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Emberiza caesia

Emberiza caesia
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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/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-23 3:32
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Emberiza caesia Cretzschmar 1826
Cretzschmar's Bunting

Emberiza caesia is a passerine bird in the family Emberizidae (buntings).
The breeding male has a grey head with orange moustaches and white eye-ring. The upperparts are brown and heavily streaked, except on the rump, and the underparts are rusty orange. The bill is pink.

It breeds in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and the coastal countries along the eastern edge of the Mediterranean. It is migratory, wintering in the Sudan. It is a very rare wanderer to western Europe.
Cretzschmar's Bunting breeds on sunny open hillsides, with some bushes. It is mainly coastal or insular, and often breeds at lower levels than the closely-related Ortolan Bunting where both occur. It lays four to six eggs in a ground nest. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young and otherwise seeds.

In Cyprus Emberiza caesia is a very common passage migrant and a common summer breeding visitor.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-23 4:23]

It's another great shot my friend! But there something to special today.This beautiful background color,in a perfect wedding whit the bird's plums.Very impressive sharpness and details and a usual very nice composition.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Christodoulos,
Lovely capture of a splendid bird with superb colors.
Wonderful image with outstanding details and perfect focus.
Fantastic blurred background.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Christodoulos. Special series you're posting. Impressive details and sharp against the soft pink BG. Well done indeed.


hello Christo
allways Sharpness first class!!!
great details and nice pose with very nice light
the colours are beautiful
great shot greeting lou

Hi Chris - an excellent POV with great sharpness. the eye contact is also awesome. TFS

perfect clear portrait, greetings Ori

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Magnifique publication dans laquelle le sujet est bien valorisé, dans une très belle attitude, sous une belle lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Christodoulos, another masterpiece this image. Now there are more adjectives to describe the quality of your photos. Sempilcemente extraordinary. All the best, Paul

One of the most impressive features in your images is the gorgeous brightness, Christodoulos! It is just unbeatable! What detail and sharpness! Impossible to improve!Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-02-23 10:12]

Hi Christodoulos,
very nice portrait of a beautiful bird,nice colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-23 10:25]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic capture of of this lovely Cretzschmar's Bunting in a lovely pose.
Great POV with nice lighting and DOF! It seems really great.Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-02-23 10:27]

Hi Christodoulos ,
Splendid photo of this Cretzschmar's Bunting, very nice species, TFS!

Hi Christodoulos,
and again very beautiful photo of bird. Perfect sharpness and amazing, natural colours. Thanks for sharing.

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird on a nice blurry BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb capture of the Cretzschmar's Bunting, very good sharpness and fantastic colours, excellent POV and very nice composition
Best regards

hello Christodoulos

great close-up photo of this species of bunting,
fine POV, lovely light and background, great focus
sharpness and details, beautiful catch-light, TFS


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-02-24 0:41]

Hello Christodoulos,
The bird taken perfectly. Plumage of bird is perfectly visible with details, beautiful colours.
Regards, Pawel

A perfect "textbook" image Christodoulos, incredible amount of fine detail and an enchanting background. Very good job indeed!

Hello Christodoulos,

A lovely little fellow, superbly captured!
The plumage is impeccable, sharp fine details and wonderful colour reproduction...
Accurate DoF results in a pleasantly blurred background!

Pablo -

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-02-24 9:47]

Hello Christodoulos,
A very good shot of this beautiful bird with great colors,sharpness and details.TFS.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-02-24 12:00]

Hi Christodoulos !
I love your gallery ! Your photos are wonderful and perfect !
This bird here is amazing.You must be very pround of yourself !
Regards from Brazil,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-24 23:01]

Hello Christodoulos,
A superb capture of this male, the BG being a perfect clean match in colour. Excellent sharpness, lighting and composition too to make this a fine portrait.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-27 8:06]

Hello Christodoulos,
I'm back after a short absence.
A perfect photo of a Cretzschmar's Bunting, the best I've ever seen. Great compliment!

Christodoulos, this is a great shot of this bird. Excellent sharpness and bokeh. I love the POV. Have a great day my friend, Bill

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