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Reed Warbler

Reed Warbler
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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: 2005-07-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-21 8:55
Viewed: 3234
Points: 14
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Old World WarblersReed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus

En. Reed Warbler, Da. Rørsanger, Du. Kleine Karekiet, Fi. Rytikerttunen, Fr. Rousserolle effarvatte, Ge. Teichrohrsänger, It. Cannaiola, No. Rørsanger, Sp. Carricero común, Sw. Rörsångare

The Reed Warbler can be found almost exclusively in reedbeds during the breeding season. There are several other plain brown warblers which might also be found in or near reedbeds, however. The Reed Warbler lacks the broader tails and clearer eyestripes of Savi's and Cetti's Warblers and the impressive size of a Great Reed Warbler. This leaves Marsh and Blyth's Reed Warbler which are exceptionally difficult to separate from Reed Warbler but far less likely to be seen in reedbeds.

Breeds almost exclusively in reedbeds.
A common summer visitor to southern and central England and East Anglia, but more local in Wales, north and south-west England. Rare in Scotland. Breeds mostly in reedbeds but can be seen in other habitats on passage.
One of the commonest birds of reedbeds throughout Europe.

40 000-80 000 breeding pairs across south east England and Wales. A few more from Scotland and Ireland's east coast (probably 40-50 singing males).

About 3 million breeding pairs mostly in northern Europe with more disjunct populations throughout southern Europe. Particularly large numbers occur in Romania.

Notes are from:http://www.birdguides.com/html/vidlib/species/Acrocephalus_scirpaceus.htm

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A lovely result, I like the detail in the eye. The BG is nicely blurred, could be a touch sharper on the beak maybe, but the over all composition is very good indeed.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2005-09-21 11:25]

very nice photo. what was it starring at?

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  • lucky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 63 W: 5 N: 14] (84)
  • [2005-09-21 13:10]

Very good bird shot, sharpness and colours are great, the bird has a good contrast to the blurred background...
I like the composition; the bird on the left, looking to the right..
Very well done!

Hi Fikret,
Very nice shot
DOF and sharp are excellent !

Fikret, Well composed with an excellent pose and POV. Very good sharpness, details, light and colors with a great BG. Great note, Thank You!

Hi Fikret

Sorry for the quick critique. Not enought time this morning. Nice shot with good sharpness and detail. Well done. TFS. :-)

Very nice capture of this warbler! Good colors and excellent sharpness. Beautiful background. TFS!

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