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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel EOS 300D, Canon 70-200 f 2.8 L USM, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-25 6:43
Viewed: 2873
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was cloudy day and I set ISO 400.I took hand-held shot.

The Yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.
It breeds across Europe and much of Asia. The Yellowhammer was also introduced to New Zealand in 1862 and is now common and widespread there. It is probably more abundant in New Zealand now than in Europe where it has been in serious decline. In Europe and Asia most birds are resident, but some far northern birds migrate south in winter. It is common in all sorts of open areas with some scrub or trees.
In the winter they gather together to form small flocks of birds.
The Yellowhammer is a robust 15.5-17cm long bird, with a thick seed-eater's bill. The male has a bright yellow head, yellow underparts, and a heavily streaked brown back. The female is much duller, and more streaked below.

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Hi Pawel

This if perfect capture with excellent shot, sharpness and details. POV and composition great as like coloration.


Hi Pawel.
I know your lens is one of the best. And I am pleased to watch this amazing picture of the beautiful bird. You managed to reproduce it brilliantly. Despite the poor light conditions, grey ground you managed to create colourful impressive picture. My compliments and TFS.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-25 20:04]

Hello Pawell
Very nice presentation.Sharp image and good drtails,Nice POV and very nice light.
TFS Michel

Hi Pawel, wonderful bird with splendid colors, great sharpness and lovely details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-26 2:06]

Hello Pawel,
Very fine capture of the Yellowhammer in beautiful plumage. Very well focussed with sharp details. I love its colours and it stands out nicely from the grey background.
Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

Czesc Pawel
Bardzo ladna fotka, fajnie skadrowana. Ostrosc nie jest idealna ale w sumie calkie przyzwoita
Nap[rawde dobre zdjecie


Hello Pawel
Many years ago the Yellowhammer was quite common in my area but I have not seen one for years..This is a fine picture with sharp details and showing great colours.
best Regards

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-31 23:09]

Hi Pawel,

Thanks your visit at my wolf,for you today have a nice birthday like I had yesterday,btw this is a nice capture of a yellowhammer a bird I saw teaterday as well at our feeder again for the first time this season,tfs


Witam Pawle!
Bardzo ciekawa kompozycja kolorystyczna! Swietnie udalo Ci sie zachowac kontrast pomiedzy glownym obiektem a tlem. Naturalne kolory sa zachowane, ale jednoczesnie uwaga koncentruje sie na tym co powinna :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-19 12:28]

Hello Pawel,
Nice portrait of a male Yellowhammar taken from an excellent low POV with good sharpness. It stands out well against the dark soil.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

Hallo Pawel
This is a first for me as this little beautiful yellow bird is unknown to me. I was looking for a specific photo and came across this beauty. The patterns and markings on this birds plumage are very clear and obvious, and very prominent. A wonderful arrangement of colours. All in focus showing great details. Truly amazing, and a real delight to look at. Perfect exposure and natural background, being different than the normal greenery that we often get. Thanks for sharing. Much appreciated.
Kind regards

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-29 6:36]

hello pawel
good capture of this cute bird (Sarı šinte in Turkish) that was giving nice pose to you
i like composition, POV, light, colours, sharpness and details

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2008-04-05 10:54]

Beautiful colours and well composed,
hence the blur at 6 o'clock is a bit distracting rest is OK..

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