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Christmas Song

Christmas Song
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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: 2009-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS + 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos of birds singing, jacqueline's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-22 22:54
Viewed: 5225
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 106
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for your critiques on my previous post.
This photo was taken near Buyukcekmece Lake.
I would like to wish MERRY CHRISTMAS to all Christian Friends on TN!
Thanks for looking...

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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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-22 23:05]

Merhaba Ömer,
This is the best capture of a Great Reed Warbler that I have seen!
The singing pose. POV, sharpness, lighting, eye contact and uncluttered BG all in a fine composition make this a professional top quality shot. A fine way to celebrate the Festive Season!
I wish you and your family happiness and health in 2010!

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-22 23:16]

Hello Omer.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEARS 2010 for you and your family.
Wonderful capture.Moment you caught is great.I liked colors,details,warm lighting and composition a lot.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Abyta Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 34] (130)
  • [2009-12-22 23:32]

Merhaba Omer,
Excellent capture of singing bird! Lovely pose and beautiful colors, very nice details, wery well composed.
Many thanks for greetings for you and for Great Reed Warbler.
Best regards,

hello Omer,
what I can say...an exceptional output of photo...! bravo!
thank you for the wishes!
keep photographing! TFS

Dear Omer

It is as if I would hear the bird singing. Your picture is touching and fascinating at the same time. Touching because of the expression of the picture combined with the title, fascinating because of the perfect technical aspects and the overall pleasant impact.

Kind regards, and merry Christmas


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-23 1:53]

Hi Omer,wonderful idea for the Christmas card.What a great timing to take the pic and what a fantastic abstract background! A impressive and professional composition!My best compliments,i wish you all the best and thanks for share,LUCIANO

Ömer bey süper zamanlama. Harika bir fotoğraf.
Emeğinize sağlık.

Ömer Bey,
Bu kuştan geçen yıl ben de çekmiştim bir kaç poz,bunlar insanı görünce hemen telaşla korku çanlarını çalan türlerden,ya da ben öyle zannettim.Son derece kaliteli ve estetik olmuş bu noel şarkısı söyleyen kuş fotoğrafınız.Emeğinize sağlık.
Bi slavên germ


Dear Omer,
You chose a very interesting Bird to present your Christmas Song:

The Reed Warblers weave the cup-shaped nest relatively deeper the most other “waterfront homes” , the female almost vanishes inside it, but the depth prevents the eggs from falling out, as the nest sways in the wind.

Cuckoos seem to like Warblers as “Foster Parents” - however Reed Warblers very often spot the replacement and throw the egg out of the nest.
Last not least,their compulsion to feed an open mouth is so strong, that even Warblers flying past a nest with an "open mouth" will make a detour to answer the persistent call of a cuckoo for food...

Your beautiful image is especially attractive to view thanks to the pastel couloured background.

The sharp detail remind me AGAIN - how thin the legs and tiny the claws are.

The colours are simply stunning - a stunning presentation.

Enjoy the rest of your day,
Kind regards

Hello Omer,
a fantastic capture of the Great Reed Warbler taken from an excellent POV in a marvellous warbling posture, outstanding sharpness and wonderful colours, very pleasing composition with a superb OOF BG.
Happy Christmas feast and day to you and your family too.
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Omer,
Wonderful composition with the Great Reed Warbler.
Excellent sharp details and great blurred background.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-23 3:43]

Hello Omer,
Fantastic photo of this Great Reed Warbler. The singing pose is marvelous. Excellent sharpness, details, POV and composition. Very beautiful light and natural colours, also in the OOF BG.
Wish you all the best in good health,

Baslik cok guzel. sarkisini soylerken cok guzel cekmissiniz.
Pozu cok hos. Elinize saglik. selamlar. Iyi yillar.

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-23 3:46]

Hola Omer,
beautiful work
with nice environment,
attractive singer with fine pov.
Merry Christmas friend

  • Great 
  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2009-12-23 5:38]

Tek kelimeyle kusursuz olmus.

