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Serinus serinus - Kanarya

Serinus serinus - Kanarya
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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: 2008-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-06 17:25
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Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today's post is fourth from my last Denizli trip. It belongs to a beautiful and cute passerine bird,
Serinus serinus
(Linnaeus, 1758) – Kanarya, Küçük İskete [TR], Serin, European Serin [EN].
The species is from the family FRINGILLIDAE and one of two species of the genus Serinus Koch, 1816 in Turkiye. Second species is S. pusillus (Pallas, 1811)
– Kara İskete (Red-Fronted Serin) (my previous post on the link). Somebody listed three species with S. citrinella (Pallas, 1764) (sometimes as Carduelis citrinella)- Alp İsketesi (Citril Finch)] from Turkiye.
S. serinus is a small bird with 11.5 cm in size.
I saw and took it at the entrance of Honaz Dağı [Mountain] National Park, parking my car edge of pine (Pinus brutia) forest. Just stop the car, it came and roosted on an apple tree near us. I think the distance 4 m.
Well, the species is winters in Hatay Province, the most south corner of the country. It is resident in other regions, except for Eastern and Southeastern Turkiye. It is relatively rare in the Central Anatolia and Eastern Karadeniz [Black Sea].
I hope you will like it. best wishes.

Karataş, A. & Sözen, M., 2008 [in press], Kuşlar [Aves], pp. 178-287, in: Karataş, A., Karataş, A. & Sözen, M. (Eds.), Aladağlar'dan Bolkarlar'a "Niğde’nin Biyolojik Çeşitliliği” [Biodiversity of Niğde -from the Aladağ Mts to the Bolkar Mts-], Niğde, 350 pp.

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Hello Ahmet,
Excellent composition and point of view, superb
sharpness and depth of field, beautiful colors
and fantastic details, those puffy feathers
are excellent, nice pose and good timing.

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
This European Serin really looks cute and beautiful!
very well captured with the good pose of it in perfect sharpness, good colour and details
many thanks for the friendship and sharing always
your contribution and dedication is highly appreciated here
greeting to you and family

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-06 23:40]

Gunaydin Ahmet Bey,
Yakaladiginiz poz cok sevimli. Elinize saglik

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-06 23:44]

Hi Ahmet

Great pose and lovely close-up of this Serin. Nice colour and good detail too.


Hoca eline sağlık, bir kıbrıslı tabiri ile:) "missss, missss" , daldaki oturuş, dalın durumundan tut kuşun boynunun yönelişine kadar herşey harika. Enfes olmuş. Eline sağlık. Selamlar,

Ahmet Hocam her açıdan nefis bir kare. Elinize sağlık. Selamlar.

Ahmet Hocam çok güzel olmuş. Elinize sağlık. Selamlar. Bahadır

Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful bird. Lovely details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-07 1:50]

Yes, Ahmet,
this is one little cuties that you have shared with us.Nice to see that catchlight in its eye and a great pose with those fluffed up feathers.The blurred BG helps focus on the birdie very well.
TFS & cheers

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-07 2:50]

Hello Ahmet, How beautiful it is. Nice small and cute. I like the way it is sitting on the branch. Excellent composition and lovely clarity. Ganesh

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-07 5:38]

Ahmet Hocam elinize sağlık.çok güzel olmuş. Selamlar.

Serinofiller derneği üyelerinin bayılacağı bir sahne olmuş Ahmed'im, bir serçeyi kafes dışında görmek hakikaten hoş oluyor, sağolasın!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-07 9:38]

Hi Ahmet,beautifull moment to take this bird,excellent quality of light,sharpenss and colours and very nice background,thanks for share and for the interesting note too,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-07 10:08]

Hello Ahmet,
Very remarkable photo of this Serin in this special pose. Very beautiful natural colours and excellent sharpness and details. Nice composition and POV.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-07 12:01]

Hi Ahmet

What a fabulous shot of this pretty bird.
Good POV and a great profile pose with the bird turning its head to loombehind.
Excellent details.
Well saturated colours and nice light too.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-07 13:02]

Hi Ahmet,
a great shot!
The pose is very cool :-)
Sharp with fine detail and great clarity.
Natural light and brilliant colours.
Superb composition.
I've just broken my 100-400! It fell on to the front while it was extended to 400mm now there's a grating sound when you zoom in and out which I'm not going to do until it's fixed in case I make it worse! I don't think it's too serious though... hopefully!


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-07 14:11]

merhaba dostum
Denizli sandigi gayet iyiymis...
guzel bir tur ve guzel bir cekim
arka fonu, renkleri, detaylari ve notuyla nefis bir sunum
eline saglik

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-08 3:33]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Arka fon,renkler ve kuşun pozu çok güzel.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-08 12:27]

Hello Ahmet,
A lovely composition showing this little Serin in a fine pose showing off its lovely speckled plumage. Great focus, excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. Good light too and a lovely soft background.
Many thanks and kind regards, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-08 12:41]

Hi Ahmet. This is a very good picture of this bird. You have used your lens so well to give you good detail and colours. a nice POV /DOF. well done TFS.

Merhaba Ahmet arkaplan cok guzel olmus kusu guzel gosteriyor. Resim net ve guzel ayarlamisin, iyi aksamlar, selamlar Necip

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-08 15:47]

Hola Ahmet.
Fina foto. Hermosos colores en amarillo de este pequeño pajarillo. La pose y el fondo lucen de sobremanera. Una interesante nota escrita.
Saludos My friend.

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-05-09 2:50]

Merhaba Mustafa abi çok güzel, biraz unsharp mı vermeliydi bilmiyorum ama başarılı olmuş. Eline sağlık..

Hola Ahmet.
Precioso canario (como yo, canario, no precioso, je)
Buen encuadre y buen PoV.
Un saludo y buen fin de semana, Jl.

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