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Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-04-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/3000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-04-21 7:20
Viewed: 516
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Corn Bunting, Miliaria calandra, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae.

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.
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.

Distribution and habitat
It breeds across southern and central Europe, north Africa and Asia across to Kazahkstan.

The Corn Bunting is a bird of open country with trees, such as farmland and weedy wasteland.

Food and feeding
Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.
Males defend territories in the breeding season and can be polygynous, with up to three females per breeding male.
The nest is made of grass, lined with hair or fine grass, and is usually built on the ground.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-04-21 8:55]

A well informative NOTE, the next is the power of lens and me much desire for a long tele lens that my pocket can not afford but I do this with bridge camera, it is well composed and exposed. Quite well sharpness, TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-04-21 13:22]

Hi Peter,lucky moment,perfect to take the corn bunting with the open beak. It seems very fat too in this capture..ehehe..a top quality pic made in the best sharpness. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter,
A nice bird and common in my region too....Every spring this specie is migrating also in Romania, singing on the branches near the country roads.
Excellent details and colors.

Hello Peter,
Perfect background.
Beautiful picture of this Corn Bunting. Like its calling pose. Good details and exposure.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-04-22 11:51]

Hi Peter
Nice presentation, balanced and aesthetic with such a background.


Hi Peter,
Beautiful capture, very pleasant composition. Perfect usage of fast shutter: I almost hear the bunting's song! Soft lights and color tones also, great sharpness and smooth background - excellent image! Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

An amazing nature of this lovely birth has been captured... what a lovely portrait, one of the great of tn-well done PETER VAN SOEST

After having seen the same bird shot by Marius, it's wonderful to have a look at your singing specimen, Peter.
Looks like your bird too is enjoying the warmth of sunshine.

Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely bird in nice singing pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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