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Phylloscopus trochilus

Phylloscopus trochilus
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-02 16:08
Viewed: 3381
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In last weekend, I visited again Aladağlar Mts National Park. In last Saturday, I was in Mücan Yaylası (High Plateau) for birding during all daytime. I observed many bird species and I took their photographs. One of them is this small greenish-yellow bird on rock with lichens. I identified it as Phylloscopus trochilus (L., 1758) - Söğütbülbülü [TR], Willow warbler [EN].
It has similar habitus with Phylloscopus collybita (Vieillot, 1817).
Nowadays, it migrates and common in many kind of places, e.g. valley, steppes, mountains, especially scrubs.

More information about this species should be taken from BirdGuides and Wikipedia.

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I like the composition of this little guy. He has a soft, appealing look about him. By that, I mean his feathers. The lighting is subtle and the background helps bring him out, in part, I think because of the contrast. He sort of has a snobbery about him, doesn't he? As if he doesn't care for his photo being taken!

Dr güzel foto. Kompozisyon ve arka plan çok iyi. Eline sağlık. Mustafa

Hello Ahmet,
This is an interesting specie and beautiful composition. I agree with the fact that the picture is a little soft and I don’t quite understand why. I thought that it might be coming form the movement of the bird but when I looked at this shutter speed you used my question remained ;) This is a lovely capture anyway and this bird reminds me a bit of the American Goldfinch we have here. Thanks,

Hi Ahmet,
A beautiful bird you have captured. Nice POV and details with an excellent background. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Çok sveimli bir kuş ve öyle güzel bir açıdan yakalanmış ki uzunsüre seyretmek gerekiyor.
Taş üzerindeki turuncu yosunlarda güzel yakışmış.
Elinize sağlık.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-03 3:23]

Ahmet very nice shot and lovely BG. The compo is very nice and also the POV. The bird actually looking the otherway makes the picture lively. Ganesh

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-09-03 22:45]

very well done. great pov, composition. tfs

Nice portrait. I love Phylloscopus warblers. I study Arctic Warblers (Phylloscopus borealis) in Alaska and this species reminds me greatly of them. Regarding the image: I like clean background and posture, though I wish the tail were not cut off. the bird is a touch unsharp, but other than that, a solid image. Nice work.

-Dave Shaw

Slama Ahmet. Your long zoom lens work wonders with bird shots. The sharp details of the plumage is so consistent and the shallow depth is signatory of your composition. Well done and have a nice day. Regards. Jusni

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