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Pycnonotus cafer - Kizil Arapbulbulu

Pycnonotus cafer - Kizil Arapbulbulu
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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: 2012-01-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, SanDisk 16GB 600x
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-16 15:51
Viewed: 3298
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pycnonotus cafer - Kızıl Arapbülbülü [TR], Red-vented Bulbul [EN] is a member of the bulbul family PYCNONOTIDAE (PASSERIFORMES) with c. 130 species.
P. cafer is resident breeder across the Indian Subcontinent, including Sri Lanka extending east to Burma and parts of Tibet. It has been introduced in many other parts of the world and has established itself in the wild on several Pacific islands including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Hawaii. It has also established itself in parts of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand. It is included in the list of the world's 100 worst invasive alien species[Wikipedia].

We found this pretty bird in Ghantooth area, famous locality of the UAE for Hypocolius ampelinus. Unfortunately we couldn't found any Gray Hypocolius, but we captured many bird species here. The shot was taken from car window when it was dark cloudy. I hope you will like it. All the best.

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Though this bird is a resident on my school campus and I see it almost every day, your capture of it in Abu Dhabi is of greater significance, Dr Ahmet.
It is a lovely picture that shows the features of the bird including its red vent very nicely. The subject looks relaxed on that branch.
I was lucky to have a female Hypocolius visiting me in Riyadh one winter in 2006/7. Sorry that you did not find it in the UAE. However, there is always a next time in nature imagery.
All the best!


A really nice image in terms of focus, POV, and natural coloration.


Hi Ahmet,
I like this presentation. Amazing colours. A lot of details. Nice point of view.
Have a nice week,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-12-16 22:28]

excellent closeup of the bird. really good clarity, sharpness and angle. good work. tfs.

Merhaba Ahmet bey,
Good to see you again, especially with such a beautiful photo. Instead of telling the usual "excellent colors, perfect DoF etc." hotch-potch I mention if you move the image fastly on your screen with the mouse up and down, feathers on the wing tip seem vibrating like in strong wind. Amazing optical illusion and wonderful moirée effect. Exceptional photo. Bravo.
Best regards, László

Hello Ahmet,
Lovely capture with great sharpness and details,well balanced composition and beautiful natural colour.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-17 1:59]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in splendid clarity and natural colours. The pose with eye contact is gorgeous. Very good composition.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2012-12-17 2:54]
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BAE çıkını meğer ne doluymuş :) Varlığından bile yeni haberdar olduğum bu türün çok güzel bir karesi. Eline sağlık.

Hello Ahmet

How geography and availability changes perspective? In India the Bulbul is so common even in the cities and a nuisance during birding due to its aggressive behavior. But for you it must have been a treat a rarity in your part of the world. Your exposure of this one is beautiful, quite apt for this lovely bird.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-17 4:56]

Very lovely bulbul image, fine colors. tfs.

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, good background, very good lighting.

Hallo Ahmet
A super sharp image with a lot of pleasant details to appreciate. The colours are spectacular, the details beautifully seen and the very close point of view great. I like the almost fulled framed composition. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2012-12-17 6:49]
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Nefis türün mükemmel fotoğrafı olmuş, elinize sağlık Ahmet hocam,selamlar..

* Puanım bitti, borcum olsun :)

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-17 7:37]

Hello my friend
Another amasing closed up.Good point of view with excellent details you did a great job in that area with the blak plumage.As usual sharp image and very interesting text.
TFS Michel

Hello Ahmet,
One of the most interesting and lovely species of birds I have ever seen. The details, focus and sharpness are splendid. Lovely contrast against the background. Fantastic details and clarity.
A masterpiece! Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-17 15:19]

Hi Ahmet,a top class pic in a difficult position,fantastic DOF for spectacular plumage details and colors,magnificent composition in the correct exposure too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-12-18 10:53]

Hi Ahmet
what a beauty, I like the nice green branches arounf the Bulbul

Another impressive photo of an interesting bird Ahmet! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Merhaba Ahmet
Wonderful species new for me.Great POV an compositionwonderful colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Best wishes!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-27 0:54]

Salam & Merhaba MF Prof Ahmet,
such a stunning view and excellent image. The details are splendid and the features of this bird is so pleasant. You have composed it so lively and lovely.
The view is very satisfying with sharpness and a very great attraction.
Thanks for such a fabulous shot and sharing.


nice bulbul, TFS Ori

Harika bir fotoğraf ve çok güzel bir tür,
Elinize sağlık hocam.

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