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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-24
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-26 1:10
Viewed: 5318
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 115
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken early in the morning
near Buyukcekmece Lake with Canon 1ds Mark II,
Canon 500mm f4 lens+1.4TC. from carwindow.
Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Great Reed Warbler
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Great Reed Warbler
Conservation status
Least Concern
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Acrocephalus
Species: A. arundinaceus
Binomial name
Acrocephalus arundinaceus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
The Great Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus, is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It breeds in Europe and westernmost temperate Asia. It is migratory, wintering in tropical Africa. It does not breed in Great Britain, but is a regular visitor.
This passerine bird is a species found in large reed beds, often with some bushes. 3-6 eggs are laid in a basket nest in reeds. Some pairs are monogamous, but others are not and unpaired males without territory usually father some young also (Leisler & Wink 2000).
This is a large Song Thrush-sized warbler, 16-20cm in length. The adult has an unstreaked brown back and buff underparts. The forehead is flattened, and the bill is strong and pointed. It is very like a giant Reed Warbler, but with a stronger supercilium. The sexes are identical, as with most warblers, but young birds are richer buff below. Like most warblers, it is insectivorous, but will take other small prey items.
The song is very loud and far carrying. It is a slow, chattering jit-jit-jit with typically acrocephaline whistles and mimicry added.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-26 1:40]

hello Omer,
This is really a wonderful fine shot, with an excellent composition. The colours are so subtle, the position of the bird ideal and a wonderful natural surrounding. Bravo
Best regards

Very good composition and details.

Selam Ömer bey... ee bu kadar aradan sonra bir süpriz gerekiyordu zaten... monogamik (tek eşli) bir kuşu da sayenizde öğrenmiş oldum. Nefis ve ayrıca da fantastik bir çekim olmuş. Ellerinize sağlık. Işığınız bol olsun...

Hi Omer,
A lovely capture of this beautiful bird. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Omer,
It is a kind of special; I guess it is through the early morning light. I do like that specific light very much.
Besides the image is well composed.
Well done!

Hello Omer,

Excellent composition. Very good sharpness. I like the light and the colours very much.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-26 2:53]

Hola amigo,
bela captura y pov,
interesante momento y efectivo foco...

Hi Omer,
An artistic compostition, lovely pose.
Good exposure in the low-light with nice detail/DOF, and POV.
A bit of noise overall is visible on my monitor, what ISO did you use on this one?
Well done & TFS!

Love the diagonal here of the perch and the Warbler. Great composition! Very calming effect somehow - serene, simple and elegant.

A well seen and artistically composed image of this Warbler, Omer.
Your infrequent posts are worth waiting for.
This is yet another superb shot from your archive.
TFS and regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-26 7:33]

Hello Omer,
Another very beautiful composition from you! This time a brilliant capture of the Great Reed Warbler singing. There is a very nice early morning feeling about this and technically it is very fine! I can almost hear it singing!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-26 7:36]

Hi Omer.That one long lens with the converter to hold from a car window. But its worked ok. You have captured this Warbler with good detail and colours in the fethers. i like the pose on the reed. well done TFS.

bonjour omer
tres bonne photo de cet oiseau que je n'ai jamais vu mais je sais qu'il y en a pas tres loin de chez moins.je ne connais pas son nom en français alors si vous pouvez me le donner je suis preneur.
merci du partage.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-26 9:47]

Hi Omer,

Each day I look to see if you have posted a new picture and today I am happy to see this wonderful Warbler. What a nice sight to see from your car window and how well you executed this shot. The position of the bird, the pose and opened beak, the colors and clarity are all superb. I love the diagonal perch and the blowing leaves. A marvelous composition.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-26 10:11]

merhaba omer
bu guzel kamiscini dogal ortamiyla birlikte guzelce kadrajlamissin
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, flu arka fon basarili olmus
eline saglik

Seher vakti çekilmiş nefis bir resim, harika bir kompozisyon Ömer, ellerine sağlık dostum.

Splendido ritratto di cannareccione, bellissima composizione con la classica posa sulle canne e la fantastica atmosfera mattutina, ottima nitidezza, molto belli i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

I see why they call it the Reed Warbler. It does seem to be warbling on a reed.
It looks quite comical with its crest ruffled up.
Nice capture.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-05-27 0:57]

I love the Title Ömer. Yes, he is serenading his love. It's a wonderful capture, and even the soft BG seems to fit in the composition perfectly.
Thank you. . .

Ömer merhaba , zor ışık koşullarında iyi bir fotoğraf olmuş , eline sağlık .

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-27 5:27]

Hello Omer, Is it sining a song announcing something? Lovely view and focus and also superb lighting of the frame. Excellent composition. Ganesh

Merhaba Omer, splendid diagonal composition with fantastic singing bird in great pose, wonderful colors and perfect focus, superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ömer Bey harika resim. Elinize sağlık. selamlar.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-28 9:40]

Hello Omer,
A fine capture of a Great Reed Warbler singing at dawn, a time when they expose themselves more readily as you have caught in this image.
Technically excellent and the composition on the reed stem is great.
Thanks for sharing this beauty (I can almost hear him singing!)

