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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS + 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos of birds singing, Karatash's other favorite -II-, Open Up....II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-12 6:31
Viewed: 6073
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 130
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo is taken from the car window, last autumn at Riva. Riva is located at Blacksea cost of Asian part Istanbul.This place is on migration way of the birds.
Thanks for looking.

Willow Warbler
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Phylloscopidae
Genus: Phylloscopus
Species: P. trochilus
Binomial name
Phylloscopus trochilus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
The Willow Warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus, is a very common and widespread leaf warbler which breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe and Asia.
It was described by Linnaeus in his Systema Naturae in 1758 under the genus Motacilla.
This "warbler" is strongly migratory and the majority of the population winters in sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the first leaf warblers to return in the spring but is later than the Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus collybita.
This is a bird of open woodlands with trees and ground cover for nesting, including birch and willow uplands. The nest is built in close contact with the ground, often in low vegetation. Like most Old World warblers, this small passerine is insectivorous.
This is a typical leaf warbler in appearance, greenish brown above and off-white below. It is very similar to the Chiffchaff, but non-singing birds can be distinguished from that species by their paler legs, longer paler bill, more elegant shape and longer primary projection. Its song is a simple repetitive descending whistle.

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Hallo Omer
I really like this one. A lovely close-up with great details and sharpness. It is a genuine beautiful, elegantly looking bird, (and I am sure it must be a female if I look at that open beak- wonder what she is complaining about?). You have photographed it in a perfect pose. You captured it with great sharpness and beautiful light. All the details of its feathers, its colour, everything is really great. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kind regards.
ps. Looking at the title,and if this bird was complaining like I have noted in my comment it must have been in a singing mode.

Wonderful singing pose Omer, I like it.
Nice & sharp with very good DOF, color, exposure and a nice POV.
Lovely composition too, and the BG sets the bird of very well :)
Well done!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-12 8:04]

Hola Omer,
bella captura y neat imagen,
buen disparo y excelente pov...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-12 8:26]

Hello Omer,
Nice one from your archives!
This singing Willow Warbler is sharply captured in superb lighting and the car window has give you just the right POV against a fine contrasting dark BG. Well composed on the bramble.
TFS this great image,
Have a good week,

wow, he is really singing his head off! :-) excellent clear shot with a terrific pose. colors, sharpness and details are all
fantastic. wonderful job from the car window & best wishes, thor.

Selam Ömer Bey, bu fotoğrafınızı dört gözle bekliyordum. Dün TN de görmeyince yoksa TN den vaz mı gçti diye kendi kendime mırıldandım. Aramızda olmanız sevindirdi. Diğer 2 kare gibi müthiş bir enstantane. Söğüt Ötleğenini tam ötüşünde yakalamışsınız:) Ağzını büyük bir keyifle açmış güzelim. SDZ'yi siz de mükemmel kullanmışsınız. Arka fon pürüzsüz. Tek keli,meyle mükemmel. Elinize emeğinize sağlık. Sağlıcakla...


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-12 9:59]

Hi Omer,

I knew this was yours before I read the name. Your pictures all have a wonderful clarity, different from all others. This singing Warbler is magnificent with beautiful colors and superb details. I love the pose and the marvelous setting. Fantastic setting, superb background and composition.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-12 10:39]

merhaba omer
guzel bir tur guzel bir cekim
kompozisyon, arka fon, isik, renkler ve netlik basarili
eline saglik

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-12 13:53]

Hello Omer,

Sorry no time, only marking.

Merhaba Ömer,
Araba penceresinden nefis bir enstantane yakalamışsın dostum, bakış açın mükemmel, ışıklandırma adeta stüdyo tipi olmuş, tünediği böğürtlen dalıyla birlikte şakımakta olan kuşun netlik düzeyi ve detay zenginliği çok üstün, koyu geriplan da flu ve tertemiz olunca ortaya nefis bir kompozisyon çıkmış. Kutluyor, paylaşımın için teşekkür ediyorum.

Splendida immagine e bellissimo momento di cattura di luì grosso, eccellenti POV e taglio compositivo con l'intreccio dei rametti di rovo, ottima nitidezza, molto belli i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. ciao Maurizio

Omer bey nefis bir goruntu olmus. kus cok guzel cekimiz de oyle. elinze saglik. leyla yasemin

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-13 0:36]

Hello Omer,
What an excellent photo! The light on the bird is amazing. The contrasting colours against the dark BG very beautiful. Great sharpness and timing. Fantastic POV, composition and BG.

