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Emberiza schoeniclus -Bataklik Kirazkusu

Emberiza schoeniclus -Bataklik Kirazkusu
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-31 17:56
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Hello my friends

There is a Turkish phrase "leyleği havada görmek" This is used in English as "to be always on the move". I try to translate our sentence as word to word; a person, who see first stork of the year in flight [air], travels all over year, like me:) In this year, I saw first stork in flight and I made many trips to different corners of Turkiye. This is only good meeting, not related with storks. In last year, first stork was on ground:) But I move very much.
Well, today, I break down my trip shot and I will add a shot from yesterday and our campus area. This belongs to a beautiful lady of Emberiza schoeniclus - Bataklık Kirazkuşu [Çintesi] [TR], Reed Bunting [EN].
The family EMBERIZIDAE (PASSERIFORMES) is represented by 15 species. Of these, 12 species belong to the genus Emberiza. I have posted photographes for only
E. melanocephala - Karabaşlı Kirazkuşu [Çinte], Black-Headed Bunting,
E. hortulana - Kirazkuşu, Ortolan.

E. schoeniclus is seen in Akkaya Damlake in early spring [March-April] and its male has blackish colors instead of brownish parts on female head.
Yesterday, I captured it marshy edge of the lakelet, when I was close about 6-7 m. What a chance! my CF card was full. I deleted qucikly several frames and I captured this pose. I hope you will like it.

Dedication to my friend and a new member of TN, Süleyman UÇAR (hüsmenağa).

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Camera Model Name: Canon EOS 40D
Firmware: Firmware Version 1.0.8
Shooting Date/Time: 30.03.2009 16:34:35
Tv(Shutter Speed): 1/500Sec.
Av(Aperture Value): F6.3
Metering Modes: Spot
Exposure Compensation: -1/3
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: EF600mm f/4L IS USM
Focal Length: 600,0 mm
Image size: 3888 x 2592
Image Quality: RAW
Flash: Off
White Balance: Auto
AF mode: AI Servo AF

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  • Great 
  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-03-31 20:46]

Hello Ahmet,
Great POV, this Bunting is colorful and well focused, he has
a happy expression. Well done


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-31 20:51]

Hi Ahmet,

A wonderful close-up of this Reed Bunting. The face and feathers are shown in good colors and sharp details. Every feather stands out. I love the pose and the way he is staring right at the camera.


Salam Ahmet,

What a beautiful sharp focus in close framing. S much details with color that is so pleasing. Another top class contribution and TFS.

Best regards,

Bataklık Çintesi'nin çok sevimli ve eksper işi bir yakın plan çekimini sunmuşsun bize Ahmet, zengin kahverengi tonları içeren bu güzel tablo için teşekkürler dostum.

hello Ahmet
beautiful picture
good details of the bird
great colours and good sharpness
greeting lou

Ahmet merhaba ,
Karışık ortama rağmen iyi netlik yapmışsın.
Türün ne kadar hareketli olduğu düşünülürse başarılı bir fotoğraf .
Eline sağlık dostum .

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-01 7:04]

Hello Ahmet
Excellent shot.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-01 7:19]

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
beautiful pattern well shown in the exciting environment. The lighting is so well exploited that it give a pleasant colour and great clarity. The blavk eye really gives a good sharpness.Such a swift action as I always notice this bird cant sit still.
Well done in a pleasant preesentation.


  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-01 10:59]

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful photo of this Reed Bunting. I saw one last weekend, but couldn't make a photo. Excellent sharpness, great pose, POV and natural colours.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-01 11:19]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A superb portrait of a female E. schoeniclus taken from a fine POV with excellent lighting and sharpness against the natural OOF reed BG.
Your were lucky to come as close as 6 meters to this one.
They have started to arrive in Sweden now.
Tesekkürler ve eline saglik dostum,

Hello Ahmet
a wonderful shot with great warm colors
nice pose and POV with very good eye contact
fine details on the plumage
TFS Jacqueline

hello Ahmet
beautiful moment and subject,live warm colours,
very good photo
best regards

E hocam,
ithaf edilmişin altında imzamız olmasa olur mu,
Ki, bataklık çintelerini de pek seviyorum,
Trakya'da sık karşılaşabildiğim bir tür, bana serçenin yakışıklısı gibi gelir hep :)
Çok naziksiniz çok teşekkür ederim hocam bu güzel çalışmayı ithafınız için.
Selam ve saygılarla.

I've never seen the first stork of the year "in flight" but I do travel a lot... in fact, all over the world... often & for free. Ha, ha, ha. Am a retired pilot... that's why.

Hi Ahmet
Excellent catch.Clarity is good and can be observed and the smallest details.

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-04-22 2:27]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Çok güzel poz vermiş size.Göz teması mükemmel.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

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