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Oenanthe albonigra 1st for TN

Oenanthe albonigra 1st for TN
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, SanDisk 16GB 600x
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-09 17:56
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Oenanthe albonigra - Siyahbeyaz Kuyrukkakan [TR], Hume's Wheatear [EN] is a member of the family MUSCICAPIDAE (traditionally it was classified under the Thrushes family TURDIDAE and sometimes spelled as Oenanthe alboniger). This bird is seen in Afghanistan, Bahrain, India, Iran, Irak, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates.
The shot was taken in al-Ain city of Abu Dhabi Emirate of UAE, under sunlight of just before noon. This species must be posted for the first time. I hope you will like it.

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What a beautiful capture of a rare species of Wheatears!
I never had the opportunity to see it during my stay of 7 years in the Middle East, even though I had the good fortune of shooting the rare Hypocolius in Saudi Arabia.
Please keep posting on TN to bring back some life in it.
Best regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-11-09 20:06]

A real beauty Ahmet,
Love the low POV and exceptional detail. It's contrasting black and white colors make it a real eyecatcher. The clean BG works great for this particular bird and I see you even managed to capture that ever sought after catchlight in it's eye. Great work!!

Hi Ahmet,
very interesting bird. Nice natural colours. Perfect point of view. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Ahmet, congratulations for this great first on TN, elegant bird in nice pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hallo Ahmet and may I repeat what Ram said in big capital letters. WELCOME BACK, DR AHMET.

This little Oenanthe albonigra bird with its prominent black and white features surely is a beauty and you have captured it so skillfully, showing all the details in its feathers so beautifully. I just love the shine that is so well seen in the black part of the feathers as well as the glint in the eye. Thanks for sharing a great image. Best regards.

Another great photo of an interesting bird Ahmet! Very good composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness.

very beautiful bird. good closeup and interesting lighting. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-10 1:53]

Hello Ahmet,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo of this Hume's Wheatear. Taken from the best POV in a nice pose with eye contact. Beautiful natural colours and blurred background.

Hello Ahmet,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and wonderful bird. Superb natural colors, good details and sharpness. The light is superb falling on the bird. As usual the photo is at the highest quality range. Fantastic natural colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
A terrific capture with beautiful coloration, sharpness & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. TFS this first image of this Hume's Wheatear on TN. Best Salam & wishes...akhi!


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-12 17:10]

Hello my friend
Another excellent composition.Nice closed up capture and razor sharp image.Amasing plumage details with grab natural colours .The details you had capture fron the black and white colours are amazing great work.I also like the catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

perfect portrait, TFS Ori

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-11-16 12:29]

Merhaba Ahmet dostum!
A very fine shot of this Middle Eastern species of Oenanthe, taken from a perfect lateral POV with excellent sharpness and colours against a clean BG. A fine new species for TN!

Nice that you are back on TN. Ihope to continue when I am well.
Cok Tesekkur ederim dostum.
Iyi aksamlar,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-11-19 6:28]

Hi Ahmet,
Fantastic shot with nice and interesting bird.
Lovely natural colours good composition and sharpness details.
Perfect point of view.
Regards Jiri.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-01 22:26]

Salam Prof Ahmet
really a pretty bird. The eye is excellent sharp. I like the colors, so so simple black and white.
Lovely presentation in detailed shot.


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