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Mavigerdan (Bluethroat)

Mavigerdan (Bluethroat)
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Copyright: Mehmet Ozcan (meo) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pentaxfriend's favorites 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-31 12:50
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dedicated to my friend and zoologist Ahmet KARATAŞ

The Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae.

The Bluethroat is similar in size to the European Robin at 13-14 cm. It is plain brown above except for the distinctive black tail with red side patches. It has a strong white supercilium. The male has a blue bib edged below with successive black, white and rust coloured borders. Some races, such as L. svecica svecica (Red-spotted Bluethroat) of northern Eurasia, have a red spot in the centre of the blue bib.

Others, such as L. svecica cyanecula (White-spotted Bluethroat) of southern and central Europe, have a white spot in the centre of the blue bib. L. svecica magna in Turkey has no central spot.

Females of all races usually have just a blackish crescent on an otherwise cream throat and breast. Newly fledged juveniles are freckled and spotted dark brown above.

The male has a loud, varied, and sometimes imitative song reminiscent of its relative, the Nightingale. Its call is a typical chat “chack” noise.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-31 12:55]

Hi Mehmet. I have read your notes and it looks very much like the Robin but for the blue colour. You have been able to get very close to this one which has given you fine detail and bright colours. with good POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-31 13:08]

Hello Mehmet,
Incredible close and sharp-detailed photo of this Bluethroat in a wonderful pose. Impressive and splendid colours. Excellent POV, DOF and BG.

Merhaba Mehmet,nefis bir kare,nefis bir kompozsiyon ve müthiş bir netlik,renkleri çok göz alıcı.Ahmet Bey için harika bir fotoğraf,ellerine sağlık,selamlar :)

Hello Mehmet,
Good close up. Well composed. Fascinating background through this water...
Thanks for sharing

Hi Mehmet,

SUPERB shot of this beautifull "Bleuthroat"
the sharpness and details are AMAZING
colors and catchlight sre great

TFS Thijs

hello Mehmet,
so vivid and detailed this capture
with beautiful colors of feathers
compliments for this excellent post


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-10-31 15:03]

Hi mehmet,

Very nice close-up. This bird is quite rare in Holland and hard to get like this. Superb pose, sharpness and colors.


amazing, sharp portrait, TFS Ori

Mehmet Bey hemşehrim,
çok sanslı bir günümdeyim. iki ayrı yerde, iki ayrı ve harika ithaf. ne kadar teşekkür etsem azdır. fazlasıyla memnun oldum. çok çok sağolasın. bu hemşehrimiz de harika model olmuş. adeta özel poz vermiş. harika bir çekim. eline sağlık, aracılığınla memlekete ve tabiki sana selamlarımı gönderiyorum.

Hi Mehmet,

What a beautiful shot you had captured and very sharp detail too.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-11-01 1:17]

Hello Mehmet,
This colourful bird look on it photo very natural. Splendid pose and glance in camera is charm. In Poland this species name is in English Traveller.
Regards, Pawel

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2008-11-01 2:10]

Bonjour Mehmet, this Bluethroat is splendid with a great posture of this bird. I like the blurred BG and the color that feet well with the main subject. Regards, Didier.

Hello Mehmet,

Fantastic photo of this beautiful bird.
Nice colours with excellent focus.
Lighting and composition are fantastic.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-11-01 2:46]

Cok guzel bir kus ve harika bir fotograf. Gorduklerimin icinde en iyilerinden diyebilirim, ustelik de 260mm ile. Suyun icinde, bakisiyla cok guzel bir kompozisyon.
Elinize saglik Mehmet Bey.

Renkler , netlik ve arka plan nefis olmuş , tebrik ederim Mehmet .

  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-11-02 23:28]

Hello Mehmet,
I have never seen such a bird before.
He is very very beautiful.
That blue and rust combination on his chest is wonderful.
Very sharp image with a great eye contact.
TFS. : )

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-11-04 9:31]

Hi Mehmet
Another beautiful photo of this nice bird.
Sharp with good composition and good background.

Regards Jiri.

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