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Lesser Whitethroat

Lesser Whitethroat
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: 2005-09-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 8:15
Viewed: 3811
Points: 80
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Lesser Whitethroat

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Sylvia
Species: S. curruca

Tr name: Küçük Akgerdanlı Ötleğen
Binomial name: Sylvia curruca (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Lesser Whitethroat, Sylvia curruca, is a common and widespread typical warbler which breeds in temperate Europe, except the southwest, and in western and central Asia. This small passerine bird is strongly migratory, wintering in Africa just south of the Sahara, Arabia and India.

Unlike many typical warblers, the sexes are almost identical. This is a small species with a grey back, whitish underparts, a grey head with a darker "bandit mask" through the eyes and a white throat. It is slightly smaller than the Whitethroat, and lacks the chestnut wings and uniform head-face color of that species. The Lesser Whitethroat's song is a fast and rattling sequence of tet or che calls, quite different from the Whitethroat's scolding song.

Like most "warblers", it is insectivorous, but will also take berries and other soft fruit. This is a bird of fairly open country and cultivation, with large bushes for nesting and some trees. The nest is built in low shrub or brambles, and 3-7 eggs are laid.


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A very good grab with note.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-21 8:23]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Netlik, keskinlik ve renkler harika. Ellerinize saglik.

Fikret merhaba , güzel bir tür , güzel bir fotoğraf , eline sağlık .

Hi Fikret,
Excellent photo. Good composition, details are very good and also the colors (perhaps too saturated). The exposure is very accurate. Though the photo is a little bit over-sharpened in my taste.


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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-21 9:16]

Hi Fikret,
these birds are amoung the most difficult ones in my monitoring plot. They only sing a short period in spring and hardly come out of the dense bush. You took a fine picture of one against adark green background, which the bird even stand out better.
Regards, JAcob

Great picture with stunning colours

Selam Fikret Bey,
Muhteşem bir kare yine.
Netlik yerli yerinde.Arka plan,detaylar ve keskinlik çok güzel.

Hi Fikret,
Well composed image.
Superb neat BG.
Razor sharp.
Well done


What a dainty, elegant and shy looking bird. Good detail, good colours and I like the background. Even the branch detail is good in focus. Pity that the tail is not fully in the picture, but I still think this is a stunning photo.
Sharing this photo is much appreciated. Good work.
I enjoyed looking at it.

Hello Fikret
Fantastic shot of this Lesser Whitethroat,
Perfect focusing,lighting and compo,
Great colors and sharpness,Superb shot,friend.


Hi Fikret,
WOW! that is a stunning shot. Flawless composition and framing. The light quality is amazing. Colors and detail are perfect. Great camera work here!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-21 10:45]

Hello Fikret,
Excellent capture of this dainty little bird in a nice pose. Beautiful sharp details and good colours. Nice green background too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-21 10:49]

Hi Fikret,

An absolutely beautiful capture - I love the simplicity of the composition. The nice diagonal branch is perfect. A lovely Whitethroat with excellent colors and details. A beautiful face with a fantastic eye. Love the background too.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-21 11:41]

Hello Fikret,
Marvellous capture of a Lesser Whitethroat, a species that I have great difficulty in photographing them out in the wild as they are constantly on the move. I must try to attract them to my garden, maybe with some maggots or grubs.
This is a superbly sharp shot with excellent lighting and colour and the BG is a perfect contrast.
Great work!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-21 11:51]

Hello Fikret

Superb clarity and focus.The details are sharp and crisp.Excellent lighting and colours make this a HQ image.Terrific camera work.TFS


hi fiyo,
what a lovely shot, you have managed to get such a wonderful shot with thie sigma 70-300 lens,nice composition, lovely colours, very sharp image with excellent details,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Fikret,

Anything i can say about this pic it could be only one , a good emotional shot with great details and composition. Perfect BG with sharpness. Love this pic.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-21 12:29]

Hi Fikret.
I am impressed with your amazing bird shots again and again. This one is outstanding as previous pictures. It is wonderful by subject and terrific by quality. It is so difficult to comment so perfect shot. In a word: BRAVO. Congratulations. Superb.

Çok güzel bir fotoğraf..Eline sağlık..Selamlar..

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-21 13:19]

Hello Fikret, congratulations, excellent capture! Wonderful POV and composition, the picture has amazing collors, the bird is posted in a natural and beautiful BG.. Well Done

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-06-21 13:31]

Bonjour Fikret, spendide attitude de l'oiseau, cadrage trés juste et belles couleurs, félicitations, Didier.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-21 14:27]

Hello Fikret,
This is really perfect. The pose of the bird in this composition is outstanding! For me the branch is a bit over-sharpened. But the photo is high quality!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-21 14:33]

hi Fikret,

waoo une image que chacun d'entre nous est envieux de réussir un jour. Superbe netteté, associée à une clareté douce.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-06-21 19:45]

Hello Fikret
Beautiful capture .your image is very sharp with excellent POV and BG.
TFS Michel

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-06-21 20:11]

Hi Fikret,
Beautifully composed image with amazing details, great work Fikret, thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-22 2:57]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Yine kapak fotografı olacak kalitede bir fotograf.Detaylar,netlik,arka plan ve kuşun duruşu 4/4 lük.Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-22 4:09]

Hi Fikret,
a very sharp and well composed shot.
Brilliant DOF.
Well done,

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-06-22 10:56]

Perfect focus

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-22 12:21]

Hi Fikret.
Wonderful shot.Superb composition with beautiful pose on oblique branch.Sharpness is excellent with fine sharp details in plumage.I like also pretty blurred BG and amazing colors.Superb done,my compliments and thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

This is such a beautiful specie Fikret and great capture of it! I practiced some little adjustments with it :-) TFS,

hi fikret!

Hi Fikret,
This is wonderful shot. The pose is lovely. Spot on sharpness with perfect exposure. The Lesser Whitethroat stands out from background beautifully. Congratulations,

Merhaba Fikret, lovely bird in great pose with splendid blurry BG, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-24 12:18]

Hola Fikret,
sensacional captura y precioso pov,
iluminacion y nitidez excelente,
buen trabajo amigo,

Hi Fikret,
Have you been away or is it my inability to keep track of your great work?
I notice you have taken this beautiful bird image from your 2005 collection.
As usual, it is a remarkably beautiful shot. Everything in it is just perfect.
Thanks and take care.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-06-24 14:24]

Fikret, this guy really stands out from the bg.

Excellent colors, sharpness, contrast, pose and saturation.

A lovely and well done image.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-24 14:37]

What a beauty, lovely DOF, great POV and sharp details. The colours are very attractive and the captured pose charming. Nice work



Hi Fikret my friend,
this is excellent shot with great focus.
it has nice BG and lovely composition.
A perfect shot
my best wishes

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-07 13:52]

Hello Fikret
This lovely bird is so cute!! I love the pose and the magnificent details and composition.
Where are you, dear Fikret? Will you give us again with your wonderful shots?
I'm looking forward for it, though I have no time either to enter TN as before.

bonjour fikret
je possede le mêm genre d'objectif et je n'arrive pa a obtenir une image aussi piquée que celle-ci,il faut dire que l'endroit ou se trouve les mangeoires est souvent dans l'ombre de ma maison!
c'est simplement magnifique,jusque dans l'attitude de l'oiseau.

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