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Black-headed bunting

Black-headed bunting
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Copyright: Okan Bilge (Okan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bird of Gediz Delta, Buntings-Kiraz Kusugiller [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-09 7:19
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black-headed bunting/emberizia melanocephala/Karabaşlı kirazkuşu

A male, perching and soon he will begin his love song.
The males are quite gorgeous with their black heads, brilliant yellow underparts and rich reddish-brown upperparts. The females are much duller although they often show at least a hint of yellow, especially on the undertail coverts and the head is usually distinctly darker than the throat, creating a hooded effect which mimics the pattern of the male. Otherwise they look like big, fairly long-bodied buntings with an obvious white eye-ring, rather sandy-brown plumage, a striking pale wing panel and a rich chestnut coloured rump. The lack of white outer-tail feathers also separates them from most other buntings.

Breeds on wooded hillsides and areas of scrub.

A common breeding bird of the Balkans, Turkey and parts of Italy, easily seen in summer in areas of open country.
(from www.birdguides.com)
digiscoped with leica apo-televid.
Crop, USM, S/H and BG burning made with PS.

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fantastic. sharpness, BG and composition wonderfull.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-09 8:39]

Excellent Okan. Considering the camera you've used it's more than excellent. Great example of digiscopping.
It looks great in the dark background with plenty of details.
Very well done.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-09 14:19]

Hi Okan,
POV & DOF seems perfect with your pic.. excellent colors of this beautiful model... details are great.. so nice it is :))

hello okan, as far as heard you have opend a studio to shoot the birds:)

what a beautiful bird ans perfect shot.. cong!

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