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Oenanthe isabellina

Oenanthe isabellina
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tips and Techniques, useful techniques in workshops [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-07 12:17
Viewed: 6625
Points: 81
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Isabelline Wheatear
Oenanthe isabellina
TR:Boz kuyrukkakan

It 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 cm in length (6.5 inches), more upright and more tawny in colour, and has more black on its tail. 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

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-07 12:20]

Hi Selen. What a very nice looking bird. you have captured it in a good pose. fine detail and colour. sharp focusing. with light in the eye. a nice POV/DOF. very well done TFS good notes too.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-08-07 12:22]

Bonsoir Selen
Très belle prise, excellente gestion de l'exposition, cadrage et attitude du sujet. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

hi selen,
beautiful !
amazing soft creamy colours, a vivd lightning.
great sharpness - very well composed.
feels very good to look at it.
TFS - carole

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-08-07 12:24]

Hi Selen
perfect pose and great BG sharpness great
Top Picture

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-07 12:27]

Hi selen
Very nice picture.Excellent POV and very nice details int the bird plumage I also like the Bg and the catch light from the eye.
TFS Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-07 12:27]

Hello Selen,
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird. Great focus, sharp details and natural colours. I like the soft background too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

merhaba Selen Hanım,
Gölbaşında her şey var, ama buralardaki en yaygın tür diyebileceğim isabellina yok sanırdım:) bazen düşünüyorum bu Gölbaşı gölleri TR'de Göksu'dan fazla türe mi sahip diye.
fotoğraf harika. çok beğendim. netlik ve göz teması yanında çok uyumlu bir arka plan. eline sağlık. selamlar. Ahmet

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-08-07 12:44]

Wonderful capture. Nice and crisp. I like the limited color palatte and teh camoflage that happens, but the way yourlimted DoF isolates the bird from the bg. Well done!

great capture, greetings Ori

Salem Selen,
Excellent shot of this Isabelline in perfect exposure and focus!
great detail in it
thanks for sharing

Hello Selen, witch very nice pic, very beautifull composition with a wonderfull background, perfect sharpness, I like so much the pose of this nice " traquet Isabelle ...in french" , good shot, a great cheer,

Hi Selen,
This was'nt an easy one as it comes to good exposure, but looking at all the very fine details in the lighter parts of the image, you've done a great job.
Beautiful bird shot with wonderful soft colors and soft, perfectly matching background color tones.
Excellent work again.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-08-07 14:19]

Hi Selen,
A precious little bird...Very well composed with the subdued richly colored BBG behind the brightly defined perch giving an illusion of depth...Outstanding focus and exposure...Very well done...


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-07 14:28]

Hi Selen

An excellent close-up. The eye contact is great and the way you have isolated the bird against an almost identical background is very well done.


Çok dogal bir fotograf olmuş ellerine saglık Selen.

Hi Selen,pretty, the color and the déetails are perfect.Cheer,TFS


Hi Selen,
Nice capture with delicate colors great composition and details, beautiful TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-08-07 16:21]

Hi Selen,
Nice little bird! It is probably first time posted On TN. Beside the rarity end originality of this specimen I like the colour palette with so many shades of beige and brown. TFS
Regards, Mario

I love the soft colors in your image Selen. The sharpness of the bird helps keep it from melting/disappearing right into the background. Nice work on sharpness and exposure.

Evelynn ; )

Hi Selen

Lovely subtle colours in this shot. Excellent low POV and nice catchlight. I love your model. :-)

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2007-08-07 23:51]

Belle prise Selen. Je constate que l'on peut voir plein de jolies choses en Turkie


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-08-08 0:03]

Hello Selen!

