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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-06-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-20 3:46
Viewed: 378
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) is a small passerine bird 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.
It is a migratory insectivorous species breeding in wet birch wood or bushy swamp in Europe and Asia with a foothold in western Alaska. It nests in tussocks or low in dense bushes. It winters in north Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
The Bluethroat is similar in size to the European robin at 13–14 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 an iridescent blue bib edged below with successive black, white and rust coloured borders.
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.
Moults begins in July after breeding and is completed in 40–45 days, before the birds migrate.
The male has a varied and very imitative song. Its call is a typical chat 'chack' noise.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Peter,
Very nice colorful bird. Lovely details and perfect focus.

  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-03-20 8:06]


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2019-03-20 13:30]

Hallo Peter,
A nice capture of this beautiful bird ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2019-03-20 14:18]

Dag Peter,

Prachtige foto van deze blauwborst. Hij zit daar mooi op zijn rietpluim. Schitterende kleuren en mooie compositie.
Heb je deze foto in Nederland gemaakt? Ben eigenlijk wel benieuwd of jij een plekje weet waar je ze goed kunt fotograferen.


Hi Peter,

The vegetation is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Bluethroat. The light is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.


Hello Peter,
Very nice details and perfect focus.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-03-21 14:15]

Hi Peter
The bird and the branch make a nice couple, and the blurred background highlights its beauty.


Hello Peter,
Beautiful bird and well captured. Like background and composition. Nice color of this bird.
Thanks and regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-03-24 3:41]

Hi Peter,very nice composition and excellent quality too,another beautiful small friend in your rich collection,a colorful member taken in a great sharpness,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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