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By leead  
I caught this guy taking a break among the plum blossoms yesterday. between him and what I guess was his mate, I shot almost 150 frames. As I am not familiar with bird photography, I would like to hear thoughts and opinions from those who are. The colours are more saturated in original file.

I used a little bit of flash to put a glint in his eye.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: CatherineD, Bluke, Hazard and 8 more


CatherineD 15 25 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2005 4:12PM
He has a very yellow stomach. Have you played with this on photoshop?

I like it. Hes a cutie.

Bluke 15 303 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2005 4:46PM
What a shot......nice one ...babs
Hazard 17 1.2k United Kingdom
6 Mar 2005 5:43PM
I know nothing about birds or bird photography but this really does look nice, well done
glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
6 Mar 2005 7:30PM
Not familiar with this bird, but the detail and eye contact are brilliant, well done, spot on! CLick!!!

ianpics 16 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2005 12:03AM
not sure where you're from but this looks like a winchat...... nice shot!!
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2005 1:35AM
I agree with Ian on the ID. Its a well detailed and exposed image and the catchlight adds value

teddy 16 12 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2005 2:12AM
Nice and sharp. TED
karenpics 16 2
7 Mar 2005 2:39AM
Good DOF do not know the id of the bird,but a great shot well done click
christabella 16 133 1 England
7 Mar 2005 4:29AM
good sharp detail
sferguk 16
7 Mar 2005 5:38AM
This is a Redstart, cute little bird and well captured too....well done
frogsrcool 16 9 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2005 7:13AM
yeah, i think it is a Redstart too. well caught
fossilized 16 79 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2005 7:27AM
Nice capture.
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2005 8:11AM
Its a difficult ID. Looking at my books again I am persuaded it is probably a Redstart (the head is the clincher) but Redstarts shouldn't have the white flash on the wing (that's characteristic of the Whinchat). Maybe its a Redchat? Smile
csurry 18 9.2k 92
7 Mar 2005 9:33AM
Good capture
leead 18 71
7 Mar 2005 3:28PM
Thanks for all the comments, and the help with the name. I will probably stick a couple more up which may help with identifying him.

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