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Oenanthe isabellina 2

Oenanthe isabellina 2
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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: 2012-03-21
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-22 8:41
Viewed: 2513
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Oenanthe isabellina (Temminck 1829)
Isabelline Wheatear.

Oenanthe isabellina is a small passerine bird in the family Saxicolidae. It is a small insectivorous species at 15–16.5 cm long.
It is like a female Northern Wheatear but it is larger in length, more upright and more tawny in colour, and has more black on its tail. Sexes are similar.
It is a migratory insectivorous bird. It breeds in southern Russia and central Asia to Northern Pakistan, wintering in Africa and India. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

In Cyprus Oenanthe isabellina is a very common spring passage migrant from late February to early May. Smaller numbers in the autumn.

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nice proud bird, greetings Ori

hello Christodoulos
this is Great
good details and super sharpness with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Christodoulos. Fantastic pose for the cute fruiend taken in excelelnte details and sharp.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-22 9:37]

Hi Chris,

This birdis standing very right up. He's kinda stretching :)
Smooth natural colors and wonderful background.


Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très belle valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-03-22 10:35]

Hi Christodoulos
That's what I call upright stance!
Lovely pose

Hi Christodoulos,
Good capture,perfect focus and superb details.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-22 11:08]

Beautiful bird and fantastic image, Christodoulos!
Outstanding sharpness and splendid light; very nice contrast with a clean blurrred background; a beauty!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-22 11:12]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a pose! Great sharpness, details and taken from a very good POV in an excellent composition. Beautiful natural colours, also in the blurred background.

Hi Christodoulos,
is it a soldier? :)
Perfect portrait. Amazing colours. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-22 11:24]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very nice shot of The Isabelline Wheatear with lovely pose, good sharpness details, great eye-contact and very nice natural colours.Best regards Siggi

A top image which deserve an applause Christodoulos once again! Very ...very impressive work!
George Veltchev

Ciao Christodoulos.
Splendida cattura di questo simpatico uccellino,con una eccellente nitidezza e molti particolari in evidenza.Belli i colori,bene la composizione,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Ciao Chrisodoulos, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic pose on a beautiful lighting BG, perfect focus on eye, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Heloo Christodoulos,
Impressive image with this interesting bird. Wonderful capture with exceptional clarity and focus. I love the wonderful composition, with fantastic sharpness and excellent details. Thanks for sharing!

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up photo of the Isabelline Wheatear,
fine POV at its level, fine framing,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful photo, good sharpness and great POV
But he struck a pose to be photographed? :)
Congratulations and thanks for codivisione.
Hello Vanni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-22 16:33]

What a beautiful little friend and what a curious and very elegant position! Magnificent capture whit the usual top quality,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of this very rare species by us in S Romania,great sharp and colorful details, very nice composition, TFS!

Hello Christodoulos.
You bird capture is always beautiful and sharp. I like this one with vivid details and fine framing.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-23 4:23]

Hello Christodoulos,
exciting pose and lively simple composition. Clarity is first class.
Excellent job.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-03-23 5:39]

An excellent photo with great quality. Beautiful bird position to add more attraction to the photo. Congratulation and Saludos.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-03-23 8:01]

Hello Chrimakris,
A fantastic capture of this Wheatear looking very elegant on top of the stone! Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours against the OOF background.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-03-23 13:02]

Hi Christodoulos,
Pose and compo are just perfect. Colours, details and background are nice too.
Very good work.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

beautiful posture of this Isabellina,Chris
I have never seen a bird so erected!
happy Easter sERGIO

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2012-04-10 23:21]

Hi Chris,

Beautfiful photo and a very unique looking bird. I love the way it stand upright, almost like human, more like a beuatiful girl with featherly clothes. I also love the expression it present, kind of proud and elegant.

Lovely detials and really good quality with good square format and composition.


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