Ciao Omer. Fantastic dynamic and lightning capture wit magnifcent playing of light and very good details. Nice compo. Best compliments.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-23 6:14]

Wonderful sharp capture this lovely Great Reed Warbler!
Colors are fantastic!
Thanks for your wish and have a great Christmas!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-23 6:22]

Hello Omer
Great capture like always...excellent details, natural colors and nice scene

Ömer bey, süper:) ağzı yırtılırcasına ötüyormuş demekki.
Harika zamanlama.. emeğinize sağlık.

Ömer bey. zamanlamanız yine müthiş. Süper kaliteli bir çekim.
Üstat elinden çıktığı belli oluyor. Saygılar.

Merhaba Omer,

An excellent close-up of this Great Reed Warbler with beautiful natural colors, sharpness & details. Great POV, pose & setting. Very well taken, composed & presented.

TFS & salam.


hello Omer
this is a very -very-very good sharpness picture
super good pose and great details with beautiful colours
greeting lou

  • Great 
  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-12-23 11:02]

Enfes, emeklerine ellerine sağlık Ömer ağbi.
Selamlar saygılar,

Ömer bey yine enfez bir çekim. Süper detaylar ve kompozisyon.
Elinize sağlık.

Merhaba Omer, thanks for your Merry Christmas, lovely singing bird against splendid blurry BG, wonderful colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Omer bey.. her zman oldugu gibi harika bir guzellik... Tebrikler...

hello Omer!
I can hear the singing of Christmas ....
impressive and with great quality the work for this portrait of Great Reed Warbler
perfect chromatism in the details of composition

I wish you a happy Christmas with your family

  • Great 
  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-23 13:45]

Ömer bey. İyi gecler. Harika zamanlama. Demek bu kuş da Hristiyan:) mükkemmel renkler ve detaylar. Ellerinize sağlık.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-23 15:42]

Hi Omer,

Another example of your magnificent photography. This Warbler is absolute perfection. You captured him at just the right moment with his beak wide opened in song. The colors and details of his face and feathers are beautiful. I love the orange beak and the orange in the amazing eye. The pose, background, composition are all elegant. Happy Holidays to you and your family and all good wishes for the new year.


  • Noisette Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
  • [2009-12-23 16:33]

Hello Omer
WOW ! what a beautiful image, superb composition and amazing details on bird and plant, i LOVE his beak open for singing and the color tones of the BG
Have a good night and Happy Christmas to you too

Dostum her zmanki gibi enfes bir kare:))
Awazının çıktığı kadar bağırıyor gibi:)
Bilmediğim bir tür:) eminim sesi güeldir.
Ellerine sağlık. İyi ve keyifli günler diliyorum sana.


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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-23 22:30]

Wow Omer!
Simply perfect. I'm not able to say something, even good things, only thanks for show us this gift.
Best wishes,

Hello Omer,

A lovely composition and a funny pose!
Excellent details in the plumage and the colours are perfectly reproduced...
I notice the fine 3D effect..!

Pablo -

hello Omer,

an very nice image from you with good pov and dof.
He sings his song and thts a nice song.
Fine natural colours.


  • Great 
  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-12-24 3:13]

Bir de sesi güzel olsaymış :)
Çok güzel bir fotoğraf olmuş Ömer bey, kutlarım.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-25 21:44]

Hello Omer, and "Merry Christmas"
Thank you for posting such a beautiful little bird singing his Christmas Song for us. As usual, the detail and colors are gorgeous and the composition is very eye pleasing!! Great work!!

Wonderful capture this lovely little bird who sing a great Christmas song!
Congratulation for the sharp details and lovely colors.
Have a great day!

Merhaba Omer,
ooohhh, this moment is so heard-warming, I love it very much, excellent sharpness, everything is perfect, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-27 7:03]

Hi Omer.
Once more brilliant by subject and quality shot from you. Charming bird on impressive stem is looked amazingly as well as breathtaking BG. My congratulations and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-27 7:55]

Hello Ömer,
I'm sorry I'm late for this wonderful capture of the singing Reed Warbler! Fantastic timing and lovely sharp details. Beautiful colours and a very beautiful composition too!
Many thanks and I wish you all the best for the coming year! Kind regards,Ulla

hello Omer

thank you for your wishes and i wish you to post
many and many photos like this in 2010,
WOW ! everything is perfect on your photo,
the POV, the framing, the focus, sharpness
and deails, the background and you clicked
the photo of the bird's best moment, TFS


Hello Omer,

Hello friend, I am glad to see like your picture break records of points! and rightly so!
Each is a clear demonstration of talent, where light, colors, details and a great skill to compose, combine to give us beautiful and interesting views of these birds.

