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Canary island stonechat

Canary island stonechat
Photo Information
Copyright: mikael pettersen (Tamrock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 337 W: 0 N: 290] (1928)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's favourites, Pentaxfriend's favorites, CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos, Harry Eggens favorite bird shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-18 8:11
Viewed: 5376
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hi all naturelovers!
this stonechat only exist on fuerteventura
so im happy to bring him home on the memorycard

info here:
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-18 8:17]

Hej Micke,
Kul att du också sett den! Vi åker nog till Lanzarote/Fuerteventurea igen - det var fint, bättre än vi trodde innan vi reste.
Excellent capture of this rare bird! Great focus, fine sharp details and natural colours.
A very fine warm background too. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hola Mikael, muy buena composición. nitida con buen color y luz, el fondo perfecto. Un saludo

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-18 8:26]

Hej Micke,
This is great!
A superb capture of the Fuerteventura Chat with great sharpness and from a fine POV. Nice BG and lighting too.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

Hi Mikael

what a beautiful picture of this stonechat. DOF, Sharpness and composition 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)
  • [2008-04-18 9:04]

Hi Mikael.
Once more bravo. Superb, top quality image. I like all. Simple and so beautiful scene at whole, great reproduction of the cute twig and fine bird (colors, details are stunning, every feathers is reflected with fantastic exactness), BG is amazing. Once more masterpiece from you, My congratulations.

Hola MIkael,
Excelente captura en una pose con un fondo magnífico, muy buena la nitidez y luz conseguida, saludos
José Ramón

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-18 9:22]

What a splendid picture, Mikael!!! How beautiful this little bird and the stunning composition! I love the excellent sharpness, POV, DOF, lighting and colors.
A superb job!
Congratulations and TFS

Tjena Micke,
en riktig lite läckerbit som du bjuder på, jag har kollat
på Fotosidan och vet att det säkert kommer mer godis.
Perfect DOF the whole bird in focus and standout nicely against the BG. Great sharp details, lovley pose and beautiful colours.
Great work, mf.

Hello Mikael,

I can imagine how happy you must be to have this great, and probeble even more perfect shots like this one, image of the one and only Canary Island Stonechat.
Technicalle flawless work with amazing sharpness, clarity and exposure.
Perfect composition and DOF.
Very beautiful feather details and soft color tones in the background.
Uotstanding work. TFS!!!

Have a great weekend,


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  • Max31 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 39] (201)
  • [2008-04-18 11:00]

Hi mikael,
Great shot of this beautiful bird! Colours and sharpness are superb. Also a nice BG and great details.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-18 11:05]

Hello Mikael,
What a beauty! And the photo is amazing. Great quality! Everything in this photo is excellent. Nothing to critize about. Very nice to look at.

Trés belle composition, jolie photo.Amitiés.antonio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-18 11:19]

Hi Mikael. What a fine pose ond POV/DOF in this picture of the cute little Stonechat. you have captured it with fine detail and colours. well done TFS.
Have a nice weekend.

Hi Mikael
what a beautiful picture of this stonechat. DOF, Sharpness and composition are all excellent.
This is the first time that I see this specie photo.

Hi Mikael,
Great capture, Mikael. Not the slightest doubt:-).
Fantastic memory card you have;-).

Hi Mikael,
Very nice capture. Great composition and sharpness.

Hi Mikael,

WOOW what a beauty
Excellent shot with superb pose, POV, BG and catchlight
Perfect sharpness showing fine details and lovely colors

TFS Thijs

Hi Mikael

Beautiful shot of this cute little bird
Excellent sahrpness
Great composition
Good POV


hello Mikael

excellent close-up shot of a very beautiful bird, fine POV, i love the way the bird
and the branche are framed on the image, wonderful background, lovely pose
of the bird, great sharpness and details of the foreground and beautiful catch-light at the eye, TFS


Hello Mikael,
Lovely posting of the Stonechat!
good closeup in total sharpness, good colour and superb details in the shot
very well done indeed
best regards

very cute, sharp and beautiful, TFS Ori

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-04-19 4:12]


Une superbe photo. Tout est parfaits et magnifique.
Félicitations pour la grande qualité d'image.


Hi Mikael,
beautiful shot with a great compo.
Colors are beautiful. Background, too.
The bird is captured sharp and detailed.
TFS Tatjana

Hi Mikael,

Lovely bird.Good composition with excellent detail.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-04-20 8:22]

Hi Mikael

A truly wonderful close-up from you here and a very nice presentation of this cute species.
The details are absolutely perfect and the DOF is spot-on - excellent for keeping the entire bird in full focus while also great for the beautiful bokeh in the BG.
All the colors are really nice and well saturated as well, while the composition is terrific - with plenty of room in front of the subject.
Outstanding work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-20 12:40]

Hi Mikael,
Clarity, light, focus & sharpness, details, pose you captured, POV, composition, catchlight in the eye, background and color tones look very good. TFS

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-20 19:15]

Hi Mikael,
Wonderful shot of this cute little beauty with immaculate sharpness and colours on its plumage. Superb light and exposure management and you have captured a fabulous pose here with a fine DOF and a well chosen POV. The extra thin legs looks majestic. Very nice composition. Kudos.

Hallo Mikael
This surely is a very good-looking fellow, which you captured in a most elegant pose. The colours and the sharpness are impressive, and you are a photographic artist behind the lens. This is really a very handsome bird with lots of style and grace. I like the little bit of autumn colours displayed in the feathers. The stonechat displays well and this turned out in a lovely close-up. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-06 2:01]

Your photo gallery of Fuerteventura is delicious, (I envy) :))
That place of the island do you prefer?
*I hope to return this year.

Delicious capture, perfect framing and sharpness ...
saludos Mikael

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