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Sylvia curruca - Kucuk Akgerdan

Sylvia curruca - Kucuk Akgerdan
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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: 2010-05-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Turkish Plants - Flora of Turkiye, jacqueline's favourites, Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-22 3:55
Viewed: 4613
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sylvia curruca - Küçük Akgerdan [TR], Lesser Whitethroat [EN] is a small passerine bird from the family SYLVIDAE (PASSERIFORMES). I met them after the valley where I saw Gypaetus barbatus near Demirkazık Village. Several individuals singed on the top of flowered bushes.
The species winters in Sub-Saharan Africa, Arabistan and India and come back to Turkiye for breeding season in usually April. It is seen in almost all parts of the country.
As for plant, it is Berberis crataegina - Karamuk [TR] from the family BERBERIDACEAE (RANUNCULALALES). It ranges in most part of Anatolia, with altitude of 800-1500 m a.s.l. It flowers in May and June.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-22 4:02]

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful photo of this Lesser Whitethroat in very nice natural colours, an excellent OOF BG, very sharp, good composition and great DOF.
Good weekend,

Hi Ahmet

A fine shot of this little sonogbird. Good composition and sharpness. Great OOF background.


Netliği, derinliği, yerleşimi ve türün güzelliği ile harika bir kare, ellerinize sağlık hocam.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-05-22 4:31]

Hello Ahmet,
Very fine and harmonious bird-picture illuminated by a subtle light. Lovely yellow berries on the shrub and cute and vivid Sylvia! Good sharpness too and pleasant blurred background.
Thanks a lot Ahmet
Kind regards

hi ahmed ,

lovely shot of lovely bird, congrats

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-22 6:10]

Hello Ahmet
Nice capture of this little song bird.
Well Done!

fonuyla şahane bir kare olmuş dostum
emeğine sağlık

Hi Ahmet,
A balanced picture and full of good details. The bird perches in an excellent manner, the branch nicely complements the picture. Beautiful colors and a deep superb. Good job!

Hello Ahmet,
Wonderful image taken with great sharp details, natural colors, excellent POV and BG. Well done!

Merhaba Ahmet bey,
Very pleasant composition with nice background and beautiful branch with flowers (Acacia?). Nice to see this Sylvia curruca singing. We just miss the sound! I wish you a nice Sunday. Selamlar,

Merhaba Ahmet,
what a beautiful capture of this cute bird taken from an excellent POV in a fantastic singing posture, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours, nice and harmonious composition.
Tebrik enderim
Ciao Maurizio

hello Ahmet
very nice pose with good sunlight and beautiful colours
great details and good sharpness
greeting lou

Bu ara herhalde seslerini duymadığım günü hatırlamıyorum. Fonu başta olmak üzere kadrajı netliği mükemmel olmuş. ellerinize sağlık. Selamlar.

Hello Ahmet,
Great capture with superb details and excellent colours.
Outstanding background.
Very nice composition.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-22 18:44]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
really nice to see you again with this superb shot. The bird is well rendered with natural colours. I like the branch of flowers in good light.
Very exciting to see this bird shot and congratulations for the efffort.
I like your story of your adventure in the quest for nature.


Hello Ahmet
i LOVE this shot, superb sharp details and amazing colors
nice pose of the bird on this beautiful branch
superb DOF , BG and compositioon
have a good night

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-24 22:16]

Günaydin Ahmet dostum!
A fine capture of a singing Sylvia curruca. Technically this is of excellent quality and the composition on the flowering berberis is superb!
Cok tesekkür ederim dostum ve eline saglik,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-07 11:46]

Hello Ahmet,
A wonderful capture of the Lesser Whitethroat singing in the Berberis bush! I like the POV, the fine sharp details and lovely colours. A very beautiful composition!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Ahmet!

Well captured Lesser - nice foreground with yellow flowers adds beautiful framing to this grey bird. Very well blured background. Good quality.


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