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Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-28 4:44
Viewed: 2697
Points: 29
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Corn Bunting, Miliaria calandra, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae. It is the sole member of the genus Miliaria, although a few authorities place it in the large genus Emberiza.
This is an unusual bunting because the sexes appear similar in plumage, although the males are approximately 20% larger than females. This large bulky bunting is 16-19cm long, has male and female plumages similar, and lacks the showy male colours, especially on the head, common in the genus Emberiza. Both sexes look something like larks, with streaked grey-brown above, and whitish underparts.
The song of the male is a repetitive metallic sound, usually likened to jangling keys, which is given from a low bush, fence post or telephone wires.
It breeds across southern and central Europe, north Africa and Asia across to Kazahkstan. It is mainly resident, but some birds from colder regions of central Europe and Asia migrate southwards in winter.
The Corn Bunting is a bird of open country with trees, such as farmland and weedy wasteland. It has declined greatly in northwest Europe due to intensive agricultural practices depriving it of its food supply of weed seeds and insects, the latter especially when feeding young.
Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.

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Hello Razvan,
Forget it! I have nothing to say about this is perfect! the best pose with the best technique! bravisssimo!
I almost hear this bird sing!

Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in nice singing pose against a beautiful blurry BG, splendid light and colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Razvan, this is such a great bird shot. I love your bird photos. Birds are my interest too.
If you have time, visit my website:
Bill Houghton Photography

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-05-28 10:07]

Buna Razvane,
Cu toate ca specia apare in fiecare primavara cu acelasi cintec ciudat, este o placere sa-l fotografiez!Am avut si eu acest noroc cu noul aparat, dar nu am avut a satisfactie deosebita, fotografia aceasta este mult mai reusita, felicitari!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-28 11:01]

Hello Razvan,
Very beautiful photo of this Corn Bunting in his singing pose. Fantastic sharpness and natural colours. Beautiful OOF BG, superb POV, DOF and composition.

Buna Razvan,
o captura reusita pe un fond blurrat adecvat. Contrastul este bun si culorile naturale.
O compozitie perfecta.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-28 12:42]

Superb! Captura ta are tot ce ii trebuia ca sa fie perfceta!

Buna Razvan,
O imagine placuta in care incadrarea excelenta, focusul bun, fundalul blurrat si culorile naturale se imbina perfect.
Numai bine,

hello Razvan
super sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
nice BG.
greeting lou

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2010-05-28 14:07]

trčs belle photo!
les couleurs sont naturelles.
des bonnes détailles.


Bravo Razvan, well captured moment with indisputable technical qualities!
George Veltchev

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-28 19:18]

Hello Razvan,
The finely detailed subject is well isolated by the out of focus background. Splendid image Razvan, thank you.

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-05-28 20:02]

Hi Razvan,

Very attractive isolation of that Corn Bunting on a branch! Great timing too! With your very shallow DOF, and your 400mm lens, everything behind just went away. The plumage colour and details look fine. I wonder what happened to the bird's bill? The upper part looks a little strange. Both the top and bottom parts of the bill look to be a bit OOF. Nice catch light. TFS.


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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2010-05-29 0:52]

Hi Razvan , good image of this Bunting nice details and natural color on to a perfect soft background , good timing to show its singing. TFS & regards

Ciao Razvan. Great essential macro shot. Perfect compo, stunning details and impressive focus. Indeed well done.


superb shot , lovely timing

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