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Red-fronted Serin

Red-fronted Serin
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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon AFS 300mm F4+1.4TC
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-22 3:56
Viewed: 2764
Points: 30
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Binomial name:Serinus pusillus
Tr name: Kara iskete

Scientific classification;
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Serinus
Species: S. pusillus

(Pallas, 1811)The Red-fronted Serin or Fire-fronted Serin (Serinus pusillus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It prefers high mountain regions and is 11–12 cm long.

This bird breeds in the Caucasus and the higher mountains of Turkey and Iran, with vagrants occasionally reaching the Greek Eastern Aegean Islands in winter. This bird is also found in Ladakh India. Outside the breeding season, it occurs in small flocks, typically seen searching through thistle patches. It is a popular cagebird, and escapes from captivity are occasionally found throughout Europe.

The bird is variable in plumage, with adults resembling very dark redpolls. The foreparts are sooty and the forehead is red; juveniles have buff-brown heads. The call is a rapid, shrill "titihihihihihi", resembling that of a Linnet.

The bird will breed in captivity and thrives on a diet of canary grass seed, millet, and other small seeds. They bathe daily if water is accessible.

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Hi Fikret,
A beautiful shot of this lovely bird. Good focus showing nice clarity and detail, good colours. A great POV against a nice background. Lovely composition. This bird seems very alert.
TFS regards Bill.

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

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-22 4:31]

Hello Fikret,
Excellent photo of this Red-fronted Serin in impressive sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Very nice composition and blurred background.

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2013-01-22 5:00]

Hello Fikret,
A lovely sharp and well composed photo of the Red-fronted Serin.
I am not familiar with this bird but it is certainly a very attractive species.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-22 5:02]

Beautiful image and what a pose by this lovely bird, fine lighting and composition. tfs.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-01-22 5:11]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
çok güzel bir türün çok güzel fotoğrafı,tebrikler..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-22 6:07]

Hi Fikret,it seems in pose only for you and your camera,magnificent capture of this rare guest of TN,spectacular details and colors in the best exposure,great composition too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

照的清晰 表情自然如一個淑女
羽毛的顏色鮮豔 也很清晰

Very interesting species of birds I think I have seen for the first time, Fikret.
Great capture as usual.
Thanks and regards.

hello Fikret
great sharpness composition in the top of the tree
good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Fikret,
outstanding portrait of this beautiful serinus. congratulation

Ciao Fikret.
Splendida foto di questo simpatico uccellino impettito,eccellente nitidezza e ottimi dettagli stupendi i colori naturali,molto bella la composizione mi piace molto bella.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Mr.Fikret,
I missed your picture.Now just have watched.True colour and perfect sharpness.Very nice.
Kind regards,

Interesting bird and another great photo Fikret! Excellent composition, wonderful BG, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-23 5:17]

Hello Fikret
Very nice composition.Good point of view and nice pose.Sharp image with excellent plumage details.I like the nice natural colours.And I also like that catch light in the eye
TFS Michel

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