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White Wagtail

White Wagtail
Photo Information
Copyright: suleyman kankul (bugalter) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (266)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-28 10:46
Viewed: 5146
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws.

This species breeds in much of Europe and Asia and parts of north Africa. It is resident in the mildest parts of its range, but otherwise migrates to Africa. It has a toehold in Alaska as a scarce breeder.

This is an insectivorous bird of open country, often near habitation and water. It prefers bare areas for feeding, where it can see and pursue its prey. In urban areas it has adapted to foraging on paved areas such as car parks.

It nests in crevices in stone walls and similar natural and man-made structures.

This is a slender bird, 16.5-19 cm in length, with the characteristic long, constantly wagging tail of its genus. The nominate subspecies Motacilla alba alba is basically grey above and white below, with a white face, black cap and black throat.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-03-28 10:52]

Hi Seleyman,
tight crop, but nontheless a great capture of this fantastic bird.
Regards, Jacob

Great Shot and great moment, greeting from Turkey. Mükemmel bir fotoğraf ellerine sağlık.

nice pic, TFS Ori

Hi Suleyman,
A great image.
The bird is a beauty too.
Very good bokeh.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-28 12:42]

Hi Suleyman
What a wonderful capture you did!! I like a lot the pose of the bird. It's plumage is beautiful. Sharpness, colors, DOF, POV and composition are great.
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-03-28 13:30]

Hello Suleyman,
Good shot and you have captured a good moment.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-03-29 4:10]

Magnificent shot Suleyman,
caught just before lift-off!
Sharp, well composed, brilliant POV
and great DOF.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-30 2:57]

Great pose captured, Suleyman.
Interesting to freeze him with his wings help up.
Excellent management of DOF, resulting in a beautiful BG.
TFS. : )

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