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Black Headed Bunting-I
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Copyright: yildiz banu pek (star74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4~f/5.6G
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Buntings-Kiraz Kusugiller [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-27 10:44
Viewed: 4006
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Emberizidae

Genus: Emberiza

Species: E. melanocephala

Binomial name
Emberiza melanocephala

The Black-headed Bunting, Emberiza melanocephala, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.

It breeds in southeast Europe east to Iran. It is migratory, wintering in India. It is a rare but regular wanderer to western Europe.

Black-headed Bunting breeds in open scrubby areas including agricultural land. It lays 4-6 eggs in a nest in a tree or bush. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.

This bird is 17cm long, larger than Reed Bunting, and long-tailed. The breeding male has bright yellow underparts, chestnut upperparts and a black hood.

The female is a washed-out version of the male, with paler underparts, a grey-brown back and a greyish head.

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  • Great 
  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-04-27 10:49]

nice focus good catchlight in the eye nice colors.

WOW!perfect colors.this blue BG and this yellow one are just perfect together.and great great sharpnes.
really tfs!

Hi Yildiz,
This is an excellent capture of this bunting!
I like so much the light there and the clear details it produces on the bird's plumage.
It's very good the composition made with the branch and the space to the right.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

  • Great 
  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-27 11:10]

What a marvellous capture, Yildiz!!
This is a lovely and beautiful bird, with so nice a plumage! I really like the point of view and eye contact.
Excellent sharpness, colors, bg and composition.
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-27 11:31]

Hello Yildiz,
Fine capture of a Black-headed Bunting as seen from behind. Excellent sharpness, compo., lighting and blue sky BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-27 11:35]

Hi Yildiz,

This bunting is beautiful! Wonderful colors - fantastic details - great pose - lovely bg.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-27 12:07]

Hi Yildiz.
What a great bird picture with excellent unusual POV, colours and sharpness. I like simple and very impressive scene: beautiful perfect detailed bird on dry twig and sky around. Composition is simply outstanding. Bravo and TFS.

The various shades of colours on its head, neck and general plumage look very nice, Yildiz.
The view from the rear is very effective here with the bird's head turned sideways.

Great POV. Very interesting indeed. BG and color composition are good.

hello yildiz!
great shot of this beautiful bird, nice composition and colors.

  • Great 
  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-27 15:37]

merhaba yildiz; netlik,isik ayari,kadraj cok guzel,bu sevimli ve guzel renklere sahip kusu cok iyi pozlamissin zaten arka plan isi bitirmis göz aliciligiyla tebrikler

Enfes doğal renkler,netlik ve detaylar
Elinize sağlık

Hi Yildiz,

WoW what a beauty
Perfect compo, colours, sharpness, details, POV and BG

TFS Thijs

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-28 1:32]

What a great POV of this colorful bird.
The details are extremely sharp and the colors are well saturated. Great job catching the eye in that black face.
Good composition with subject well shown against the blue BG.
TFS. : )

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-28 1:49]

Hello Yildiz,
Brilliant capture of this beautiful Bunting.
Details are very sharp and colours wonderful.
I like the POV and it is a lovely composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

What a nice capture and specie Yildiz! Those colors and details are stunning and this bird contrast so well against this stunning blue sky! Everything is superb here, congratulations!

  • Great 
  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-29 11:06]

Intéressant plumage bien coloré. Malgré la vue arrière on voit quand même l'oeil, c'est impeccable.
Bonne journée.

  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-01 14:09]

selam star
bu da oldukca guzel ve sevimli bir kusmus; bizim oralardan benim icin farkli bir tur oldu...
kompozisyonu, bakis acisi, arka plani, alan derinligi etkisi, renkleri, detaylari ve notu basarili bir calisma olmus

harika valla ...
bundan iyisi olur mu?
eline sağlık ..

Hello Yildiz.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

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