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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-07 8:21
Viewed: 3819
Points: 56
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Fieldfare - Turdus pilaris

As we went for a walk in the beautiful sunshine the other day, we spotted some Waxwings and Fieldfares along the path. They were all very busy looking for Juniper berries in the bushes and didn’t take much notice of us. As I only had my G9 with me I was lucky and managed to get a decent close-up from about 2 metres distance.

Fieldfares are often seen in flocks together with Waxwings at this time of year as they’re seeking food, berries and fruit, on their way to the south of Sweden. In summer they feed on insects and worms.They’re common and breed all over the country, only a few migrate.

Winter has arrived here at last with temperatures down to -24 C and 20 cm of snow.

KOMSIS, pegos, Marco2010, joska, Miss_Piggy, marius-secan, CeltickRanger, jusninasirun, josediogo1958, maaciejka, vanda, Jakkals, ramthakur has marked this note useful
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hello Ulla
great sharpness and very nice composition
great details and beautiful colours
Ulla here it is also very cold last night
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ulla,
Fieldfare was not happy that you looked at him. Very nice photo.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-02-07 8:44]

Hej Ulla,
A nice capture of the bird ..
Good exposure. Very fine brightness and colours. Good sharpness.
Best wishes,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-07 8:54]

Hello Ulla,
this image is splendid! Great pose of the bird and beautiful ambientation; excellent sharpness and light; splendid natural colours. Very well done!

Ciao Ulla.
Foto eccellente di questo uccellino ,con uno sguardo di sfida.Un'ottima nitidezza,belli i dettagli
come la composizione molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Ulla,
Excellent photo in winter of this Fieldfare, great sharp and colorful details, nice composition, useful description!
Regards, Joska

WOW!! A photo of Turdus pilaris from a distance of 2 m. Very impressive Ulla! I will be happy if one day I approach this bird at 15 m. Excellent photo! Very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness!

Perfect shot of the fieldfare ulla, all year around there iguess, i remember a lot of young birds on Gotland


Hello Ulla
Superb composition, beautiful setting, nice pose and excellent detail and light.
A very fine photo.
regards yiannis

Ciao Ulla. Amazing light and envronment. Good details and sharp for the bird.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-07 10:32]

Hello Ulla,
Excellent photo of this Fieldfare in splendid natural colours and great sharpness. Very beautiful environment. What a beauty!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-02-07 11:05]

Hello Ulla
Very nice composition! Thanks for sharing

Hallo Ulla
Now this is really a special image, not just because of the beautiful Fieldfare, but also because of the most pleasant setting. It almost looks as if you told the bird to sit still and it waited patiently for you to take some photographs. And as Lou started by saying: "Great details and beautiful colours" and Peter said just before me "Very beautiful environment. What a beauty!" I agree with both of them and all the others between them. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-07 12:20]

Hello Ulla,
this is just perfect, so close, so sharp, so pretty colours. What a wonderful bird, thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Ulla,
a splendid capture of the Fieldfare, superb sharpness and very beautiful colours,
very nice composition.
Best regards

Hello Ulla,
You catch a wonderful species of bird. They approach humans only in winter and are very shy here in my country.
Thanks for sharing this perfect capture!

Hello Ulla,
Great composition!!! Well done.

Hello Ulla,
Nice colours and beautiful composition for this capture. Well done!

Hello Ulla

Excellent close-up photo of this Fieldfare in the
winter time scenery, fine POV, beautiful light,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Ulla,
excellent photography, great details, sharpness and POV
very nice
hello Vanni

Hello Ulla,
It is amazing that you can make bird shot with G9. The details of the plumage is excellent with that dorsal pov. Nice winter scene and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

wonderful photo with great colors performance and fine details!
regards Ulla

Hello Ulla
Beautiful composition and capture. Great sharpness and natural colors.
Thank You
Best regards

Hi Ulla,
very nice photo of this bird in winter atmosphere.
Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing

Ciao Ulla, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful winter ambientation, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-09 4:12]

Hi Ulla!
What a tender scene. Excellent capture of this cute bird. The image is perfectly clear and details of the bird and its environmente are superb.
Nice soft light.
Well done: congratulations.
ciao! Vanda

Hello Ulla,
An Excellent image captured with splendid clarity my friend. Beautiful natural colours of the bird against the green and snow. Good POV and light balance. Well done.
Best regards,

You perform wonders with your compact camera, Ulla. This picture of a lovely Fieldfare captured on a snow laden juniper bush displays the features and colours of the bird from the best possible perspective. Everything within the frame looks very natural.
With lowest temprature around 3 to 4 degrees here in Jammu, we feel frozen! Easy to imagine how cold it must be in your part of the world at -24C.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Ulla,
Nice coloor and exallant picture.
Well done.

Realismo impactante. Sin complicaciones y con mucha efectividad...
y hay que ver como rinde esa G9 !!
Saludos Ulla: J. Ignasi.

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