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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Exposure: f/5.1, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Yellow Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-23 14:43
Viewed: 19121
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I set up my digiscoping equipment in the hope of photographing the Barred Warbler, a rare visitor to S. Sweden. That aim was not fulfilled but this chap posed for me instead. He was about 20 meters away.

The Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is a common and widespread resident over most of Europe. It nests on the ground and the eggs are curiously marked with squiggly dark lines that look as though they are some kind of writing but serve as camouflage.

The song is quite characteristic, sounding in English like 'A little bit of bread and no cheeeeeeese!' In Swedish it is interpreted like counting up to seven, the seven being drawn out to 'sjuuuuuuuu'

For me the song of the Yellowhammer is a part of spring and early summer.

Bufo, rufous03, fartash, jeanpaul, shal, fthsm, pvs, horia, JeanMichel has marked this note useful
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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-10-23 14:48]

Hi Ivan,
really nice image of this yellowhammer. Not quite a barred warbler ( which I hope you will see ofcoarse) but the yellowhammer's colour is maybe even nicer. Especially with the green background it looks really nice. Great work,

Nice catch, good color and composition, some hot spots throughout (branch and front neck area)Nice background. Overall, nicely done.

HI Ivan,
it's such a pretty yellow bird, wonderful sharpness, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • fartash Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1013 W: 54 N: 1431] (5161)
  • [2006-10-23 15:45]

Hello Ivan
Very nice shot of yellowhammer,
Perfect focusing and beautiful
colors ,Excellent


Hi Ivan
It's lovely bird.Well done.TFS

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-10-23 16:36]

Lovely details and composition,
great work Ivan :)
What a pose maintaining a balancing act :)
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-23 17:33]

Ivan precioso disparo, maravillosa compo, y agradable luz, excelente trabajo amigo. Saludos

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-10-23 21:28]

Hi Ivan,
Nice picture of this yellowhammer. Good sharpness and composition.
Regards, Francois

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-23 22:20]

It is also rare in Turkey.
Very beatiful species and nice capture. DOF is excellent. I liked it.
TFS Ivan.

Hi Ivan,
This is a perfect capture of this so beautiful bird! I like everything about this picture : colors, composition, POV, DOF, the pose of the bird, details, lightning and this very nice BG. This is very well done with interesting notes! Congratulations and TFS,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-24 10:34]

Hi Ivan,

A colorfull capture,he posed real nice for you,maybe a bit soft,but for a digiscoped shot very well captured,



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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-24 12:05]

Hi Ivan

What a superb shot of this cute and colorful little bird!
The tones here are lovely and the pOV is excellent.
Very good DOF, too, leaving that great monochrome BG.
Nice sharpness and very good lighting, too.
Great work, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

Bonjour Yvan
Très belle capture de ce magnifique oiseau au couleurs magnifiques.Tu as bien saisis tous ses détails dans cette belle prise de vue, profondeur de champs et composition.
Merci et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

Hej Ivan
Cool shot of this nice bird. Quality is not on the same level that you manege with you Canon but still good.

p.s. Nu på fredag är jag i traktor och lite hjälp skulle varit jätte nice. Om du har tid och lust att träffas skulle varit ännu bättre...

Hi, Ivan, great shot, nice details and framing, cheers, Luís

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