White Wagtail, managed to have caught on a tree, a bit unusual for this bird - always running on surface.
Scientific name: Motacilla alba, called in Israel "Nachlieli".
It is a tiny bird, and usually comes as a "messenger" to winter here in Israel.
20-28gr weight, 9cm tail out of max. 20cm length, white belly, grey to black wings.
It's twitt is pleasent and with fine musical tone and vocal spread.
One more Nachliely picture posted on TN.
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mesutilgim (86688) 2011-02-13 8:00
For me the first time to see a wagtail sitting on a trees branches. Normally they are only running close to water and hiking flies or other beetle.
Nice capture with nice light and soft colors.
TFS and best regards
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-13 8:36
An another excellent pice in your collcetion of bird in the natur. The "attitude" of the littel bird is very well collected. image very grapgic too and well coloured BG.
Have a nice evening,
eldancer1 (29473) 2011-02-13 9:23
Very nice capture of this cute little hiding or camouflage among the brances. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
diomed (13926) 2011-02-13 9:39
great capture with a perfect focus on the bird and the trees' branches. Wonderful outfocus and colored background. TFS
pierrefonds (58325) 2011-02-13 11:24
The tree is framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the White Wagtail. The morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
pajaran (53334) 2011-02-13 13:51
Lepo mesto na krosnji drveta i ptica ...
Dobar trenutak, ostrina snimka i tekst, lepe boje i fotografija.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice place on the branches of tree and bird ...
Good time, sharpness image and text, beautiful color and photos.
Pleasant evening and all the best.
AKITA (15125) 2011-02-13 17:44
a lovely figure of white wagtail in the branches is clearly captured here,
its characteristic B&W pattern is beautiful on its fluffy round body,
the light and colors feel so warm and fine too,
thank you for your excellent shot,
emka (81900) 2011-02-13 23:39
Hi Ike, I am amazed how giood ornithologist you are. Do you go birdwatching? You would easily find a common language with Deepforest. He is crazy about birds. This tiny bird is so cute. And you succeed to catch it so wonderfully. beautiful photo.
bukitgolfb301 (36718) 2011-02-14 0:56
Hi my dear Ike
Nice framing and focusing shot! Nice nature shot.
Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good day and best regards,
Takero from Nagoya(my birth place) in Heavy Snow
kordinator (19430) 2011-02-14 1:09
Lovely composition with perfect light managment.
Wonderful bird in nice focused tree branches.
Fantastic blured background.
Best regards my friend
jhm (141297) 2011-02-14 3:46
Splendid what you us shows, I would try these picture more cut out and the bird give more attention, this is a advice!
I send you the WS par email.
Also colors and presentation are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-02-14 5:44
Ola Ike ,
Já vi que gostas de natureza especialmente pássaros :) , é um belo tema para fotografar , é um belo pássaro este em tons de cinza e preto , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-02-14 6:49
Very pretty bird. Not easy to spot. Excellent shot with blurred background. Nice pleasing colors.
raszid62 (18585) 2011-02-14 7:31
Little bird hidden in the spring branches, which have spring buds. Great observation and a colossal image quality.
ציפור קטנה מוסתרת בענפי האביב, שבו יש ניצני האביב. הגדול תצפית איכות התמונה קולוסאלי.
lousat (79151) 2011-02-14 9:05
Hi Ike,a beautiful composition and not only a bird.The trees in the sun are the best to create this nice spectacle,so different and so very well taken.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano
sacimar (26035) 2011-02-15 7:05
good image of this small bird, the composition with all of these branches around it is interesting, well seen,
jmdias (57035) 2011-02-23 6:28
nice view of the birds, mixing its shapes and colors with the nude branches of this tree. nice sharpness and light. I would like to put some bars covering the upper and the lower part of the compo, concentrating attention in the bird, anyway this is a matter of preferences. nice image.
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2014-03-15 17:36
Ike, I admire the fact that you are such a great naturalist and you find always the most beautiful species to take a picture..I learn so much from your pictures and all these species that I never seen before..
thanks for presenting such a rare and marvelous collection!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (59593)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-13 7:55