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Sylvia melanocephala

Sylvia melanocephala
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Copyright: Bedri Kalemci (bedri) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, NIKKOR AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-26 11:10
Viewed: 2920
Points: 36
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Maskeli ötleğen / Sylvia melanocephala / Sardinian Warbler

Like most Sylvia species, it has distinct male and female plumages. The adult male has a grey back, whitish underparts, black head, white throat and red eyes. Plumages are somewhat variable even in the same locality, with the intensity of a reddish hue on upper- and/or underside varies from absent to (in some subspecies) pronounced. The female is mainly brown above and buff below, with a grey head.

The Sardinian Warbler's song is fast and rattling, and is very characteristic of the Mediterranean areas where this bird breeds.

It breeds in the southernmost areas of Europe and just into Asia in Turkey and the eastern end of the Mediterranean. This small passerine bird, unlike most "warblers", is not particularly migratory, but some birds winter in north Africa, and it occurs as a vagrant well away from the breeding range, as far as Great Britain.

This is a bird of open country and cultivation, with bushes for nesting. The nest is built in low shrub or brambles, and 3-6 eggs are laid. Like most "warblers", it is insectivorous, but will also take berries and other soft fruit.

Best regards,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-09-26 11:15]

Hola Bedri: Una toma excelente de una especie que no conocía, como me gusta la pose y el anillo periocular de este pajarillo que se nota que es muy inquieto...saludos.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-26 11:19]

Hi Bedri. This is so clead and 3D like. Your sharp focusing has given fine detail in the rought looking feathers. We can see the large eye so well. All with natural looking colours. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-26 11:24]

Hello Bedri,
Fantastic photo of this Sardinian Warbler in a very dynamic pose. Great clarity in this photo. Beautiful colours and sharp details. Excellent DOF, POV and compostion.

Bedri bey nefis olmuş. emeğinize sağlık.

Merhaba Bedri Bey, muhteşem duruş, harika poz ve detaylar. Gözlerine bayıldım.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

  • Great 
  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2009-09-26 12:10]

Şahane olmuş Bedri bey..
netlik göz dolduruyor..elinize sağlık..

Merhaba Bedri Dostum.. Yine harika bir poz ve nefis bir çakim.
Eline ve emeğine sağlık.

  • Great 
  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-26 13:22]

Merhaba Bedri,
Yine bir harika kare senden.Renkler,netlik,kuşun pozu ve kadraj içi yerleşimi göz dolduruyor.Emeklerine sağlık.

Hello Bedri,
Fantastic shot, very sharp, well composed. Very dynamic composition, with nice blurred background. Great job. Best regards,

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-26 17:50]

Hello Bedri
Very well presented this species. I like details, colors and light.

Hello Bedri,
Great nice capture of this Sylvia melanocephala,excellent clarity, colours & weell sharpnees and fine details.
TFS. Regards. Ferran.

Merhaba Bedri Bey,

Detaylar harika. Emeğinize sağlık. Sesini duyar gibi oluyorum baktıkça. Saygılar, selamlar... ilker

great capture, TFS Ori

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-09-27 7:54]

Very fine portrait, interesting pose of the bird in good lighting. tfs.

Bedri merhaba ,
Çok hareketli ve görmesi bile zor bir türün çok başarılı fotosu olmuş .
Eline , emeğine sağlık .

  • Great 
  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-09-27 13:52]

Enfes bir kuş çekimi. Poz harika.
Emeğinize sağlık.

Hi Bedri

A very good shot of this warbler. Beautiful pose, perfect composition, excellent sharpness and details. Great POV and OOF background.


çapraz kadrajda harika bir çekim. modelden netliğe, renklere, hepsi harika. elinize sağlık Bedri Bey. selamlar.

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