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Prinia gracilis - Dikkuyruklu Ötlegen


Prinia gracilis - Dikkuyruklu Ötlegen
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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: 2009-10-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-07 18:47
Viewed: 3644
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Prinia gracilis -Dikkuyruklu Ötleğen [TR], Graceful Warbler or Graceful Prinia [EN] is a very small passerine bird, with lenght of 10-11 cm, from the family CISTICOLIDAE (PASSERIFORMES) (It is also often regarded as a member of the Old World warbler family SYLVIIDAE).
Another Cisticolidae member in Turkiye, Cisticola juncidis - Yelpazekuyruk (Fan-tailed Warbler) is very similar to P. gracilis and they can be confused each other. However, Graceful Warbler has a much plainer face, with no obvious supercilium and their upperparts are not so boldly streaked. It has much longer tail marked below with horizontal pale bands rather than spots around the edges.
P. gracilis is very active and it typically inhabits in long grass, shrubs, reeds or rushes in a variety of habitats with thick undergrowth, tamarisks or similar cover, usually close to water. In the post, the plant was from the genus Salsola.
Its range is very wide, from Northeast Africa and Southwest Asia to North India. In Turkiye, it is found all Mediterranean region from Muğla Prov. to Ş.Urfa Prov. The species is divided into about 12 subspecies and one of them, P. g. akyildizi occurs in southern Turkiye. This subspecies is the darkest, brownest, and most heavily streaked above, and has the brightest buff flanks.
This bird is insectivorous as like most warblers. The call is a rolling trilled breep, and the song is a hard rolling repletion of zerlip.
More information can be read from Wikipedia.
many thanks to Botanist Serdar Arslan (myosotis) for identication of the plant.
This shot was taken at the bank of the Fırat [Euphrates] River by camera on hand. I hope you will like it. Thanks for your visiting.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-07 21:24]

Hello Ahmet
Lovely composition with wonderful colors, great details and clear BG. A top quality image.
Regards
Razvan

hello Ahmet
prinia it is a bird that I have not observed, it shows very beautiful in your lovely composition and the faint background elects it very well, the attribution of colours and details is great, wonderful photo!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-07 22:54]

Günaydın Ahmet Hocam,
Tür de fotograf da mükemmel olmuş.Pırıl,pırıl gözler,fon,detaylar,kadraj herşey mükemmel.Bana
göre sağ taraftaki boşlukta fotografa ayrı bir
güzellik katmış.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık.

Hola Ahmet,
como siempre, un placer el poder observar tus obras de arte más que fotografías.
Para empezar diré que esta fotografía que nos presentas respira naturalidad por todos sus costados. Es de gran delicadeza por las formas y tamaños tanto del ave como de la planta. Los colores ténues muy atractivos y además fieles a tu estilo. El fondo, precioso.
Un gran y delicado trabajo !!

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Bu sevimli kuşumuzu da sanırım ilk kez görüyorum Ahmet, bizi tanıştırdığın için teşekkür ederim dostum. 600'lük telefotonun çok dar saha derinliği zonunu yine ustalıkla kullanmışsın, kuş da başını çevirip sana bakınca ortaya seyri hoş bir kompozisyon çıkmış, tam usta işi olmuş. WS'umda renk tonlamalarıyla biraz uğraştım, umarım sonuç hoşuna gider Ahmed'im!
Sevgilerimle,
Mehmet

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-08 2:27]

Hi Ahmet,what a beautiful composition!Not onl a bird pic but a artistic perspective,so soft and so nice,a very professional work that i like a lot! My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

I like the cut of composition, the tiny Prinia gracilis hanging on to shrub, with the watchful eye to research the possible danger.....
details and composition at the top,Ahmet
congratulation sERGIO

Nice POV and shot. By the way, bird's grabbing plant is genus Salsola.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-08 6:28]

Ahmet
Wonderful little bird!
Great details and colors.
Horia

vay vay dostum harikaymış bu..
enfes yakalamışsın valla
kutluyorum seni
selamlar

hello Ahmet
very nice soft composition with good light and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-08 9:06]

Hi, dear Ahmet.
I am very pleased with your visit and kind congratulations. Many thanks.
Shared picture is very cute. Its lights and colours are very delicate and pleasant and pictured subject is sweet at whole. Small bird, its pose and glance are amazing as well as blurriness and colouration of the BG. My compliments and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-12-08 12:52]
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Enfes tür, emeğinize sağlık Ahmet hocam. Geçen günkü fotoğrafınız için teşekkür etme fırsatını şimdi bulabildim, onur duydum. Çok teşekkür ederim..
Selamlar, saygılar hocam..

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-08 13:40]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Çok ilginç ve güzel yakalamak. Detaylar ve üst performans.
Sessiz bir akşam,
Adrian

Merhaba hocam,
Harika bir tür ve üzerinde bulunduğu bitki nefis ilk kez görüyorum,
Uzun kuyruğuyla harika bir çalışma.
Elinize sağlık.
İyi geceler.

Hello Ahmet
What a lovely shot !! i like the fine and delicate colors very much,
the bird is very well taken in a nice pose and with great details on his plumage
superb composition
Have a good night
Jacqueline

Another awesome shot, Brother!
The entire composition, starting from the pose to the OOF BG, to the plant and the bird, everything is perfect!
Goldy

Hi Ahmet,
such a fine bird, such a fine plant and an excellent photographer joined here! The pose of thebird, background, composition, sharpness, colors all are high class. And we don't often see pictures of Prinia if at all! Thanks for this and the good note, Ahmet.
Best regards,
Dietrich

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