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Azorean Grey Wagtail

Azorean Grey Wagtail
Photo Information
Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MKII, Canon 70-200mm f/4L USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-29 6:07
Viewed: 2002
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My excuses: No bird photographer, not the right lens and no patience to capture a bird.

Still, I wanted to share this heavy crop as it is a bird that probably not many have seen before...could be wrong there as well.

The Azorean Grey Wagtail (Subspecies Motacilla cinerea patriciae)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-29 6:24]

Hallo Niek,
Dat is lang geleden dat je een foto geplaatst hebt...... Goed om een nieuwe te zien. Geen landschap dit keer, maar een bijzonder vogeltje. Inderdaad deze Gele Kwikstaart nog niet eerder gezien. Het heeft een wat ondergeschikte rol in je foto gekregen, maar dat maakt de foto er niet minder mooi om.
De mooiste landschappen die ik in Europa heb gezien waren te vinden in IJsland. Het licht en de kleuren zijn daar ook weergaloos.

Hallo Niek
Leuke compositie heb je hier
mooie vogel met prachtige kleuren en goed van scherpte
groet lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-29 7:31]

An excellent capture despite the distance and the difficult location,perfect dot of fire for very good detail and bright colors too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Niek

Excellent image, nice DOF, fine details, very nice bokeh and excellent composition. The colors are briliant and vivid



Hello Niek-To me it's a nice example of Rule Of Third.Like your composition too.Nicely captured this Azorean Grey Wagtail which is new to me.Thanks for sharing your work with us.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Bonsoir Niek,
Le cadrage pourrait paraître trop large pour bien valoriser le sujet mais c'est une bonne et originale mise en scène.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Very nice Niek. Really, just think about it a little more, not only are we looking at the wagtail but the environment and the foliage that your subject sits upon which is also nice to view at times such as this.

Delighted to see your work after years, Niek!
Welcome back!!
This is a first rate capture of a small bird.
It would have been a sin to crop off that floral branch the bird is perched on.
It is the soul of this artistic composition.
Thanks and stay on.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-06-30 6:15]

Hello Niek,
Nice to see a shot from you again!
Lovely and fine picture of this cute bird sitting in the edge of the composition. Fine colors and sharpness. Well done.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-10 0:09]

Hi Niek
such a pretty composition of the wagtail. The pretty bird is well complemented with the positioning and the view of the branch.
Nice and artistic style.


Hello Niek

Well you obtained a beautiful effect,
if that foreground blur wouldn't be there
where is a little bit disturbing the scenery,
the photo would be more beautiful, TFS


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