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(Motacilla alba)

(Motacilla alba)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-13 0:58
Viewed: 1875
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"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."(Wiki)

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Hello Jose,
very nice photo of this White Wagtail, great reflection in the water! Arrive to us in march.
Regards, Joska

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-13 5:32]

hello jose

still reflection.very steady too;
very carefully composing and focusing
done.foreground sparking.tfs
have a nice day.


Hello Jose,
Very nice presentation of this birds in great sharpness and details.Beautiful natural colours.
Best regards

Hello Jose

Very good shot considering especially since this bird is never still..interestingly the reflected bird appears more sharp and distinct due to its clear sky BG.


Ciao Jose Diogo, great capture of lovely motacilla i nice walking pose, fantastic reflections, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Jose,
una bella immagine di Ballerina bianca, fantastico il riflesso, buona nitidezza, eccellente il punto di ripresa per una composizione ben bilanciata
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-13 7:17]

Hello Jose,
beautiful image with good detail and perfect POV; splendid ambientation and nice reflection in the water; natural colours and excellent light. Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-13 8:03]

Hello Jose,
Funny photo of this White wagtail walking with its reflection in almost the same sharpness. Beautiful natural colours and composition.

Hi Jose,
nice photo of this bird.
Amazing reflections in water! Great point of view.
Have a nice week,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-13 11:25]

Hello Jose.
Very beautiful photo of this White Wagtail l. Light and colours are superb. Good sharpness.Great reflection too.Best regards Siggi

Esta especie también la tenemos abundante por aquí José.
Naturalidad en los colores.
Un saludo: J. Ignasi.

Hello Jose

A beautiful shot of this bird on movement,
you clicked the image at the best moment,
very fine POV, DOF and framing, excellent focus
sharpness and details of both the bird and his reflection,



Hello Jose
Beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful lighting.

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