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willow warbler

willow warbler
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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs, Pentax 300mm f/4 ED IF SDM SMC DA*
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-09 11:30
Viewed: 2278
Points: 36
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WILLOW WARBLER (Phylloscopus trochilus)
A slender, energetic bird, the willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) is a rather plain species, generally olive- or grey-green to brownish on the upperparts, with slightly brighter yellow-green edges to the flight feathers and rump. The male and female willow warbler are very similar in appearance. The most distinctive feature of this species is the narrow pale or whitish-yellow band, or ‘supercilium’, which extends from the base of the bill to behind the eye. The willow warbler also has a narrow, dark olive stripe running ‘through’ the eye.

The underparts of the willow warbler are mostly pale yellow-white, tinged or streaked with slightly brighter yellow on the throat and breast . The underwing coverts are a brighter, more conspicuous yellow ). The bill is fairly long and pointed, and is typically brownish except for the variable yellow-orange base of the lower mandible. The legs are usually pale brown. The juvenile willow warbler has a pale yellow band extending above the eye and is much paler below, with a white chin and undertail and a buffish tinge to the breast.

The willow warbler is typically distinguished from similar looking birds, such as the chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita), by the long primary feathers which extend much further beyond the secondaries than in other species.

Three subspecies of willow warbler are recognised: Phylloscopus trochilus trochilus is smaller and more olive-green and yellow than the other two subspecies. Phylloscopus trochilus acredula is greyer and less green-tinged, becoming more grey-brown with whitish underparts in the eastern parts of its range. Phylloscopus trochilus yakutensis has a more pronounced white band above the eye, with cold grey-brown upperparts and dull white underparts, streaked or spotted greyish on the breast.

Length: 11 - 12.5 cm
Weight: 6.3 - 14.6 g

source: http://www.arkive.org/willow-warbler/phylloscopus-trochilus/

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-09 11:41]

Hello Nuri,
Excellent presentation of this Willow Warbler. Impressive sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours, nicely contrasting against a beautiful blurred background. Very good composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-09 11:53]

Hi Nuri,magnificent capture of this warbler,there is a warm and special light,perfect for this great result,impressive sharpness,nice pose and great details till on the small dinner on the beak.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Nuri,magnificent capture of this warbler because as you know ít moves very fast. Super sharp.

Ciao Nuri, great capture of lovely bird and its prey, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Nuri,
Splendida cattura, non deve essere stato facile. Ottima nitidezza. Well done.

Hello Nuri,
Excellent photograph of Willow Warbler, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-10 0:00]

Beautiful warbler species with feed..good composition and simple background. tfs.

Hello Nuri,
照的很清晰 鳥的動作也很有時間點的掌握
構圖簡單卻很美麗大方 背景深邃

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-06-10 7:53]

Bonjour Nuri,
Un oiseau bien occupé à nourrir ses petits, jolie scène de la nature et du printemps. Comme d'habitude une belle netteté et un arrière-plan de toute beauté.
Bien vu!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-10 8:39]

Hi Nuri,
Another great image with fantastic sharpness details,
amazing colors and very good composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Nuri,
Always an amazing capture.....Impressive photo with excellent clarity and colors. Nice details of this lovely bird specie. I like the exceptional contrast against the green grass. Superb composition....
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-06-10 13:21]

Just great Nuri. Congratulation.

Hello Senn
Superb photo, excellent setting and background, with the bonus of the food, very nice pose with good eye contact. Fine details
regards yiannis

Very impressive picture of this Warbler with feed in its beak, Nuri. Apparently, it's meant for the little ones in its breeding nest.
Very sharp capture against a plain neutral BG.

Hello Nuri,

You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle that the willow warbler is stopping on sprig and helds to the mouth the insect. It's impressive in cute eyes and brownish upperpart, too. And, it harmonizes well with blurred background with green.

Kind regards,

Another great bird photo Nuri! Beautiful pose, excellent composition, nice BG, wonderful lighting and very good sharpness.

hello nuri.
a perfect bird picture with good BG.
colour, composition and detail of this willow warbler is also very good.
best wishes,
Sorry, my rating power is exhausted today.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-06-14 10:03]

Nuri bey selamlar,
Avıyla, Söğüt Bülbülü çok güzel yakalanmış..
Detayları net, renkleri doğal nefis güzellikte bir kompozisyon.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

great sharpness picture Nuri
good composition and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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