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Sitta neumayer - Kaya Sivacisi


Sitta neumayer - Kaya Sivacisi
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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: 2007-08-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-08 12:24
Viewed: 4194
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My Aladağ trip seri continue with Sitta neumayer Michahelles, 1830 - Kaya Sıvacısı [TR], Rock Nuthatch [EN] (PASSERIFORMES: SITTIDAE).
Today, I captured many bird species. But I will post them in next days.

It also prefer rocky areas as like S. tephronota, reported more than 1000m a.s.l. in Iran.
It feeds on insects and their larvae in summer, but seeds in winter.
When I posted this shot, I used "Sitta neumayer", but after Ivan Kruys (Argus)'s comments, I changed species name as "Sitta tephronota Sharpe, 1872" - Büyük Kaya Sıvacısı [TR], Eastern Rock Nuthatch [EN] which an uncommon species found mainly in Eastern Turkiye.
The bill is too heavy for S. neumayer and it has a rusty beige colour in the underside of the rear end whereas S. neumayer is creamy coloured (from Ivan Kruys [Argus]).
I also presented this shot to TRAKUŞ and its autorities decided for species as "Sitta neumayer" after its range, bill lenght and shorter black eye striped.

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  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-08 12:30]

Hi Ahmet. A very good shot of the Nuthatch.One i have not seen before so thanks for posting. good detail and colours. i like the pose you have captured here, very well done TFS.
Nick..

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Kuşu çok asil bir duruşla fotoğraflamışsınız.
Elinize sağlık.
Ugur

Ahmet merhaba , netlik , kompozisyon ve çerçeve güzel olmuş , eline sağlık .

  • Great 
  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-08-08 13:00]

Hi Ahmet
great sot with perfect compo and very nice BG
Great
Tom

Merhaba Ahmet,
Salem!!
excellent composition with this beautiful bird!
Good exposure and focus bring good sharpness and details
very well done
greeting
Tony

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-08-08 14:31]

Hi Ahmet,

A nice capture of this curious nuthatch,well captured with nice POV and BG,well done and tfs

Paul

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-08-08 15:53]

Hello Ahmet,
Very good capture of a bird that I have never seem
so Thanks for sharing it.. Great POV and comp.
Very sharp image.. Well done

Everton.

Hi Ahmet,
Wonderful capture of brown and grey tones of colour and your bird fits in just right with them. A good clear and detailed photo,
regards
Matt.

  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-09 0:08]

Hi Ahmet

Great pose and focus. The eye contact is really good too.

James

Dr, Sen kaliteyi iyice yükselttin. Bu fotoğrafın tam bir usta işi olmuş. Netlik, kompozisyon, bakış aöısı, netlik hepsi de süper. Tebrikler. Mustafa

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-08-09 5:37]

Ahmet, very nice shot and such a lovely eye contact of the bird. Wonderful BG and nice shoot. Ganesh

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-09 7:52]
  • [+]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent capture of the Eastern Rock Nuthatch (Sitta tephronota), an uncommon species found mainly in Eastern Turkey.
The bill is too heavy for S. neumayer and it has a rusty beige colour in the underside of the rear end whereas S. neumeyer is creamy coloured.
So not only have you achieved a technically fine shot but you have captured a rare species! Congratulations!
This shot is also well composed with a fine BBG.
Well done and TFS and thank you for your kind words on my first anniversary with TN!
Ivan

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-10 7:49]

Hello Ahmet,
This is a very fine capture of this special Nuthatch in an unusual pose for this species.
Excellent sharp details and fine colours that stand out against the beautiful soft background. Excellent composition!
TFS and regards, Ulla

  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-08-15 6:49]

selam ahmet
ben fotograf turlarimda daha once hic karsilasmamistim bu buyuk kaya sivacisi ile...
kompozisyonu, bakis acisi, flu arka plani, renkleri, cercevesi ve bilgilendirici notu ile basarili bir calisma sunmussun
eline saglik
selamlar
izler

Ahmet,
I like the background here and the outstanding compo...
TFS
Annick

  • Great 
  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-19 9:07]

Hi Ahmet

The composition here is very good and I love the colour tones. Excellent DOF, great POV and the bird is nicely sharp

TFS

Karan

Hi Ahmet,

I love the picture. Very nice frame. Well done.

Jan-Hendrik

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