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For Ivan - portrait of his number 5 ...

For Ivan - portrait of his number 5 ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-07 3:38
Viewed: 3996
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my TN-friends.
Today's post is a compilation of a rare guest in my garden ...
This is a Yellowhammer, (Emberiza citrinella), Goldammer.
This is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, which breeds across Europe and much of Asia.

I would like to dedicate it to Ivan (Argus) - his last post was very pretty and interesting, because of his report of the Swedish bird-survey telling the highest number of birds seen there.
This one was number 5 - and I were so astonished, because it's such a rare guest here and I haven't seen this guy now for many years.

Thanks for looking at this golden beauty ...
Enjoy your sunday


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-07 3:41]

Hello Sabine
Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Have a nice Sunday

A tasefully done collage of some outstanding pictures of this very pretty bird, Sabine. Ivan deserves a dedication of this calibre.
All the individual images in the collage contribute towards giving a complete impression of the bird from all points of view.
Well done and best regards.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-07 4:00]

Hallo Sabine,
wenn es draußen so schlechtes Wetter ist ... macht man was anderes. Und heute haben wir, beide, einen Kolaj konzipiert.
Sehr schön und sehr interesant dein Kolaj.
Aus verschiedene POV, ingesamt hast du ein super Kolaj hergestellt.
Einen schönen Sontag,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-07 4:00]

Thanks so much Sabine!
A fine collage of a male Yellowhammer as seen from different POV's as a winter visitor to you. Each image is of superb quality and great to view.
In all of Sweden it is nr. 5 but it has never visited our bird feeders where we live. I have to travel out into the countryside to photograph it.
Thanks again and have a good week,

Hello Sabine,
Great collage of Yellow-hammer with perfect dedication to Ivan.

Hi my BEF Sabine,

A true postcard posting, what a marvelous collage. Marvelous job as always, the colour of this beauty suits well to make it stand out against its snowy surroundings. Incredible details and focus too.
Great dedication to a great Nature photographer!
TFS and have a nice Sunday MF!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-07 4:33]

Hello Sabine,
What a fabulous collage showing the Yellowhammer from various angles. The colours and details are fantastic - I expect you've done some PP to brighten it up but the snow also reflects the colours of birds pretty well now. I haven't seen one for ages but they normally show up more in spring.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Wishnu,
I presume taht the yellowhammer has come into your garden because of the cold weather. Here in the U.K. the Yellowhammer is becoming increasingly uncommon and although I have seen one fly over my garden, I have not been lucky enough for one to visit yet.
Thanks for sharing some lovely photos,

hello Sabine

beautiful photographys of the Yellowhammer, on every photo fine POV,
fine focus sharpness and details, i love the pose of the bottom left one,



Hello Sabine,
a wonderful dedication to our friend Ivan; a fantastic collage of very beautiful pictures of the Yellow Hammer, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, a very nice presentation.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-07 6:01]

Hello Sabine,
What a superb dedication for Ivan. Each of the photos is a real beauty. The colours are amazing and the sharpness excellent. The way you composed this collage is fantastic. The grey frames and even the yellow words are very beautiful. High quality!

Hello Sanibe,

This is an excellent collage of this Yellowhammer with beautiful coloration, details & pose. Well done & presented.

A great gift to our deserving friend...Ivan, on TN.

TFS & best wishes.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-02-07 6:41]

Hello Sabine!

Great collage of yellowhammer's pictures. This bird is rarity in my area. You captured it very well in different POVs with good eye contact and bright yellow colours on grey BG. As always great post.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-07 7:15]

Beautiful bird and very good collage with good images. tfs.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-07 7:19]

Hi Sabine,
This bird is also rare for us,but this year i'd seen him sometimes.Your work is wonderful.Each frame is sharp and has vivid colors.Excellent collage and dedication to our friend Ivan.Have nice sunday!
Thanks for posting..

Hi Wishnu,
Please, you exceed expectations! this is a real show of talent and photographic genius! thanks for posting this! is an excellent work! TFS

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-02-07 8:20]

Hello, Sabine.
A very impressive collage of a real beauty.
You are so lucky to get such a variety of amazing birds in your garden. (I went to visit your theme)
Each of the pictures here is fantastic in terms of focus, exposure, and pose.
Together, they make an awesome montage.
TFS. : )

Hello Sabine,

what an great collage from this beautiful songbird.
Here in the Netherlands it's a rare bird and on the Red list.
Great pov's and details.
fine colours.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-07 8:40]

Hello Sabine
What a wonderful collage of this lovely Yellow hammer!
Details, colors and light are fantastic!
And great dedication for a great man:Ivan!

hello Sabine
super collage with many beautiful picture,s
great sharpness and beautiful colours
great shot Sabine
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-07 9:10]

Hi Sabine. This is a fine set of picture of the Yellowhammer dedicated to are good friend Ivan. This is a bird i have not seen for a long time. Each picture taken with fine detailand natural colours. well taken TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-02-07 9:20]

