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Sunset bunting

Sunset bunting
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-05 9:07
Viewed: 5646
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Corn Bunting
Miliaria calandra
TR: Tarla cintesi

*The Corn Bunting, Miliaria calandra, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae. It is the sole member of the genus Miliaria, although a few authorities place it in the large genus Emberiza.

It breeds across southern and central Europe, north Africa and Asia across to Kazahkstan. It is mainly resident, but some birds from colder regions of central Europe and Asia migrate southwards in winter.

The Corn Bunting is a bird of open country with trees, such as farmland and weedy wasteland. It has declined greatly in northwest Europe due to intensive agricultural practices depriving it of its food supply of weed seeds and insects, the latter especially when feeding young.

Its natural food consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds.
(*From Wikipedia)

exposure Time 1/332
F-Stop f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings 800
Focal Length 400/1 mm
Date Taken 2009-04-26 19:13

goatman04, zetu, MMM, maurydv, Argus, uleko, nglen, skoksalan, Juyona, rcrick, jaycee, izler, cloud, Alex99, boreocypriensis, anel, cataclysta, KOMSIS, eng55, Noisette, eqshannon, tuslaw, rousettus, Luis52, jconceicao, rkailas has marked this note useful
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Marhaba Selen,

A beautiful capture of this Corn Bunting with great colors, sharpness and details. TFS.

Salam & Regards


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-05 9:38]

Hello Selen
Nice composition, great details and clear BG, all is perfect. Well done.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-06-05 9:50]

Hi Selen
What a nice composition .Good POV and sharp image .Excellent pose with lovely light .
TFS Michel

Hello Selene,
a splendid composition with a lovely pose of the bird, superb sharpness and lighting, i like the warm colour tones.
Have a good weekend

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-05 9:59]

Hello Selen,
An excellent capture of a Corn Bunting
+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition, colours and lighting (superb).
-: none, its a wonderfully composed portrait.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-05 10:07]

Hello neighbour Selen,
Beautiful photo of this bunting in warm light and colours. Excellent sharpness, details and POV. Very nice OOF BG, composition and DOF.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-05 10:37]

Hello Selen,
A lovely capure of the Bunting in beautiful sunset light. A very nice composition too and a fine soft background.
TFS and have a nice weekend! Ulla

Very nicely shot corn bunting with great warm light and some flowers to make the shot interesting. Well composed

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-05 11:27]

Hi Selen. I to went back to April for a bird today. You were able to use the late sun in this picture of the Corn Bunting which has given it a warm glow. You have taken this with good detail and colours. With a nice pose on the plant against the plain BG. well done tFS.

Have a nice weekend.

Selen Hanım,
Netliğiyle modelin duruşu ve çiçeklerle bezenmiş kompozisyonu ile enfes bir kare olmuş.

Merhaba Selen, fantastic shoot with lovely little bird, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, beautiful composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-06-05 13:32]

Hola Selen,
extraordinario trabajo,
bello foco, color y estupenda nitidez,

Hi Selen,

Wonderful shot of this Corn Bunting, you really cant beat that early evening light. Excellent detail in the plumage, stunning light, framing and composition all perfect, really nice work, t.f.s

Cheers Rick :)

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-05 16:20]

Hi Selen,

A beautiful Corn Bunting and a beautiful picture. The composition, setting and the bird itself are marvelous. I love the pretty flowers and the way the Bunting is looking away from them. Gorgeous colors, fine details and an altogether stunning shot.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-06-05 19:53]

merhaba selen hanım
kompozisyonuyla, fonuyla ve alan derinliği ile nefis bir tarla çintesi çekimi sunmuşsunuz
elinize sağlık

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-06-05 21:28]

Hi Selen,
Outstanding shot of this cute looking Corn Bunting with amazing sharpness and clarity of details on its plumage. Cool pose captured and this warm light makes the image so beautiful Excellent POV, DOF and composition. Kudos.

hello Selen
beautiful pose, in a very good scene, marvellously photo
TFS have a nice weekend

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-06-05 23:47]

Hello Selen,
Althought the bird isn't colorful look out very nice. Warm soft light and tiny flowers around him create splendid feeling.
Regards, Pawel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-05 23:54]

very fine image, good lighting and great composition. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-06 0:23]

Hi Selen.
You managed to catch this beautiful bird at amazing scenery. Thin twigs with fine small flowers create a wonderful stage for the beauty. Lights, colours and details are superb. BG is also fine. My warm greetings and TFS.