Merhaba Omer,
This is a very fine and beautiful presentation on this Warbler!
the soft and darker bg colour makes it so outstanding!
the exposure and focus is perfect in good sharpness, nice colour and details
well done

Hi Omer,
You post your pictures infrequently, but when you do, they are a treat to the eyes.
This is a wonderful capture of a Warbler singing throatiliy. It is a perfect capture with razor sharp focus on the bird.
A beautifully composed image and thanks for sharing it.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-13 3:23]

Hi Omer,
Wow.....outstanding shot of this singing Willow Warbler with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours on its tiny plumage. A real masterpiece and considering that you have shot it from your car window makes it even more interesting. Superb lighting and exposure and the dark BG works well here in highlighting the subjects nicely. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi Omer, perfect timing on your part to capture this Willow Warbler singing. Excellent detail seen on the bird with very good depth of field. I like the background seen for this bird. Colour is excellent.

Thanks, John

  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-13 4:57]

Hello Omer, Lovely just simple and sharp. I like the closeup and the sharpness. Also look at the bird it is actually making some loud news or announcement. You had captured the moment pretty well friend. Ganesh I will be back

Merhaba Omer, lovely bird in great pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, I like a lot, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-05-13 9:25]

I really like the sharpness and detail on the warbler. Exposure is well managed, DOF is outstanding. Excellent composition. The open beak adds interest.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2008-05-13 10:18]

Hello Omer,
From a car window, you can do such photo ! Another wonderful shot ! All parameters are excellent and the result is so pleasant.
Congratulations to Master Omer,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-13 11:05]

Hi Omer.
Next your wonderful shot. Pictured scene is very cute. Beautiful twigs create a nice stage for charming character. Image of the bird and captured moment are brilliant. Dark BG supplements the main nicely illuminated subject perfectly. My best wishes and compliments. Well done.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-13 12:33]

Merhaba Omer Bey,
Zamanlamaniz ve yakaladiginiz poz cok guzel. Elinize saglik

Ömer merhaba,
Nefis fotoğraf, tebrikler. Selamlar

Hola Omer, en tu galeria hay tres grandes fotografias, con excelentes composiciones, esta no es menos, nitida y con buena luz, el detalle del canto es excelente. Un saludo

Hola Omer.
Preciosa imagen con unos buenos detalles aun siendo desde la ventana del coche.
Perfecto encuadre y comentario.
Saludos, JL.

My dear bro Omer,
This is an excellent capture of this singing bird, or is it telling you tales about something?
Lovelt shot!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-14 23:26]

Hi Omer

Superb ahot - excellent detail and spot-on pose. The isolation from the BG is wonderful too.


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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2008-05-15 0:09]

Hello Ömer,
Very nice capture of this singing bird.Very,very well done.

Hello Omer,
"Everyone sings with his own beak!"
A saying in Norway, but not in particular about birds, hehehe...
Wonderful details in the plumage, DoF spot on adds a great 3-D effect...
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank you for support and advice!
It has been great and I have learned a lot through the many fine presentations in TrekNature!
Pablo -

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-15 2:52]

Hi Omer,

A great capture of this maybe small but as it looks powerfull singer,well captured in a nice pose with good sharpness and colors,tfs


Hi Omer,
You really are a gifted photographer! What a beautiful shot! The action captured, details, composition and exposure are perfect. This specie is a beauty and this outstanding composition presents it in all its glory :)!

arya tam uymuş Ömer bey, nefis bir fotoğraf. koyu arka planı, renkler, netlik özellikle zamanlama ve kesinkinlik harika. daha sık görmek isteriz isteğimi yineliyorum. elinize sağlkık, selamlar.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2008-05-16 4:04]

Hello Omer,
Fantastic image, great detail and sharpness, good light and exposure. I might have cropped a little tighter just to bring out more detail in the bird. Great image.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-17 2:02]

hello Omer,
Very fine and harmonious composition. Beautiful attitude of the warbler, a picture full of life.
Bravo for this elegant shot

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-05-18 12:00]

Hello Omer,
Very nice capture, seems like this Warbler is singing
his heart away.. Great colors and sharpness.. Well done


Hello Omer. I can see you are an excellent bird photographer with just three posts so far. Stunning sharpness of the image well perched on the beautiful branch. Good job and thanks for sharing. Regards. Jusni

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-05-19 19:39]
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Hi Omer

Was this "aria" a piece from Mozart's "Magic Flute" or was it something more 'withit' like "Rockaria" by "Electric Light Orchestra" (chuckle)? Which ever, it seems like this dainty bird was singing with all its might from that frail little body. Just beautiful between the thorns.

What makes this shot pretty extraordinary is the exposure. The bright light came in from the left and highlighted the frontal area of the bird, but still had adequate all round illumination (or reflection) to light up the rear area of the bird as well. This made the bird stand out so well against the dark OOF and isolated BG. The range of the DOF was sufficient to cover the complete subject thus resulting in good details, the colours are great, and the composition is fine.

