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Black-headed Bunting

Black-headed Bunting
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-11 3:29
Viewed: 2966
Points: 34
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Black-headed Bunting, Emberiza melanocephala, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae.
It breeds in southeast Europe east to Iran. It is migratory, wintering in India. It is a rare but regular wanderer to western Europe.
Black-headed Bunting breeds in open scrubby areas including agricultural land. It lays 4-6 eggs in a nest in a tree or bush. Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.
This bird is 17cm long, larger than Reed Bunting, and long-tailed. The breeding male has bright yellow underparts, chestnut upperparts and a black hood.
The female is a washed-out version of the male, with paler underparts, a grey-brown back and a greyish head. The juvenile is similar, and both can be difficult to separate from the corresponding plumages of the closely related Red-headed Bunting.
The call is a soft zrit, and the song is a jerky zrit..zrit…zrit…srut..srut…srut.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2009-06-11 3:33]

Hi Razvan,

This is a real rain photo with excellent sharpness and nice colors.
Great effect!


Are those Rain drops?, wonderful and a pleasant picture to watch. I like those subdued colors. A little more light would have helped, but that's nature :-)

Hi Razvan,

nice colors and a gud rain photo.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-11 4:21]

Hello Razvan,
This poor Bunting looks a bit wet! Very nice capture in the rain showing great details of the bird against a beautiful background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-06-11 4:23]

Fotgrafie foarte reusita, documentarea speciei este buna, in acest caz insa eu nu am vazut nici odata aceasta specie.Felicitari!

Lovely capture of this cute Bunting sitting on a reed slanted diagonally, Razvan.
With its head turned, we get the complete impression of the bird, especially of its plumage.
I guess it is the drops of rain in the BG but they lend the picture a natural look.
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Razvan, great diagonal composition with beautiful in nice pose, splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, lovely Blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Razvan
super composition with good details
great details
greeting lou

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-06-11 8:02]

Merhaba Razvan!
Yağmur altında enfes bir kuş fotosu izlettin bizlere. Kötü hava koşullarına rağmen çok başarılı bir foto olmuş. Tebrikler.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-11 8:56]

Oooh.How is beautiful this pic! Not easy to see on TN a bird under the rain....and this drops make a difference! Impressive quality of sharpness..and isn't easy whitout the sun! My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Buna Razvan,
Vad ca postati numai raritati.....pentru zona de vest a tarii. Presura cu cap negru banuiesc....Buna imagine , culori pe masura, pozitia pasarii la fel.
Fundalul foarte potrivit.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-11 13:04]

Hi Razvan. Once again you have taken a first class close up of the wet looking Black-headed Bunting . We can see the rain coming down. Good detail and colours. I like the different colours in the BG. well done TFS.

Hello Razvan
this shot is wondefull, this black-headed Bunting is crisp clear sharp and hi have a nice pose, the colors are superb especially the different color tones of the BG
Have a good night

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-06-11 14:46]

Amazing photo, very good details. Yet great acknowledgement for this that you had rain then.

I love the wet bird, which is very detailed in this excellent shot!
I also love the pose, Razvan!

Hi Razvan,
A delightful capture of this pretty bunting from an excellent POV with lovely pose.
TFS and cheers,

hello Razvan
wonderful rainy composition and moment
TFS thanks for sharing

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