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Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-02 11:38
Viewed: 4357
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cyprus has not only its indigenous birds, it is a stopping place for countless migrants. In the spring these migrants are on their way north and the reverse in the autumn.

This Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) is looking for insects in the bushes of the Akamas peninsula in NW Cyprus. It is probably on its way to a forest in Eastern Europe, having spent the winter in tropical Africa.

Wood warblers inhabit deciduous forest. They nest on the ground in grass or leaf litter. The male has a characteristic song: 'Tee..tee..tee' and so on, the frequency of the 'tees' acclererating to sound like spinning a coin on a table.

They are not encouraged by dense modern conifer forestry.

Today I heard the Wood Warbler singing in Scania. In Swedish it is called 'Grönsångare', which means 'green warbler'.

Camera hand-held at a distance of only about 5 meters as it was so intent on hunting for his food.
ISO 200
Cropping by less than 25%
After size reduction the image was sharpened a little and treated for noise using neat Image.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-02 11:42]

Hi Ivan,

Another beauty. A lovely bird - lovely pose - lovely setting. The colors are beautiful and the details are marvelous. Cyprus must be a birding paradise.


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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-02 11:50]

selam ıvan; excellent close up shot.splendid colours, sharpness and details are wonderful! Excellent POV and pose TFs
All the best

Salut Ivan
Une belle prise de vue les couleur sont vives ,les détails sont beaux et très belle présentation.La couleurs du ciel est fantastique ce qui te fait un superbe de BG.
Bravo et au revoir...JP

Amazing sharpness.
Nice shot with good pose of the bird, excellent use of the present light.

Hola Iván.
Una excelente imagen. Buena nitidez y detalles...perfectos.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Czesc Ivan!!!Wpaniałe zdjęcie.Dobrze uchwycony ptak,bardzo mi sie podoba.Podziwiam.Very nice!!!!!


You have excelled yourself in this image of unsurpassable beauty, Ivan. I just can't take my off this lovable presentation of a migratory bird on its way from Africa to East Europe. Unbelievable but true! What distances between continents these birds span for survival!
Who says an image looks best only in diagonal positioning of the subject. I wouldn't allow myself even a milimeter of displacement from this position if I were you.
I have to add this great image to my favourites :-).

Hi Ivan

yes lovely pic of the warbler with the long lens.

Difft to picture as they tend to move around a lot.

Rgds Mike.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-05-02 12:51]

Hi Ivan,
Marvellous capture of the wood warbler.
Nice clear details on its plumage.
The POV,colors and BG are great.

Hi Ivan,
this sharpness is excellent - a wonderful moment. You catched this bird in a pretty pose and the colours are beautiful, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-05-02 13:43]

Hi Ivan,

What a lovely capture of this elegant bird, the pose is very good as he looks ready to take off again, I would have probably ended up with a shot of the Branch, the detail is lovely and sharp and the colours are beautiful and fresh.

TFS Hilary :o)

A beautifull shot with fine focus and good detail. Very well composed technically very good. tfs rgds necip.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-05-02 13:51]

Hello Ivan,
A perfect photo of this beauty. I like the pose, POV, composition, DOF with wonderful BG and sharpness with beautiful colours and details.

bien belle photo , naturelle et couleurs parfaites, bravo pour cette présentation
merci et amitiès

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-05-02 14:08]

Hello Ivan,

Excellent pose of the bird, and excellent moment for taking, the colours are lovely and the details are marvelous, my compliments.


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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-05-02 14:26]

hello Ivan
Excellent sharpness, colors, light and POV

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2007-05-02 14:42]

It's extraordinary to see an image of this species that is not cluttered by vegetation - but this one is excellent. A very active and small species, it takes a great deal of patience - and probably a little luck - to capture such a good image of this beautiful woodland species.
Thanks, Nigel.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-02 16:42]

hi Ivan,
très belle image, la lumière est vraiment très intéressante ici. Bonne netteté du plumage et jolie composition globale.


Hi Ivan.
Amazing shot, amazing bird. Perfect DOV, excellent detail. very well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Ivan,
Nice shot.
Sharp image.
Beautiful light...

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-02 20:05]

Hola Ivan,
bellos detalles
magnífica captura...

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-02 21:37]

Hello Ivan,
Magnificient image so sharp and beautifully colored, showing off this lovely species, thanks for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-03 5:52]

Ridvan, Good picture and lovely composition. Ganesh

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-03 6:10]

Hello Ivan
Excellent capture; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent ! TFS

Hej Ivan
Really nice presentation of Wood Warbler. I know they are really fast and not easy to shot. Details, colours and composition are on high level.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-03 10:17]

Hi Ivan.
Excellent capture.Beautiful vivid colors,great details,nice pose and very good POV&DOF.Amazing picture.
Thanks,with greeting Milos.

Hi, Ivan.
Very nice. Good pose and composition. Excellent details and sharpness on bird. Beautiful colors.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-03 11:40]

Hi Ivan,
Nice capture of the Wood Warbler with good focus and composition. TFS

hello ivan!
wonderful bird shot again :-)
lovely pose, great colors and sharpness.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-04 1:01]

A beautiful bird. Great job with exposure in mixed light. Outstanding details and good eye contact.

bonjour ivan
oh!l'oiseau se detache vraiment bien du fond.
pas mal de details et surtout de belles couleurs.
pov et netteté superbe.

Hi Ivan,
Excellent details and colors. Lovely pov and composition. TFS this skillfully done picture.

Hola Ivan,
Preciosa imagen, la composición bonita, bellos colores, nitidez y luz excelentes. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-05 11:19]

Hi Ivan,
Very nice shot , i love the details of the wings and the the posture of the bird. The BG i feel s slightly distratcing perhaps b'coz there 're quite a few criss cross reds or leaves in the BG; but that is a minor issue, compared to the beautiful capture.
TFS & Cheers

Hello Ivan,
what a beautiful capture! Very nice exposure and composition.

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