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Eurasian Reed Warbler

Eurasian Reed Warbler
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K20D, Sigma EX APO DG 50-500mm f/4-6.3, Digital ISO 250, 86mm Kood UV
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-15 7:39
Viewed: 2950
Points: 16
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Superfamily: Sylvioidea
Family: Acrocephalidae
Genus: Acrocephalus
Species: A. scirpaceus
Binomial name: Acrocephalus scirpaceus

The Eurasian Reed Warbler, or just Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It breeds across Europe into temperate western Asia. It is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa.
This small passerine bird is a species found almost exclusively in reed beds, usually with some bushes. The 3-5 eggs are laid in a basket nest in reeds. The chicks fledge after 10 or 11 days. This species is usually monogamous.
The Reed Warbler is one of the species that are brood parasitised by the Common Cuckoo.
This is a medium-sized warbler, 12.5-14 cm in length. The adult has an unstreaked brown back and buff underparts. The forehead is flattened, and the bill is strong and pointed. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers, but young birds are richer buff below. Like most warblers, it is insectivorous, but will take other small food items including berries.
The song is a slow, chattering jit-jit-jit with typically acrocephaline whistles and mimicry added.

De kleine karekiet (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) is een zangvogel uit de familie van Acrocephalidae. De kleine karekiet lijkt zeer sterk op de bosrietzanger (zie tweelingsoorten).
Kleine karekieten komen tijdens het broedseizoen in vrijwel geheel Europa voor, met uitzondering van Ierland en Noord-Scandinavië.

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leuke karekiet hoor.
Goed scherp, en zo vlakbij huis voor mij


Hi Thijs,
This is a bit of a far-away but you made it work with the extra room on the left. Nice focus and eye contact. Well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-15 9:23]

Hello Thijs,
A fine capture!
The Reed Warbler does appear now and then out of the reeds and you took such an opportunity well with superb sharpness, colours and from a great POV. The composition that includes some of the habitat is great too.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-15 9:33]

Hallo Thijs,
Zo'n kans krijg je niet vaak, dat hij zo mooi in het zicht zit. De omgeving past echt perfect. Uitstekende scherpte, natuurlijke kleuren en compositie.


A very fine shot of this elusive bird, always heard but hard to see. Taken with fine focus in a natural background and pose.
TFS. regards Bill

Hallo Thijs,
a very beautiful picture of the Eurasian Reed Warbler, very good sharpness and splendid colours, excellent point of view and very beautiful composition with a pleasant posture of this beautiful bird.
Best regards

Hello Thijs
Ambiance veloutée, teintes feutrées, on ne remarquerait presque pas l'oiseau...
Merci pour cette belle mise en scène si naturelle

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-17 10:23]

Hi Thijs.
I like your elegant shot with amazing subject, delicate colours and ultimate details of a charming bird. Grass create a wonderful canvas for pictured beauty. Refined job. My warm greetings and TFS.

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