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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-20 15:47
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Latin name : Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Tr name: Kızılkuyruk

Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

Redstarts are immediately identifiable by their bright orange-red tails, which they often quiver. Breeding males look smart, with slate grey upper parts, black faces and wings, and an orange rump and chest. Females and young are duller. Redstarts 'bob' in a very robin-like manner, but spend little time at ground level. It is included on the Amber List as species with unfavourable conservation status in Europe where it is declining.

Where to see them:
Mainly found in the north and west of the UK, with the greatest concentrations in Wales. Particularly likes oak woodlands, also hedgerows, alongside streams and parkland. On passage in is best looked for in coastal scrub, thickets and woodland.

When to see them:
April to September

What they eat:
Mainly insects; also spiders, worms and berries.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-11-20 15:55]

Hi Fikret,

A bird I have never seen except in pictures. This Redstart is stunning with its magnificent colors and shadings. Superb details of the head and plummage. The pose on the branch is wonderful with the beautiful green background. An excellent composition.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5551 W: 721 N: 4164] (11276)
  • [2008-11-20 17:44]

Hi Fikret

Wow, a splendid capture with amazing visual impact.

Everything on this shot is spot-on. The details are amazing and it is clear that the wide range of the DOF (from the f/8 aperture) really paid its dividends. The colours are a feast, the composition is stunning (with the angled branch and the bird slightly off centre), the BG is totally OOF and evenly coloured which have a superb effect of complimenting the subject and the first class post processing resulted in a great presentation. One just have to fancy that clear and slightly highlighted eye.

Very well done and TFS.

great sharp close up, TFS Ori

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-20 21:29]

Hello Fikret,

You have done a very nice portret of this bird. The image is very sharp showing fine details of bird's plumage. As you have used very well the light plumage is shown in very good, naturaly looking, colors. It is the blury background that enhaces even more the feeling of sharpnes main subject is shown with.

Thank you for sharing,

Merhaba Fikret,
splendida cattura di codirosso, eccellenti POV e DOF, bellissima composizione per la bella posa con uno stupendo OOF BG verde, straordinaria definizione del piumaggio, bellissimo il dettaglio dell'occhio con la scena riflessa, perfetta esposizione con un'ottima resa delle tonalità dei colori.

  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-20 23:16]

Hello Fikret
A beautiful shot of the Turdidae, expertly composed with excellent detail.

Best regards Siggi

Merhaba Fikret bey,
muhteşem bir kızılkuyruk fotosu olmuş..
art alan,detaylar ve gözdeki ışıltı harika..

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-21 0:39]

Merhaba Fikret,
Kusursuz bir Kızılkuyruk karesi bu. Bakmaya doyum olmuyor. Tek kelimeyle muhteşem. Emeğine sağlık.


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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-11-21 1:21]

Fikret Bey merhaba,

Kizilkuyruklarin bana denk gelenler yuzunden genelde cok kaprisli olduklarini dusunurdum. Tabi size kapris yapan kus da cok az bulunur ama kiskanmadim desem yalan olur. Harika fotograf.

Ellerinize saglik, selamlar.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-11-21 4:44]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Netlik, keskinlik, sade fon, kompozisyon ve cekim aciniz cok guzel. Elinize saglik

Another beautiful image from you Fikret..
Now here's a man who knows his birding :)
Always a pleasure to stop by & view your work.
Excellent - The pleasure is all mine.
Have a great weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2008-11-21 11:07]

Hello Fikret,
Wonderful photo in perfect sharpness and details. The colours are crisp clear. Great frontal pose, POV, composition and BG. Fantastic DOF. Very beautiful presentation.
Have a good weekend,

Hi Fikret,

Excellent shot
Perfect compo, colors, POV, DOF and BG

TFS Thijs

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-21 15:11]

Wonderful image of this Redstart, Fikret!
Incredible amount of detail in the feathers.
Superb composition.
Lovely saturated colours.

Very well done,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-21 19:17]

Hi Fikret,
Outstanding shot of this cute looking Redstart with impeccable sharpness, lovely colours and clear details on its plumage. Great pose captured and superb light management with the green BG making the subjects stand out. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

hello fikret,
excellent shot, the green oof bg offers good contrast and looks very smooth, the colors are lovely and the details of the plumage looks excellent, liked the eye contact and the simple black framing too,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-11-23 3:47]

Hello Fikret,
What a beautiful and very sharp capture of the Redstart! Fantastic details, lovely colours and a fine composition.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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