Merhaba Selen Hanım, bu günbatımı güzelini en son arazimizde ayçiçekleri üzerinde ben de çektim. Beni bayağı bir yakınına kadar yaklaştırdı. İzlemesi keyifliydi. Nefis bir çekim yapmışsınız. Elinize sağlık.
İyi bir hafta sonu diliyorum.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-06 2:08]

Hello Selene,
The fine evening-light and a well chosen framing give to this picture a very poetical touch. Beautiful composition with warm colors and fine sharpness. Really well seen.
Thanks and kind regards

Hi Selen

Superb composition and great light.
Excellent sharpness and DOF, great OOF background.


Hi Selen
Very elegant image. I like delicate, warm light and saturated colors. Also perfect blured background, nice composition with main object on the left and good sharpness

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-06-06 9:09]

Selen hanım selamlar,
Nefis bir güzellik ... "Tarla cintesi"
Özenerek poz vermiş adeta.
Akşam güneşinin kızılığı ile renk ve detayları çok yakışmış.
İyi pazarlar,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-06 11:59]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Akşam güneşi güzele vururmuş:)Sıcak ışık,fon,kadraj ve kompozisyon mükemmel olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-06-06 13:51]

Merhaba Selen Hanım!
Enfes bir ışık altında harika bir kompozisyon olmuş. First class bir çalışma, tebrikler.


Hello Selen
superb composition of this shot, you have captured this Corn Bunting with superb details on bird and flowers, the natural lighting illumited this shot perfectly and gives this image very beautiful warm colors
Have a nice Sunday

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2009-06-07 2:16]

Hi Selen,

This is an atmospherique capture. Smooth light and soft colors. Well done.


Hi Selen
Wonderful composition with clean sharp detail and lovely light,color.
tfs jon

Oh Wow Selen!
What a great composition with beautiful flowers & OOF background. TFS

I truly see (through the picture) how you love your birds...I can only wish for talents at taking images as you do...I feel at times that I have to make up part of my images in words...perhaps that is the journalist in me after all these years...but I always have and always will have great appreciation for superior work from folks like you...and by the way...there are not many left...not on TN, nor in the world..You are Blessed!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-06-09 5:57]

Wonderful image Selene,
The lighting is perfect as well as the fine detail and gorgeous colors in this outstanding photo!! Love the beautiful flowers you captured him perching on. Well done!!! TFS.

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-15 8:11]

Marhaba Selen,

An great shot from this bird on the flower with good details and fine colours.
Excellent light!!!



hello selene,
nice shot, the dof is perfect and the lighting looks lovely, i liked the pose and the composition too,
tfs & regards

I have always known that your shots are special...see how you treat the light here...and how well you've presented this cute little bird...
Very well done, Selen...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-25 8:40]

Hi Selen,
an excellent capture of this bunting. Very sharp and beautiful in colours rendition.
Nice flowers too to give a good impact.
Well presented in smooth and neat image.


merhaba Selen Hanım,
uzun süredir hem arazi çalışmaları hem de TRAMEMin kuruluşuyla artan mesailerim nedeniyle TNden ayrı kalmıştım. son bir kaç karenizi şimdi ziyaret edebildim.
bu da en güzellerinden biri. en fotojenik kuşlarımızdan birisi. netlik, göz teması, kadraj ve açı, hepsi çok güzel, elinize sağlık.
TRAKUŞ e-derginin son sayısında sizi ve güzel çekimlerinizi gördüğüme sevindim. oldukça güzel hazırlanmış.
sağlıcakla kalın, iyi akşamlar, selamlar.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-01 19:19]

Hola Selena.
Muy hermosa foto. Me agrada de sobremanera la iluminacion lograda, los colores suaves y finos detalles en la imagen de esta foto una joya.
Saludos Selene.

Hello Selen,

Fantastic capture of this beautiful Corn Bunting.
Nice colours with great definition.
Lighting and composition are splendid.
Good note.
This year i have took many photo of this specie.

Hola Selen,
Magnífico retrato con una preciosa y cálida luz, saludos
José Ramón

amazing light, and great composition (as always), greetings Ori

Hi Selen

Just came across this beauty. The light is brilliant! I really like the way you have cropped it unconventionally, I suspect to show more of its flowery perch.


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