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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D 610, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-19 23:54
Viewed: 1198
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws.

This species breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, such as western Europe, but northern and eastern populations migrate to Africa and south Asia.

It is a slender 15–16 cm long bird, with the characteristic long, constantly wagging tail of its genus. It is the shortest tailed of the European wagtails. The breeding adult male is basically olive above and yellow below. In other plumages, the yellow may be diluted by white. The heads of breeding males come in a variety of colours and patterns depending on subspecies.

The call is a characteristic high-pitched jeet.

This insectivorous bird inhabits open country near water, such as wet meadows. It nests in tussocks, laying 4-8 speckled eggs.

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Smashing capture of this beautiful Wagtail, Marius.
Excellent sharpness, amazing natural colours and superb DOF that creates a very apt plain background against which the bird stands out sharp and crisp.
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Marius, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, perfect focus, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my frend, ciao Silvio

Hello Mr.Marius,
Beautiful coloured Wagtail.Well captured.Nice colour and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Ciao Marius,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色鮮豔華麗 尤其是他背後的花紋照的很美麗
光線亮麗 整個格局險的非常典雅高尚 真是好看
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-20 6:43]

Hello Marius,
Excellent photo of this Western Yellow Wagtail in splendid colours with a very beautiful matching background. Fantastic sharpness, details, POV and composition.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-04-20 10:24]

Hi Marius,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird. amazing colors,
good composition and perfectly sharpness details.
Happy Easter to You and Your Family!
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-20 13:39]

Hi Marius,beautiful capture of this wagtail,the composition is truly elegant and delicate,fantastic DOF and great detail and colors! Happy Easter in delay and have a nice week,Luciano

Greta compo here dear Marius! DOF sharp and details just impressive. Beautiful colours.


hallo Marius
very good sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Bonsoir Marius,
Belle et majestueuse attitude du sujet saisie dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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