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WESTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL


WESTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL
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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: 2013-04-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-07-07 5:01
Viewed: 827
Points: 12
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WESTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (MOTACILA FLAVA)

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.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-07-07 8:33]

Hi Marius,a pic made in the style of our new friend from Turkey when is taking butterflies..ehehe..lovely composition with the best sharpness on the wagtail and a great contrast between yellow and green,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius!
Beautiful composition and color display.Love the eye catching.Well done my Friend!
Have a good days!
J.Diogo

Ciao Marius, great capture of lovely burd in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-07-07 19:59]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic shot of this lovely Western Yellow Wagtail. Captured in an attractive pose which shows off it beautiful plumage perfectly. I really like the clean blurred BG. and rich colors. Well done!!
Ron

Hi Marius,

Its a lovely composition. Despite the distance, you can make out the details & the catch light in the eye. The light has been soft & beautiful and hence the clarity.

TFS,
Warm Regards,
Satirtha

Hello Marius,
Although bird looks bit small in the frame and too much blank space, but anyhow it doesn't look such so bad. I like the way you have tried to show it natural habitat. Very nice BG and POV. DOF isn't such great but it's OK. Nice wagtail....
Thanks for showing,
Regards,
Srikumar

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