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Oenanthe isabellina

Oenanthe isabellina
Photo Information
Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of Mesopotamia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-03 1:32
Viewed: 2433
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina, is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae.
It is a migratory insectivorous bird. It breeds in southern Russia and central Asia to Northern Pakistan, wintering in Africa and India.
It is like a female Northern Wheatear but it is larger at 15–16.5 centimetres (5.9–6.5 in) in length, more upright and more tawny in colour, and has more black on its tail. The term isabelline refers to the colouration. The axillaries and underwing coverts are white, whereas in the commoner bird they are mottled with grey. Sexes are similar.
It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Oenanthe
Species: O. isabellina
Binomial name
Oenanthe isabellina
(Temminck, 1829)


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Hello Durzan,
Beautiful captured of this bird, Very nice colours with good focus, Lighting and composition are fantastic,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-03 2:17]

Hi Durzan,an excellent work in a very difficult light,very good sharpness and warm colors as i like.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Lovely stance of the bird with nice lighting and details on the body. regards yiannis

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-03 3:34]

Hi Durzan,
Excellent photo of this Isabelline Wheatear,great sharp and colorful details, TFS!

Ciao Durzan. Intrigant playing of light/shadows. Exciting focused pic. LOvely compo


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-03 4:38]

Hello Durzan,
very nice shot with colors very harmonious. Composition, sharpness and DOF are perfect. Very well done and TFS.Best regards Siggi

Slav Durzan,
a very beautiful picture of the Isabelline Wheatear, good sharpness and very beautiful natural colours, a very pleasant composition
Best regards

Hello Durzan !
Lovely pic showing this cute bird. I like the colors in "ton-sur-ton" and also the manegement of light. TFS

Hi Durzan,

Well what a fine image of this beautiful Isabelline Wheatear bird, good detailed sharpness and nice highlighted eye, lovely out of focus background that strengthens the birds posture, great work and well done,
Congratulations my friend and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,


excellent pose, photo!
TFS Nasos

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-03 6:15]

Beautiful portrait of this lovely bird and interesting lighting and background. tfs.

wonderful photograph with great tonal range. good sharpness and contrast.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-03 8:42]

Hello Dűrzan,
Nice photo of this Isabelline Wheatear. Difficult to make a good photo in these light conditions. But you managed it very well. Good sharpness, great pose with eye contact, beautiful blurred BG and an excellent POV and composition.

Hi Durzan,
great portrait. Very good sharpness and depth of field. Excellent suitable backgroud. Interesting bird.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Durzan, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid light, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Dürzan bey,

Beautiful portrait in difficult light conditions. Excellent exposure control, colors, white balance, DoF and composition. Without doubt a breathtaking capture. Bravo.
You wrote this species is a very rare vagrant in Western Europe. In my home country, Hungary, the species was firstly detected in 2000.

Have a great weekend, best regards, László

Bonjour Durzan,
La lumičre ne me parait pas excellente, ou du moins semble difficile ŕ exploiter, mais le sujet est tout de męme relativement bien valorisé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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