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Song Thrush

Song Thrush
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-07 0:26
Viewed: 1995
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) is a thrush that breeds across much of Eurasia. It is also known in English dialects as throstle or mavis. It has brown upperparts and black-spotted cream or buff underparts and has three recognised subspecies. Its distinctive song, which has repeated musical phrases, has frequently been referred to in poetry.

The Song Thrush breeds in forests, gardens and parks, and is partially migratory with many birds wintering in southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East; it has also been introduced into New Zealand and Australia. Although it is not threatened globally, there have been serious population declines in parts of Europe, possibly due to changes in farming practices.

The Song Thrush builds a neat mud-lined cup nest in a bush or tree and lays four or five dark-spotted blue eggs. It is omnivorous and has the habit of using a favourite stone as an "anvil" on which to smash snails. Like other perching birds (passerines), it is affected by external and internal parasites and is vulnerable to predation by cats and birds of prey.

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Ciao Siggi, lovely eating bird in nice pose, beautiful natural ambientation, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-07 0:31]

Hi Siggi,
Splendid photo of this Singdrossel mit Futter, great sharpness, colorful details, TFS!

Hi Siggi,

Wonderful capture of this Song Thrush my friend, nice piece of action with a beak full of worms, good sharp details in the feathers, love the highlighted eye, great work and well done,
Best Regards Siggi and have a nice day,


Hello Giggi,
Beautiful image of the Song Thrush with its prey, lovely eye contact, very good details sharpness, composition and point of view are fantastic, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-07 0:50]

Hello Siggi,
What a great photo of this Song Thrush taken from a perfect low POV. Fantastic DOF. Beautiful natural colours, excellent sharpness and a pleasing composition.

Hello Siegfried,
Fantastic capture of a very nice bird.
Excellent image and composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Witaj Siggi,
Perfekcyjna fotka, swietna poza drozda ze zdobycza w dziobie, wspaniale naturalne kolory, sympatyczna kompozycja.

Ciao Siegfried. Lovely compo for the bird in dynamic posture. Excellente spaces management.


Hello Siegfried
Great capture of this beautiful bird great details and colors.Well done!
Regards Hedesan

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-07 5:16]

Hi Siggi,beautiful moment and very very nice composition,not only an excellent quality on the bird,but a very nice composition too whit these daysies on the ground very well balanced.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hallo Siegfried,
a fantastic capture of the Song Thrush taken from an excellent low point f view with fine details and splendid colours in a spectacular posture, very well done
Best regards

Hello Siegfried, a great POV !
A beautiful composition with fine details and excellent sharpness. Colours are natural.

A beautiful photo of the bird amongst the flowers. A winning combination! regards yiannis

Hello Siggi
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful colours. The environment is fantastic.

hello Siegfried
very nice and sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Czesc Siggi,
czy jest to sniadanie, obiad czy kolacja i tak bardzo fajne ujecie.
Super punkt widzenia. Ladne naturalne kolory. Podoba mi sie tez kompozycja z kwiatkami na pierwszym planie.

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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-06-07 10:12]

Hi Siegfried
What a lovely image with that «Grive musicienne» in a flower carpet. a very sharp capture and a precious moment of feeding the chicks.Fine details on the plumage and good use of the natural light. Good low point of view and depth of field.Nicely done

Hello Siggi,
Wonderful activity in beautiful natural environment. What a beautiful image! Fabulous quality. Well done!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-07 12:58]

Hello Siggi,
A very good capture of this beautiful bird with its prey,nice colors and very fine sharpness.Excellent POV and composition.TFS.

Buen trabajo para esta especie de tordo que no conocía.
Saludos Siegfried.

Hello Siggi,

Probably one of the most common birds around my place this time of year!
And I can bet this one is one the way back to the nest to feed the little ones hehehe...
A fine recording, natural colours and sharp fine details!

Pablo -

Bonjour Siegfried,
Très bonne valorisation du sujet sous une belle lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Siegfried,

Hum! miam! merveilleuse capture, une composition faune flore de grande qualité.
Détails intéressants, excellente luminosité.
Présentation soignée. My compliments.


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