Male Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)

Male Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)

by Tejas Soni
(Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India)

Male Red-Spotted Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)

Male Red-Spotted Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)

The Red-Spotted Bluethroat or Luscinia svecica is a small passerine bird which is similar in size to the european Robin. The male has a blue bib with a red spot in the centre.

I got this shot at Thol lake. I was only about 2 -3 feet away from this little bird. I took it with my Canon 450d. I was in a really awkward position when I took the shot. I was following it around trying to get a good picture and as I was getting close it flew away. It then started coming back towards me slowly.

I didn't want to move incase I scared it away again. I had to stay still and calm but I was pointing the wrong way to get the shot comfortably.

I had been at Thol lake for 3 days and was really pleased when I got this beautiful shot. My shoulders and back were aching and sore but it was worth it to get a picture of this little bird (.."not on my doorstep")

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by: elizabeth

I've never seen a bird like this ever, it so caught my attention..very lovely shot, I'm sure it was worth every sore muscle..thankyou for sharing your picture.

by: Anonymous

Thanks Mark...You know I was wondering about this. Why you hadn't included a wildlife photography section? You could start a creative photography pictures section too:)

Thanks for your support

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by: Mark McKnight

Thanks Tejas, I love this shot of the Male Bluethroat. I can see it's lovely blue breast with the red spot in the middle of it. I believe it's quite a rare bird. Well done for getting such a good picture of it.

I am quite excited and pleased to tell you that because of all the great nature and wildlife shots that I'm receiving, I've started a new section called 'Wildlife Photos'.

Keep up the good work and keep them coming. Everyone loves nature!

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