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Saxicola torquata

Saxicola torquata
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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pentaxfriend's favorites 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-03 13:39
Viewed: 3553
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saxicola torquata (Tr:Taş Kuşu)

The males have a black head, a white half-collar, a black back, a white rump, and a black tail; the wings are black with a large white patch on the top side of the inner wing. The upper breast is mostly (but see subspecies, below) dark orange-red, with a sharp or gradual transition to white or pale orange on the lower breast and belly. Females have brown rather than black above and on the head with an indistinct paler eyebrow line, chestnut-buff rather than orange below, and less white on the wings. Both sexes' plumage is somewhat duller and streakier outside the breeding season

Taş kuşu:
Boyları 11.5-13 cm. kadar olup, başları irice, kuyrukları kısadır. Erkeklerin başı, kuyruğu ve boğazı siyah, kanatlarında ise beyaz çizgi vardır. Dişiler daha kahverengi, kanatlarında daha az beyazlık vardır. Ötüşü 'tsak, tsak' ya da 'huii-tsak-tsak' şeklindedir. Çayır taşçalanı'nda olan göz çizgisi bunlarda yoktur, boğazlarıda daha koyu renktir.


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Hello Cahit,

Great capture.
Nice colours with excellent details.
Light,focus and definition are splendid.
Good composition.

Hi Cahit,
Very good capture of Stonechat male in good pose; great composition, sharp details and bright natural colours.

Nefis çekim, hoş kompozisyon Cahit, renk uyumu harika olmuş, ellerine sağlık dostum.

Merhaba Cahit Bey, nefis bir ku karesi daha. Alan derinliği, detaylar ve renkler muhteşem.
Elinize sağlık.


Hi Cahit,

Another PERFECT shot
Excellent compo with PERFECT sharpness, colors, details, POV, DOF and BG

TFS Thijs

This is lovely Cahit. I like that the image is unified with toning colors throughout. The subject and perch looks a little soft. I'm pretty sure it would sharpen up nicely though.

Evelynn ; )

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-12-03 20:15]

Hi Cahit
Very nice composition with lovely color tones and fine detail.
tfs jon

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-12-03 20:21]

Perfect shot Cahit! Beautifuly composed and shot wit ha fantastic technique, well done!


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-12-03 21:19]

Hello Cahit,

The photo you are showin has a very fine composition. The few elements allows viewer concentrate on the main subject, the bird. It is shown in a sharp image with a very fine light. Therefor plumage pattern and colors can be seen in great details.

Thank you for sharing,

Selam cahit,
Beautiful sharing of this Saxicola torguata!
I loved the pose very much with great lighting upon it!
sharpness, good colour and details is all there
well done

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-12-03 22:59]

Merhaba Cahit bey, her yönüyle süper bir fotoğraf olmuş, kutlarım

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-12-03 23:05]

Merhaba Cahit,
Çok güzel poz veren bu kuşun enfes bir karesini sunmuşsun. Artalan ve kuşun detayları çok başarılı. Emeğine sağlık.


Merhaba Cahit bey,
biraz uzak olmasına rağmen türün nefis
bir fotosu olmuş..

Cahit Bey,tek kelime ile kususuz bir kare,süper,ellerinize sağlık :)

merhaba Cahit Bey, nefis bir kompozisyon. Detaylar harika. Elinize sağlık.

merhaba cahit bey,
Çok güzel bir çalışma.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-04 9:20]

merhaba cahit bey
hep böyle çalılarda bu tarz poz veriyor bu güzeller
fon, alan derinliği, netlik ve detaylar nefis olmuş
eline sağlık

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-04 9:49]

Hello Cahit,
Lovely capture.I liked POV,colors,pose of bird and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.Best regards,

hello Cahit

excellent shot of a beautiful bird, shot with fine POV and framing,
i love the way the bird and the plant are framed on the image,
beautiful luminosity and colour tones, excellent sharpness and details,
lovely expressif pose of the bird, the catch-light at the eye
is superb, it improves the image, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-04 11:34]

Hello Cahit,
You are almost a year now here on TN and present us wonderful bird photos. I'm a fan. This is such a beauty. A photo of this Stonechat in high quality.
Also thanks for you interest in my photos.
Kind regards,

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-12-05 11:10]

Excellent shot, so delicate and beautiful, Lovely colors and light, great details on this little guy, against the soft background. Composition at it best. Thanks

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