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Enjoying the Sun
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Copyright: Can Unuvar (Calianis) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 113 W: 14 N: 122] (609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, Canon EF 90-300 mm f4.5 - f 5.6
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-09 15:35
Viewed: 3384
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot I took on the first day of the year. I tried every angle to get rid of the branches and take a decent shot.This is the best I could do.Hope you like.

The Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) 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 widespread breeder in south and central Europe, but very localised in Great Britain. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, but northern birds winter in southern Europe or north Africa. It nests in crevices or holes in buildings.

The Black Redstart is 13-14.5cm in length. The male has no chestnut on the flanks nor white on the forehead. The female is greyer than the Common Redstart, and at any age the grey axillaries and under wing-coverts are distinctive. In the Common Redstart these are buff or chestnut.

The "fire" of the tail labels the bird as a Redstart, but it may be distinguished from the Common Redstart, which is the same size, at 14 cm length, by its sootier appearance, even when the distinctive white wing patch is not apparent, as in immature males.

They typically frequent cliffs and stony ground, but in Britain often breed and winter in industrial complexes that have the bare areas and cliff-like buildings it favours. It will catch passing insects in flight, and migrants may or hunt in the tide-wrack for flies or tiny crustaceans. Its quick ducks of head and body are robin-like, and its tail is often flicked. The male has a rattling song and a tick call.

Info from Wikipedia.

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Hello Can,
You got a very good POV between that branches!
The bird can be seen with clarity and from an uncommon angle.
The almost square composition works pretty well.
Well done and best regards,
JM

Que lindo. Parabéns está muito bom.

Can merhaba , güzel bir fotoğraf ancak cropdan kaynaklanan netlikte bozulma ve renklerde dağılma var , daha net ve keskin olabilir , sanırım teknik ekipmandan kaynaklanıyor, başarılar.

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