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Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-08 0:26
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Points: 60
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Corn Bunting, Miliaria calandra, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae. It is the sole member of the genus Miliaria, although a few authorities place it in the large genus Emberiza.
This is an unusual bunting because the sexes appear similar in plumage, although the males are approximately 20% larger than females. This large bulky bunting is 16-19cm long, has male and female plumages similar, and lacks the showy male colours, especially on the head, common in the genus Emberiza. Both sexes look something like larks, with streaked grey-brown above, and whitish underparts.
The song of the male is a repetitive metallic sound, usually likened to jangling keys, which is given from a low bush, fence post or telephone wires.
It breeds across southern and central Europe, north Africa and Asia across to Kazahkstan. It is mainly resident, but some birds from colder regions of central Europe and Asia migrate southwards in winter.
The Corn Bunting is a bird of open country with trees, such as farmland and weedy wasteland. It has declined greatly in northwest Europe due to intensive agricultural practices depriving it of its food supply of weed seeds and insects, the latter especially when feeding young.
Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.

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Hi Razvan,

Awesome composition! Nice sharp details of the bird with its food. Great use of light. Very sharp image with great BG.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-07-08 1:09]

Reusita captura!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-08 1:36]

Hi Razvan,isn't easy to find words to comment a beautiful pic like that! Fantastic colors and impressive sharpness,the moment too is very nice and tender! My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano.

hello Razvan
beautiful bird in order to photographings, when it transports the food for his nestlings are a amazing moment, very good presentation, technically irreproachable,wonderful capture
TFS thanks for sharing

Hi Razvan,
A nice capture of this beautiful Corn bunting with food in its mouth. Sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Razvan !
This cute bird has got a nice moutful of caterpillars for his babies ! :-) I love his pose, he seems to be so proud of his catch ! I also like the sharp details, the composition with the branch making a nice diagonal, the beautiful light and soft colors, and the blurred BG. Very well done !

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-08 4:13]

Hello Razvan,
You can catch interesting moments. Perfect sharpness and nice diagonal composition.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in nice action, wonderful diagonal composition with great colors, perfect focus, beautiful blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-07-08 4:31]

Merhaba Razvan!
Bu ne müthiş bir av sahnesi. Anlaşılan bir sürü aç yavru var beslenecek. Zira kuşun ağzında çok sayıda tırtıl görünüyor. Tebrikler.


wow, looks like someone is going to be fed soon - amazing capture of the pretty bunting with a beak full of green caterpillars! :-)
sharpness and details are excellent as well as the diagonal branch. well done & best wishes, thor.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-08 6:52]

Hello Razvan,
Another very beautiful photo of a Corn Bunting, after Bayram. Excellent sharp details, clear colours and a fantastic composition. Splendid OOF BG. The food is a nice bonus.

Hello Razvan, great action shot of a beautiful corn bunting with beautiful composition and details.

hello Razvan
super composition with good details
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

hello Razvan,

A beautiful capture of this Corn Bunting with nice colors, details & sharpness. TFS.



Hello Razvan,
a wonderful picture of the Corn Bunting, just at right moment you have taken this beautiful bird in a fantastic pose with its prey, superb sharpness and lighting, splendid colours in a very nice composition.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-08 10:01]

Hello Razvan,
A beautiful composition of this corn bunting.I love the pose,and how it perches on the bough.The caterpillars in the beak is great.Wonderful POV and DOF.The details are well focused and sharp.Excellent capture.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-08 10:14]

Brillante captura amigo,
calidad excelente y hermosos detalles,
saludos Razvan

Excelenta imagine, de o claritate impecabila si expunere perfecta. As spune ca este net mai buna decat a colegului turc unde contrastul si detaliie sunt mai slabute.

Hi Razvan, a realy great shot showing the feeding biology of this beauty. SDetails, sahrpnes and DOF as well as composition are immpressive!
Well done MF!

Hi Razvan,
That was an excellent catch!!!

Hello Razvan,

Superb picture.
Natural colours with great definition.
Light,focus and composition are fantastic.
Good note.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-08 12:45]

Hi Razvan. What a mouth full of food this one has. The green caterpilars stand out so well against the BG. You have taken the Corn Bunting with sharp focusing and fine detail. All with natural colours. well done TFS.

Hello Razvan,
Wonderfull shot indeed
I love diagonale composition,
verry well done,
a great cheer

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-08 16:29]

Hi Razvan,

Doesn't he have a mouthful? A perfect shot of this Corn Bunting on the bare branch. Great timing to capture him with his prey. I love the pose, the wonderful colors and the superfine details of his face, eye and plumage. A perfect background and composition.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-09 0:58]

Hello Razvan,
This beautiful Corn Bunting has found some lovely food for its young!! Brilliant capture showing the parent sharply in focus against a fine soft background. Lovely colours too and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Razvan
beautiful moment captured, perfect shot of this corn Bunting with caterpillars in the beak, very sharp details, superb warm colors, composition lighting and pose are excellent
Have a good night

Gran fotografía Razvan, en muchos aspectos además, desde un buen dominio del espacio y la composición hasta los más técnicos como el enfoque o el buen uso de la luz: un gran trabajo, enhorabuena.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Razvan, this is an outstanding shot of this bunting. Great job. Have a great day. Bill

hi razvan!
A very nice situation you
captured here with good
sharpness and a very nice
good work!

A very interesting photo. Magnificent bird with a very large prey.

wonderful capture

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