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(Oenanthe hispanica)

(Oenanthe hispanica)
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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: 2013-05-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon 2X converter
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-05 1:05
Viewed: 1655
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chasco-ruivo,Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)

"The Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica) is a wheatear, a small migratory passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae.
This 13.5-15.5 cm (5.6 inch) long insectivorous species is dimorphic with eastern and western races, sometimes split as Eastern Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe melanoleuca) and Western Black-eared Wheatear (which then retains the name hispanica). In both forms, birds with or without a black throat are met with.
The breeding male of the western form O. h. hispanica of the Iberian peninsula and north Africa has the forehead and crown white or nearly white, the mantle buff, and the wings blacker than those of the Northern Wheatear. The underparts are white tinged with buff. The back, upper tail coverts and most of the tail are white. The ear coverts and a line from the bill, and sometimes the throat, are black.
In autumn and winter the head and mantle are distinctly buff, as are the underparts, including the throat, but the buff varies in intensity. Except for the central pair, the tail feathers are much whiter than in the Northern Wheatear, the white on the inner web often extending to the tip.
The female is a browner bird, but has the characteristic lower back, and her seasonal changes are less marked.
The eastern O. h. melanoleuca is found in the eastern Mediterranean, and migrates to winter quarters in the Sudan.
The male of the eastern form is even whiter in summer than the western bird, but as a rule may be distinguished by the line which extends across the base of the bill. Black-throated individuals of this race have a greater amount of black on the throat and face than on the western birds, and the black generally terminates more abruptly or in a straighter line.
It is a rare vagrant to northwest Europe."(Wiki)

Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/790
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 1000/1 mm
Date Taken: 2013-05-17 17:47
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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beautiful species of bird. good work.

Ciao Jose. very good details and good management of light on white soft ploumage. Impressive focused eye.


Nice capture of this wonderful species.


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-06-05 6:39]

Hello Jose,
excellent capture bird,good details oenanthe hispanica,thanks and regards..

hallo Jose
beautiful picture of this bird with great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-05 9:27]

Hi Jose,a bit dark but right to not burn the white,a beautiful wheataer,not common in the TN gallery,in a very nice and elegant pose,great details and point of view.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-05 11:08]

Boa noite Jose,
Very beautiful close photo of this Black-eared Wheatear in superb sharpness and details. It stands out very nice against the dark background. Beautiful light and an attractive pose with eye contact.

Ciao Jose, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Mr.Jose Diogo,
Beautiful picture of this bird.Nice colour and pose.
Thanks for sharing such excellent picture,
Kind regards and respect,

Bonjour Jose,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une lumière bien maitrisée et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Jose

Excellent photo of the Black-eared Wheatear,
with fine POV obtaining his head turned eye-contact,
beautiful lateral light coming and shining his
chest and head, in the same time the light it
is giving an atmosphere effect, TFS


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