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Sardinian Warbler

Sardinian 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: 2005-08-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-15 5:19
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Sylvia
Species: S. melanocephala

Binomial name
Sylvia melanocephala
(Gmelin, 1789)
The Sardinian Warbler, Sylvia melanocephala, is a common and widespread Old World warbler which breeds in the southernmost areas of Europe and just into Asia in Turkey and the eastern end of the Mediterranean.

This small passerine bird, unlike most warblers, is not particularly migratory, but some birds winter in north Africa, and it occurs as a vagrant well away from the breeding range, as far as Great Britain.

This is a bird of open country and cultivation, with bushes for nesting. The nest is built in low shrub or brambles, and 3-6 eggs are laid.

Although most warblers have the sexes identical, several Sylvia species have distinct male and female plumages. This is a small warbler. The adult male has a grey back, whitish underparts, black head, white throat and red eyes. The female is mainly brown above and buff below, with a grey head. Like most warblers, it is insectivorous, but will also take berries and other soft fruit.

The Sardinian Warbler's song is fast and rattling, and is very characteristic of the Mediterranean areas where this bird breeds.

Notes are from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardinian_Warbler

Hope you like it :)

wallhalla15, scottevers7, radz, capaci, Circe, Janice, coasties, Luc, cedryk has marked this note useful
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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-15 6:23]

Fantastique pose de l'oiseau,la netteté et les détails dans le plumage sont excellents. L'éclairage et le regard de l'oiseau sont parfaits.



Wow, this is a superb shot, Fikret!
Excellent pose, very sharp and detailed,
good lighting and focus.
Very well done!

Hi Fikret,
A beautiful shot here. The composition and framing are perfect. Very sharp detail with good DOF. The colors look great. A nice pose for the camera. You have it all!. Nice work!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-12-15 8:02]

very nice shot excellent details.Love the DOF!Composition is very good.TFS!

Hello Fikret,
great picture, excellent sharpness and details.

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-12-15 11:39]

Estupenda fotografia Fikret, el pajaro es muy simpatico, la pose es fenomenal y el detalle es excelente.
Los colores y el encuadre son muy buenos tambien.
Gran trabajo y estupenda nota.
Un saludo de circe.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-12-15 16:21]

truly a very nice shot Fikret, the light, the composition, the contrast and the sharpness is perfect. I put it in my favorite. Well Done

Excellent capture Fikret,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-15 21:31]

Hi Fikret, I can't say that this fellow is a beauty, but you have captured him very well. He looks a scruffy little one, but real cute. He is so sharp and clear, it's an great poose. Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-16 2:21]

Hello Fikret!
Wonderful capture.Clear details,POV,sharpness,pose of bird and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Fikret, this is an excellent Picture. Excellent sharpness, details and great POV. Great lighting and note too. I like your picture very much. This is a very nice composition about a very little bird. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-16 16:57]

Hai Fikret, Im still impressed what you do with the Nikon, this is a fine job again. Very cute. Really outstanding POV. Big congratulations and a great weekend. Greetings Reina

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-16 17:07]

EXCELLENT capture of this bird.
Nicely isolated from BG but everything real sharp and detailed, except the twitching motion-blurred tail that adds dynamic, together with the openbeak that suggests it is nervously calling too. It gets across what a nervous little guy this is. GREAT IMPACT!
Colours are wonderful too, even though the bird is drab brown. It is sitting on a nice reddish branch of the same colour as his eye ring (Is this a prop? Just joking!). Complementary colour green for the BG, perfect colour scheme to focus on its eye.

very nice posture of the bird and good composition. Also a bokeh
Well done

Superb shot with great details, sharpness and DOF. Excellent capture. TFS

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-18 22:36]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Very strong visual impact.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Fikret.
Sorry, I have no time to write a good comment.

Beautiful pose, great sharpness, details and composition.

Hello Fikret!
Fantastic POV here, also great exposition and dynamism.
Very good shot overall!!!
Best greetings,

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