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Cretzschmar's Bunting

Cretzschmar's Bunting
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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: 2009-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-19 3:09
Viewed: 3423
Points: 40
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Cretzschmar's Bunting

Binomial name:
Binomial name:
Emberiza caesia
Cretzschmar, 1827

Tr name: Kızıl kirazkuşu

Scientific classification :
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Emberiza
Species: E. Caesia

The Cretzschmar's Bunting, Emberiza caesia, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.

It breeds in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and the coastal countries along the eastern edge of the Mediterranean. It is migratory, wintering in the Sudan. It is a very rare wanderer to western Europe.

Cretzschmar's Bunting breeds on sunny open hillsides, with some bushes. It is mainly coastal or insular, and often breeds at lower levels than the closely-related Ortolan Bunting where both occur. It lays four to six eggs in a ground nest. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.

This bird is smaller than Ortolan. The breeding male has a grey head with orange moustaches. The upperparts are brown and heavily streaked, except on the rump, and the underparts are rusty orange. The stout bill is pink.

Females and young birds have a weaker head pattern, and are more similar to Ortolans. They can be distinguished by the warm brown rump and white eye-ring.

This bird was named after the German physician Philipp Jakob Cretzschmar.

From : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emberiza_caesia

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Hello Fikret! Perfect macro, good sharpness, very good capture and exposure. Interesting note. Original work. Well done!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-11-19 4:27]

Hello Fikret
Excellent capture with vivid colors, nice scene and great details
Well done

great shot of a beautiful bird. You really came very close, so all details are visible.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-19 5:10]

Great portrait of this Bunting, congratulations!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-19 5:22]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Bizim Trakus kampından bir kare galiba:)Ötüş anında mükemmel yakalamışsınız.Fon,renkler,detaylar her zamanki gibi 4/4 lük olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

hello Fikret
super sharpness composition
great details and good light
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

Fikret dostum,
Kermes meşesi üzerinde kirazkuşu hoş bir kontrast eşliğinde çok güzel çıkmış, özenle kurgulanmış geriplan da kompozisyonun değerini daha da arttırmış, ellerine sağlık diyorum...

nice closeup, the tree is Quercus coccifera. TFS Ori

Merhaba Fikret, great capture of lovely bird, good blurry BG, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Fikret,
Excellent capture, with fine details and beautiful background. Cheers,

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2009-11-19 10:56]

Hi Fikret,
great shot of a beautiful bird.
well done

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-11-19 11:05]

Hola amigo,
gran calidad y selecto pov,
buenos colores y foco.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-11-19 12:43]

merhaba fikret bey
peh peh ve de bravo diyeceğiz
fonu, pozu, renkleri ve netliği nefis hem de habitatlısından
elinize sağlık

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-19 13:03]

Hi Fikret . This is a little Cretzschmar's Bunting i have never seen before so thanks for posting. First class detail and bright colours. well taken TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-19 13:44]

Hello Fikret,
Wonderful capture against the green BG.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.I liked POV,colors,framing and composition also a lot.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2009-11-19 19:47]

Merhaba Fikret Bey!,

Great singing Bunting. Well done!


Çok güzel bir an karesi Fikret Bey
Elinize sağlık.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-11-20 7:18]

Hi Fikret
Nice capture and excellent timing it seem that he is talking to you.Sharp image with good detail and lovely colors.
TFS Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-20 10:40]

Hello Fikret,
Fantastic photo of this Cretzschmar's Bunting. The singing and frontal pose is amazing. Excellent sharp details, natural clear colours, DOF and composition. Very beautiful OOF BG. Superb!

Fikret Bey,
Tüyleri dahi sayılabiliyor, bu ne güzellik, ellerinize sağlık enfes...

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