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Sylvia conspicillata - Bozkir Otlegeni

Sylvia conspicillata - Bozkir Otlegeni
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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: 2011-02-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, SanDisk 16GB 600x
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dainty birds 2, Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-12 15:53
Viewed: 4770
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends
Today, I will not add a high quality image; but I send a rare bird species on TN. This is second post after Tamrock's.
Yesterday night, I came to Hatay, the southernmost province of Turkiye and today we (with Ediz Hakan Yücel and Süleyman Uçar) went to Turkish-Syrian border for bird watching and photography. We observed some Gazella gazella - Mountain Gazel and about 40 bird species. One of them is a special for us and rarely found in Turkiye. The species is Sylvia conspicillata - Bozkır Ötleğeni [TR], Spectacled Warbler [EN]. This is a female. The shot was taken from car and against contrast light in stony area.

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Impressive photo Ahmet! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent. I didn’t know that Sylvia conspicillata is rare in Turkey. In Cyprus it is locally very common.

Merhaba Ahmet,
a very good capture of this rare bird taken from an excellent POV with not easy lighting, fine detatils and splendid natural colours, a very nice composition with a lovely pose of this cute bird on the rock
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-12 23:29]

Günaydin Ahmet,
A very nice capture of the female conspicillata, a species never seen in my country. Despite what you say about the quality the focusing on the head is excellent and the general clarity is good so that she is well seen against the contrasting neutral BG in this pleasing composition.
Tebrikler dostum!
Cok tesekkür ederim,

Ciao Ahmet, great capture of lovely Sylvia on a wonderful lighting BG, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Lovely image of a gorgeous little bird Ahmet. Fine point of view and stunning back light. Well controlled exposition and superb natural colors my friend! Bravo! Çok iyi bir iş
George Veltchev

Hallo Ahmet
Fantastic picture. I cannot find fault with the technical quality. To me the focus is spot on and colours are excellent. Very nice composition and great detail of this tiny and rare species. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Ahmet,

it's always nice to see rare species.
This one taken with good pov and sharpness are okey.Fine colors.


göz teması muhteşem ellerinize sağlık Ahmet hocam.selamlarımla.

Hi Ahmet
the light situation is more than difficult and the result just great, indeed very difficult to get the correct exposure on the bird

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-13 1:33]

Hello Ahmet,
Very beautiful photo of this special bird. The light and colours are beautiful. Good sharpness and taken from an excellent POV in a very good composition. So it isn't bad at all.

Netlik ideal değilse de kuşun tanıtımını yapabilen bir tespit olmuş Ahmed'im, sayende bu nadir kuşu da görebildik, sağolasın. Yayladağ Suriye sınırında bizim de Muhtar Hoca ile nahoş bir hatıramız var, inşallah bir ara anlatırım...

Lovely photo Ahmet. Nice to see this species.
regards Yiannis

Hi Ahmet - an excellent capture of the bird. sharpness is awesome with appropriate BG. TFS

hello Ahmet
very nice pose of this beautiful bird
great details
greeting lou

Hi Ahmet,
this is so beautiful photo of this bird. Perfect sharpness, nice natural colours. Very good white ballance. Interesting note.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Ahmet,
Nice shot of this little bird captured with good details and natural colours. Well done!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-15 21:21]
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Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
thanks for your critique on my fungi shots. This lovely small bird is well captured from such a distance. The elements, features and details are well retained to give a fine work.
How lively to see its pose and the blurry background.
The view is lovely.


NB: We also have the celebration " Maulid Ar-Rasul".
We salawat all the nights and special lecture on the

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-26 4:18]

Hello Ahmet.
,very nice pic,i like a lot the light position,excellent sharpness and position too.Thanks for share,have a nice day:Best regards Siggi

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