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motacilla alba

motacilla alba
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Copyright: Catalin Josan (methos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-11-24 8:32
Viewed: 3363
Points: 6
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motacilla alba (pied wagtail)(codobatura alba) is a nice bird, found from the seaside up into the mountains near rivers and creeks. it feeds on insects wich it catches in flight or from under the rocks in the water.
here it is captured feeding in a small creek, in fact if you zoom in you can just make out a bug/worm in its beak.
soon I will post a nest with eggs of this species

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Quite OK. The bird's sharp enough, although I should have cut a bit of the background and from the stones, too. Anyway, not bad at all, keep up Your good work.

Hi Catalin, beautiful photo of this bird, good sharpness, well done, welcome on TN, ciao Silvio
PS I do a ws, I hope hat you like it

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-24 19:00]

Salut Catalin si un calduros "Bine ai venit pe TN!"

Foarte frumosa poza ta cu aceasta Motacilla alba! Imi plac punctul de vedere si detaliile bine individualizate.
De asemenea culorile sunt foarte frumoase si lumica aparent puternica controlata bine.
Contrastul cu apa din spatele ei e si el foarte misto.

Bravo si TFS

I like the shot, but there are just a couple of things I would do to improve it. I'd first crop it so the bird fills more of the frame. Second, I would try to get a lower angle when taking the picture. Shooting from above the bird gives a feeling of superiority over it, while shooting at the bird's eye level brings the viewer on equal grounds with it. Also, the background is usually farther away and easier to throw out of focus when you have a low point of view.

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