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Emberiza cirlus - Bahce Kirazkusu

Emberiza cirlus - Bahce Kirazkusu
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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: 2010-02-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-13 15:07
Viewed: 4518
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Emberiza cirlus - Bahçe Kirazkuşu [TR], Cirl Bunting [EN] is a colorful passerine bird in the bunting family EMBERIZIDAE (PASSERIFORMES), related with the finch family FRINGILLIDAE. It breeds across southern Europe, on the Mediterranean islands and in north Africa. It is a resident of these warmer areas, and does not migrate in winter. It is common in all sorts of open areas with some scrub or trees, but has a preference for sunny slopes.
It is seen in Western Anatolia and Turkish Thrace as mostly summer visitor. But it is also found in some areas as a resident bird.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-13 15:36]

Hi Ahmet,

A lovely Bunting whose face resembles our House Finch's. The colors are completely different and wonderful. The shades of brown and gold are beautiful. I love the striped face. Excellent details of the of the face, eye, wings and plumage. The soft blue background is very attractive.


hello Ahmet,
a beautiful scene and composition, against the difficult light, the colors output is very good, with great focus in his head and sharpness!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-13 21:52]

Hello Ahmet
Another not common bird in my country I never seen yet.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-13 22:58]

Hi Ahmet

Great pose and wonderful detail in the Cirl Bunting. Well seen and captured.

Best wishes


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-13 23:44]

Merhaba Ahmet Hocam,
Son bir ayda ben de bayağı bahçe kirazkuşu fotografı çektim.
Bu yıl tür sayısı açısından bayağı bereketli geçiyor.Sizin
kareniz de çok güzel olmuş.Detaylar,canlı renkler,göz teması
mükemmel.Güzel bir tatil günü geçirmeniz dileğimle,
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

Merhaba Ahmet,
this bird is very rare here in Germany and I'm happy to see one here on your shot.
I like the moment and the good sharpness, thanks.
Enjoy your day
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-14 4:41]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
very beautiful coloured and well patterned bird. You have shown in splendidly. I like the pose it gives and the streaks of feather on the wings.
The colurs also harmonise with the background.
Well presented shot.


Selamlar sayın hocam,
bu dilber bahçeye geçememiş henüz, çitlerde kalmış :)
Elinize sağlık çok net ve kaliteli bir çalıma ve harika bir tür.
En güzel dileklerimle iyi akşamlar hoşcakalın.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-14 10:46]

Hi Ahmet. This is a bird i have not seen before so thanks for posting it on TN. You were able to take a fine close up with good feather detail and warm colours. I like the side view. well taken TFs.

Hello Ahmet
great image of this Cirl Bunting greatly presented, nice POV
the details on his beautiful plumage are very sharp
a wunderfrul capture, thanks a lot
have a good night

Assalamualaikum Ahmet.

This is a very nice bird so well captured. The perch on the chain link with the feet well seen in details. The image is very sharp and exposure of the plumage is just brilliant.
Thanks for your critique on white breasted kingfisher and extra information about their presence in turkey. That is so well appreciated.

Best regards and wasallam.

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