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Carduelis cannabina - Ketenkusu

Carduelis cannabina - Ketenkusu
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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: 2007-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-21 14:28
Viewed: 5263
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Carduelis cannabina (Acanthis cannabina) (L., 1758) – Ketenkuşu [TR], Linnet [EN]
is small finch of the family Fringillidae. Its male is colourful and the male has a powder-blue head, a red forehead and a rich reddish-brown back in summer plumage. There is no red parts in females and young. Both of them have white underparts with the breast streaked buff.
C. cannabina prefers hillsides, farmlands, heaths. Breeding occurs in scrub on moorland, heaths and farmland. In winter, it is seen in stubble and weedy fields. It feeds mainly on seeds.
It is found most parts of Europe, western Asia and north Africa. It ranges in all parts of Türkiye permanently except for central parts of Southeast and Eastern Anatolia which it breeds in summer.

The genus Carduelis is represented by six species. These, with exception of C. cannabina, are
** Carduelis chloris – Florya [TR], Greenfinch [EN],
** Carduelis carduelis – Saka [TR], Goldfinch [EN],
** Carduelis spinus – Karabaşlı İskete [TR], Siskin [EN],
** Carduelis flavirostris – Sarıgagalı Ketenkuşu [TR], Twite [EN],
** Carduelis flammea – Huş İsketesi, Kuzey Ketenkuşu [TR], Redpoll [EN].

My first post to TN was shot of another male of Carduelis cannabina from Jordan (Urdun).

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-21 15:40]

Hello Ammet
Nice capture of a bird I never saw.Good POV and nice colors.Nice catch light in the eye.Also excellent note.
TFS Michel

hi ahmet,
a very quiet and beautiful composition.
like the single touch of red colour.
good details of this lovely bird,i've never seen before.
good night

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-21 18:22]
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Hola amigo,
bonito macho y preciosos colores,
bello habitat y sensacional detalles,
saludos Ahmet

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-21 22:25]

Hi Ahmet

Nice composition with a good array of tones. You show the bird in good detail - and perched on a food source.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-22 0:08]

hello Ahmet,
A little jewel your picture. So natural, a wonderful little bird shown in its environnement. I like a lot

Buen conjunto y preciosos detalles. Buena expresión del ave y bellos colores. Una preciosa fotografía.
Saludos Ahmet.

Selam Ahmet,
Çok güzel bir tür yakalamışsın.
Ellerine sağlık.

Merhaba Ahmet,
Excellent composition in best pov with much clarity, beautiful colour and details as a whole!
very pleasant to look at and enjoy!
thanks for sharing
greeting to you always

Hi Ahmet,
A beautiful bird. Very nice composition with excellent details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Ahmet
Nice shot of this colorful bird captured in his natural environment.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-22 3:51]

Ahmet, what a colorful bird catch you have shot. Very nice shot and Thanks for sharing. ganesh

Ahmet merhaba , renkleri çok güzel , netlikde harika , eline sağlık .

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Ne kadar güzel renkleri olan bir kuş. Çok güzel fotoğraflamışsınız.

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-08-22 15:28]

Hello Ammet,
You have beautiful photos. This bird seem in position for feeding on the flower.
TFS, Roger

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-08-23 13:15]

Hello Ahmet,
What a beauty! Lovely pose by this beautiful
and colorful finch, great POV and composition, very sharp
Sorry for missing a few of your pictures
my friend since I returned from my trip I got
a bad cold.. anyways, I would like to congrat
you for a fine picture..


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-08-25 22:23]

Ahmet, this is a very nice photo. Maybe, a little bit more of sharpness, but it's just an opinion.

Great pov and pose.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-29 7:03]

Hello Ahmet,
I like this shot very much, the bright little Linnet looks so right in this environment. Excellent sharpness, beautiful colours and a very fine softly coloured background. The subject is very much in the centre but I expect you wanted to include the thistles.
Lovely composition!
Many thanks, Ulla

Dr Keten kuşunu oldukça renkli bir formunda yakalamışsın. Bu kuşu Ürdün'de çok gördük ama Türkiye'de pek görmedim. Eline sağlık. Mustafa

Merhaba Ahmet,
Zor şartlara rağmen başarılı bir sonuç,
Farklı ve güzel bir tür paylaımın için teşekkürler

renkleriyle çok güzel yakalamışsınız hocam bu güzel kuşu.
tebrik ediyorum.ellerinize sağlık

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