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** Great Reed Warbler **

** Great Reed Warbler **
Photo Information
Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 500mm f/4,5 HSM + 2x Teleconv. DG, (digital)
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-10 4:39
Viewed: 3382
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First af all, thanks to my friend Maurizio (nick on TN: Maurizio50) that helped me with PS to cut off a bad branch. How many sunday morning, early wake-up with rain or sun, cold or hot we spent together doing birdwatching in our territory... follow a fly or earing a chit-zip...

Great Reed Warbler
(Acrocephalus arundinaceus)

is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It breeds in Europe and westernmost temperate Asia. It is migratory, wintering in tropical Africa. It does not breed in Great Britain, but is a regular visitor.

This passerine bird is a species found in large reed beds, often with some bushes. 3-6 eggs are laid in a basket nest in reeds.

This is a large Song Thrush-sized warbler, 16-20cm in length. The adult has an unstreaked brown back and buff underparts. The forehead is flattened, and the bill is strong and pointed. It is very like a giant Reed Warbler, but with a stronger supercilium. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers, but young birds are richer buff below. Like most warblers, it is insectivorous, but will take other small prey items.

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Ciao Andrea.
Foto eccezionale:-)

la mia del cannareccione in volo decisamente sfigura.

Hi Andrea,
Very nice picture, the position of this bird is perfect, it waiting for you.
Thank you
Bruno (cooper)

Hello Andera, great details colors, Bg, POV, DOV, Ilike this composeure and lighting alot, TFS Kyle

Nice image, Andrea.
I like the way you captured it warbling (I hope!).
Here in Riyadh, birds keep their beaks open to stay cool in the terrible heat.
Thanks for your visit.

Hi Andrea,
Nice picture and composition. Interesting action of this bird. Very well seen and TFS.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-10 11:27]

Hi Andrea, nice shot. Good POV, details and warm colours. Well done and TFS.

Hello Andrea,
The weather of the day you took this photo looks dark and cloudy. I like the crop you have chose to place the Warbler in the frame, and the DoF is very good as well...

Bonjour Andrea
C eest une tres jolie prise de vue lescouleurs sont belles et la composition est jolieainsi que le cadrage
Merci et au revoir....JP

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-05-10 12:37]

Hi Andrea,
Whow excellent capture, great POV very nice colours.

Hello Andrea,
Lovely composition, I like the way you use the straws to create dynamics!
The bird is well captured, funny pose and good colours!
You're close to get pixellation, maybe from resizing?
Pablo -

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-10 14:03]

Hello Andrea!
Wonderful capture.Moment you caught is great.I liked colors,details,warm lighting and composition a lot.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-10 16:02]

Hi Andrea
Good shot. good colours,sharpnes and POV.
Well done


great pose with great light, perspective and colours!
Thanks ana:)

E' venuto proprio bene, sono contento. Grazie per avermi citato, non serviva proprio.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-05-10 20:37]

What a nice and lovely bird, but what a good photographer too. TFS, Andrea, and congratulations.
Colors and composition are very attractives. It is so well done. Will be add to my favorites.


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  • renato (98)
  • [2006-05-11 2:25]

Bravo andrea, DoF perfetta, ottimo risultato e domeniche sicuramente ben spese


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-05-11 23:00]

Great picture of that Warbler Andrea, nice PP too. A bit noisy maybe but a great shot. Thanks.


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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-13 0:48]

Perfect timming to capture this Pavaroti, Andrea! Nice composed!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-14 12:56]

Hi Andrea,
A lovely capture. The morning sun color, the bird and the reed, the posture... What a moment you show us!
Josť M.

Hi Andrea,
Lovely shot! I like the pose of the warbler with its beak wide open. The lighting is wonderful and the golden tones are beautiful. Well composed with the reeds nicely framing the photo. Well captured!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-05-16 14:12]

I want to sing when I see a shot like this one, Andrea
a great capture, yechnical not 100% but for the composition it's a great one, fantastic job.
gr. jaap

Taken from some distance. But the POV and colors are very good. Nice expression. You shot at the right moment.

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