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Bluethroat, The Nordic Nightingale,

Bluethroat, The Nordic Nightingale,
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Copyright: Bengt Falke (falke) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 300/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-06 3:50
Viewed: 5243
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Bluethroat (blåhake, Luscinia svecica) is photographed in the Biebrza national park in eastern Poland. This is a totally amazing and unspoiled wetland area around the Biebrza river. Here it looks like it used to in most of Europe before the wetlands was dried out for farming. It is just a few hours away from where I live in Sweden and yet it feels like going 50 years back in time. This is a fantastic place to visit in May or June.

Read more about Biebrza: http://www.biebrza.org.pl/index.php?ustaw_jezyk=2

This lovely little bird is also called the Nordic Nightingale.
Note the white "start" on the throat as this is a subspecies called White-spotted Bluethroat (Vitstjärnig blåhake, Luscinia svecica cyanecula). Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luscinia_svecica

We saw this bird a couple of times when we were walking on one of the many pathways in the area but was not able to get a decent photo. I noticed a few branches the bird seemed to prefer and just sat down at a good photo spot and waited and waited. Suddenly the bird came back and gave me a totally lovely performance.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-06 5:49]

Hello Bengt,
Excellent photo of this Bluethroat in a fantastic singing pose. Good sharpness, beautiful colours and a fine composition.

Great pic of this beautiful little bluethroat, taken in evening light I suppose.
thanks for showing

Hi Bengt,
What a beautiful bird caught in equally beautiful action. Wish I could visit such a fabulous wetland area but we must have some here too. Well done.

Hello Bengt,
A great capture with fine colors, details & pose. Well done & presented. TFS & best wishes!


Hello Bengt,beautiful pictures.
Congratulations perfect sharpness and great colors.
Hello Vanni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-06 15:42]

Beautiful capture and great timing,i can hear the sound of this bird whit the mouth open..ehhe..very very nice perspective,details and colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-08-07 0:44]

Hello Bengt,
It's very nice that you find in my country good place for bird photography. I live enough near Biebrza river but this species didn't meet there. Yours is very good taken from enough long distance.
Regards, Pawel

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-08-09 11:25]

Hi Bengt,
Perfect shot. Excellent colours good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Bonito trabajo Bengt:
J. Ignasi.

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