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Cretzschmar's Bunting

Cretzschmar's Bunting
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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favourite naturescapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-03-04 23:59
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Points: 34
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Cretzschmar's Bunting

Binomial name:
Binomial name:
Emberiza caesia
Cretzschmar, 1827

Tr name: Kızıl kirazkuşu

Scientific classification :
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
Species: E. Caesia

The Cretzschmar's Bunting, Emberiza caesia, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.

It breeds in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and the coastal countries along the eastern edge of the Mediterranean. It is migratory, wintering in the Sudan. It is a very rare wanderer to western Europe.

Cretzschmar's Bunting breeds on sunny open hillsides, with some bushes. It is mainly coastal or insular, and often breeds at lower levels than the closely-related Ortolan Bunting where both occur. It lays four to six eggs in a ground nest. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.

This bird is smaller than Ortolan. The breeding male has a grey head with orange moustaches. The upperparts are brown and heavily streaked, except on the rump, and the underparts are rusty orange. The stout bill is pink.

Females and young birds have a weaker head pattern, and are more similar to Ortolans. They can be distinguished by the warm brown rump and white eye-ring.

This bird was named after the German physician Philipp Jakob Cretzschmar.

From : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emberiza_caesia

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-05 0:10]

Merhaba Fikret,
A superb capture of E. caesia singing!
Excellent sharpness, natural colours, BG and composition on the top of a Quercus ilex bush agsinat a clean natural BG.
Cok tesekkür ederim,

Hi Fikret,

Fabulous rendition of the Cretzschmar's Bunting, beautiful rich colours,
Good composition and sharp,

Well done Fikret and TFS,


nefis türün harika bir karesi olmuş Fikret hocam
elinize sağlık..selamlarımla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-05 0:46]

Hello Fikret,
Excellent photo of this singing Cretzschmar's Bunting in beautiful colours. Very good sharpness, details and composition. Pleasing blurred BG.

Perfect macro, splendid composition, great colors and sharpness.

What a splendid photo, Fikret, with lovely colours, pose and detail and well isolated from the background. I would have preferred a little bit more space bottom and left but excellent as is. Well done.

A flawless and very attractive capture of this Bunting, Fikret.
The bird seems to be enjoying itself with its face turned upward, apprently in song.
The leaves sprouting out of its perch add great value to the picture's compositional quality.
Thanks and regards.

it is a wonderful capture indeed Fikret Yorgancioglu ! Bravo! The trigger on your camera has been pressed in the right moment! Superb composition and fantastic depth of field! The "all in one" Bigma performing superbly once again!
George Veltchev

Merhaba Fikret. Excellent compo with brigh colours and perfect POV. Very good POV for the bird in dynamic posture.


Merhaba Fikret
what a beautful capture of the Cretzschmar's Bunting, fantastic colours, very good sharpness, excellent POV and a very nice composition with a splendid environment
Best regards

Hello Fikret,
It is a lovely capture with such impressive details and fantastic focus.
Exceptional composition with razor sharp details, splendid natural colors and amazing clarity. Fantastic green blurred background.
Thanks for sharing!

hello Fikret
very good moment with great details and lovely colours
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-05 13:20]

Hello Fikret.
An outstanding moment, beautifully captured, details and BG are just perfect! TFS.Best regards Siggi

Selamlar fikret bey,
Çok güzel bir tür ve harika bir zamanlama.
En güzel dileklerimle Hoşcakalın.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-05 15:33]

Woow,it's so real that it seems to hear the bird singin'..hhee...what a timing and what a impressive quality in this difficult light od a cloudy day,fantastics colors,sharpness,details and composition.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Excellent photograph, good details and nice setting. regards yiannis

Yine harikalar yaratmışsın Fikret Dostum, insan stüdyoda saatlerce çalışsa böyle bir görüntüyü zor bir araya getirir, ama doğada sabırla bu da olabiliyor işte! Ellerine sağlık arkadaşım.

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