Hi Sabine

Excellent collage here and a worthy dedication for our good friends, Ivan!
You really know how to present your work in this manner...i should learn a thing or two :)
All these shots are terrific and show the beautiful details of this cute Yellowhammer excellently. All the angles give a great view together.
I also like the fact that the natural vibrant colors of this bird make it stand out so well from the BG...a great touch, too.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Sabine,
Exceptional colage with superb details and amazing colours.
Very good sharpness and clarity.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-07 12:36]
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Hallo Sabine,
Heute ein Girlitz die Name kommt vom Lockruf des Vogels. Angeblich singt er auch im Flug. Sehr nette Präsentation, sehr intensive Farben des Gefieders. Bei Euch scheint noch Schnee zu sein?
Liebe Grüße Siggi

Hello Sabine,
Fantastic collage MF, with amazing colors and sharpness. Each photo has its own beauty and the collage is unusual and very well done. I like very well the grey tones and the yellow fonts. It can make a nice poster! Have a nice week,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-07 15:58]

Hi Sabine,

Now I understand the title!!! A marvelous collage of these wonderful shots of the Yellowhammer - a bird I have only seen in pictures. It must have been exciting to see such a rarity. It's wonderful to see this bird from every direction. I especially love the center shot - must be the opened beak.


Hi Sabine

Great collage of this golden beauty. They are all very good shots. Well put together and presented.


Ciao Sabine, beautiful collage with a lot of photo of lovely bird in the snow, in each wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

nice presentation! I love this bird, I like especially the lower right picture, greetigns Ori

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-08 3:05]

Hi Sabine,
excellent collage with nice colours and sharpness. The poses are very interesting and the snowy view is very pretty.
The patterns on the feathers are special.
Well done.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-08 6:03]

Hi Sabine.
Every your collage is true masterpiece. This one is no exception. You are lucky to have opportunity to take this beauty as well as have so skill to do it by the best way. Fantastic combination of bright colour of the bird and stunning neutral BG. Bravo. My congratulations. Amazing work.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-08 6:35]

Hi Sabine
Beautiful collage that shows us that specie from all angle.all image are sharp with excellent detail and original pose with lovely colors.
TFS Michel

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2010-02-08 11:04]

Hi Sabine!

Really lovely shots showing good details even at smaller sizes. Plus colors are glowing and images are put together nicely. TFS!

Best regards,

Hallo Sabine
du hattest einen wonderschönen Gast in deinem Garten, und du hast ihn so perfekt abgenommen from verschiedenen Sichtpiunkten in einer winterische Umgebung,
viele scharfe Details an seinem gefieder, Mir gefällt das mittlere Bild mit dem Schnabel ofen sehr gut
Grüsse jacqueline

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-08 23:26]

Hi Sabine

Great collage of this bird - and very worthy dedication. All the poses are very well captured.

This bird is, fortunately, still quite common where I live in summer.

Best wishes


Dear Sabine!
Like ALL your collages a perfect presentation as well as each individual photo interesting and taken with good photographic technique!

Since I have joined TrekNature I have become much more aware of Nature's "cleverness" i.e. when comparing the individual birds of the same species, it is amazing how accurately the "cape" is placed on each bird in the same place!

I admire you composition and wonder at the same time, how many hours you worked, to achieve such perfecttion...

Have a nice evening
Take care,

Hallo Sabine,
Fantastic collage of this "rare-in-your-garden" species (which is not rare in Hungary, but they don't spend the winter here). Nice series with this little yellow treasure on the snowy branches. Top notch work. Bravo. And of course a great dedication to Ivan.
Have a nice weekend, friendly regards, László

Hi Wishnu ,
Excellent work.
All of them are wonderful.
Lovely work
Thanks for sharing dear Wishnu.

Best wishes

Hello Sabine,
Incredible cyclist. Beautiful yellowhammer in great poses. Super sharp..

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-23 15:15]

Hello Sabine,
Just a wonderful collage showing this beautiful species from all different angles.
A superb posting dedicated to a great TrekNature member.

Hallo Sabine
wonderful collage of very beautiful Yellowhammer on snowy tiny branches. each of them great with sharp focus, POV, exposure and composition. middle one is great with timing too. nicely framed and presented. it is a great dedication to our friend Ivan.
thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes friendly

Hellow Wishnu,
Stunning images and very well collaged together.The text is not overpowering and colour choosen matching nicely with the overall image.Excellent job well done.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2010-02-26 12:30]

Liebe Sabine,
gern trage ich auch noch mein Schwerflein Lob bei, die Collage mit der Goldammer hat es aber auch in sich. Einfach wunderbar, das Licht! Klasse Photographie .

Ich danke Dir für die Worte zum Bergbild. Dank umtriebiger Tochter montiere ich noch gelegentlich die Felle an die Skis. Und Markus (Heaven) ist ein richtiger Bergler, sehr inspirierend.

Ich bedaure meine längere Abwesenheit auf TN. Aber ab 30. März werde ich zwei Monate lang per Fahrrad reisen, und wenig von mir hören lassen.

Ein schönes Wochenende wünscht

Hello Sabine
Wonderful collage of this Yellowhammer. Very sharp detail and vivid colours create a beautiful composition. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Liebe Sabine,
sehr feine, quicklebendige Serie von Porträts der Goldammer,
hochwertig präsentiert in kunstvoller Anordnung.
Man ahnt hier bereits den Frühling, der jetzt erst zögerlich Einzug hält.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

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