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Copyright: Marcin Pakulski (marcin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-26 12:33
Viewed: 3017
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. Its English name, dating back to at least the eleventh century, is obscure, though it seems to derive from an Anglo-Saxon word *feldefare meaning "traveller through the fields", probably from their constantly moving, foraging habits.[2] It was described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae (1758) under its current scientific name.[3]

It breeds in woodland and scrub in northern Europe and Asia. It is strongly migratory, with many northern birds moving south during the winter. It is a very rare breeder in Great Britain and Ireland, but winters in large numbers in these countries.

It nests in trees, laying several eggs in a neat nest. Unusually for a thrush, they often nest in small colonies, possibly for protection from large crows. Migrating birds and wintering birds often form large flocks, often with Redwings.

It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects and earthworms in summer, and berries in winter.

The Fieldfare is 22-27 cm long, with a plain brown back, white underwings, and grey rump and rear head. The breast has a reddish wash, and the rest of the underparts are White. The breast and flanks are heavily spotted. The sexes are similar,

The male has a simple chattering song, and a chattering flight and alarm call.
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-26 12:45]

Hi Marcin . This is a first class close up of this Fieldfare. This is a text book picture. I like the side POV so we can see all of the feather markings , Which you have taken with fine detail and such natural colours. I like the plain coloured BG.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-26 12:45]

Witaj Marcin,
Wspaniałe makro.
Mam nadzieję, że otrzymała wiele pięknych prezentów. Wesołych Świąt.
Wspaniały wieczór,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-26 13:19]

Hello Marcin, impressive shot of this beautiful bird from nice point of view and superb details.
TFS and G's,

Witam Marcinie!
Bardzo fajna fotka kwiczola. Podoba mi sie kadrowanie, kolorystyka i detal. Troche wyglada jakby bylo robione w promieniach zachodzacego slonca :)
Notka takze interesujaca :)
Pozdrowienia z Lodzi,

Hi Marcin,
Super capture of this fieldfare.
Details, composition and your POV are great.
Kind regards,

Hello Marcin,
Wonderful image with vivid colours and amazing sharpness.
Great composition and lovely blurred background.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-26 18:13]

Hello Marcin, and Merry Christmas"
An exceptionally fine photo of this beautiful bird. The detail is amazing and the colors and exposure is awesome!!! Great work!!!

Hi Marcin,
this photo has my eye as it is very sharply focus and has a beautiful bokeh with no discernible noise to mar it.The colour pallet looks mellow and there is a wealth of details that keep my eye pouring all over this fine Fieldfare a bird that is definitely a member of the same family as the American Robins I see here in the spring and summertime.Thanks for sharing this fine image with us.


perfect portrait, TFS Ori

What a great capture!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-27 2:18]

Hello Marcin,
Great photo of this Fieldfare. Very good sharpness, details, natural colours, contrasting OOF BG and POV. Excellent quality!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-12-27 3:57]

Witaj Marcinie,
Bardzo udane zdjecie tego pieknego drozda. Poza, ostrosc, kierunek swiatla sa zachwycajace. Wszelkiej pomyslnosci w Nowym Roku.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-27 5:01]

Wonderful portrait of beautiful bird, impressive pose and fine colors. I like the background just made for this pretty bird. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-27 6:33]

Hi Marcin.
Nicely composed picture of a beautiful bird. POV is really great as well as framing of the bird on a branch. Colour and other details of the bid are reproduced perfectly. BG is very nice too. My kind regards and FS. Have a Happy New Year.

Hello Marcin
excellent capture of this Fieldfaretaken in a very good pose,
the grey and plain BG highlight the bird so well,
amazing details on his plumage and fine POV
Have a good night and i wish you a Happy New Year

Witaj Marcinie!

Świetne ujecie kwiczoła - jest zimno wiec ostatnio na moim osiedlu całe stado tych ptaków obsiadło okoliczne drzewa poszukując smakołyków

Znakomita ostrość ładne, czyste, dobrze rozmyte tło.


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