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The Great Singer

The Great Singer
Photo Information
Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-28 16:04
Viewed: 3784
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The 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. Some pairs are monogamous, but others are not and unpaired males without territory usually father some young also (Leisler & Wink 2000).
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.
The song is very loud and far carrying. It is a slow, chattering jit-jit-jit with typically acrocephaline whistles and mimicry added.

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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-01-28 17:48]

Great shot with amazing details and great colors. I would have liked a framing that included the entire bird.
great job though!

Hi Mircea

Great shot! This little guy is singing his heart out! Lovely sharp details. Nice composition. Congrats!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-01-29 1:54]

Hi Mircea,

A great action singer,well presented with good colors and detail,the twigs are a bit distracting,but you did a great job,


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-01-29 1:59]

That is a fantastic pose you have caught, Mircea.
The bird seems to be filled with the joy of living... and singing.
Great details and light an POV.
TFS. : )

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-29 4:54]

Hi Mircea,
Fabulous sharp details and a typical pose on this warbler.Just wish you had the whole bird.
Badruddin Ali

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-01-29 7:11]

hi mircea,
très belle image, on entend presque le son sur l'image. Les détails du plumage sont fabuleux, la couleur et la lumière extra.
Dommage que le bas soit coupé.


Very nice capture, however the framing it is too tight, I think. But is a excellent photo. I like it very much. Best regards, Cezar T.

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  • NOD (4)
  • [2007-01-29 19:53]

Dear Mircea!
Your shots is like a life. You play with the lights and colours - and naturally it is very sharp.
Congratulation for this great job!
Have a nice lights.

asta este o imagine de zeci de puncte Mircea.

(nu stiu daca esti inscris pe www.mynature.org dar asemenea poze merita sa fie si acolo)

ps: ai aceleasi scule ca si mine

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