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Acrocephalus arundinaceus 2

Acrocephalus arundinaceus 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-12 4:25
Viewed: 2810
Points: 58
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Acrocephalus arundinaceus (Linnaeus 1758)
Great Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus arundinaceus, is a passerine bird in the family Sylviidae (Old World warblers).
It is a large thrush-sized warbler, 16–20 cm in length. The adult has unstreaked brown upperparts and dull buffish-white chin and underparts. The forehead is flattened, and the bill is strong and pointed. It looks very much like a giant Eurasian Reed Warbler (A. scirpaceus), but with a stronger supercilium. The sexes are identical but young birds are richer buff below.
A. arundinaceus breeds in Europe and westernmost temperate Asia. It is a migratory species, wintering in tropical Africa.
This is a species found in large reed beds. On their breeding grounds, they are territorial. In their winter quarters, they are frequently found in large groups. It is insectivorous, but it will take other prey items of sufficiently small size, even including vertebrates.

In Cyprus A. arundinaceus is an uncommon passage migrant in spring and autumn. Breeding has occasionally been attempted, the last being in 1985.

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Ciao Christodoulos. Great lightning capture with the reed like diagonal crossing the bird in superb details and sharp. TFS.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5102 W: 166 N: 13054] (48685)
  • [2011-09-12 4:50]

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb photo! Everything is brilliant in this photo. The eye contact is very intense. What a beauty!

Hi Christodoulos,

Excellent shot
Perfect sharp details
lovely pose, DOF, POV and framing

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-12 5:43]

Very fine portrait of this lovely bird, good pose and lighting. tfs.

Brilliant work again Christodoulos ...just have a look that stunning eye detail ...the rest is truly outstanding as well! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely diagonal composition with nice bird on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Christodoulos
super sharpness and great details
allways a super picture from you
thanks greeting lou

Hi Chris, Wow another stunning display of excellence my friend, exceptional in all departments, this is a 10/10 for me, well done Chris and have a nice week,
Best regards,


Hello Christodoulos,
Another perfect picture, what a beautiful clear details and excellent sharpness! very good composition and lovely colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-12 7:50]

Hello Christodoulos,
fantastic image with excellent sharpness and light ; very beautiful and natural colors; a composition very well done!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Christodoulos,

what an fantastic image taken by you.
Good pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-09-12 9:44]

Hi Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of this Great Reed Warbler, fantastic details and colors, TFS!

Hello Christodoulos,
fine capture of this little bird with good sharpness and lovely eye contact. I also like the good light and the natural colours.
Best wishes,

Hi Christodoulos,
amaizng portrait of this bird. Many details. Nice colours. Great clarity. Excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hola Chris,
se me acaban los elogios para tus fotografías, pero es que siempre consigues
unir técnica y realismo de una manera "brutal". Excelente trabajo sin duda con una
luz impresionante.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-12 11:03]

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent capture of the Great Reed Warbler.The pov and the pose captured here is very good. Spot on exposure and lovely colours. Impressive sharpness and details in the plumage. Nice catchlight in the eye too.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Christodoulos,
a fantastic capture of the Great Reed Warbler, a great photo, point of view, sharpness, colours and composition are excellent
Best regards

εντυπωσιακά καλό κοντινό!
γειά σου Χριστόδουλε

Great pose, clear background and excellent details. An excellent photo. regards yiannis

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-12 13:00]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Quelle belle image. En regardant cette photo, j'essaie de deviner à quoi pense cet oiseau. On ne le saura jamais ... Dommage.

Hello Christodoulos,
A splendid species of bird. Very difficult to take a good shot because he is very shy.
Excellent details, clarity, focus and sharpness as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-09-12 23:45]

Shalom Christodoulo,

Every aspect of this one, like many others of yours, is truly excellent.

Thank you for continuously sharing such gems with us.


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-09-13 2:12]

Hello Christodoulos,
It's perfect shot, excellent sharpness and nice pastel colours of the bird and BG. Very good soft light.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Chris,

This is a fantastic shot of this bird with great eye contact & superb clarity.
The light is perfect & nice BG too. Well done TFS.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-09-13 14:07]

Hola Christodoulos.
Great work as usual. Very clear and sharp photo. lovely pose and eye contact.
It is always nice for me to learn from birds.

great capture, great camouflage colour, greetings Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 3 N: 8714] (40570)
  • [2011-09-14 1:48]

Hello Christodoulos,
This bird-picture looks like a painting with its perfect diagonal composition and the fine tints of the background. I think that it is one of your best shots because it has so much expression and touches the soul.
In my mind it deserves a green star, but unfortunately I have no left.
Kind regards

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Bonne composition valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Excellent sharpness & compo

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