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Olivaceous Warbler

Olivaceous Warbler
Photo Information
Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-12 3:00
Viewed: 3522
Points: 70
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Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pallida)
Tr: Ak Mukallit

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Hippolais
Species: H. pallida

Binomial name:
Hippolais pallida

The Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais pallida, is an Old World warbler in the tree warbler genus Hippolais . As a result of modern taxonomic developments, it is now usually considered to be two species, Western Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais opaca, and Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Hippolais pallida.

These small passerine birds are found in dry open country, including cultivation, with bushes or some trees. 2-3 eggs are laid in a nest in low in undergrowth or a bush. Like most warblers, Olivaceous is insectivorous.

These are medium-sized warblers, more like a very pale Reed Warbler than their relative the Melodious Warbler. The adults of both species have a plain pale brown back and whitish underparts. The bill is strong and pointed and the legs grey. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers, but young birds are more buff on the belly. Both species have a characteristic downward tail flick.

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler breeds in south east Europe and the Middle East, and Western Olivaceous Warbler in Iberia and north Africa. Both species are migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa or Arabia. Both are rare vagrants to northern Europe.

Western Olivaceous Warbler is larger and has a browner tinge to the upperparts than Eastern Olivaceous Warbler. It also has a larger bill. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler sometimes has a greenish tinge to its upperparts, and can be very difficult to separate from Sykes's Warbler, Hippolais rama. The song of both species is a fast nasal babbling, but they are not the same


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-12 4:05]

Selamlar Fikret Bey,
Govdenin bazi kisimlari golgede kalmasina ragmen, yuzune gelen isik farkli bir etki yaratmis. Netkik ve keskinlik cok guzel. Fon da oyle. Elinize saglik.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-12 4:23]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Kalsik çalışmalarınızdan biri daha.Burada ışığın etkisine bayıldım.Detaylar,arka plan,kuşun pozu ve bakışı her şey mükemmel.Ellerinize sağlık!

Fikret merhaba , biraz gölge düşmesi şanssızlık olmuş ama genelde iyi bir portre , eline sağlık , bol şanslar.

Hello Fikret.
A magnificent Warbler picture. Impeccable sharpness, exposure, composition, and color contrast. Very smooth and please to see such fine picture. TFS and best regards,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-02-12 4:58]

Hi Fikret, this is a wonderful capture of this beautiful bird. The colors, details, and POV are really good. I like the inquisitive look about him too with his long beak. TFS

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Arka planın açık-koyu yeşil tonları ve kuştaki ışık-gölgeleri çok beğendim,
Netlik ve detaylar da çok başarılı,

Merhaba fikret her zamanki gibi hersey super cok yakin ve yuksek kaliteli ellerine saglik selamlar Necip.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-12 6:28]

Hi Fikret,
another wonderful shot of the warbler. Very well composed with a great neutral BG which shows of the details and the sharpness so well.

Hi dear Fikret ,
excellent image with great details and focus.
great sharpness and very nice colors.
well composition and nice BG.
very well done and perfect capture.
thanks and regards

Hello Fikret,
It is that little guy again, what a beauty! Your bird shots are amazingly clear and sharp. I like this POV, composition and pose from the bird. I like this good calibration between light and shadow and this green BG is superb. Well done! Thanks,

Hi Fikret,
He is a handsome looking little fellow. The filter sunlight here looks light some beautiful soft light. The colors and detail in the plumage is superb. A perfect frame filling composition.

Hi Fikret,
One more beautiful capture from you!
I very like lighting. Good sharp details and pose. Nice BG.

Hola Fikret,
Excelente toma de gran nitidez, con una luz y fondo muy agradables. Saludos

Hello Fikret,
I like the interesting light, you handled the exposure very well. Excellent closeup of this small bird with sharp detail, natural colors, and a great BG. Perhaps a bit tight at the bottom, but that's nit-picking of course :)
Very well done.

