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Male Stonechat

Male Stonechat
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-20 12:56
Viewed: 3506
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
European Stonechat - Saxicola torquatus

This was a common species on Mallorca and I managed
to get several captures of both male and female.
They were both trying to chase us away from their territory! This is a male. I recently posted the female that you may see here.

This was captured with the camera handheld from a distance of about 10 metres. It has been cropped and sharpened.

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Hello Ulla,a fine capture of this little bird,it has good posture with fine detail in the plumage.
Best regards Les.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-20 13:03]

Hello Ulla.
Nice presentation.Very good POV and sharp image.Details and colors are good.I like the pose of your Stonechat.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-20 13:15]

Hello Ulla,
What a nice photo of this Stonechat. Very beautiful natural colours in very good sharpness, details and a pleasing composition. Beautiful blue sky in the BG too.

Hi Ulla,

Well what a fabulous capture of this European Stonechat, superb point of view and nice pose, good exposure with amazing colours, great stuff and well done,
Congratulations Ulla and have a wonderful weekend,
Best Regards,


Hello Ulla,
Very nice sharp image of this Male Stonechat with lovely pose, great details and beautiful colours, very nice capture indeed,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Ciao Ulla, superb capture of lovely bird on a beautiful blue sky, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ulla. Interesting low POV with beautiful natural colours and excellent contrast against the blue BG.


Hello Ulla
Beautiful photo with very good composition and good sharpness.

Fantastic bird photo. Very beautiful bright and contrasting colours, thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-05-20 23:41]

Good photograph of the species with perfect background. The lighting seems dim somewhat.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-05-21 1:36]

Hi Ulla,

Probably a windy day. I like the vived photo. Colors, sharpness and pose are excellent.This tiny colorful bird always make me feel happy.


Hello Ulla, this very nice capture, perfect background and very nice to the sharpness of the image. I imagine the difficulty of the shot of a person so bashful. Brava. All the best, Paul

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-21 7:04]

Hello Ulla,
very nice to see this stonechat perching on the pole. so nice posing and you capture it in good details utilising the light hitting the body. the feather is so lovely in excellent softness, as the blue sky enhances the view.
Well presented shot.


Hi Ulla,
another very nice photo of nature - this time the bird. Very nice natural colours. Great point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-21 18:41]

Fine image of this beauty on lovely perch, good colors. tfs.

Hello Ulla,
You do not lose your skills! By contrast, the Canon Bridge continues to work wonders in your hands!
Excellent photo with a light difficult and challenging POV!

Very special and excellent capture of this bird!
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful colours.

Hello Ulla

Beautiful photo of this European Stonechat
with his cute pose, fine POV « en contre-plongé »
that i love, excellent framing, teh catch-light
render the photo more beautiful, TFS


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