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Little Blue

Little Blue
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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: 2010-03-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-23 12:40
Viewed: 3209
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-23 12:58]

Hello Mehmet,
Beautiful photo taken from a perfect low POV. Very good sharpness and details. Splendid natural light and colours. Very nice BG, OOF and composition.

Fantastic shot, well done. Too bad about that ugly white thing

muhteşem bir güzellik, son derece güzel bir çekim. tebrikler Mehmet. renkler, netlik, açı ve fon; hepsi çok güzel olmuş. eline sağlık. selamlar.

nice portrait, TFS Ori

Wow, this is a nice and sharp capture of this little chap, excellent light, sharpness and oof bg. Were you on your belly to get this angle on the subject? :-)

selamlar mehmet bey,
harika bir tür ve kıskandım doğrusu,
çok güzel bir kare olmuş.
Elinize sağlık En güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

Merhaba Mehmet.
Lovely image of this pretty bird.
Very good details and colors in yours picture.
Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

Merhaba Mehmet bey,
Çok net ve güzel bir çekim olmuş,
Elinize sağlık. selamlar


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