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Turdus pilaris

Turdus pilaris
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Copyright: Nemes Septimiu (septimiu_nemes) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 371] (2161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cibershot H2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-27 9:17
Viewed: 3247
Points: 32
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The Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 under its current scientific name.Its English name, dating back to at least the twelfth century, derives from the Anglo-Saxon feld-fere meaning "traveller through the fields", probably from their constantly moving, foraging habits.

It breeds in woodland and scrub in northern Europe and Asia. It is strongly migratory, with many northern birds moving south during the winter. It is a very rare breeder in Great Britain and Ireland, but winters in large numbers in these countries.

It nests in trees, laying several eggs in a neat nest. Unusually for a thrush, they often nest in small colonies, possibly for protection from large crows. Migrating birds and wintering birds often form large flocks, often with Redwings.

It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects and earthworms in summer, and berries in winter.

The Fieldfare is 22-27 cm long, with a plain brown back, white underwings, and grey rump and rear head. The breast has a reddish wash, and the rest of the underparts are White. The breast and flanks are heavily spotted. The sexes are similar,

The male has a simple chattering song, and a chattering flight and alarm call.

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hello Nemes
great composition in the tree
good colours
and the sharpness are beautiful
greeting lou

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-27 9:58]

Hi Septimiu,

This handsome Fieldfare is not a bird I am familiar with. A wonderful pose in the bare branches with the striking blue sky behind him. Colors and details of the face, eye and plumage are excellent. A lovely composition.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-27 10:03]

Hello Nemes
Lovely capture of the Fieldfare, nicely composed with a excellent POV and I like the pose with the bird , good detail and excellent colours, the light is falling very nicely on the bird.Best regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-27 10:12]

Hi Nemes. A good view of the Fieldfare up in the tree. It stands out well from the blue BG . This is a good side view which lets uds see the body marking which you have taken with fine detail and natural colours. all with interesting notes. well done TFS.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-27 10:58]

Hi Nemes,
Lovely capture.Colors,catchlight in eyes and blue sky at BG seems wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Hello Nemes,
A great capture of this Turdus pilaris, well composed, good BG blue sky an colours.
TFS. Greetings.

Ciao Septimiu, lovely bird on a beautiful tree, fine details, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and superb contrat against blue sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-01-27 14:26]

Buna , Septimiu .

foarte frumoasa poza ... ca de obicei :)
ramurile acelui copac sunt perfecte si ele , ... albastru e nemaipomenit in contrast cu culorile ramurilor , iar pasarea e tare *cute*.

toate cele bune !

hello septimiu
well composed shot of this fieldfare,
great sharpness on the bird and wonderful blue sky
TFS Jacqueline

Hi Nemes,
A nice capture of this beautiful fieldfare. Very good details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-28 13:06]

Hello Septimiu,
A fine capture of a Fieldfare taken nicely against a blue sky with good sharpness and lighting almost a year ago! Nice composition among the branches too.
Best regards,

Hello Nemes

A beautiful capture of this thrush.
The vivid blue sky makes a terrific backdrop to show it off.
The focus and details are very good.
Lovely plumage detail.
I think a Turdidae theme should be created to showcase the many beautiful thrushes from around the World.


Hello Nemes,

Nice capture from this bird.
Beautiful colours and good pov.
I thought I have critism this one all ready but problaby not


Ciao Septimiu,
a very beautiful capture of Turdus pilaris taken from a good POV showing well the lovely bird on the branch in a nice composition, good sharpness and very beautiful natural colours.
TFS. Best regards.

Nice detail, contrast, POV, & color Nemes,
The blue BG looks great, and the branch in front of the bird doesn't bother me..
Well done,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-01-29 5:19]

Hi Nemes
Nice capture.Well composed image and sharp image.Nice colors and outstanding BG colors.
TFs Michel

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