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Reed Warbler

Reed Warbler
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Copyright: Klaudio Dadich (dalmatinac) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 56] (238)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-12-12 22:26
Viewed: 3317
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There is a birdland park a few minutes' drive from my home. I took this photo at a man made lake which abounds in water fowl. It took me 40 minutes or so, standing next to a tree, to get this very quick bird. Now you see it, now you don't. And with the camera on manual option, it can be exasperating.

Australian Reed Warbler
Arocephalus australis
Family: Sylviidae
Lake Monger

Status: Resident / Common
The Clamorous Reed-warbler is most often heard before it is seen. They are common inhabitants of wetlands, freshwater rivers and lakes. Where reed beds are available you will find them. Clamorous Reed-warblers are never still and are often seen chasing each other through reed beds and over the water. They are master weavers, using spiderweb to fix the nest between bulrushes.
Size: 16 - 17 cm
Voice: Melodious flute-like song, rattling alarm call.
Nesting Ecology: Breeds Sept - Feb. Nest deep cup of dried grass and reeds, interwoven and fixed with spiderweb. Eggs 3 - 4 pale blue, freckled browny lavender. Incubation 14 - 15 days. Fledge 14 - 16 days.
Australian Distribution: Australia wide excluding central WA and Tasmania.

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Hello Klaudio,
Its was worth the wait a great shot, love the composition with the diagonal reads, good detail in the plumage, and it stands out well the soft background, excellent notes too, all the best Cheers Rick :)

félicitations pour cette jolie image, belles couleurs sur un bon bg flou
bravo et merci du partage

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-12-13 14:25]

Hi Klaudio. I like the clean lines of this composition. The small birds certainly dart around a lot so you did well to get this shot. The diagonal stork makes it dynamic. TFS. Murray.

hello klaudio,
nice capture, i liked the sky at the bg and the diagonal composition, good pov, sharp image,
tfs & regards

Hi Klaudio, you had great position for this shot of this Reed Warbler. This is another one I haven't seen yet. I'm loving this country, you never run out of new things to see (and photograph hopefully). Very nice job on a difficult subject. Your colour is very good on this bird with excellent sharp detail, especially on those feathers. Composition with him on the angled reed is great. Very nice all around.

Thanks, John

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-18 4:38]

Hello Klaudio, good capture of this fast litlle bird, the composition and the pose of the bird are great and the exposure is very good. Thanks,


Hi Klaudio,
Nice shot, but a little dark! You have a mistake in the note:it's Acrocephalus, not Arocephalus. I guess it was a "lapsus calami".

*Did a WS, hope you'll like it!

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