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Serinus pusillus - Kara iskete

Serinus pusillus - Kara iskete
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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/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-24 13:24
Viewed: 4807
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My Aladağlar Mts trip series continue with a small passerine bird species, Serinus pusillus (Pallas, 1811) – Kara İskete [TR], Red-Fronted Serin [EN], after an interval of 22 days.
It was captured in Mücan Plateau of the Aladağlar Mts. with elevation of 2602 m a.s.l. and coordinates of 37o 53'09.4" N; 35o 08'22.2" E.
They visit often water sources and springs and they are seen in small groups in thistle patches, eating their seeds.
This was taken from ruins of Turkish nomads (yörük)' plateau basic settlements. It is a young bird of S. pusillus with buff-brown heads. Adults have a blackish or sooty plumage with the foreparts are sooty and the forehead is red.
This species is a small one of the finch family Fringillidae and it occurs in the Caucasus and the higher mountains of Turkiye and Iran in breeding season. In winter, it can seen in Central Anatolia. Uludağ Mountain of Bursa Province is the most popular area in Western Turkiye for observation.

When I prepared this original note, I used partly Turkish tranlation by K.A. Boyla of Heinzel et al. (1995) and Wikipedia.
I also dedicate this shot to Ho Tony (gracious), who writes many good critiques for my posts, from New Zeland.

Juyona, haraprasan, cuckooroller, koruklu, gracious, Necipp has marked this note useful
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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-24 15:20]

Hola Ahmet,
Bonita captura, sensacional iluminación...
buenos detalles, color natural,

henüz gözlemlemediğim bir tür...
ellerinize sağlık Ahmet hocam.yakınlaşma ve netlik bence çok iyi.en azından bir daha gördüğümde kesin "kara iskete" diyebilirim :)

Dr netlik ve kompozisyon çok güzel. Renkler ve arka plam da oldukça başarılı. Tebrikler. Mustafa

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-09-24 23:30]

Hi Ahmet
lovely comp with great bg the oof flowers are a big point

Hi Ahmet,
For a second it had me going as the shadows make the coverts tips appear a little buffy. Nice little guy - first winter. Not too many photos of the juveniles around. Nice shot!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-25 4:37]

Ahmet, very thoughtful bird with such a lovely eye catch. The image is sharp with lovely POV. Ganesh

Merhaba my dear friend Ahmet,
My sincere thanks for the dedication and I am honoured from a far distance friend from Turkey!
well captured with good use of light from an angle that brings perfect exposure and focus!
very good clarity with so much details on the bird
thanks once again and regards you and family

Hi Ahmet,
A lovely capture of this bird. Nice details and POV. I like the composition and framing very much. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Merhaba Ahmet cok guzel cekmisin poz ve isik/exposure, compositionda cok guzel, notlarin her zamanki gibi bilgili eline saglik selamlar Necip.

nice to see a young one, greetings Ori

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