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Sylvia curruca

Sylvia curruca
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-03 4:06
Viewed: 3705
Points: 60
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Sylvia curruca (Linnaeus 1758)
Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca is a small passerine bird in the family Sylviidae. It is a typical warbler with a grey back, whitish underparts, a grey head with a darker "bandit mask" through the eyes and a white throat. Unlike many typical warblers, the sexes are almost identical.
It is a common and widespread species which breeds in temperate Europe, except the southwest, and in western and central Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in Africa just south of the Sahara, Arabia and India.

In Cyprus Sylvia curruca is a very common passage migrant.

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Hello Christodoulos

On this Friday morning we are TN neighbors,
excellent close-up photo of the Lesser Whitethroat
with fine POV and the way diagonally it is framed,
beautiful light, beautiful catch-light,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Ciao Christodoulos. Great POV, rzor sharp and stunning details against a superb soft BG.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-03 4:35]

Hello Christodoulos.
This is a superb close up of this beautiful bird. You have taken it with sharp focusing and fine detail. Good natural colours. well done TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb portrait of this Sylvia taken from an excellent point of view with outstanding sharpness, splendid lighting and colours, a very pleasant composition
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Christodoulos!
Outstanding pic which coming from you is NORMAL ...Great shot, dear friend! Really a masterpiece! Bravo! TFS

Hi Christodoulos,
What a fantastic Warbler for you. The bird pose and feather details are excellant. I love the focus on the bird eye, I can see it retina. I can't think of a better way to showcase this bird. Well done as always. Have a great day.

Hi Chris,

What a very nice image of the Lesser Whitethroat bird, wonderful sharpness and detailed feather texture, superb exposure/white balance control, lovely highlighted eye and good out of focus pale green background, always good to see classic workmanship,
Congratulations Chris and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,


Hello Christodoulos,
Really good quality image as always, fantastic crisp and sharp in details, perfect composition, superb camera skills,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-03 5:20]

Hi Chris,

Another very sharp deteailed photo. The combination of grey and the soft green background are excellent.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-03 5:58]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another perfect presentation of a bird. I think this can't be better. Thanks for this great gift.

υπέροχη παρουσίαση!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-03 6:25]

Beautiful bird and pose with good lighting, only bit disturbance in the background. tfs.

brilliant colors, sharpness, contrast and clarity. thanks for sharing this wonderful species.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-03 7:37]

Antoher spectacular pic at the top fo quality,impressive sharpness and details,for me you could raise a little the saturation.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hi Christodoulos.
As usually great point of view and composition of your portrait. Nice natural colours. Very nice background.
Have a nice weekend,

Excellent capture with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours!

hello Christodoulos
thnak for the nice picture you have here
so good light and great sharpness
greeting lou

Encuadre y equilibrio casi insuperables.
Tonalidades nagníficas, a juego con la ramita:
Christodoulos, ers un gran fotógrafo ( great photographer).
Un abrazo y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid and wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
Another perfect image. Details, colours, composition, all looks excellent. Congratulations!

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent photo, good detail, lovely bird. regards .

Hi Christodoulos,
Awesome bird portrait with excellent sharpness and DoF + a pleasing composition. A fabulous image without doubt, and be sure I like it a lot. Probably, with just a bit stronger color saturation, the pic would even be more effective. Just a personal thought, though, it's good as it is.
Friendly yours, László

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-03 15:24]

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent shot of this rare bird in a nice pose,very good sharpness and excellent colors.TFS.

Hello Christodoulos friend,
Perfect composition and light management in this picture, make it an example of skill and good taste. Well donte, thanks by share this!

congratulations Chris !

excellent picture and compo, nice bird with very good details and light,

hae a nice day,

ciao, tino

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-06-04 2:04]

first class image quality as usual!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-04 4:22]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very fine and harmonious bird-shot. Most beautiful grey/green coloration, looks very artistic. Interesting also the contrast between soft plumage of the Whitethroat and the thorns of the shrub. I have seen on internet that you published a book on Butterflies of your country. Congratulations!
Kind regards

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Trčs belle publication valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-06-04 14:40]

Hi Christodoulos,
That is a fantastic sharp photo.Excellent details, nice colours and very good composition.
Excellent work.
Regards Jiri.

Superb detailed photo with a good point of view and nice background. regards yiannis

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