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Black redstart

Black redstart
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4,0-5,6 Di VC USD
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-03 9:45
Viewed: 1395
Points: 18
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The black redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) is a small passerine bird in the redstart genus Phoenicurus. Like its relatives, it was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now known to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae).
The black redstart is 1314.5 cm in length and 1220 g in weight, similar to the common redstart. The adult male is overall dark grey to black on the upperparts and with a black breast; the lower rump and tail are orange-red, with the two central tail feathers dark red-brown. The belly and undertail are either blackish-grey (western subspecies; see Systematics, below) or orange-red (eastern subspecies); the wings are blackish-grey with pale fringes on the secondaries forming a whitish panel (western subspecies) or all blackish (eastern subspecies). The female is grey (western subspecies) to grey-brown (eastern subspecies) overall except for the orange-red lower rump and tail, greyer than the common redstart; at any age the grey axillaries and underwing coverts are also distinctive (in the common redstart these are buff to orange-red). One-year old males are similar to females but blacker; the whitish wing panel of the western subspecies does not develop until the second year.

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Hello Jiri-Beautiful capture of this beautiful little Black Redstart.Very good focus on subject with good details.Well managed BG.Regards and thanks for sharing-Srikumar

Ciao Jiri.Excellent DOF stunning details and Amazing light. Lovely compo.


hallo Jiri
super good pose of this beauty bird
good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Jiri, lovely bird in nnice pose on beautiful lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-03 13:10]

Hello Jiri,
Nice photo of this Black Redstart in good sharpness and natural colours. Beautiful blurry background and a fine composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-04 14:20]

Hi Jiri,a very good capture of this small redstart,excellent detail despite its size and the distance too,nice colors of background too,but it seems very sad,the next time say "cheese" before to take the pic...ehehe..have a nice weekend and thanks,LUCIANO

Hi Jiri, Perfect focus on the subject along with nice DOF. Very nice POV to emphasize the black redstart. Thank for sharing

Hello Jiri

Beautiful photo of this bird, shot with fine POV
and framing, excellent focus, sharpness, details,
if you could obtain a catch-light at the eye
the photo would be more beautiful, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-09-15 19:03]

Hello Jiri,
A fine image of this particular species of redstart. Nicely focused while displaying excellent detail and beautiful natural colors. Just from color and markings alone it is quite different from the American Redstart that I am familiar with here in the states.

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