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albino sparrow


albino sparrow
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Copyright: huseyin mese (efsus) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi, Canon 400 f/5.6 L
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-23 6:32
Viewed: 5614
Points: 48
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Herkese Merhaba,
Kahramanmaraşın Türkoğlu ilçesi yakınlarında, yol üstünde bir çalılıkta diğer normal serçelerle birlikte farklı bir muamele görmeden :) gayet mutlu bir görüntüsü vardı.

Albinism in birds is rare, occurring to any extent in perhaps one in 1800 individuals , though near Prypiat, Ukraine most sparrows have slight albinism. (Terres 1980). A bird that is albino (from the Latin albus, "white") has white feathers in place of coloured ones on some portion of its body. A bird that is naturally white, such as a swan, goose, or egret, is not an albino, nor is a bird that has seasonally alternating white plumage.[1]

Four degrees of albinism have been described. The most common form is termed partial albinism, in which local areas of the bird's body, such as certain feathers, are lacking the pigment melanin. The white areas may be symmetrical, with both sides of the bird showing a similar pattern. In imperfect albinism, the pigment is partially inhibited in the skin, eyes, or feathers, but is not absent from any of them. Incomplete albinism is the complete absence of pigment from the skin, eyes, or feathers, but not all three.[1]

A completely albino bird is the most rare, lacking any pigment in its skin, eyes, and feathers. The eyes in this case are pink or red, because blood shows through in the absence of pigment in the irises. The beak, legs, and feet are very pale or white. Completely albino adults are very rarely spotted in the wild. They are likely easier targets for predators because their colour distinguishes them from their environment. Falconers have observed that their trained birds are likely to attack a white pigeon in a flock because it is conspicuous. A complete albino often has weak eyesight and brittle wing and tail feathers, which may reduce its ability to fly. In flocks, albinos are often harassed by their own species. Such observations have been made among red-winged blackbirds, barn swallows, and African penguins. In a nesting colony of the latter, three unusual juveniles—one black-headed, one white-headed, and one full albino—were shunned and abused by companions.[1]

Albinism has been reported in all orders and in 54 families of North American birds. The American robin and house sparrow led bird species in the incidence of albinism. Albinistic white appears to replace brown pigments more often than red or yellow ones; records suggest a greater incidence in crows, ravens, and hawks than in goldfinches or orioles.[1]

Abnormally white feathers are not always due to albinism. Injury or disease may change their color, including dietary deficiencies or circulatory problems during feather development. Aging may also turn a bird's feathers white.[1]

Source: Wikipedia

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-23 6:49]

Merhaba Hüseyin Bey,
Bizim yerde arayıp bulamadığımızı hem havada bulmuş hem de mükemmel görüntülemişsiniz.Netlik,koyu fon,ışık ve göz teması 4/4 lük olmuş.
Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

Offf off off müthiş bir kare.Nefis bir fon ve harika bir ışık.Kuşun kanatları ve pozisyonunu harika fotoğraflamışsın.Farklılığıda cezbedici diğer yanı sanırım.Albino kuşların olduğunu senden öğrenmiştim ama serçelerde görmemiştim.Benim için soydaşlarından farklı oluşları bile yeter,sıradışı.Harika bir kare Sevgili Hüseyin,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-23 9:52]

Merhaba Hüseyin,
A fine in-flight capture of a partially albinistic female House Sparrow taken from a fine POV, with great timing, ligting and sharpness.
Tesekkürler ve eline saglik dostum,
Ivan

Hi Huseyin,

Great capture.
Good timing.
Light,focus and colours are excellent.
Fantastic definition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-23 10:53]

Hi Huseyin,

A wonderful in-flight shot of this lady House Sparrow. You froze her in motion very well. Nice details from head to tail. I love the wing! The black background shows her off very well.

Jane

Merhaba Huseyin, fantastic flying bird with wonderful colors, perfect focus with splendid blurry BG, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, Happy Holidays to you, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-23 12:04]

Hi Huseyin. A good inflight shot of the albino little bird. Great detail in the open wings. i like the way we can see its feet . It stands out well from the BG. wel ldone TFS.
Nick..

Have a happy Holiday and New Yeay.

beautiful capture , great moment!
nice colours,
Happy Holidays!
septimiu

İlginç bir belge , fotoğraf olarakta uçar halde çok başarılı .
Eline sağlık Hüseyin .

Hi Hüseyin,

Good inflight shot with great details and bg.
One little point, a pity you have no space above his wing.
Further a great dhot.

Gert

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-23 14:20]

Hello Hüseyin,
excellet work,. The capture is beautiful and it's a great comsposition. Great shot, well done.
Best regards Siggi

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-12-23 15:05]

Dostum naptın sen yaw böyle..sanki stüdyoda çekmişsin..
netlik,renkler ve detaylar harika görünüyor..artık yeni makine ile son noktaları koyarsın..
tebrikler...

Merhaba Huseyin,
selamlah!!
What a beautiful image of the inflight Sparrow!
very sharp with wonderful colour and superb details here
a great job well done
greeting
Tony

Selamlar Hüseyin Bey,
Muhteşem özel karelerinize bir tane daha eklediniz.
Soldaki kanat gölgesi ve üst soldaki kurumuş böğürtlen dalı kareye ayrı bir estetik katmış. Elinize sağlık üstat.
Son yüklememe yazdığınız değerli tümceler ve tebrikler için ayrıca teşekkür ediyorum.
Sevgi ve selamlarımla, sağlıcakla...

Bayram

merhaba doktor,
pigment yetersizliği, güzelliğinden fazla bir şey kaybettirmemiş, tam tersine daha da bir güzel gösteriyor. eline sağlık dostum. uçar halde çok güzel bir çekim olmuş. koyu fonda, detayları daha bir güzel olmuş.
sağlıcakla kal, selamlar.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-12-24 0:56]

Hüseyin bey merhaba, ilginç özelliği ile nefis bir fotoğraf olmuş, ellerinize sağlık. Selamlar.

Mutlu yıllar Hüseyin Bey
Çok güzel görüntülemişsiniz.:)
Albinosunu ilk defa görüyorum.
Tebrik ederim..
Selamlar..

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-24 9:32]

selam dostum
albinik kuşlarımız aslında epey bir varmış çevremizde
sen de bunu iyi görüp kadrajlamışsın
eline sağlık
bol şans
izler

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-25 5:57]

Merhaba Huseyin Bey,
Zamanlamaniz ve yakaladiginiz poz cok guzel. Ellerinize saglik
Selamlar,
Selen

merhaba hocam,
Harika bir çalışma olmuş,
Elinize sağlık nefis bir tablo.
Mükemmel bir an.

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2008-12-25 15:33]

Merhaba Hocam, herşeyiyle çok güzel bir fotoğraf olmuş.Zten sizin bütün fotoğraflarınızı begeniyle izliyorum.
Elinize sağlık.
iyi geceler.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-12-25 22:21]

Hello Huseyin,
Excellent inflight shot.Good sharpness and details. The POV is very good. Good notes too. Didn't know about the albenism among saprrows.
Thanks for the pic and the notes,
Regards,
Smitha.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-28 11:14]

Merhaba Hüseyin bey enfes bir poz olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

another nice sparrow, TFS Ori

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