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Sitta europaea - Sivaci for nglen


Sitta europaea - Sivaci for nglen
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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: 2008-11-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-30 17:37
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The genus Sitta L., 1758 and its family SITTIDAE (Sıvacıkuşları, Nuthatches) are represented by four species in Turkiye.
I already uploaded two of them previously (click the links on species names for see).
*** Sitta krueperi Pelzeln, 1863 – Anadolu Sıvacısı, Küçük Sıvacıkuşu (Krüper's Nuthatch),
*** Sitta neumayer Michahelles, 1830 – Kaya Sıvacısı, Kaya Sıvacıkuşu (Rock Nuthatch).

Today, you will see third one, Sitta europaea L., 1758 – Nuthatch:
Lenght is about 14 cm. Back side is grey, ventral side yellowish-orange (white for ones in north of its area and Zagros Mts of Iran), eye stripe is black, without eyebrow, lateral edges of tail are dark, under side and corners of tail is white spotted.
This species lives in deciduous and mixed forests, parks and gardens.
In Turkiye, it is a resident in east of Trakya [Turkish Thrace], south of Marmara, Karadeniz [TR Black Sea] (rare or absent in middle parts), south and west of Ege [Aegea], Akdeniz [TR Mediterranean] and also locally valleys in Hakkâri Prov., west and north parts of Eastern Anatolia. It also occurs in borders of Southeastern and Central Anatolias.

The fourth species is Sitta tephronota Sharpe, 1872 – Büyük Kaya Sıvacısı (Eastern Rock Nuthatch), ranging in east and southeast parts of Turkiye.

Dedication to Nicholas Glen (nglen), who masters of this and other birds' photography.

-------for Turkish visitors------
Sitta europaea L., 1758 – Sıvacı, Sıvacıkuşu:
Boy 14 cm. Üst gri, alt taraf sarımsı-turuncu (Zagroslar ve kuzeyde beyaz), sürmesi siyah, kuyruk yanları koyu renk, köşeleri ve altı beyaz lekelidir. Kaşı yoktur.
Genişyapraklı ormanlar, park ve bahçelerde yaşar. Trakya (doğusu), Güney Marmara, Karadeniz (ortalarında seyrek veya yok), Ege (güney ve batısı), Akdeniz; lokal olarak Doğu Anadolu’daki vadiler (batı ve kuzeyi ile Hakkâri civarı) ile Güneydoğu ve İç Anadolu’nun kenarlarında yerlidir.

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REFERENCE:
Karataş, A. & Sözen, M., 2008, Kuşlar [Aves], pp. 182-291, in: Karataş, A., Karataş, A. & Sözen, M. (Eds.), Aladağlar'dan Bolkarlar'a "Niğde’nin Biyolojik Çeşitliliği" [Biodiversity of Niğde -from the Aladağ Mts to the Bolkar Mts-], Niğde, xi+345 pp.

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Hello Ahmet,
Nice close up, excelletn sharpness and details, beautiful colors and nice light, lovely oof background.
TFS
Angela

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-11-30 18:26]

Hi Ahmet,

How appropriate to dedicate a Nuthatch to Glen! He will love it. A beautiful bird in a wonderful pose - I love the opened beak. His colors are wonderful and the details of his face and plummage is just marvelous. An excellent close-up and a lovely setting.

Jane

Beautiful bird Ahmet,
Natural looking colors in this handsome bird.
Very good detail, DOF, POV, and BG.
Love the lichen covered branch, it adds a lot to this one :)
Well done!
Howard

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-30 22:20]

Hello Ahmet,

It is not easy to photograph so well this quick moving bird. You have got a nice, sharp image showing so well the pumage pattern and colors. Moreover the bird has a very natural looking pose. Bird's colors are making a fine contrast with the well looking background.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

Hallo Ahmet
This is an excellent capture with lots of clear and admirable details, and a most appropriate dedication to Nicholas. The black stroke of feathers running through the eye, reminds me of Zorro. It is very noticeable and makes the bird very handsome looking. I do like the very sharp "tweezers" beak, and I agree with Howard that the lichen on the branch adds a special touch to this already sunny photograph. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.
Anna
Ps. I do not want to promote my own photographs but because I know you have spiders and scorpions in your portfolio I would like to ask you to have a look at my latest posting.
Camouflaged Arachnidan

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-11-30 23:43]

Merhaba Ahmet hocam,
This is a beautiful capture of the nuthatch
and I'm sure Nick is going to love it..
Nice clear details my friend..
take care..

