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Zosterops abyssinicus - Akgoz_1st on TN

Zosterops abyssinicus - Akgoz_1st on TN
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 II, SanDisk 16GB 600x
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-02-14 15:56
Viewed: 4376
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zosterops abyssinicus - Habeş Akgözü, Akkarınlı Akgöz [TR], Abyssinian White-eye, White-breasted White-eye [EN] is a small passerine bird of the family ZOSTEROPIDAE with 10-12 cm in lenght. It is resident bird in north-east Africa and southern Arabia. It feeds mainly on insects, but it also takes nectar of flowers. But we found when it eating on breads in garbage, with cluster of Ploceus galbula (Dokumacı Kuşu, Rüppell's Weaver), in valley of Ayn Hamran.
PS: Latin name "abyssinicus" derivated from "resident in Habeshistan (now Ethiopia)" in Italian. I could not find this species on TN, with its Latin and English names. I think this must be first post for this bird.
I hope you will like it. All the best.

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The Oriental White-eye we see in India is lighter in colour, Dr Ahmet.
A first-rate capture of this species on the typical soil of Oman.
You have chosen the perspective carefully, keeping in mind the slanting rays of the sun. As a result, every feature of the bird and especially the eye, are in superb focus.
Thanks and regards.
A picture of Oriental White-eye is appended in Workshop.

Hello Ahmet,
An excellent capture with an outstanding sharp details of plumage,nice Pov and beautiful colourization.
Best regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-14 22:31]
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Merhaba Ahmet,
Oman is a bird-photographer's paradise with both Arabian and E. African species.
This is a fine capture of the Abyssinian White-eye- congratulations on this first!
Top sharpness and natural colours from a fine lateral POV.
Tebrikler dostum!
Cok tesekkür ederim,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-02-14 22:36]

excellent closeup of wonderful and beautiful species of bird. good work. tfs.

Emeklerine sağlık Ahmet hocam. Sayende kuşları da sevmeye başladık.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-15 1:48]

Salam Akhi Prof Ahmet
congratulation for the new bird in TN.
Such a pretty view especially thecdetailed round eyes and smooth composition of plumage.
excellent presentation.
Keep up the wonder nature from you corner. We will definitely appreciate it so much.


Hi Ahmet
Great capture of this Abyssinian White-eye. In Australia they call it a Silvereye. Great low POV and super clarity and colour. Nice neutral BG.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-02-15 2:40]

Ahmet bey selamlar,
Türün, TN'de ilk karesi için kutlarım ..
Etkileyeci göz çevresi ile çok şık bir kuş. Detay ve renklerde çok güzel.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-15 2:51]

Hi Ahmet,a first time is always a great satisfaction,a beautiful rare specie from Oman and a great capture whit excellent details and colors,i like how you play whit the shadow too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-15 3:09]

Hello Ahmet,
Fantastic photo of this new species for TN, congratulations.
Great sharpness, details and an attractive pose. Remarkable dark plumage. Taken from an excellent low POV.

Hello Ahmet,
the picture with optimum perfection.
great colour and clarity with nice light management.
love to see this type of perfect picture .
with regards,

hello Ahmet
super good sharpness and nice details
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ahmet
Superb photo, excellent detail, perfect exposure, good point of view, nice pose with good eye contact. Wonderful bird, very good to see.
regards yiannis

Interesting species and great photo Ahmet! Good composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-15 10:08]

Hello Ahmet,
Another first presented by you. And as usual an excellent picture with perfect sharpness and composition. An interesting add to TN-archives. Thanks!
Kind regards

Hallo Ahmet
Thanks for sharing such an unique image with lots of beautiful details and special colours. Truly eye-catching, like candy for the eye. I love the proud pose of the bird, the composition, the framing around the bird and the point of view. Best regards.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-02-15 11:55]

Hi Ahmet
another great picture both as natural documentation of a first on TN as well as perfect portrait

Ciao Ahmet, congratulation for first time on TN of this lovely bird, splendid harpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-15 19:15]

Hello Ahmet,
An outstanding close-up image of this pretty little White-breasted White-eye. The eye ring immediately captures your attention and it's olive toned colors are very beautiful to say the least.
I find it interesting that you found it eating bread from the garbage when it normally feeds on insects. Thank you for posting this 1st. on TN for the enjoyment of all viewers. Well done!!

Hello Ahmet
I can only repeat the praise of others posted above, and I find this to be an exceptional image, particulalry in the way that the fine feather detail has been preserved, along with a very natural presentation of the natural olive tones of the bird. The depth of field is perfect - not easy to achieve with a 600mm lens at very close working distances, and having sufficient light to select a 1/2000sec shutter speed is a luxury that we lack in sunny England ;-)
Very nicely done.
Best wishes, Nigel.

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
A terrific close-up capture with beautiful coloration, sharpness & details. Very nicely composed & presented with a very attractive POV. Excellent work & shukran katheeran!

Regards & best salam!


Hi Ahmet,
very interesting to see a bird of Oman. Not many pics from there, but this one is brilliant.

çok güzel kuşmuş

Çok güzel bir tür.
İsmi de çok güzelmiş hocam.

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