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Male Yellowhammer

Male Yellowhammer
Photo Information
Copyright: Richard Porter (Corvus) (82)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital, 100 - 400 mm, 77mm UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-28 1:24
Viewed: 10090
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The yellow hammers(Mohoya ochrocephala) frequent my garden during the coldest months of winter. It is about the only time when one has a chance to get a reasonable photograph. Even then they offer little time mfor a good composition.

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Hi Richard.
You have got a great shot. Out here rural in the paddocks I have not seen them perch yet on the fence or trees. They fly straight into the grasses. Your composition gives me hope of getting a photo up on a perch.
Great colour and detail, great image.
Just checking, has there been a name change?
I have, Emberiza citrinella. You have, Mohoya ochrocephala.


Hi Richard,

Well taken with good detail, composition and a nice background.


Wow 2 yellow hammers in one night. a lovely shot, lovely colours and sharpness and pov. How do you know its a male btw?? TFS

Happy Snapping

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2008-08-28 5:33]

Hi Richard,
This is a good shot with a good composition.
And I very nice bird to look at. Sometimes you have to be very lucky to capture a bird and you were.
There is some noise in the photo (bg) but that is not so bad.
TFS Paula

Hi Richard,
What a beautiful capture!
I like the good pose you managed to catch of this winter visitor.
The vivid yellow tone creates a great contrast with the background.
Excellent pose, colour saturation and composition.
The only nit would be the slightly noise seen at the background, but you can get rid of it with a filter easily.
Good work and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-28 23:36]

Hi Richard, what a great capture of the Yellow Hammer.
Lovely pose, good colours and details.
A bit of noise in the BG, but he looks good

Hello Rick , excellent colors , and comp . good photo , TFS and good luck .
Not : i like very much your " Corvus " nickname because of a fun of " corvus " species .

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