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Pied Wagtail


Pied Wagtail
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-15 13:08
Viewed: 1963
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pipits and wagtails (Motacillidae)


A delightful small, long-tailed and rather sprightly black and white bird. When not standing and frantically wagging its tail up and down it can be seen dashing about over lawns or car parks in search of food. It frequently calls when in its undulating flight and often gathers at dusk to form large roosts in city centres.
They can be found across the UK, leaving some of the highland and northern areas of Scotland in winter. Best looked for near water and can be found in most habitats, even town centres.

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  • Great 
  • Daffy (95)
  • [2012-07-15 13:44]

Good pic of the bird .I like the blurry background.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6568 W: 89 N: 15655] (65469)
  • [2012-07-15 16:03]

Hi Les,you call it and it turn the head just for you..ehehe..a very nice pose and original point of view,i like the excellents details too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Les,
A nice pose of this wagtail, good detail and colours, excellent dof and good background.
TFS regards Bill

Hi Les
Excellent capture of the Motacilla alba.Great low POV,wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good week!
Best regards
J.Diogo

Hello Les,
A perfect shoot. Incredible sharp details and focus. This are a wonderful species of birds. Very nice contrast against the background.
Marius.

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