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Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear
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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, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-14 15:09
Viewed: 2445
Points: 16
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New specie in my gallery.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka, is a wheatear, a small insectivorous passerine that was formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae.
This migratory central Asiatic wheatear occurs from the extreme southeast of Europe to China, and has been found wintering in India and northeastern Africa. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.
In summer the male is a white and black bird. The white crown tinged with grey contrasts with the black face and throat. The female is browner, and the head is washed with sandy buff. Females are darker than Northern Wheatear, look smaller and showed less white on the rump.
The tail and rump are white, with an inverted black T giving a pattern like Black-eared Wheatear. This 13.5-14.5 cm bird nests on open, stony, sparsely vegetated habitats, laying 4-6 eggs in a rock crevice. It eats insects and berries.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-14 18:58]

Hellow Razvan,
It is always thrilling to capture a new species for your gallery, therefore I share your excitement. This attractive bird seems to have put on his best tuxedo just to get his picture taken. Focus is pin sharp and detail is very fine. Beautiful natural coloration with just the right exposure. Love the colorful blurred BG!!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-11-14 22:16]

beautifully presented. tfs.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-11-15 0:16]

Buna Razvan,
O fotografie documentara de inalta clasa despre o specie rara la noi, numai bine!

Ciao Razvan. Best compliments for the ner specie on you gallery taken in excellent DOF details and sharp. Amazing light.


Salut Razvan,
O capura impresionanta pe care am intalnit-o doar o data in ultimii ani.
Foarte clara imaginea si culorile sunt deosebite.

Hello Razvan,
Nice capture of a bird unknown to me with enough detail showing the detail of the subject. Great exposure and BG.

very beautiful scene, the bird with this fitting in stone environment, fine photo performance!
regards Nasos

Bonjour Razvan,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement mais le cadrage est un peu trop large pour apprécier la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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