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Life and Death

Life and Death
Photo Information
Copyright: Emin Yogurtcuoglu (goldfinchtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 22 N: 502] (2603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals feeding, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-02-13 8:00
Viewed: 3162
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Brown-necked Raven and European Bee-eater from Wadi Dome, Ayn Sukhna. Migration time is a feast time for all desert residents. Belong to a desert requires very struggling life time. But if you are only a visitor, just try to skip from this dangerous part of the world, you need to be much more powerful than residents. Migrating through desert sometimes means flying without any water source for 300-400 kilometers! So all weak birds passing not only a desert but also a hard test. Selection makes it choice with best healty and powerful birds. Others become a mouthful food for residents of the desert which is also important for them to see end of the day.

Egypt is an extremely good birding country especially on spring migration.

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Hello Emin,
Pic is impressive. Great shot, great colors and sharpness.

Hi Emin
Life and Death in the deserts of Egypt
lovely catch (both for the Raven and the photographer, pity you have to cut the wingtips, but that^s life

Hi Emin,
What a shot and sighting, so clear with great detail. And I like your explanatory note. Truly a place where only the fittest will survive! Thanks for sharing.

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2013-02-13 14:19]

A very good photo. Maybe you should summit this one to National Geographics.

這鳥照的很清晰 也很美麗

Excellent shot....
thanks for sharing..

Emin, the story of the migrating birds passing through Egypt is a touching one, like that of this Bee Eater falling prey to a Corvid.
The picture is technically excellent and shows the details and colours well. The tail of Raven could have remained within the frame.

good shot with great colours.
thanks for showing this bird

Hello Emin,
Magnifique capture ! Couleurs et contraste magnifiques.
Bravo et salutations.

  • Ingrid1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2013-06-05 8:51]

A good case of being at the right time at the right place (for you, not the bee- eater :-))
Good layout and sharp details make your work a pleasure to view

Therefore I have added your photo to my theme "animals feeding"

thanks for sharing, greetings from South Africa, Ingrid

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