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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: 2010-04-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-28 11:13
Viewed: 2819
Points: 32
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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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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-04-28 11:15]

Hi Razvan,another beautiful composition,so delicate and soft,whit the perfect sharpness and colors...how i'm jealous of your birds...thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2010-04-28 11:27]

hi razvan,
excellent picture of this cute bird. shot with all perfect details, the quality is awesome

Hi Razvan,

Excellent shot of this lovely bird
Compo, Pose, sharpnes, POV, BG and light are Superb

TFS Thijs

Ciao Razvan, beautiful diagonal composition with lovely bird in nice pose against a wonderful blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid natural colors, I like a lot, muy friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Razvan,
Congratulations for the photo, the better the POV, excellent contrast and sharpness
Thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Buna Razvan,
O imagine excelenta cu nuante si culori superbe pe un fond blurrat
foarte potrivit si care ajuta mult la contrastul necesar pentru a
evidentia subiectul.

hello Razvan
what a nice capture of lovely Corn Bunting which it is one of the most photogenic birds. you nicely captured it with a nice sharpness of focus and against blurry BG. colors, composition and POV also nice. TFS, best wishes

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-04-28 12:23]

Hello Razvan,
A very nice capture of a Corn Bunting.
The pose, POV, sharpness, colours, lighting and BG contribute to a nice well-composed portrait of this species.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Razvan. Wow. Impressive details and sharp against the blurred BG. Great capture.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-04-28 12:30]

Hola Razvan,
nice capture
focus and bg. outstanding.
fine lighting and color.

Buna Razvan,
O imagine deosebita cu o specie pe care nu-mi amintesc sa o fi vazut de curand. Culori, detalii, fundalul si compozitia sunt perfecte. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

Stunningly simple image with tons of details, impeccable sharpness and fantastic dept of field friend Razvan. Very, very good image indeed!
George Veltchev

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2010-04-28 13:28]

hi razvan
splendide image particulièrement éclatante. Couleurs de grandes qualité, j'adore le bg.


Hello Razvan,
Perhaps this picture is slightly conventional, but the technical level is amazing, superb! perfect! ... the best background for a bird fully focused and filled with impressive feather details! good job. TFS, regards, Jesús

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-04-29 5:11]

Hi Razvan
Nice clsoed up.Excellent POV and very sharp image.Detail and pose are excellent.I also like the OOF BG
TFS Michel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-04-29 5:26]

fine portrait with very good composition. Simple and beautiful. tfs.

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