice catchlight in the eye.
Thanks and best regards,
Ivan

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-02-23 15:37]

Hi Ali
perfect compo, great sharpness nice bg and beautiful light
tfs
Tom

What a nice well composed picture Ali!
great control over the exposure.
perfect posture of the bird. good colour and clarity.
best wishes,
samiran

你好
這張照的好清晰
也照的很美
背景也很襯托 整個構圖極美
真是經典作品
謝謝分享
STONE

original perfect capture, I love this composition, TFS Ori

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