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Pied Wagtail on a duck

Pied Wagtail on a duck
Photo Information
Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III, Skylight
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-22 14:29
Viewed: 4356
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pied wagtail
Motacilla alba
AKA: White wagtail
A delightful small, long-tailed and rather sprightly black and white bird. When not standing and frantically wagging its tail up and down it can be seen dashing about over lawns or car parks in search of food. It frequently calls when in its undulating flight and often gathers at dusk to form large roosts in city centres.
In England it is traditional to finish off thatched roofs with some type of ornamental thatch sculpture and this bird seemed to like this duck sculpture.
Neat Image used.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-12-22 14:35]

Hi Michael,

Too funny, excellent shot and well done on the composition.


Hahah, Michael,
this is excellent and funny.
I love this double-bird against the blue sky, marvelous, you put a big smile on my face, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

We heard from each other a few minutes ago on TL ;-) I already now noticed it's YOU - Hi!

Hi Michael

Well done on this capture. Good POV, nice depth of colour,well composed and nicely set up. Very nice work. TFS and a very Merry Christmas and safe New Year.

Very nice Michael. Curious tradition you speak of and the photo surely shows it well..
Very good detail and exposure & I like the border treatment also. Merry Christmas!!

Great shot Michael,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting.
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hello Michael,

Very nice composition that you captured this Wagtail on the duck.It gives me energy when I look at this cool photo.I will try birdwatching tomorrow morning in -10c here in Ankara:)

This is quite original shot and very interesting as well.
I like it very much.

Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-24 7:30]

Une prise très amusante, la netteté est bonne etv l'exposition excellente.

Merci Michal et joyeuse fêtes.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-25 11:51]

Michael, this is very nice.

Excellent details, composition and sharpness.

A rather funny shot - and this is really great.

Life imitating art, Michael.

A great and happy capture, sure to bring smiles...

Thank you for sharing it with us.

This is a funny picture, I love it! The exposure is pert on this fun capture. Have A Happy New Year Michael! :)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-01 11:46]
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Happy New Year Michael!

This made me smile... twice. Well seen and captured Michael.

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