Well done and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-23 9:34]

Hello Omer,
The quality of your picturees is really superb! This one of the Willow Warbler is no exception and the timing is perfect too. This is a lovely composition against a fine dark background!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Omer,
A lovely capture of this beautiful warbler. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-26 0:36]

Hi Omer,
A car prop shot? Well i guess that could be one reason why you have a brilliant result here. I see more and more car shotting enthusiast here around given the fact thart they take off at the slightest hint of human presence around. Lovely pose cpatured, i like the spread out perch, the muted dark green Bg and teh open beak echoing its whistle.Well done.
TFS & Cheers

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-28 9:53]

Harika. Her çekiminiz ayrı bir güzel. insan zevkle bakıyor. Elinize sağlık. Selamlar.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-05-28 13:22]

Omer, your photos are really quite beautiful, and this one is no exception. The lighting on the Warbler brings out its colours perfectly. It looks so sharp - so real. And I'd love to hear it singing.
Thank you for sharing this beauty with us

Nefis bir kare daha. elinize sağlık.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-31 19:47]

Hello Omer

Well captured,this cute warbler is singing it's heart out.
Lovely sharp focus and details.
You have composed the shot well,showing the natural setting.
Excellent plumage detail.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-06-05 2:11]

Hello Omer,
a very brilliant post of the bird. Very clear and crispy picture. Excellent composition and wonderful BG that give a great impact to the photo.


Ömer bey merhaba yeniden. Sanki esniyormuş gibi. Çok tatlı. Nefis yakalamışsınız. elinize sağlık.

Well done, Omer.
Very good sharpness and moment. I like the distance as well. Good light as well.

Bonsoir Omer
J'aime beaucoup cette photo. La composition est un modèle du genre, qui respecte la règle des tiers, l'attitude de l'oiseau, bec grand ouvert, et ce fond magnifique en font une image très réussie.

Ciao Omer!
Ciao Raimundo!
Excellent shot. Details are sharp. Colors, blurred BG and genaral quality of photo are perfect. Very well done!
Have a nice weekend...

I wish I could photograph as BEAUTIFULLY as you do.
M. from Calgary.

Selamlar Ömer Bey, çok tatlı bir hayvan, sanki şarkı söyluyor. Elinize sağlık

Hello Omer
Wow! Such clarity....and to capture this warbler from your car window is impressive to say the least. I love the dark background as it makes the warbler stand out even more. An all around excellent image and note.
TFS Janice

Hi Ömer,
What a fantastic capture, Ömer Bey! Crystal clear sharpness on the bird, nice fore- and carpet-alike, sweet background. Many details, beautiful pose. Pleasant photo to the eyes. Bravo.
This specie also lives in Hungary, but I myself have never seen it yet.
Tfs, best wishes, László

Yine cok guzel... aslinda hepsi guzel... tum cekimlerinizde ayri bir guzellik var... paylasiminiz icin tesekkurler... cypturk

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-27 13:37]

Hello Omer
Wonderful capture.Moment you caught is great.I liked colors,details,warm lighting and composition a lot.
TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hello Omer,

Excellent capture.
Beautiful colours with great details.
Lighting and composition are fantastic.
Good notes.

Hello Omer.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose luis.

Hello Omer,
Very well captured image, I can hear the lovely chirp. Excellent composition, POV & details. TFS.

Hello Omer !
Cute bird, and you managed to capture him at the perfect moment, with his beak wide open ! Great timing ! Excellent details on the bird, and I also like the composition with blackberry branches at the bottome of the picture and dark blurred BG at the top of the picture. The bird stands out very nicely. Very well done !

Hello Omer,
Nice shot! good capture of this Willow Warbler, well compsod with good sharpness and POV and dood BG.
TFS and best regards. Ferran.

hello Omer

excellent photography of this Willow Warbler on his singing action,
shot with fine POV, DOF and framing, excellent sharpness and details,
i love this kind of photographys where the bird is singing, TFS


Gerçekten aria söyleyen bir opera sanatçısı gibi. İyi anda yakalamışsınız. Tebrikler.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-20 15:14]

HI Omer,the title and the pic are in perfect marriage! And what a fantastic marriage..eheh..the best moment to take whit impressives details and colors,surely one of your best pic in your gallery,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

Magnífica expresión del ave, y como no, casi perfectos el resto de parámetros técnicos del conjunto de la fotografía. Solo falta que publiques mas trabajos :-)
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Omer
lovely moment and scene an excellent photo

Hello Omer
wonderful shot of this willow warbler, you have taken it at the right moment with the beak open for singing, great scene
this shot is very sharp and the composition is superb
i like the dark BG very much
Have a good night

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