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Old World Flycatchers

Old World Flycatchers
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-15 4:06
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Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Fantails are a homogenous group of distinctive Old World flycatchers found from India to Australia and many Pacific Ocean islands. The most familiar in Australia is the misnamed Willie-Wagtail. It is a familiar garden and urban park species throughout Australia but also extending to New Guinea, the Solomons & the Moluccas. In your mind picture this bird in constant motion, swishing the open tail back and forth in an arc as it moves. I like this particular shot because it includes the dainty cup nest so typical of this group. Willie-Wagtail also has a musical "sweet, pretty creature" song (Simpson & Day 1996) that is distinctive. Most of this family have characteristic easy-to-whistle or trilled vocalizations.

Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 9:09 a.m.
Date: 7th October 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/250
F-Stop: F/7.1
Focal Length: 370mm
ISO: 200
Support: Hand Held
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hi Pam,
Wow, thats one sharp image. Great lighting and good neutral colour. Very strong composition with great eye contact. Looks like you had more light when you took this than we did today.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-15 4:16]

Hello Pam,
Very successful shot of this little bird in action. Beautiful composition and spot-on focus and good background.
TFS, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-15 4:27]

Hello Pam,
Once again a lovely sharp capture of this fantail. The orange tinge of the breast shows up well and the bark of the branch that it is sitting on must be a scource of food as it is a hiding place for insects.
TFS this and the info.
Beszt wishes, Ivan

Hi Pam!
One would tend to repeat oneself while writing a comment on your invariably high quality pictures, so I will shut up and only say: What a beauty!
The scaly greyish brown branch of the tree and the Flycatcher look like made for each other.
TFS and bye.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-15 4:47]

Hi Pam,

A very sharp shot of this cute bird,well captured with nice colors,well done


Hey Pam
Very nice shot ,Perfect
focusing,beautiful colors,


Hi, Pam.
Lovely bird. Very good exposure, composition and sharpness. Nice BG.

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-10-15 11:43]

Hi Pam,
Very good picture of this bird. Very sharp, good composition and DOF.
Regards, Francois

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-15 20:03]

This is one of the most beatiful flycatchers I've ever seen. Really cute. Sharpness and details are also good. TFS Pam.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-10-16 2:31]

Hello Pam!

Everything perfect this time. What I like most? Diagonal composition. Details. Cute bird. But first for all brown, nostalgic, autumnal colours. But wait :-) I thought you've got Spring now :-)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-10-16 6:05]

Hi Pam,
Very good focus and sharpness on this cute little bird, I liked the compositon a lot with the colors in harmony. TFS.

Hello Pam,

Its difficult to give comments on your all the pics your posted here, But I must wonderful photography. So my comments are not only for this pic.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-10-17 1:40]

Hello my friend, this composition is another pleasure for view. The bird is lovely and I appreciate his glance. The texture of the branch is nice bonus. Colors, DOF and sharpness are super.
Congratulations Pam and TFS.

Note : excuse me if I miss your great photos on TN these weeks because I started again new big works at home...

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-10-18 14:31]

Hi Pam,
excellent tad sharp details and framing,
a very lovely bird in its natural surroundings, well spotted and captured in great composition :D
Vishal Sabharwal

Hi Pam

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  • alscha (134)
  • [2006-10-22 17:09]

Hi Pam, this is so sharp and lovely photo of a bird. i like the range of colours, and really nice how you composed it with the branch going out through corners of frame. really like it. thanks for sharing

hi pam!
real nice photo on this fine bird!
sharp in nice lightning and a good
well done!

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