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Erithacus rubecula - KIZILGERDAN

Erithacus rubecula - KIZILGERDAN
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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: 2007-10-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Erithacus rubecula - Robin, Narbulbulu, Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-27 2:02
Viewed: 4617
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Erithacus rubecula (Linnaeus, 1758) - Kızılgerdan, Narbülbülü, Mustafacık, Göğsükızıl, Göğsükınalı [TR], European Robin, Robin [EN] is one of the most popular bird species on TN. I also posted previously two shots of this species from İzmir (Turkiye) and Athens (Greece) (see click the links).
Today's post is also from Greece.
After Embassy, I had more than 12 hours free time in Athens (Atina). I'd like to visit famous ancient Acropolis ruins [acro "top, hill" and polis means "city"].
My attention on several passerine birds among olive and other trees plantation in first steps of the hill where Acropolis located on. Some of these birds were Parus major (Greater Tit), Turdus merula and other Turdus (Thrush), (Blackbird) and Pica pica (Magpie). Several hours, I tried to take some photographs and went on to Acropolis. But it was late and I could not visit it, I only saw temples and as like many people, I saw Athens when it was sunset.
I will visit Acropolis again, in next May. Maybe this time, I will supply better shots.
Finally, I formed a Theme for the Robin for robin fanatics.
Best wishes.

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:) selam Hoca! Yine kayboldun ve geldin. Bu Narbülbülü'nün Yunanlısı da mı varmış:) Şaka bir yana nefis görüntü. Sanırım Zoo'dan arka fonda mekan içini andıran artefaktlar var gibim. Hayvanın bakışı ayrı bir tatlı... Eline sağlık. Sağlıcakla...

Hakikaten TN'de bunlardan çok var Ahmed'im, ama insan da bunlara bakmaya doyamıyor. Hoş geriplanı ile bu Narbülbülü de (Muhtar hocanın tercihettiği isim) nefis bir profil duruş sergilemiş, bize de ilettiğin için teşekkürler...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-27 2:40]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Very nice capture of a somewhat ruffled Robin in a fine pose against a neutral BG. nice and sharp too. You manage to post very fine images, despite you being so busy writing books. It would be nice to see them after publishing.
BTW before I retired I had my own translating firm translating Swedish into English. If you need any help in English let me know: though I notice that Mehmet has perfect English.
Thanks for sharing this one.
Best wishes, my friend,

Hello Ahmet,

Great composition and POV. Excellent sharpness. I like very much the pose of the robin. Very nice colours and good contrast against the grey background.

Hello Ahmet,

I am a robin fan too!
This one looks a little ruffled by the wind but that in no way spoils the clarity and the detail of your shot! I like the way he is clutching with his feet and it all shows up so well against the plain b/g!

kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-02-27 3:15]

Zor isikta cok guzel bir kizilgerdan fotografi. Ellerine saglik.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-27 8:04]

Hi Ahmet,

Everyone love a Robin! This is special because for once it does not have every feather in place. I love the dissheveled look. A wonderful pose, beautiful colors, and sharp details.


Merhaba Dr.Ahmet!
your knowledge of nature is fully appreciated through your photographing skill and exect informative notes always from your posting!
this one is no exception a great shot in good pose of the bird with sharpness, good colour and details
my compliment!
best regards to you and family

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-27 13:04]

Hi Ahmet

Excellent shot of the robin. I like the ruffled feathers. Great detail.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-02-27 15:16]

Merhaba Ahmet bey, Kızılgerdanı çok sevimli haliyle yakalmışsınız.Her yönüyle çok güzel bir fotoğraf. Tebrikler.

Ne varsa Türkiye de var :)) pek bi çelimsiz kalmış hocam bu güzellik...ama renkler çok iyi,sanırım olgunluğa tam ulaşmış bir erkek bu kızılgerdan...
ellerinize sağlık

Assalamualaikum Ahmet,

Back to delivering excellent bird shot. I like this one in colorful throat. The image is very sharp and I can see the glaze in the eye. Nice perch against the clear background. Another top quality image and very well done.

Wassalam from Malaysia.


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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2008-02-28 1:47]

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,

Great detail of a very cute lovely Robin.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-28 23:16]

Hello Ahmet, Day by Day your shot is improving and giving a lot of appeal. This is an another superb shot from your camera. Lovely composition and great view. Ganesh

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-28 23:53]

Gunaydin Ahmet Bey,
Guzel bir kizilgerdan fotografi, elinize saglik

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-29 9:02]

Hello Ahmet, very nice capture of this great bird, very sharp details and great exposure, thanks!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-29 20:22]

Hello Ahmet

A lovely close up of this cute robin.
Excellent POV,the focus is sharp with excellent details.
The eye contact and catch light is beautiful.
Great job.


Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful robin bird. Excellent composition and very good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ahmet Hocam bu kuş burda yokmuydu? Yunanistan'a bunun için gitmediniz herhalde:) Çok güzel olmuş. elinize sağlık.

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