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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-14 11:30
Viewed: 2217
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Oenanthe oenanthe

Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

The wheatear is a small mainly ground-dwelling bird. It hops or runs on the ground. It is blue-grey above with black wings and white below with an orange flush to the breast. It has a black cheek. In flight it shows a white rump and a black 'T' shape on its tail. It is a summer visitor and passage migrant. Birds breed mainly in western and northern Britain and western Ireland, although smaller numbers do breed in southern and eastern England. It winters in central Africa.

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Impressive photo Les! Very good POV, nice pose, excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-05-14 12:08]

Hello Les,
The watchful upright stance of this female Wheatear was well captured from a fine low POV with excellent sharpness and natural colours against a good natural bokeh BG in fine lighting.
You were lucky to get so close!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-14 13:00]

Hello Les,
Very nice photo of this Wheatear taken from an excellent low POV with eye contact. Beautiful natural colours and good sharpness.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-14 13:41]

Hello Les,
very nice image with nice colors, BG, composition, POV and pose. details and sharpness also very nice.Well done.Best regards Siggi

good angle. nicely composed. good framing and background. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-15 4:44]

Hello Les,
A very fine and charming picture, happy to have opened it..
Love the attitude of the bird and the light you caught illuminating the whole scene. Great point of view and beautiful composition.
Kind regards

Hi Les

Fine shot of the Wheatear. Good erect pose and composition, nice low down POV


Hello Les,
Excellent capture of a lovely species of birds. The clarity, colors, details and sharpness are great. Lovely natural colors and perfect low POV.

Hola Les, hermosa foto de un ave poco colorida pero de una belleza extrema, hermsos colores, enfoque y fondo...saludos.

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