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European Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)

European Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)
Photo Information
Copyright: Joao Edgar (joaoedgar) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 86] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-05
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-20 2:07
Viewed: 2051
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Small insect eater, easily identified particularly if
the male. It has a distinctive black pattern on the head, contrasting with the white collar and chest orange. Females plumage have less contrast and may be confused with those of northern-cartaxo, separating from the absence list white eyebrow and cheek list (mustache).
Commonly is found perched on poles, fences and wires,
sites that elects to observe their prey (insects) that captures.

Source: avesdeportugal.info

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-20 4:08]

hello joao

wonderful capture of this bird!
pose of bird excellent with accurate
sharphness and focus!

Nice picture, Joao.
I like the frontal POV that shows the breast feathers of the bird in their distinctive colours.
The catchlight in the bird's eye adds beauty to it.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-20 4:37]

Beautiful capture, Joao!
Excellent detail and great POV; splendid natural colours and nice contrast with a clean background. Well done!

Olá João
Lindo cartaxinho e excelente captura.Gosto da pose e da composição.Excelente de cores e nitidez.
Obrigado pela partilha,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-02-20 7:29]

Hello Joao,
Very good photo of this Saxicola torquata male, fine details and colors, very nice composition, TFS!

Hallo Joao,
a very beautiful portrait of the European Stonechat, good sharpness and marvellous colours, point of view, background and composition are excellent
Best regards

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-20 11:58]

Hi Joao,
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird.
Regards Jiri.

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