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Luscinia svecica

Luscinia svecica
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-03-18 8:51
Viewed: 4750
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Luscinia svecica (Linnaeus 1758)

In my WS you can see a deferent pose of the same bird.

Luscinia svecica is a small passerine bird in the family Saxicolidae. It is similar in size to the European Robin at 1314 cm. It is plain brown above except for the distinctive black tail with red side patches. It has a strong white supercilium. The male has a blue bib edged below with successive black, white and rust coloured borders. Some races, such as L. svecica svecica (Red-spotted Bluethroat) of northern Eurasia, have a red spot in the centre of the blue bib. Others, such as L. svecica cyanecula (White-spotted Bluethroat) of southern and central Europe, have a white spot in the centre of the blue bib. L. svecica magna in Turkey has no central spot.
Females of all races usually have just a blackish crescent on an otherwise cream throat and breast. Newly fledged juveniles are freckled and spotted dark brown above.
Luscinia svecica is a migratory insectivorous species breeding in wet birch wood or bushy swamp in Europe and Asia with a foothold in western Alaska. It winters in north Africa and India.
In Cyprus Luscinia svecica is a passage migrant and winter visitor. Generally only lone birds reported.

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WAUWH Christo
this is very good
so good sharpness and great details
the colours are Beautiful
greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos

I love much more this one that than the one in the WS,
a great close-up shot of this beautiful bird,
with very fine POV and DOF, beautiful light,
great focus sharpness and details,
beautiful eye-contact with the catch-light,
as i wrote to Maurizio with him you are
masters of this kind close-up photos, TFS


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-03-18 9:20]

Hi Chris!
What a nice colorful bird!
Great portrait, made in excellent way: the details of the plumage are impressive and the splendid light makes the colours stand out very well. Beautiful blurred BG.
ciao! Vanda
also the picture in WS is excellent

Hello Christodoulos!
What a amazing pic you show us today , my freind! Absolutely amazing!
Many congrats for your job here.The colors are wonderful and the POV is breathtaking.Well done!TFS
Have a nice w-end!

Hi Christodoulos,
as usually perfect point of view. Excellent portrait with amazing colours. Very good dephth of field.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Christo,

Fabulous image of the Bluethroat Bird,
This has such fantastic unbelievable colours Christo, wonderfully pin sharp,
Very nice picture indeed, TFS,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-18 10:01]

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb quality again. What a beauty! and what a perfection! Thanks for this little treasure.
Have a nice weekend,

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb portrait of the Bluethroat, a rare bird in Italy, outstanding sharpness and marvellous details on the fantastic plumage, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

This one is going on top of my favorite images in Treknature, Christodoulos! Outstanding in every ways!
George Veltchev

Impressive photo Makris. The POV, the pose of the bird, the composition, the colours, the BG and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-18 10:45]

Hi Christo,this is another fantastic work! How is great the sharpness,i can count the plums and appreciate at the top its beautiful colors,very very well done!Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

nice shot here, i love these little blue breasts and their song

enjoy your weekend

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-03-18 12:17]

Wow! Two amazing photos, the second I like more.
Thanks for sharing this beauty

Ciao Christodoulos. Superb posture for this coloured bird taken in excellent sharp and stunning details.


Christodoulos Hello, I have no words to comment on the high quality of your images. I think I can definitely place among the elite photographers Tn. Hello Paul

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-18 12:42]

Hello Christodoulos.
Outstanding sharp capture of this Bluethroat.Brilliant colors perfect compo. Nice pose. Great compositon, POV and BG.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely birdwith fantastic color, splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Christodoulos,
And straight fierce look!!! The much beautiful position of this bird. Wonderful colors and clearness. It compliments
Thank for sharing

Hi chris,

Fantastic pic of this colorful bird.
Photo quality is best as your earlier pictures.
Well done & TFS.


Hello Christodoulos,
What a lovely capture you got here. Amazing colours, great sharp details and excellent focus. I like a lot the bird`s pose and composition. Well done!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-03-18 14:27]

Both pix are really wonderful. I'm amazed by the fine details you show us.



Hello Christodoulos,
interesting that your photos, extraordinary details of the feathers, beautiful natural colors, good POV and sharpness.
Interesting notes you've attached.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-18 16:15]

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent capture of the Luscinia svecica in nice pose,great POV,colors and wonderful sharp details.TFS.

Hello Christodoulos
this one but also ths WS are really excellent images, the plumage of this bird have superb colors, i love the pose and the great sharp details
fine DOF and blurred BG
Have a great WE

Wow another winner for you. Really detailed and sharp. I don't think I have seen this bird here before. Excellant as always.

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  • lhearn (14)
  • [2011-03-19 0:45]

Hello Christodoulos, you have got everything right, POV, sharpness, colours, composition DOF. Good notes too. A very beautiful picture, thanks for sharing, Lee

christodoulous - awesome colors. the bird seems to have all the rainbow colors and has been captured very nicely. sharpness, lighting, pov all are excellent. tfs

great bird, we had one visitng our botanical gardens in Jerusalem last month, greetings Ori

Superb photograph of this beautiful bird. regards yiannis

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-03-20 2:59]

Hello Christodoulos,
I haven't seen long time ago such good photo this species. Interesting curious pose, perfectly sharp, very nice BG.
Regards, Pawel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-20 4:58]

Hello Christodoulos,
Two excellent captures of this beautiful bird that breeds in north Sweden but I've never managed to see it. Both taken from a nice low POV and details are very sharp and colours natural in both. Very well done!!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hallo Christodoulos
I have seen many of your beautiful photos and visited your portfolio a few times. This picture is of high standard and indeed a stunning shot, and definitely deserves high marks. It is a splendid photo. I admire and appreciated talent when I see it, and you definitely have talent. No wonder you are so popular around the site. Thanks for sharing this beautiful bird with its pretty colours and markings. Best regards.

Hello Christodoulos,

A lovely bird, proud in his colourful plumage!
I like the pose and the situation is well framed, excellent colour reproduction and amazingly sharp details...
Level point of view works well, accurate DoF enhanced the subject so well!

Pablo -

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-17 9:04]

Hi Chris,

Never seen this bird in this pose before. Excellent pov and the wet feathers add much colors.


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