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Güldenstädt's redstart

Güldenstädt's redstart
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Copyright: Emin Yogurtcuoglu (goldfinchtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 22 N: 502] (2603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-06 14:11
Viewed: 1912
Points: 8
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male Güldenstädt's redstart sits on Sea Buckthorn bush - foothills of Mount Kazbegi(5033 meters) Georgia(the country)

For Caucasus specialities, November seems to be not the best month however today(21st of November) we're shocked by 40 different Güldenstädt's Redstart just in three different locations not far from Kazbegi town center. Actually it was the 3rd most common bird today after sparrows and choughs, probably they were even more than we expected. (We count the individuals which were sitting up on the Sea Buckthorn bushes at the same time.) The ratio of male/female was also interesting. We saw 34 males including one 1st winter but only 6 females!

Last day we have counted 75 individuals without an effort at sea buckthorn bushes along the Tergi valley. Just amazing...

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-12-06 16:38]

Hello Emin,
Your Güldenstädt's redstart is certainly a beautiful bird as it sits quietly on this attractive fruit laden branch. I love the rich colors in it's plumage, quite different from the American Redstarts I'm used to seeing during the spring migration here in Ohio.
Focus is sharp and exposure is right on the money. The clean BG keeps your attention on the main subject. Well done!!

Really nice composition showing the bird off centre and the leading lines of the tree branch. Sharp and nice soft light.

Hi Emin!
What a lovely composition with this beautiful bird and light orange wild berries on dry twigs. Very good sharpness and details and very nice smooth BG making your subject prominent. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-11 15:25]

Hi Emin,magnificent composition,a very artistic way to show us this beautiful redstart,not lucly with the pose,but the quality is absolutely fantastic.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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