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Bearded reedling

Bearded reedling
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Copyright: mikael pettersen (Tamrock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 337 W: 0 N: 290] (1928)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1, CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -3- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-07 3:23
Viewed: 5609
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A big thanks fore the word on my last picture
this one is taken when gert (ellis49) and i
went to the ocean a sunny day,we got lucky
beacause the birds came to us!
taken with extender 1,4
From Wikipedia.
The Bearded Reedling, Panurus biarmicus, is a peculiar small passerine bird. It is also frequently known as the Bearded Tit due to some similarities to Long-tailed Tits, or Bearded Parrotbill since it was later placed with these after it was removed from the true tits in the family Paridae. But according to more recent research, it is actually a most unique songbird - no other living species seems to be particularly closely related to it. Thus, it seems that the monotypic family Panuridae must again be recognized.The Bearded Reedling is a species of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate other than eruptive or cold weather movements. It is vulnerable to hard winters, which may kill many birds.This is a small orange-brown bird with a long tail and an undulating flight. The male has a grey head and black moustaches (not a beard). Flocks often betray their presence in a reedbed by their characteristic "ping" call.This species is a wetland specialist, breeding colonially in large reedbeds by lakes or swamps. It eats reed aphids in summer, and reed seeds in winter, its digestive system actually changing to cope with the very different seasonal diets.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-07 3:29]

Hi Mikael,

A super capture of this reedling,well positioned in its natural habitat,the colors are great,well done and tfs this capture,enjoy the weekend


Hallo Mikael
A delighful image with lots of charming features captured of the bird. You are very fortunate to have Gert as your photographic buddy. I really like the smooth and delicate feathers of this bird. The colours of the plumage is soft on the eye and pleasing to look at. The contrast of the orange beak and eye, in conjuntion with the black patched beard is super. This guy has an almost mischievous expression on its face and you have captured it well. Your natural background is tops. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-07 5:01]

Hello Mikael
Wonderful capture, I love this colors, good details and good light too.

Hi Mikael.
Superb colors and details, smooth background and sharp subject. Good job.
Best whishes,

Hi Mikael,
I love this bird, the colours are so warm and brilliant, the pose wonderful - and look at those impressive eye - wow!
We don't have those birds here in the south of Germany and I never had the chance to see this bird in nature. So thanks for this shot, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2009-02-07 5:59]

Bonjour Mikael, magnifique composition et une belle harmonie de teintes!! razor ship details , I like the BG too. Congratulations and TFS, Didier.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-07 6:23]

Hello Mikael,
High quality photo of this Bearded Titmouse. Everything is so good and beautiful. Warm light and colours, sharpness, pose, POV, composition and OOF BG are all excellent.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-07 6:25]

Hi Mikael.
Outstanding shot of an amazing scene. Scenery as well as the pictured bird are charming and you managed to show the beauty of these objects perfectly. Details, delicateness of colour reproduction of the bird image cannot be better. It is really refined work. I also like wonderful reproduction of the beautiful BG. Level of blurriness is precise and colour palette is fantastic and so pleasant for look. Bravo and kind regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-07 6:34]

Hej Micke,
A superb capture of a male Bearded Reedling taken from a fine POV with great sharpness and lighting among the reeds of its habitat.
This is a species that I have not been able to photograph yet but hope to do so one day.
En vacker dag!

Tjena Micke,
jaha vad har vi här då ? Jo en kanonfin bild av skäggisen.
Beautiful natural colours with lovely light.
The sharpness and details are very good.
Great shot, mf.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-07 8:18]

Hi Mikael. This is a first class close up of the beautiful bird. Which you have taken with sharp focusing and fine detail.I love the warm colours .Your POV lets us see all of the feather markings. well done TFS.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-07 9:05]

Hi Mikael,
Lovely capture.I liked warm lighting,clear eyes,harmonious colors and details a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-02-07 9:09]

Hi Mikael
great capture
very nice colors and composition
very well done.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-07 9:50]

Hi Mikael,
Outstanding shot of this cute Bearded Reedling with such immaculate sharpness, colours and details on its plumage. Nice pose captured with the golden light on the reeds making this image stand out. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

Hello Mikael
what a outstanding shot of this bearded reedling
the whole bird are crisp clear detailed and the colors are wonderful
great compositiobn and pose of the bird
Thanks for sharing and have a nice WE

bonjour mikael
c'est une très belle image que vous nous presenté avec un oiseau qu'il est assez rare de voir sur ce site et encore plus en pleine nature mais je me pose une question quand au choix des reglages car l'image presente un peu de bruit dans les parties sombres,peut etre auriez vous pu descendre a 200iso quitte a perdre en vitesse mais a gagner en qualité sur le BG!
bon week end

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-02-07 10:50]

Hello Mikael,

Beautiful pic!
Colors are fantastic!
great details & pose captured!


Hello Mikael!

Great, great, great shot of bearded reedling. Last year I saw a pair of this birds, and I captured them, but not as perfectly, as we can see on Your shot, so I'm envious ;)

Very well done!


hello Mikael

excellent photography of this beautiful bird, shot with fine
POV, DOF and framing, beautiful warm luminosity and colour tones,
great sharpness and details, i love the background of the image, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-07 14:20]

Hello Mikael,,
Wonderful composition with great details and colors. Outstanding work , thank you for sharing this pleasant image.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Mikael,
Extraordinary bird specie.
Well composed. Good pose and nicely perched.
Well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-08 6:09]

Hej Micke,
Oh, you lucky man! What a superb close capture of the Bearded Reedling in a lovely pose in the reeds. Great sharpness, wonderful warm light and beautiful colours. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

almost like a painting, TFS Ori

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-09 11:20]

Hola amigo,
a superb capture,
definition and beautiful warm colors.
brilliant work,

Beautiful bird Mikael, very striking.
Love the warm colortones, fine details.
Well done!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-10 11:43]

merhaba mikael
wonderful capture of this handsome and moustached bird
composition, POV, light, colours and sharpness are great

Hi Mikael!

What a cool bird! And... what an outstanding capture! Excellent details and such warm, perfect colors, lighting and tones.

Thanks for sharing this image.


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