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(Sylvia conspicillata)

(Sylvia conspicillata)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-17 0:44
Viewed: 1699
Points: 36
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Toutinegra-tomilheira,Spectacled Warbler

(Sylvia conspicillata)

A new species for me,this little bird is easier to photograph than finding...

"The Spectacled Warbler (Sylvia conspicillata) is a species in the typical warbler genus Sylvia. It breeds in north west Africa, southwest Europe from Iberia to Italy, and then further east on the eastern Mediterranean islands and coastal regions. It is mainly resident in Africa, but other populations migrate to winter in more widely in north and west Africa and Egypt. This bird is a rare vagrant to northern and western Europe.
It also occurs in some Atlantic islands. The subspecies orbitalis has been proposed for those of the Cape Verde Islands. The presumed subspecies for the Madeira birds, bella is today usually included in this taxon, as are the birds of the Canary Islands, where the species is quite common except on El Hierro and known as zarzalero y ratonero (Álamo Tavio 1975).
These are very small "warblers" and are intermediate between Whitethroats and Tristram's Warbler in coloration. Spectacled Warblers are brown above and buff below, with chestnut wing patches and a white throat. Adult males have a grey head and the white eye ring which gives the species its name. Immature birds can be confused with both the Whitethroat and the Subalpine Warbler, and identification is difficult in the field. The song is a fast high warble.
About the precise relationships of this bird, not much can be said with certainty. It seems though as if its intermediate appearance, apart from the autapomorphic white eye ring, indicates its relationships reasonably well. It is not the closest living relative of at least Tristram's Warbler though.(Helbig 2001, Jønsson & Fjeldså 2006)
These small passerine birds are found in dry open country with bushes. 3-6 eggs are laid in a nest in a bush. Like their relatives, the Spectacled Warbler is insectivorous."(Wiki)

Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/790
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 320
Focal Length: 700/1 mm
Date Taken: 2013-04-13 09:21
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-04-17 1:00]

Hello Jose,
great capture bird,I think these beautiful birds found in Turkey.Regards..


Hello Jose,
beautiful capture of this little bird with good sharpenss and nice details like the stucture of the plumage. I especially like the lovely calling pose and the natural colours.
Best wishes,

Look at this tiny fellow, its beautiful. Nice capture Jose; very good sharpness and details.
Best regards..AKBAR

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-17 3:42]

HI Jose,looks like a singer in a music festival in this pose and whit the open beak,beautiful capture,original and whit the best quality as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Nice image with good sharpness and natural colors


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-17 4:42]

Bonjour Jose,
Un excellente image de cette très belle et fine espèce..parfaite netteté aussi.

Hello Jose,
Excellent photograph of The Spectacled Warbler, exceelent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.

Hi Jose,

A splendid example of this small bird signing for a mate by the look. Great detail and colours, a nice composition on the fench post and a clear bg.
TFS regards Bill.

Hallo Jose
super goos ahrpness and great details
beautiful colours to
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-17 8:31]

Bom dia Jose,
What a shot! This Spectacled Warbler looks fantastic in all aspects. Great singing pose, brilliant sharpness and a fantastic composition in very beautiful natural colours. The best photo of this species I've seen so far. Thanks!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-04-17 8:31]

Buena foto de esta Sylvia justo en el momento en que está cantando. Buen color, luz y encuadre. Enhorabuena.

Hello Jose

Great close-up photo of this species of Warbler,
fine lateral POV, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Ciao Jose, lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splenddi sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jose,
Lovely picture of this Spectacled Warbler.
you captured it in a nice moment when it is singing.
very good sharpness and colour.
with egards.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-17 20:00]

Hi Jose,
Perfect composition with excellent detail.
Another very nice photo in nice natural colours.
Regards Jiri.

Hello J.Diogo.
This capture is magical exposing fine sharpness and beautiful plumage details. Super shot and thanks for sharing.

Bonjour José,
Superbe publication finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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