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,tek kelimeyle nefis bir çekim.Işık ve açı çok güzel.Detaylar haika,ağaca tutunuşu çok şirin.Aşağıda dostları var ve onlarla çene çalıyor gibi görünüyor.Muhabbeti uzun sürecek gibi.Ellerinize sağlık,selamlar:)

Hi Ahmet

Excellent shot of this nuthatch.
Great sharpness and details.
Good composition and OOF background.
An attractive species

Chris

Hello Ahmet,

Fantastic shot.
Nice colours with good details.
Focus, light and definition are splendid.
Good notes.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-12-01 2:41]

Merhaba Dostum,
Sevgili Nicholas' a çok güzel bir hediye postalamışsın. Sıvacı kuşunun en güzel karelerinden biri bu dostum. Detaylar süper. Darısı bizlere :)
Emeğine sağlık.
Hoşçakal.

Hüseyin

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-01 3:37]

Hola amigo,
estupendo retrato,
plumaje y color excelente,
buen pov y compo.
saludos Ahmet.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-01 3:40]

Hello Ahmet,
What an excellent close and sharp-detailed photo in very beautiful light. Splendid colours, also in the OOF BG. Great POV and DOF.
Regards,
Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-01 3:53]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A great capture of Sitta europeae taken from a fine POV with excellent technical qualities. I like th composition on the lichen-covered branch against a pleasing OOF neutral BG.
This subspecies has a rusty-coloured breast and belly, almost like the British and continental European, but the Scandinavian ssp has a white breast and belly.
Tebrikler ve tesekkür dostum,
Eline saglik,
Ivan

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Cok guzel, ellerinize saglik
Selamlar

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-01 6:59]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent capture with excellent sharpness and details, very good DOF and precious lighting and colours. I like a lot the composition.My compliments and TFS.
Regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-01 7:40]
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Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Bu kadar yakından mükemmel yakalamışsınız.Detaylar,kuşun pozu çok güzel.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

Hello Ahmet,

Superb composition. Good sharpness. Good light and fantastic colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

Buena pose del ave Ahmet con un tremendo acercamiernto. Destacaría la gama de colores. El encuadre es bueno aunque a mi gusto algo cerrado.
Buen documento.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Ahmet.
I am impressed a lot with magnification level of the bird image and 3D-effect. It seems to me the bird is in my room. Great composition and tremendous details of the bird and attractive dry branch. Well done and my kind regards.
Alexei.

Merhaba Ahmet,
it's a wonderful shot of this nice nuthatch, they are so shy and you captured it so sharp and close, very well done, thanks, selamlar
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-01 11:44]
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Hi Ahmet. Many thanks for this dedication you are so kind. It is a truely afine close up of this beautiful birds which i watch and take pictures of a lot. You have taken the one with fine detail and rich colours. It stands out from the plain Bg so well. Thanks again
Nick..

Hello Ahmet

A beautiful POV for this cute nuthatch.
The colours are excellent and the bird has lovely lighting.
Very good natural colours.
The pose and composition is very good.
TFS

Wolf

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-02 4:25]

Hello Ahmet,
A splendid capture of the Nuthatch in a fine pose with open beak. Details are ever so sharp and light and colours wonderful. I like the lichen covered branch and the fine soft background too. Well done!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selamlah!
A fine and beautiful closeup on this Nuthatch with good lighting over it!
the image is real sharp with wonderful details and colour!
many thanks for the sharing
warmest regards
Tony

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-02 10:38]

merhaba ahmet hocam
çok artistik bir türün güzel bir çekimi ve hoş bir hediye olmuş
pozu, fonu, renkleri ve detayları nefis bir çekim
eline sağlık
selamlar
izler

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-02 14:19]

Hello Ahmet,
a brilliant photograph of this Nuthatch.
Very good sharpness and clarity.
Great natural colours.
Superb composition.
A perfect dedication to Nick.

Well done,
Joe

Merhaba Ahmet, splendid capture of lovely bird, fantastic colors, perfect focus, fine details and great sharpness, wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-14 5:54]

Merhaba Ahmet,
your bird shot is really splendid. Excellent clarity and the pose is very natural. The lines of feathers are well seen and the colours is attractive. I found that bird photography is really difficult and demands a lot of patience.
Excellent job and may you seen and shoot more subjects to share.

Regards,
Foozi

Salam Ahmet,

This is such a beautiful bird closing up well around the head. Excellent tight framing against the silenced background. Well done and TFS.

Warmest regards,
Jusni

Hi Ahmet,

This has to be one of the finest images i've ever seen. The detail in the feathers is outstanding, incredible feather detail and a lovely pose too.

One of my all time favourites

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