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Oenanthe isabellina

Oenanthe isabellina
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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: 2011-03-21
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-09 3:17
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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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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2011-04-09 3:22]

Hi Christodoulos
What a lovely shot of this great little Oenanthe isabellina!
Perfect details and colors! Wonderful blurred BG.
Great work!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-09 3:26]

Hello Christodoulos,
Impressive photo of this Isabelline Wheatear in perfect sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. Great POV, DOF, composition and OOF BG. Very nice eye contact.

Hello Christodoulos,
Very nice image of this Isabelline Wheatear, nice and clear colours, sharpness exact details with natural colours,
Thanks for sharing, have a nice week end,

Hallo Christodoulos,
what a fantastic picture of the Isabelline Wheatear taken from an excellent POV with incredible details and marvellous colour, excellent point of view and composition, very well done
Best regards

nice wheatear on Thymelaea, greetings Ori

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2011-04-09 5:55]

Merhaba Christodoulos,

Bulunduğum coğrafyada bu kuşlara çok sık rastlıyorum. Bu mevsinden sonra göç edinceye kadar her gözlemde mutlaka onunla karşılaşacağız demektir.
Bu foto, bu kuş türünü demonstre eden kusursuz bir çalışma olmuş.


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

Another smashing picture of a Wheatear, Chris.
At 1/1600, you have not an iota of BG noise. The light is divine that makes the bird glow.
Great image and thanks for sharing it.

Hello Christodoulos, now, as I said in the other images, there are more adjectives to describe your pictures,..... fantastic. All the best, Paul

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-09 8:47]

Hello Christodoulos,
A very fine capture of an Isabelline Wheatear. Great POV , fine lighting and excellent sharpness, natural colours in a pleasing composition against a neutral BG.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

Hello Christodoulos !
Lovely little bird with so many lovely details and nice colors.Great sharpness and elegant composition. I love it so much! TFS
Nice w-end!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-09 9:06]

Very incredible sharpness and details and fantastic light balance,it seem a work in 3D....my greats compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Ciao Christodoulos, Impressive DOF focus and sharp. The best light MF. Great shot.


hello Christodoulos
Super good sharpness and great details with a very nice pose on the tree
great shot
greeting lou

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-04-09 12:41]

Hello Christodoulos
Perfect as usual
Thanks for sharing

Hello Christodoulos
congratulations for the beautiful picture, excellent sharpness, POV and BG.
Thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Hi Christodoulos,
nice natural colours, and perfect point of view. Sharpness excellent,
Thanks for sharing,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-10 2:30]

Hello Christodoulos,
Again a picture so fine and full of light. And a charming bird with a lovely name. I love the subtle grey tints of this shot and the fine green contrast of the plant where the bird is posed on.
Have a nice Sunday

Hi Chris,

Awesome image of the Oenanthe isabellina Bird, great low POV that shows the detail of lower belly area,
Great detailed sharpness throughout and lovely natural colours, fabulous picture perfect entry Chris,
Top Draw Stuff,
Best Regards,


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-04-10 6:01]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Excellent capture of the Isabelline Wheatear!
Very beautiful photo in excellent sharpness an perfect details.
Have a good Sunday,

Hi Christodoulos

excellent sharpness, colour and details. Congraculations ...

best regards

Hasan Baglar ..

Hello Christodoulos,
This is a very good picture with fine details and great sharpness. Natural colours, POV and OOF BG are perfect. Excellent shot as always. Well done!

Great to see this migrant bird in such a wonderful composition. regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos

Once again a great close-up photo of a bird,
shot with fine POV, the bird's dynamic pose,
very beautiful light, beautiful catch-light,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-10 11:41]

Hello Christodoulos.
Excellent closed up.Razor sharp image with excellent detail.Nice OOF bg and I also like the catch light in the eye.Best regards Siggi

πανέμορφη φωτό, υπάρχει στον έβρο αλλά δεν τον έχω δει ποτέ μου, ...εξαιρετική απόδοση...!
keep photographing Χριστόδουλε!

Hello Christodoulos,

Stunning details in the bird!
I also admire the fine 3D effect, as the subject really stands out in the setting...
Textbook quality, excellent composition!

Pablo -

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