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Celebrating Spring

Celebrating Spring
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos of birds singing [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-07 4:18
Viewed: 2841
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellowhammer-Emberiza citrinella

A true sign of spring here is the song of the Yellowhammer that is now busy establishing its territory. At this time of year the colour of the male is strikingly yellow and it is often seen singing high up in trees and bushes. The nests are built in scrubby areas on the ground. Their diest consists of seeds but they search insects while feeding their young.

It is a common bird in Europe. Many overwinter here while some migrate.

This one was captured high up in a Birch from a distance of 15 metres. It has been cropped and sharpened.

With this picture I wish you all a Happy Easter!

maaciejka, CeltickRanger, ramthakur, goatman04, oldferret, marius-secan, josediogo1958, maurydv, Pitoncle, Alex99, Jakkals has marked this note useful
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Hi Ulla,
beautiful celebration of spring. Excellent low point of view. Great sharpness and details.
I almost hear a song of this bird :)
Happy Easter.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-07 5:06]

Hello Ulla,
Excellent timing in this photo. The singing Yellowhammer is gorgeous. Great sharpness, details and a fine composition. Beautiful blue sky in the background.
Happy Easter to you too.

Hello Ulla

I also love this kind of photos of birds
in their singing pose, beautiful photo,
excellent contrast of the bird's
against the sky's color tones, TFS


Ciao Ulla, great capture of lovely singing bird on a beautiful blue sky, wonderful colors, fine details, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Easter, ciao Silvio

Scenes of Nature like this strengthen my basic belief in the goodness of Life the Maker has given to all of us inhabiting the earth, Ulla. The pleasure and joy of life beginning anew is clearly manifest in the singing posure of this little bird.
It is a lovely picture taken from ground level. The deep blue sky itself is a harbinger of spring.
Wish you and Ivan a Happy Easter!

Hello Ulla,

This is truly a beautiful natural scene with such pleasing bright colors & details.

TFS & best wishes !


Hello Ulla,

Nice image - evocative of spring time chirping and merryment. Excellent framing, details, splash colours and the open beak. Thanks for sharing,


Hi Ulla
It seems that the yellow-hammers are just waking up. A fine shot, nice colours a nice blue sky, good sharpness and POV.

TFS regards Bill

hello Ulla
very good sharpness composition with great details and beautiful yellow colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-07 11:32]

Hello Ulla.
A very good shot,good moment,really interesting photo of this bird.Very nice compozition with great details and lovely colours.Happy Easter!Best regardsSiggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-07 15:49]

Hi Ulla,great timing to take the bird whit the open mouth,i can hear the Easter song....ehehe..magnificent capture whit the best sharpness,light balance and colors,the wedding between blue and yellow is always great.Happy Easter to you and Ivan and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ulla
Perfect composition,lovely singing pose,wonderful colors and sharp details.
Thank You,
Kind regards

Hello Ulla,
Difficult to catch this superb bird. They are very shy in my country. The colors and focus are great. Perfect natural colors and excellent POV.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Ulla,
a very beautiful capture of the Yellowhammer, splendid natural colours
Best regards

Bonjour Ulla,
Très belle évocation du printemps avec cette publication valorisant bien le sujet sous un bon angle de prise de vue par son opposition sur l'arrière-plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-12 1:51]

Hi Ulla.
Nice first sign of spring. I like a timing and pictured moment as well as vivid colours of the cute bird and amazing blue sky. Two branch create a fine composition and frame for the small beauty. Waiting for spring

Hi Ulla,
A Beautiful composition to emphasize the coming of your spring. Great colour, pose and POV against the pure blue sky.
Best regards,

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