<< Previous Next >>

Meadow Pipit

Meadow Pipit
Photo Information
Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-03 12:20
Viewed: 2184
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anthus pratensis

Pipits and wagtails (Motacilladae)

A small, brown, streaky bird, it is the commonest songbird in upland areas and its high, piping call is a familiar sound. In flight it shows white outer tail feathers and in the breeding season it has a fluttering 'parachute' display flight. In winter they are quite gregarious and gather in small flocks, often invisible among the vegetation, suddenly flying up with typical jerky flight.

Meadow pipit numbers in the UK have been declining since the mid-1970s, resulting in this species being included on the amber list of conservation concern.

Found across the UK but commonest in the west and north. In winter it moves south, to more lowland areas and becomes much commoner in the southern half of the UK. Found in open country - upland moors to saltmarshes in summer, more agricultural land and marshes in winter.

maaciejka has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-03 12:27]

Hello Les.
Very nice shot with fine sharpnes and colours. The composition and DOF is very good.Best regards Siggi

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-03 14:16]

Hello Les,
A photo in warm light, very beautiful colours and good sharpness. Nice pose and composition.

Ciao Les, great capture of lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

beautiful bird with good angle and nice contrast. tfs.

Hi Les,
nice bird. Very good colours. I like this point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-04 15:03]

Hi Les,a great exposure and light management in this very difficult situation,you work very very well,perfect details on the small bird and magnificent composition too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Les,
Fantastic picture, very nice BG, excellent sharpness and colors, perfect POV.
Congratulations and good weekend.
Hello Vanni

Calibration Check