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yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava)

yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-15 3:45
Viewed: 764
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 1516 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.

The call is a characteristic high-pitched jeet.

This insectivorous bird inhabits open country near water, such as wet meadows. It nests in tussocks, laying 4-8 speckled eggs

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Hello Siegfried,
Pin sharp photo with nice natural colors and excellent details. I like this lovely photo with such natural colors, taken from a very good POV.

Ciao Siggi, lovely composition with nice bird in a beautiful ambientation, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Siegfried
very nice picture with good details of this beautiful bird
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-15 7:06]

Hello Sigi,
Excellent photo in great sharpness and details. Taken from a perfect low POV in beautiful natural colours. Attractive eye contact.

Hello Siegfried,

Your trademark frame (smile)...don't need to see the name. Beautiful captured this Wagtail. Very good POV...I always prefer such eye level shot. Nice light and color.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-15 8:56]

Hi Siggi,good sharpness despite the distance and the very difficult location,just a bit undersaturated watching the grass colors,but still very nice! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Excellent and nice picture Sigi.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2015-09-16 6:58]

Hi Siggi.
Pose colors and sharpness are excellent.
Thanks for sharing.
With best wishes,Mishe.

Hello Siggi
superb capture of this yellow wagtail, fine details and very natural colors,the gras makes a wonderful BG
Have a good night

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