Very nice picture with 'quiet' mood. I like pastel colours, blurred BG, great details. Subject is very interesting and as you wrote - rare. Nice pose too.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-08 0:08]

Hi Selen,
Splendid shot of this Isabelline Wheateater with very impressive sharpness and lovely natural colours. The lighting and focus are spot-on and the BG enhances the beauty of the shot and the subjects stand out. Excellent POV to portray this elegant pose and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Selen,
A wonderful brown on brown composition where the DOF makes the pretty bird stand out perfectly. The small catchlight in the eye is superb and makes it come alive. Superb work on the details and exposure especially considering the white rock.

Hiya Selen... Been away awhile on a holiday, and look forward to what I missed in your gallery.
For this one I enjoy seeing the soft colours that match. It is very well focused.
Sharp details for a small bird.
Be good.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-08 1:04]

Hi Selen.
You managed to cope with strong south sun. Shot is exposed perfectly. I like its delicate color palette and. of course, wonderful subject and perfect quality (and technique) of reproduction of the cute bird and BG. Pose of the bird, composition of the picture, choice of the DOF and POV are superb. My compliments and best regards.

Selam Selen hanım,
Çok güzel bir iş çıkarmışsınız bu karede.
Kuşun netliği,kadraj ve detaylar mükemmel.

Hello Selen,
At first I would like to say I'm sorry - I really do not like to write "I'll be back" but yesterday evening I was to tired to write anything more :)
Picture is really beauty. Not so colourful like birds photos presented by you from Ecuador, but with interesting species. I especially like your note about systematic position of this species. It clearlly shows that even so big creatures are not known to much.
According to technique there is really not to much to write: very good DOF and interesting POV, perfect control of light, and delicate, warm colours (both in birds body and in BG).
TFS and my best greetings,

Hi Selen,

Very nice picture, with these sandy colours. The details of bird are incredible and BG perfect. I like composition. Good work, Bravo.

Best regards, Cezar T.

Hola Selen,
Preciosa imagen con gran nitidez y detalle, la luz y el fondo son magníficos, saludos
José Ramón

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-08 5:42]

Hello Selen,
Excellent capture of a female Isabelline Wheatear, the sharpness of the bird allowing it to stand out against the blurred but similarly coloured BG. Fine lighting and composition.
Well done and TFS!

hi selen,

very very beautiful and this bird is so cute!!the picture is excellent in all!

Great capture with good detail. While not OE it's quite bright - I took it to the workshop and fiddled with it. (Not so much as an improvement, but a different approach.)
Lovely bird either way - and probably not too easy to catch, huh?
Cheers, Klaus

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-08 15:51]

Hola Selen,
delicada y bella captura,
tonos hermosos y genial pov,

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
  • [2007-08-08 19:46]

Hi Selen
Good pose of this little fellow.
With a good background that,surprisingly, offers a good contrast, even if almost the same color.
Good sharpness of the bird


Selen merhaba,
Çok temiz ve duru bir fotoğraf. Çok iyi. Mustafa

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-10 9:48]

Merhaba Selen,
Güzel bir çalışma olmuş.Arka fon ile bizim arkadaşın rengi aynı olmasına rağmen modelin ön plana çıkmış.Göz ucu ile bakışı çok hoş.Tebrikler,ellerine sağlık!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-10 20:40]

Hello Selen

Excellent focus and sharpness.The POV and DOF are well done.Very good colours and exposure.Nice catch light in the bird's eye.Well composed in the frame.TFS


What a nice specie this is Selen! I like those soft tones of colors, good details, beautiful composition and catch-light. Exposure is fine and this BG fits your sweet subject very well. TFS,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-11 14:12]

Hello Selen, that's a really fine picture of a cute little bird. All the colors in your image are so well matched ! Very sharp, and well composed shot ! Great piece of work. Thanks,


Selen merhaba , Kuşda , arka planda çöl renkleri , sanırım bu tonda fotoğrafları bundan sonra daha çok çekeceğiz , gözdeki ışıltı ve netliğiyle çok güzel fotoğraf , eline sağlık .

Hi Selen,
So nice shot with great details and excellent BG.

Kind regards

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