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Cercomela melanura

Cercomela melanura
Photo Information
Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-01-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D610, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-05 10:54
Viewed: 980
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Blackstart,quite common in the Negev desert. It is found in other desert areas of North Africa and the Middle East. The bird is named after its black tail, which it frequently fans. This rather small bird is about 15 cm long. It is quite unafraid of people.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-05 19:29]

Hello Ishi,
A pretty little bird with subtle gray plumage, white breast and coal black tail. I like the distinctive white eye ring it wears as well as it's very erect stance. Nice detail and good job with exposure, especially considering the harsh lighting you had to deal with. Well done!!

Hi Ishi!
Great shot of this little Blackstart with variations of grey and black on its body that you have captured pretty nicely. Very good details and a superb contrast with BG. Thanks for sharing this fine shot,
Best Regards,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-01-05 22:51]

Hello Ishi,
beautiful capture lovely bird,thanks for sharing..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-06 2:29]

Hi Ishi,not easy to watch a bird in your gallery..ehhee..excellent capture of this friendly blackstart,you caught in the best way this lucky opportunity with great quality of sharpness and natural colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Beautiful picture of this Blackstart, Ishi. Like its details and color on its plumage. Well managed light. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes

Hi Ishi,
a precise and lively, well descriptive presentation both by image and short notes. Nice to see the well shaping slightly frontal light from the side, and the look into the barren desert habitat. Thank you!
With best regards,

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