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Cretzschmar's Bunting

Cretzschmar's Bunting
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-20 3:34
Viewed: 1964
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cretzschmar's Bunting (Emberiza caesia) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.

It breeds in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and the coastal countries along the eastern edge of the Mediterranean. It is migratory, wintering in the Sudan. It is a very rare wanderer to western Europe.
Cretzschmar's Bunting breeds on sunny open hillsides, with some bushes. It is mainly coastal or insular, and often breeds at lower levels than the closely related Ortolan Bunting where both occur. It lays four to six eggs in a ground nest. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.
This bird is smaller than the Ortolan. The breeding male has a grey head with orange moustaches. The upperparts are brown and heavily streaked, except on the rump, and the underparts are rusty orange. The stout bill is pink.
Females and young birds have a weaker head pattern, and are more similar to Ortolans. They can be distinguished by the warm brown rump and white eye-ring.
This bird was named after the German physician Philipp Jakob Cretzschmar.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Peter,
Beautiful bird this 'Cretzschmar's Bunting'. Excellent color as well as sharpness. Like ground details too. Nice work....
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-06-20 4:22]

Hello Peter,
Excellent shot of this Bunting. Very sharp,great detail,exposure and lighting.
Regards Sigi

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-06-20 4:25]

Hallo Peter,
Nice photo of this bird ..
Colors, contrast, POV, composition and details are very good.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Peter,
you must be TN birdman number one. :-)
Well composed with a pleasent POV. Well expososed and with fine WB.
Decent sharpness and natural clours.
Well done, old friend.


Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi, Peter
It's always nice to see a posting of a species that I have not yet seen. It is colourful, nicely lit and the focus is precise. There is some very slight softening of details that may be caused by distance and heat haze, but this is a very attractive image.
Best wishes, Nigel.

Hello Peter
very beautiful Bird, superb colors and light
fine composition And POV
Have a great Sunday

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-06-21 2:08]

Hi Peter,
remarkable capture of this rare species, .. lovely detail and and presentation; .. the bird stands out effectively; .. well done mate, ..
have a nice sunday
nuri :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-21 4:40]

Hi Peter,the head is a bit blurred and the pic a bit grained,maybe the bird was very distant....but it's a very interesting post,well exposed on this difficult clear background.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Excellent Bird picture Peter !!!

Thanks for sharing.


Bonjour Peter,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Peter

Excellent photo of this species of Bunting, fine low POV at its level, fine DOF,
beautiful light, and as usual the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


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