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-28 9:51]

Selam Ömer bey çok güzel görüntülemişsiniz. Elinize emeğinize sağlık.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-05-28 10:07]

marvelous capture, oke you hamust have sme extra luck for the perfect composition, but when I see this, I said wauw amasing shot, fantastic photojob here, have a nice evening.
gr. jaap

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-28 10:10]

Hi Omer,
Outstanding shot of this cute Reed warbler singing out from that lean perch. Very impressive sharpness and colours on its plumage with superb light and exposure handling. Looks majestic against the darkish BG. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-05-28 10:12]

Hello Omer,
Very nice shot, he's singing his heart away.
Marvelous capture, beautiful colors and superb sharpness..
Very Well done...


Merhaba Omer,
I compliment for this fine shot of Warbler!
best composition with perfect frame in good sharpness, wonderful colour and superb details
first class quality of 5 images

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-05-28 12:35]

Hi Omer

I love the pose and the way you have caught it mid sond. The colour tones are attractive, it is beautifully composed and the DOF is spot on



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-28 20:50]

Hello Omer

A beautiful capture with lovely composition.
The pov and dof is well handled.
Good use of the lighting,you have created a lovely mood here.
The reed cuts through the frame nicely.
Excellent timing ,the singing bird is well captured in mid song.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-05-29 9:20]

Merhaba Ömer bey bu seranadcı kamışçın çok güzel olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

Mario with regards.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-30 2:47]

HI Omer,
Super capture this, a bery beautiful composition. I wish one could have cut back on the noise. Though I tried a WS,I did not want to post it.Either you lost details or the noise remained. But i admire the beauty of this composition.
Very well done.
TFS & cheers

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-31 10:32]

Hola Omer.
Great camera and lens work. Your have a great talent as photographer My friend.
Beautiful image and excellent note to read.
TFS and have a nice weekend.

Hey Omer!
I'm so sorry I missed this one out!
this warbler has come out very sharp, and the ligh is beautiful!
very well done!

Hello Omer. Another top quality first class capture of a bird. Stunning perch against the negative background. Excellent sharpness and detail in pleasant crop. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-06-01 2:42]

Hi Omer,
Superb capture with nice composition. Nice BG and sharp picture.


On the road now and just marking now, will be back later...


Ömer bey tekrar selam. Nefis bir kare eliize sağlık.

Buda cok guzel Omer bey.kusun pozu harika.elinize saglik.Leyla

Hallo Omer
This is a lovely image with such a lot of personality displayed on the birds face. Such a cute opened beak and the patch of black feathers standing up straight on its head is really gorgeous. I also like the way in which you have captured this little one with its head tilted slightly. It is a lovely moment shared with us. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Omer, this is a beautiful composition of this Great Reed Warbler on this long reed. I like the corner to corner fill of the frame with the way the reed is positioned. You have a nice balance between the bird and the head of the reed, with a good colour balance between the two as well. That sky makes a great backdrop for the two of them. Judging from your equipment, you were obviously a long distance from the bird when you captured this, yet the shot is tack sharp. You even caught the bird singing. Awesome.

Thanks, John

Hello Omer,
very beautiful shot with excellent composition and superb pov.
no more words just wonderful.

Title resmin kendisine yakismis Omer Bey. Gercekten cok guzel durmus... cypturk

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-03 10:53]

Hello Omer!

This picture is simply beautifull. Not only nature but arty and poetic. Very high quality and unique composition and moment.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-07-26 19:15]

Hello Omer,
lovely composition and of great clarity.
Well muted background and lovely and careful shot.
Well done.


Wonderful, moody photograph, clear picture!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-09 10:47]

Hello Omer,
A great capture, lovely lighting here and very fine composition! I also like the colours and the nice background here.Best regards,

Hello Omer,
Beautiful photograph of Great Reed Warbler. I appreciate the lighting, color tones & excellent POV with details.

Hi Ömer,
Beautiful capture of this singing bird.
Very well composed.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-02 4:32]

Hi Omer.
This is last your picture without my comments. I wish to have more opportunity to watch your masterpieces in 2009. Have a Happy New Year, a lot of time for photography and TN-life, many new pictures, points and comments.

Pictured scene is stunning and quality of its reproduction is outstanding. Both main subject (amazing bird and thin ear) and perfectly coloured and smoothed BG are wonderful. POV and composition of the shot are sot on too. Bravo and my compliments.

Hi Omer,

good capture and composition of this little songbird.
Nic pov, bg and dof.
Beutiful colours.


hello Omer

excellent photography of the Great Reed Warbler,
shot with fine POV nd appropriate vertical framing,
excellent focus of the bird and where it is perched,
excellent sharpness and details, the catch-light
render the photo always more beautiful, TFS


Una toma diferente de esta curiosa ave que no conocía. Resolviste muy bien el encuadre, nada fácil en esta toma.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

A great capture, with a perfect timing. The composition is excellent too. Congratulations,

hello Omer
i like the title very much, it's a good title for this singing bird
this shot is very well composed with sharp details and beautiful colors
Have a ggod niht

Merhaba My Friend,
Composition-wise this photo's fantastic, with great title, but the bg noise is way too much and the bird seems like oversharpened a bit - or it was caused by the high ISO settings. Pity, it should have been a brilliant photo without these mistakes. Probably the contrast's a bit too few, too.
Regards, László

Hello Omer! Amazing contrast and sharpness, ideal natural light and colours, god background, very good exposure. Original effect. Well done!

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