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Mshgir deqdeq

Mshgir deqdeq
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-05-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-29 1:18
Viewed: 2503
Points: 28
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Kurdish name:Mşgir deqdeq

The Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. It breeds in most of Europe and western Asia, and is migratory, wintering in Africa and south western Asia. It is declining in parts of its range.
This is an undistinguished looking bird with long wings and tail. The adults have grey-brown upperparts and whitish underparts, with some streaking on the breast. The legs are short and black, and the bill is black and has the broad but pointed shape typical of aerial insectivores. Juveniles are browner than adults and show the spots on the upperparts which give this species its name.
Spotted Flycatchers hunt from conspicuous perches, making sallies after passing flying insects, and often returning to the same perch. Their upright posture is characteristic.
They are birds of deciduous woodlands, parks and gardens, with a preference for open areas amongst trees. They build an open nest in a suitable recess, often against a wall, and will readily adapt to an open-fronted nest box. 4-6 eggs are laid.
Interestingly, most European birds cannot discriminate between their own eggs and those of other species. The exception to this are the hosts of the Common Cuckoo, which have had to evolve this skill as a protection against that nest parasite. Spotted Flycatcher shows excellent egg recognition, and it is likely that it was once a host of the Cuckoo, but became so good at recognising the intruder's eggs that it ceased to be victimised. A contrast to this is the Dunnock, which appears to be a recent Cuckoo host, since it does not show any egg discrimination.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Muscicapa
Species: M. striata
Binomial name
Muscicapa striata
(Pallas, 1764)


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To volkan: Spas:)cirano 1 05-29 14:23
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Hello Durzan,
beautiful image of this Spotted Flycatcher, lovely pose with great sharpness details, nice highlight in the eye, background and composition are perfect, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice Sundayday,
Best Regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-29 1:26]

Hello Durzan.
Very sharp detail with great exposure, DOF,and POV.Well seen from the BG as well.
Very well done and TFS!Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-29 1:32]

Hello Drzan,
Beautiful photo of a Spotted Flycatcher in this pose. Great sharpness and details. Very nice natural colours, also in the BG. Lovely eye contact. Taken from a good POV.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-05-29 1:37]

Hi Durzan,
Very nice portrait of bird,fine pose and the eye's contact.Nice colours good composition and sharpness details,and background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Durzan,

Fabulous majestic pose with a nice highlighted eye, good detailed sharp feather texture, lovely natural colours, great stuff and well done,
Congratulations and have a good Sunday Durzan,
Best Regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-29 1:49]

Hi Durzan,another fantastic point of view! What a beautiful perspective and specie and what a perfect quality of sharpness and colors...as usual..ehehe..i like it!Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Great image of the species with all perfection.

Hi Durzan,
great photo of this bird. Very good point of view. Excellent shrapness. Nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Durzan. Lovely compo for this small bird in dynamic posture. Excellent light's management. Maybe bit tender sharp.


fonuyla duruşuyla sper olmuş Drzan bey
emeklerine sağlık..bol selam

hello Durzan
very nice and sharpness composition with beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Durzan, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-30 4:22]

hello Durzan,
A very fine and well composed picture of the elegant Sotted Flycatcher. You have caught a very cute attitude of the bird and the subtle tints of the background are very pleasant. A very attractive bird-shot.
Thanks and kind regards

Bonjour Durzan,
Trs belle attitude du sujet restitue sous une excellent angle de prise de vue.
A bientt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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