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Motacilla alba

Motacilla alba
Photo Information
Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus E620, ZUIKO DIGITAL 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 9:00
Viewed: 2271
Points: 34
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a small passerine bird in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of Europe and Asia and parts of north Africa. It is resident in the mildest parts of its range, but otherwise migrates to Africa. It has a toehold in Alaska as a scarce breeder. In some areas, notably Britain and Ireland, the sub-species Pied Wagtail (M. a. yarrellii) predominates.

This is an insectivorous bird of open country, often near habitation and water. It prefers bare areas for feeding, where it can see and pursue its prey. In urban areas it has adapted to foraging on paved areas such as car parks. It nests in crevices in stone walls and similar natural and man-made structures.
The White Wagtail is the national bird of Latvia

Mamagolo2, KOMSIS, maaciejka, pegos, Marco2010, yiannis, Pitoncle, marius-secan has marked this note useful
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Hello Jiri,
My neighbour of today. What a beautiful bird with its grey plumage and part of the head black and the face white. Almost looks like he is wearing a white mask. Good POV and sharp detail. Well done and tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-12 9:17]

Hi Jiri,the perfect pose and a beautiful result,i like the composition and the usual impressive sharpness and natural colors,great birghtness too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-10-12 9:17]

Hi Jiri,
Nice pose ..
Focus, POV, colors and composition very nice.
Best wishes,

Hi Jiri,
excellent portrait. Perfect sharpness. A lot of details. Amazing colours. Have a nice evening,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-12 9:49]

Splendid composition, Jiri!
Fantastic point of view; excellent sharpness and detail.
Splendid colours and light. Well done!

Ciao Jiri.
Bella cattura di questo stupendo esemplare di Motacilla alba.Belli i colori ottimaa la nitidezza come la composizione.Complimenti ciao Marco.

Hello Jiri,
A beautiful composition you have posted today. The details are excellent, the colours are natural, POV and BG are also great. Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-12 10:35]

Hello Jiri,
Very nice photo of this White Wagtail. Beautiful colours, fine sharpness and an excellent composition.

Beautiful compostion, good to see the rock included as it adds much to the photo. Excellent detail and light.
The background is particularly pleasing adding nice colour to the photo.
A beautiful photo. regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-12 11:06]

Hello Jiri.
Very nice image.I like the details in the white plumage.Colors and POV are excellent.Nice catch light in the eye.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jiri, lovely Motacilla alba in nice pose on a beautiful lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Jiri
great composition with great details andlovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jiri
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful colours.

Bonjour Jiri,
Bon cadrage, quoique un peu trop large, et bon angle de prise de vue opposant bien le sujet sur l'arrière-plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Jiri,
Splendid capture of a lovely species of birds.
A very nice capture with lovely natural colors.
Exceptional clarity and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!

very beautiful scene and compo, with very fine performance!
regards Nasos

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-23 14:15]

Hi Jiri,

Great portrait of this wonderful bird. Its standing there like a sort of statue. Good pov, sharpness and colors.


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