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Copyright: Matthew Harrison (matthew) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 1 N: 86] (342)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji S5 Pro, AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/280 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-15 12:40
Viewed: 3994
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Latin name
Emberiza citrinella

Buntings (Emberizidae)

Males are unmistakeable with a bright yellow head and underparts, brown back streaked with black, and chestnut rump. In flight it shows white outer tail feathers. Often seen perched on top of a hedge or bush, singing. Its recent population decline make it a Red List species.

Where to see them
Found across the UK but are least abundant in the north and west, and absent from some upland areas, such as the Pennines and Highlands of Scotland, as well as some lowland areas, such as the Inner Hebrides and the Orkneys. Look in open countryside with bushes and hedgerows.

When to see them
All year round

What they eat
Seeds and insects

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This is an excellent image. I really like the POV and the bird's pose. The colors make a fine combination here. You've got a very enjoyable picture Matthew. Great work.

Best Regards,


Hello Matthew,
You managed to capture a beautiful Bunting. I do like its alert pose.
Well done

beautiful portrait, TFS Ori

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-16 0:10]

Hi Matthew,

A nice and curious Yellowhammer,nicely captured with low POV,well done and tfs


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-05-16 2:57]

Hello Matthew,
Interesting pose, good sharpness, bg.
Best regards, Pawel

Gran bella specie che hai fotografato.

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