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White Browed Wagtail

White Browed Wagtail
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Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 13 N: 327] (2187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-01-02 5:21
Viewed: 1910
Points: 22
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Happy New Year to all of You...

White Browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis) is the largest member of the Wagtail family, found in most of India and Endemic in this range. It is of course a resident breeder, inhabiting small water bodies.

The fact that they have adapted to the urban environments and degraded habitats is reflected in this picture. This is from a river habitat down river from the city and hence degrading over the years, but it still attracts lot of resident and migratory birds though in lower numbers.

The protruding portion of the tire in water, though jarring to us in a natural ecosystem, but a fact of life for these birds provided a good enough perch for this Wagtail for reflection.

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Hallo Himanshu
What a lovely scene. Just like it should be in nature, no posing, no pretence. It is realy a great shot ! The bird is so nice and the reflection on calm water is perfect. The natural sunlight is also wonderful as part of this scene. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-02 6:25]

Hello Himanshu,
Very nice photo of this wagtail with a beautiful reflection on the water. The colours look natural and the sharpness is good. Fine composition.

Hello Himanshu,
A lovely and interesting bird. Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This is a very nice species of bird. Nice photo taken with good light and best clarity.
The water is polluted with a auto tire.....unfortunately is a common situation also in my country....
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Himanshu
Lovely shot of this White Browed Wagtail.
Good clarity and colour.
I think little brightness will do better.
Best wishes.

Hello Himanshu,
Happy New Year To You Too.Wish You Nice Time.

Beautiful sight.The way this Wagtail using this water tank as its mirror is really eye-catching sight.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice evening,

hallo Himanshu
very nice composition with many details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Himanshu, great capture of lovely bird in a beautiful ambientation, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-02 14:20]

In effect the support of the wagtail is an example of pollution of this area,i hope that the things will change but i know that will be very difficult,the pic is very very nice,great details,colors and reflections,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Interesting bird and beautiful photo Himanshu! Good composition, nice lighting and good sharpness.
My best wishes for the New Year!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-03 10:54]

Hi Himanshu,
Interesting Photos for thought. Nice bird in nice colours
and good details.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Himanshu,

This is a very attractive species for sure. I think your photos are usually in a good quality. You might increase the contrast and we can see the results if much better or not. However more important thing is, on TN i saw photos from zoos or animals from captivity but this one is out in the nature which makes it unique and the value of this is higher.

I think this one is still a lifer for me :)


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