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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: 2008-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-10 1:41
Viewed: 3890
Points: 64
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Phylloscopus collybita
TR: Civgin

Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus collybita, is a common and widespread leaf warbler, named for its distinctive onomatopoeic song, which breeds in open woodlands throughout northern and temperate Europe and Asia.

It is a migratory passerine which winters in southern and western Europe, southern Asia and north Africa. Greenish-brown above and off-white below, it is named for its simple chiff-chaff song. It has a number of subspecies, some of which are now treated as full species. The female builds a domed nest on or near the ground, and assumes most of the responsibility for brooding and feeding the chicks, whilst the male has little involvement in nesting, but defends his territory against rivals, and attacks potential predators.

A small insectivorous bird, it is subject to predation by mammals, such as cats and mustelids, and birds, particularly hawks of the genus Accipiter. It may also acquire external or internal parasites. Its large range and population mean that its status is secure, although one subspecies is probably extinct.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Exposure Time: 1/256
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 400/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-02-17 12:11
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Canon 430EX Speedlite Flash

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Hi Selen,

Very good shot of Chiffchaff with very nice and unusual BG. Very good sharpness of details and good composition.

Thanks for sharing


Bellissimo primo piano di luì, ottimo POV, bellissime composizione e posa in sospeso sull'acqua, molto buoni i dettagli e bellissimi i colori e BG con i riflessi. Graziee complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Selen,
I discovered your beautiful gallery full of beautiful pictures, this one is particula nice, with that little and very nice bird, brava Selen
kind regards

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-04-10 2:38]

Bonjour Selen,

Excellente prise l'arriere plan est originale et contraste bien avel le sujet. Bravo pour les détails.

Hi Selen,

Exellent sharpness and pov with a lots of details.

beautiful colors.

Regards Gert

Hello Selen,
Excellent capture of the Chiff-chaff with good sharpness and details. Nice POV and pose capture. I wonder whether it is water that we see in the background?
Thanks for sharing this lovely picture,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-10 3:26]

Hello Selen,
This is probably one of the more unusual images of a Chiff-chaff, a species that is almost exclusively seen in bushes or trees.
Here you have a fine capture of one on a twig with the waters of Lake Bafa in the BG and it is shown with fine sharpness and from a pleasing POV.
An excellent image and thanks for sharing it!
Best wishes, Ivan

Hi Selen,

Good capture with excellent definition.Wonderful composition.

Minicik çıvgını güzel bir yerde yakalamışsın renkler,netlik derinlik,suyun görüntüsü çok güzel olmuş.ellerine saglık Selen

Hello Selen
Nice shot of this little one with unusual but cool BG.
Colours and details are good too :)

Dear Selen
Excellent shot of this Chiffchaff,
Perfect focusing,lighting and POV.Superb shot my friend.


Hi Selen,
Very good DOF and detail, it's well composed..
I like the watery OOF BG, it works well.
Nice color & a well managed exposure too :)

Merhaba Selene,
A very original POV and composition.
At first I tought the bird was floating on the water.
You managed pretty well to get this clear shot done.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Hi Selen
Wonderful capture with unusual BG
Nice pose and composition
Good sharpness and detail
tfs jon

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-10 10:16]

Hello Selen,
Very beautiful photo with the water in the BG.
Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Very good POV.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-10 10:55]

Merhaba Selen hanım çok sade ve şık olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

Hello Selen,
A good portrait of this "Chiffchaff" singer.

Selen merhaba,
Nefis bir arka planın önünde çok güzel bir kare oluşturmuşsun. Detaylar ve pozlama çok yerinde. Eline sağlık. Selamlar

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-10 12:39]

Hi Selen,

Lovely shot of the Chifchaf
nicely composed with the water as the BG, great pose and POV.
Nice Details and good colours too.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-10 13:03]

Hi Selen

A lovely shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-10 13:51]

Nice shot of this Chiffchaff, Selen!
I love the water BG.
Great lighting and perfect exposure.
Superb detail too.
Great catch-light in the eye.
Well done!


Merhaba Selen,
Lovely captured on this beautiful Chiffchaff over a nice colouration bg that makes it so outstanding
the subject is sharp with good colour and details
well done always

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-04-10 18:43]

Hi Selen,

Oh! she looks so beautiful on this very tiny branch!
Excellent details in the plumage, great catch light!
Love the soft natural colours!
Very nice!


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-10 19:21]

Hi Selen,
Wonderful shot of this cute bird with very impressive sharpness and lovely colours on its plumage. Superb lighting and exposure and the water effect as BG looks majestic. Great pose you have captured with a fine DOF and a well chosen top POV. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Selam Selen Hanım,
Çok tatlı bir kuş ve nefis yumuşak detaylar. Harika...
Elinize sağlık. Sağlıcakla,

Ps. Kıbrıs'tayken müsait olursam TN'e sizin için bir cigborek:) yükleyecegim. Aklımda... :-)

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-11 9:59]

Hello Selen,
What a nice and unusual BG!
Very nice job!

Hi Selene,
What a cute tinny bird! I like this pose you captured, beautiful details and "liquid" background :)! Its expression is somehow nostalgic or thoughtful, this is very nice. Thanks,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-11 11:28]

Hi Selen. Such a cute little bird which you have captured with fine detail and coloyrs. with a nice POV/DOF. TFS.
Nick.. good notes too.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-12 21:24]

Hello Selen

A lovely capture of this cute little chiffchaff.
The water in the BG has a wonderful look to it.
The colours are outstanding.
Excellent lighting .
The plumage detail is lovely.
Very good POV and DOF.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-04-13 12:20]

Hi Selen

What a charming shot of this bird. The BG is wonderful. Lovely sharp details and a sweet pose. Wonderful work



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-14 2:38]

Hello Selen,
Very fine shot of the little Chiffchaff against a background of water ripples. Great focus, fine light and colours and very well composed.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-14 9:19]

Hi Selen.
I think you managed to find a very rare and charming scene. Cute bird on thin twig is looked perfectly on such BG. Reflection in the water gives to image some charm. DOF is superb, details and sharpness of the main subject are great. Well done and best wishes.

Detaylar ve arka plan harika olmuş , eline sağlık Selen .

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