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Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail
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Copyright: Harry Eggens (Proframe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 183 N: 1069] (4096)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2006-06-06
Catégories: Birds
Appareil photographique: Nikon D2X, Nikon 500mm AF-S F4.0, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposition: f/5.0, 1/640 secondes
Map: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2007-06-15 9:27
Vue: 3993
Points: 44
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Normally yellow wagtails do live mostly on the ground, but I was lucky to find this juvenile around 6 feet high in the reed playing around a bit.
Shot taken early morning, around 7 o'clock, from a hide on.
No tripod, but did put my camera and lens on the lower side of one of the holes for support.


From rspb.org

The yellow wagtail is a small graceful yellow and green bird, with a medium-length tail, and slender black legs. It spends much time walking on running on the ground. As its name implies, it wags its tail from time to time. It is a summer visitor, migrating to winter in Africa. It appears to have been in decline since at least the 1980s, most likely due to loss of habitat for breeding and feeding, making it an Amber List species.

Thanks in advance for viewing and comments
Kind regards and have a great weekend, Harry

Jamesp, vanderschelden, garyfudge, dew77, Ken52, nglen, Evelynn, pvb, Alex99, Kathleen, Argus, JORAPAVI trouve(nt) cette note utile
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-15 9:37]

Hi Harry

Another exceptional posting. Wonderful colour and focus. The POV is likewise exceptional.


nice pose with the twisted body nice focus and colors good DOF

Hi Harry,
Very good image; truly a nice pose; I like it when you see the back as well as the head. Superb perching as you already indicated in your note. BG is also excellent.
Well done!!!

A very nice gentel shot Harry,

I like this alot.
Very good details and beautifully composed.


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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-15 10:05]

Hello Harry,
great picture of this common, but threatened species. I like the green background and soft light conditions.

hi harry,
beautiful shot, sharp image with good details, liked the colours & the contrast very much, fine composition,
tfs & regards

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-06-15 12:21]

Very good image

Hi Harry
The pose of the bird is very nice with great BG and perfect sharpness
BUT this is not a juvenile but a female yellow wagtail (yeah I found a problem with Harry's pictures ;-))

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-15 13:41]

Hello Harry,
Beautiful capture of this yellow wegtail.Clear details,blurred BG,catchlight in eyes and composition are excellent.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2007-06-15 14:15]

Hello Harry,
Beautiful detailed photo in wonderful colours. I like the composition and the POV very much.

Very sweet Harry. Good pose and nice and sharp too. Rain soaked perch adds great atmosphere. Best, Brat.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-15 18:01]

Such a pleasing presentation with perfect exposure, a very nice DOF and wonderful background. Outstanding focus giving just the right amount of detail. Nice pose of bird with head turned and glint of light in eye. I like the details of wather droplets on the grass perch. Textbook composition! I really like this one.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-15 18:13]

Hi Harry. This is a fine shot of the Wagtail.the pose with his head turned around.very good detail and sharp focus. very good colours and a nice POV and DOF. very well done and TFS. good notes to read as well.

I love this beautiful, sharp image with the lovely OOF background. It's a great pose showing the distinctive markings along with the nice head profile.

Evelynn ; )

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-06-16 11:32]

Hi Harry,
Dit is echt fantastisch. Sommige mensen hebben ook altijd geluk. Echt een meevaller dat dit jong even boven op het riet wilde gaan zitten.
Prachtige scherpte en details. Leuke bonus zijn de dauwdruppels op het riet.
Prachtige compositie en mooie pose van je model. Hele mooie kleuren en achtergrond.
groetjes Paula

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-16 14:42]

Hi Harry.
Brilliant shot of this common and beautiful bird. You are right I always see them on the ground. Pictured scene if great. Amazing composition, lovely clear colours and terrific sharpness of the bird, twigs and drops. BG is amazing too. My compliments and TFS.

Wonderful image Harry. The detail is perfect, all the morning dew on the reed. The composition of him looking around, DOF, colour, pin sharp, all spot on.

New Zealand

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-19 10:38]

Hello Harry

Excellent DOF and focus.The composition is excellent.The colours are rich and well saturated.Very good details in the plumage.ery nice catch light and eye detail.TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-06-21 10:49]

Hello Harry,
This is an excellent sharp capture of a female Yellow Wagtail from an interesting POV and with fine pose and BG set in a pleasing composition. Good lighting too and the water droplets add a nice touch.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Harry,
A very nice pose that helps make an overall exciting image to view. Your aperature setting couldn't be any better IMO, the greens tones are very natural. Well done. :)

Hola Harry,
Preciosa toma de bella pose y composición, buena nitidez con luz y fondo magníficos, Saludos
José Ramón

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-31 20:13]

I love the position and pose of this wagtails. Great captured with so much detail. Color and light is just saturated. Composition is great. I love the water drops on the leaves. A wonderful and refeshing image and many other in your gallery, I would comment on them all if I have time.

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