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Cercotrichas galactotes - Cali Bulbulu

Cercotrichas galactotes - Cali Bulbulu
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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: 2008-08-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-18 2:40
Viewed: 5344
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my all friends,
I have been far from TN and you for about one month. During this period, I have visited many place in Turkiye. After Turkish Mediterranean [Akdeniz] coast, we (with Ferhat) went to Kilis, Gaziantep and Ş.Urfa and we came back to Niğde. We collected many good data for our bats and their parasites. We found also some scorpions.
Now we are in Posof (Ardahan Prov.), several kilometres from Georgian border.
This species Cercotrichas galactotes (Temminck, 1820) - Çalı Bülbülü [TR], Rufous Bush Robin [EN] (PASSERIFORMES: TURDIDAE). It breeds in Mediterranean countries (incl. Turkiye), east to Pakistan. It winters in East Africa and India.
It erects and fans often its long and rufous tail. This shot was taken in Birecik. My special thanks to Dr. Hüseyin Meşe from Nizip (Gaziantep) for short safari. Dedication for my three good friends; Hüseyin Meşe (efsus), Volkan Pek (volkan) and Fatih İzler (izler) for cordial interesting.

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Hi Ahmet,
Excellent capture of Rufous Bush Robin with nice agile pose, good composition and eye contact, sharp deatails and nicely blurred BG.

great capture, i did not see this one for a long time, TFS ori

Merhaba Ahmet,
This is a very streamlined bird and you got it in a stretched pose.
I like your close approach and the details on its plumage.
Well composed and presented image.
Good work and thanks for the post.
Best regards,

Hi Ahmet

Great capture of this bush robin. Good composition, POV and sharpness.


Ahmedim selamlar harika bir çalı bülbülü karesi olmuş. Ellerine sağlık.
Kıbrıs'tan selamlar

Hi Ahmet
What nice little bird with cool pose you have here!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-18 9:45]

Hi Ahmet,

Sounds as though your trip is very succesful. I don't think I have seen this bird before. He is quite elegant looking with that marvelous tail. Lovely colors. fine details, and a wonderful pose.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-18 13:15]

Hi Ahmet. What a interesting bird one i have never seen so thanks for posting. I like the pose you have capture with the bird holding his head up high and his tail out. just like our Robin will do. You have taken it with good detai land colours. well done TFS.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-08-18 13:51]

Hocam harika bir kare çıkarmışsın nizip taraflarından..
bu güzel hediyen için teşekkürler..
iyi çalışmalar..

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-18 13:51]

merhaba hocam
bu güzel hediye için teşekkür ederim
poz ve göz teması nefis
renkler ve detaylar da başarılı
eline sağlık
görüşmek üzere

hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful bush robin. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Been awhile you get connected! and how are you!
Many thanks for sharing this lovely pose on the Rufous Bush Robin!
very good and beautiful details on the plummage with wonderful colour
take care and sincere regards from NZ

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-22 1:30]

Merhaba Ahmet,
An fine close capture of Rufous Bush Robin from a fine low POV in a great pose and taken with fine sharpness.
Eline saglik,

Salam Ahmet. I'm sure your trip is fruitful. Images shared here is so brilliant. The perch is so unique and the sharpness is flawless. Wonderful shot and all the best to you. Warmest regards. Jusni

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-24 4:17]

Hello Ahmet,
ou must be having a fantastic time travelling around in your beautiful country with so much wildlife to see! Lovely capture of this Rufous Bush Robin in a nice pose showing its lovely tail feathers. Sharp details and beautiful colours too against the soft background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

merhaba Ahmet bey.
Netlik harika elinize sağlık.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-08-25 10:25]

Hello Ahmet,
From the last weeks I had a lot of photos to work off. This one I enjoy very well. What a beauty in an excellent exposure and attitude. Very good quality!
Kind regards,

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