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Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail
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Copyright: Jose Conceicao (jconceicao) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 842] (3174)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, Hama UV 77mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-30 13:15
Viewed: 3826
Points: 22
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Grey Wagtail

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) is a small member of the wagtail family, Motacillidae. The species looks similar to the Yellow Wagtail but has the yellow on its underside restricted to the throat and vent. Breeding males have a black throat. The species is widely distributed, with several populations breeding in Europe and Asia and migrating to tropical regions in Asia and Africa. They are usually seen on open marshy ground or meadows where they walk solitarily or in pairs along the ground, capturing insects that are disturbed. Like other wagtails, they frequently wag their tail and fly low with undulations and they have a sharp call that is often given in flight.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-30 13:20]

Hello Jose.
A fantastic picture! I love the colors and sharpness. Incredible detail! Great pov. Also a very good and informative note.Best regards Siggi

Hello Jose,
Lovely captured of this beautiful bird! very good sharpness details, superb depth of flied and very nice colours,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hi Jose,

A very nice image of this Grey Wagtail, perhaps a little noise here due to a over crop, but a very strong image indeed, good sharpness and superb natural colours,
Congratulations Jose and have a nice week,
Best Regards,


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-05-30 13:33]

Hi Jose,

The colors are fantastic. Not only the bird but also the background. A lot of depth in this shot. My compliments.


Hello Jose!
Really good! Fantastic POV, amazing colors, perfect focus. Very good focus on the subject and the composition is very strong to.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-30 13:40]

Hello Jose,
Fantastic photo of this Grey Wagtail in splendid colours and excellent sharpness. Very beautiful blurred BG, POV and composition. Great DOF.

Ciao Jose. Grande composizione filgia di un eccellente POV. Eccezionale brillantezza dei colori e ottima nitidezza.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-30 15:11]

Hi Jose,beautiful point of view and perfect focus,sharpness and composition,very very nice the colorfull background too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-30 22:32]

Hello José,
A very fine capture of the grey wagtail.
Nice pose on the rock taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and natural colours against a pleasing natural OOF BG.
Thanks an best regards,

Bonjour Jose,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet sous une bonne lumière faisant resplendir les couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-06-02 21:23]

Hi Jose.
What a lovely picture, cute bird and splendid surroundings (bokeh). Amazing composition, wonderful colours, great combination of sharpness of the main character and blurriness of the BG. My compliments and best wishes.

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