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(Monticola solitarius)

(Monticola solitarius)
Photo Information
Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-02-24 7:17
Viewed: 1294
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Melro-azul, Blue rock-thrush,

(Monticola solitarius)

Hello TN Friends!

After sometime without any post today I present another pic of the blue rock thrush: is a starling-sized bird, 21–23 cm (8.3–9.1 in) in length with a long slim bill. The breeding male of the nominate subspecies is unmistakable, with all blue-grey plumage apart from its darker wings. Females and immatures are much less striking, with dark brown upperparts, and paler brown scaly underparts. The male of the subspecies M. s. philippensis has rufous-chestnut plumage from the mid-breast down to the undertail. Both sexes lack the reddish outer tail feathers of rock thrush.

The male blue rock thrush sings a clear, melodious call that is similar to, but louder than the call of the rock thrush.

Have a good days and thanks for viewing

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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-02-24 9:29]

Hi Jose,a lovely thrush caught in the best way as possible,magnificent pose and a great sharpness despite the dark light,absolutely great! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-02-24 17:27]

Hello Jose,
An absolutely perfect image of this gorgeous bird. The focus is superb showing exceptional detail and the colors are so beautiful. Love the nice eye contact with just a tad bit of catchlight visible. Awesome!!

  • Great 
  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2017-02-24 23:36]

Excellent Luis,

Hi Jose,

An amazingly sharp picture of the Blue Rock Thrush. The focus is bang on & color is so natural.


great portrait, TFS Ori

Hello Jose,
Beautiful Rock Thrush. Very nice exposure and colour. Details are very good too. I like its undisturbed BG as well as POV.
Thanks for sharing
Regards and have a nice WE,

Seeing the blue color so well presented here make the bird's name obvious! Technically excellent - sharp, enough DOF not to blur key features, and the catch-light in the eye brings the bird to life.

Great portrait Jose,

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