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Sylvia nana 3
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-06
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-26 6:14
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Sylvia nana (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833)
Asian Desert Warbler

Sylvia nana is a small passerine bird of the family Sylviidae.
It has a sand-coloured back and head, whitish underparts, rusty tail and rump, pale yellowish legs and a yellow eye. Sexes are almost identical.

Sylvia nana breeds in south central temperate Asia. It is migratory, wintering in north easternmost Africa, Arabia and India. It has occurred as a rare vagrant as far west as Great Britain. According to the Fauna Europaea it is also reported from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Malta, south Russia, Sweden, Netherlands, Ukraine and Canary Is.

It breeds in semi-desert and other arid environments, as long as some bushes for nesting occur. Like its relatives, it is insectivorous, but will also take berries.

In Cyprus Sylvia nana is a very rare vagrant with 13 records.

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Looking at your exif data was a lesson of great value, Chris. At ISO 500 and the given aperture and shutter values, you have pulled off a flawless image with no noise. Why do I end up with a desperately grainy picture when I try such bold options? Has ambient light also something to do with it?
I love the white-ringed yellow eye of this Warbler.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Chris, Fantastic quality image of this Asian Desert Warbler my good friend, superb lighting and what lovely soft natural colours, nice bright yellow highlighted eye, great stuff here Chris and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-26 7:11]

Hello Christodoulos,
Great sharp detailed photo of this Asian Desert Warbler in beautiful light and colours. Nice matching background. Taken from a perfect POV. Lovely eye contact.

hello Christodoulos
ONLY you can make this
So great details and sharpness
with very nice soft colours
thanks greeting lou

what a nice picture this is. sharp and true colour.very nice white ring around the eye with a catch light.
nice work.

Hello Christodoulos,
Another Beautiful capture with excellent light balance, Sharpness and detail, eye sparkle, good POV and OOF BG. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

Hi Christodoulos.
Another beautiful photo of bird. Great sharpness and details. Amazing colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

beautiful crisp and clean capture Mr. Makris. Impressive color gamut with incredible natural tones ... a winner image!
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-26 10:53]

Hello Christodoulos.
Excellent capture of this bird. Great focus. Excellent sharpness and beautiful eye. Very good composition. Great light and colours.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos. Another of your great pics MF! Razor sharp and details.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-01-26 10:59]

amazing capture and details!

perfect capture, amazing camouflage, greetings Ori

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-01-26 13:10]

Hi Christodoulos
Very nice bg and perfect sharpness all over the bird
The catchlight in the eye makes it all!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-01-26 13:59]

Wonderful! Bautiful!Lovely! Cute and charming little bird with amazing natural colors and excellet sharpness and BG.Great POV ...in a only word: a masterpiece!!!
Bravo!!! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us, Christodoulos! Thanks also for visiting my gallery!Appreciated !
Regards from,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-26 14:26]

A spectacular capture another time,a magnificent tele-macro whit fantastic sharpness and colors,the eye details is very very impressive.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos

Very beautiful photo of the Asian Desert Warbler,
fine POV and framing, great focus sharpness details,
very beautiful bokeh of the background, TFS


Hello Christodoulos.
Excellent bird image and very sharp details indeed. Love the tone and the smoothness of the background.
Kind regards,

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird on a beautiful lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
What a beautiful image of this lovely bird! perfect clarity, excellent sharpness, beautiful lighting, lovely colours and a very nice background, another superb captured!
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend,
Best Regards,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-01-27 1:12]

Beautiful bird (with a beautiful name...) in great capture. Your use of color and light is fantastic.

Well done!


P.S. For quite some time now i cannot post my own pictures due to a TN system glitch...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-27 9:52]

Superb one from your archives Christodoulos!
Great to have taken such a fine capture of the Desert Warbler that is so rare in Cyprus. The POV is perfect, taken with excellent sharpness and ntural colours and set in a pleasing composition.
A real treasure!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

  • Belgerdy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
  • [2012-01-27 16:04]

Ah I remember that yellow eye from the one i shot here in the netherlands back in the days when we used slide film

beautiful portrait


Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful portrait of the delicate Silvia nana. Awesome sharpness.

Very good details, and the BG color compliments.
Love that eye! ;)

The background and setting suit the muted colours of this little bird very well.
Nicely poised with excellent detail and good eye contact.
regards yiannis

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-28 10:24]

Hi Chris!
A cute bird, captured with the right leg in nice pose.
The BG is spectacular, as usual, and its colour harmonizes with the subject perfectly.
Perfect focus and super details of the plumage.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Christodoulos,
Another top quality image captured from a good POV with brilliant colours. The details, sharpness and clear BG are also wonderful. Well done!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-02-03 4:46]

Hello Christodoulos,
This outstanding quality image brings this little one to life for me. The eye is so bright compared to it's plumage. First class work Sir.

Hallo Christodoulos,
congratulations on this rare capture, fantastic portrait of the Asian Desert Warbler taken from an excellent point of view with outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, fabulous picture, very well done
Best regards

Great clear image, lovely pose and very good sharpness and lighting.
A very nice bird.

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