I wish you a happy new year together with your family and all your loved ones. I appreciate that you shared with us in TN this year and I look forward to enjoying your job next year.


Preciosa Omer: Indiscutiblemente, para mí, eres uno de los mejores fotógrafos de Tn.
Gran naturalidad del conjunto y mucho dinamismo.

Saludos: J. Ignasi.

  • Great 
  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2009-12-29 3:53]

Hello Omer,
fantastic image, the quality is magnificent in colors and clarity. Just release, sober and well-balanced composition.
Happy New Year to you and to your close relations.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-29 5:01]

Hello Omer,
Just perfect! Most beautiful bird-picture, a pleasure for our eyes.
Thanks so much.
Best wishes for 2010
Kind regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-12-30 5:13]

Merhaba Omer Bey,
Zamanlamaniz ve yakaladiginiz poz cok hos :o) Ellerinize saglik

Merhaba Ömer bey,

Ana temaya olan odaklanma başarısı ile dikkat çeken güzel bir çalışma.
Güzel bir tür ve güzel şarkı söylediği belli.
Kırmızı gözlerinin canlı ve parlak görüntüsü, fotoğrafın netlik ayarının çok ustaca ayarlandığının da göstergesi.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık. Paylaşım için teşekkürler


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-30 11:52]

Ömer bey selamlar,
Çok da yakışmış ...
Net alan derinliği, detaylar ve renkler harika kullanılmış.
Yeni Yıl, Mutluluklar getirsin,

Hallo Omer
I am sure in my imagination I can hear the pretty song this bird is singing, and it is really beautiful. How relaxing the sound of it. This red eyed Great Reed Warbler is indeed a lovely bird with striking details and features and you have captured it beautifully. The contrast between the red eye and beak against the blurred green and brown grasses is absolutely delightful and such a pleasure to look at. The dried grass tassel it is resting on adds a special delight to this already gorgeous image. A definite PPP – Pretty perfect picture. The colours are marvellous. Thanks for sharing. I wish you and your family the all of the best, which you so well deserve. May you have a wonderful photographic year in 2010. Best regards.

What perfect timing and I love the frame, the emotion and the entire composition.
A very Happy and prosperous New Year to you and your loved ones!

  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-02 14:41]

Merhaba Omer,
Yeni bir 2010 yılı sağlık, mutluluk ve istediğin ile istiyorum.
Benim galeri Ziyaret ve faute yorum için teşekkür ederiz yaptı.
Yeni yıl için resimler bekliyorum!
Almanya'nın en iyi düşünceler,

P.S. Ne yazık ki artık gülümsüyor.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2010-01-03 23:04]

Hello Omer,
Fantastic picture of the Great reed warbler with a ruby red eye and painted mouth. Excellent POV, sharpness and details in the plumage. Beautiful lighting and a lovely background that looks like fine brush stokes on a canvas and the good singing pose makes it a remarkable shot.
Thanks for the share,

usta çekimlerinizden birini daha zevkle izliyorum, Ömer Bey. zamanlama harika, çekim harika. renkler, netlik ve açı da çok çok güzel. elinize sağlık, selamlar.

Merhaba Ömer bey,
Absolutely top notch photo of the singing male Great Reed Warbler. Fantastic pose, sharpness, timing, colors - and beside these I especially like the well blurred, non-busy background, which isolates the main subject quite well. Masterful image, MF, bravo.
Best regards, László

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-17 4:55]

Hello Omer,
Your talent for bird pictures are amazing, and this quality image is an excellent example. Great work Omer, thnak you for sharing.

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