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-02-12 8:44]

Hi Fikret,
Very good DOF, & the light on the bird is lovely.
Badruddin Ali

couleurs nettes et l'oiseau est bien détaché du fond
et merci

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-12 10:48]

Hello Fikret,
This is at least as good as the previous posting of this species and you are extremely lucky and skillful to be able to take such shots of this species in the wild. I like the POV and lighting in this sharp and well composed shot.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-12 11:03]

Hi Fikret

Another splendid picture from you!
This is a very good reason for me personally, since i also want to buy the Sigma 70-300 APO as a first zoom lens when i'll get my new SLR.
I can see from you photos that it produces excellent result...when it's used by skillfull hand, that is ;)
The details and textures on this beautiful warbler are terrific and the colros are gorgeous.
The DOF made a bliss out of the BG and the exposure is just how it should be :)
Splendid composition as well.

Bravo and TFS

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-02-12 11:03]

Selam Fikret Bey,
Yine gerçekten döktürmüşsünüz.
Kuşun duruşu,netlik ve arka plan harika olmuş.

I just cannot stop admiring your amazing skills with your Nikon D70, Fikret.
What a strikingly beautiful bird picture you have managed once again!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-12 11:48]

Hi Fikret.
What a perfect shot. One more instant and bird will leave a canvas and will bend down to me on a table. I think this is result of wonderful lighting and shadows. Great POV, excellent scenery, colours and details. BRAVO, my friend. Superb job.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-02-12 11:50]

Lovely shot of this Warbler. Cute pose and nice details.



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-12 12:02]

Hello Fikret,
Wonderful capture of this little Warbler, I like his pose and the details are amazing. Beautiful light too and it really stands out against the background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-12 15:00]

Otro ejemplo de tu gran control de la cámara Fikret y lo bien que trabaja la Nikon D70 con esa lente.
Excelente y marcados detalles con gran foco, agudeza y perfecto fondo para realzar el primer plano de la escena con absoluta definición.
Desconociendo las condiciones de la captura, diría que tal vez algo más de profundidad hubiese sido beneficioso para el foco de la cola del ave.
Gracias y mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Another example of your great camera control Fikret and him well that Nikon D70 works with that lens.
Excellent and marked details with great focus, sharpness and perfect background to enhance the forefront of the scene with absolute clearness.
Ignoring the conditions of the capture, I would say that perhaps something more depth has been beneficial for the focus of the tail of the bird.
Thank you and my best regards... Ricardo

Great posture you captured Fikret! It seems that the birdie look in to the deep hole of the objective! Great lighting on the curious face and wonderful composed bg!

Hi Fikret, an other of your wonderful birds, amazing details and splendid colors, great pose very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-12 17:02]

Hi Fikret,
Outstanding capture for its details, colours, pose, pov and bg. I like it a lot!
TFS, José M.

HEllo Fikret:

Nice composition with great saturation and DOF.
The light pointint his face is really good, it gives more vitality to the work.


Hi Fikret

I like the pose of this skinny little bird. He appears to be leaning forward and it is great how his head is in the light but the body in shade. Very good quality sot. Nice work. :-)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-14 17:26]

Un lujo de imagen amigo Fikret,
bellos tonos y bg. excelente, nitidez y plumaje perfecto, saludos TFS

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-15 10:31]

Hi Fikret
Wonderful close-up!! What an excellent richness of details on the bird and excellent bg. I love its colors and the game of lights and shadows.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-02-16 6:57]

Kuşun üzerindeki ışık ve detaylar olağanüstü. Elinize sağlık.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-17 15:58]

Wonderful shot, you have been so close. Really sharp details, excellent DOF, perfect POV and lovely composition. This is so lovely



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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-21 15:17]

Son derece keskin ve tuylerdeki en ince ayrintinin secilebildigi cok basarili bir kare. Renkler ve arka plan harika. Sayenizde Turkcemiz de ilerliyor. Tebrikler.

all of your pictures


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