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Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher
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Copyright: Gokhan CORAL (armadillo) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 53] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon 400 mm F 5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-23 0:17
Viewed: 3239
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. It breeds in most of Europe and western Asia, and is migratory, wintering in Africa and south western Asia. It is declining in parts of its range.

This is an undistinguished looking bird with long wings and tail. The adults have grey-brown upperparts and whitish underparts, with some streaking on the breast. The legs are short and black, and the bill is black and has the broad but pointed shape typical of aerial insectivores. Juveniles are browner than adults and show the spots on the upperparts which give this species its name.

Spotted Flycatchers hunt from conspicuous perches, making sallies after passing flying insects, and often returning to the same perch. Their upright posture is characteristic.

They are birds of deciduous woodlands, parks and gardens, with a preference for open areas amongst trees. They build an open nest in a suitable recess, often against a wall, and will readily adapt to an open-fronted nest box. 4-6 eggs are laid.

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Hallo Gokhan
This is such a lovely image. You have really done yourself proud with this gorgeous posting. Great details captured and displayed and presented in a pleasant manner. Well done, because this is a great image with great clarity especially of the bird's head and the feathers on the side. A beautiful photograph. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

Selamlar gökhan bey,
bütünüyle harika bir poz vermiş.
elinize sağlık çok güzel bir çalışma olmuş.,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-23 1:21]

Hello Gokhan
Perfect capture with natural colors, great details and clear Bg

Hello Gokhan! Nice bird, very nice scene, wonderful capture and exposure, perfect sharpness. Nice effect. Well done!

another wonderful shot for a very interesting specie!
Really well done. Perfect bokeh, exposition and scene

Gökhan merhaba ,
Netliği , kompozisyonu ve gözdeki ışıltısıyla harika olmuş .
Eline sağlık .

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-09-23 10:45]

Enfes bir benekli, ellerinize sağlık Gökhan bey, selamlarımla...

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