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Ardea cinerea - Gri Balikcil

Ardea cinerea - Gri Balikcil
Photo Information
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: 2009-02-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-04 10:34
Viewed: 4192
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ardea cinerea - Gri Balıkçıl [TR], Grey Heron [EN] is a member of the family ARDEIDAE (CICONIIFORMES). It is a large heron, standing 85-105 cm tall and its wingspan 175-195 cm.
It occurs throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa.
A. cinerea is listed by IUCN as Least Concern (LC).
It breeds in colonies in trees close to lakes, the sea-shore or other wetlands, although it will also nest in reed beds. It builds a bulky stick nest.
The bird catches fish or frogs with its long bill in shallow water.
The nominate form, A. c. cinerea, ranges also in Turkiye and it is one of its four subspecies.

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Ahmet bey merhaba, güzel kadrajı soft renkleri ile çok net bir gri balıkçıl fotografı olmuş emeğinize sağlık, selam ve sevgiler.

Hello ahmet,

very good picture with good sharpness and low pov.
Good framing in the picture.
Fine colours.


hello Ahmet
super composition
very good details and sharpness ok
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-04 12:12]

Merhaba Ahmet,
An excellent capture of the Grey Heron, taken from fine semi-frontal POV to show this adult in breeding plumage with superb sharpness and colours against a fine natural BG.
I have not yet succeeded in taking a good shot of this common species!
Thanks and all the best,

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2009-09-04 12:24]

Selam Ahmet hocam,
şöyle bir güzel pozunu alamadım daha..nefis olmuş..kutlarım..

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-04 12:36]

Hello Ahmet
Wonderful colors and great details. Well done.
Have a nice week-end.

What do you put in your morning coffee that enables you to register such BEAUTIES???
This is, indeed, a SUPERB composition with EXCELLENT CLARITY.
Great note too... based on the KISS priciple = KEEP IT SWEET & SIMPLE!!!
Amazing fellow, you are!!!
Mario with kind & friendly regards from Canada.

great composition, TFS Ori

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-09-04 14:23]

Nefis olmuş Ahmet hocam, emeklerinize ellerinize sağlık..
Selamlar saygılar..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-04 15:26]

Hi Ahmet,

A beautiful shot of this Grey Heron with the inquisitive look on his face. He looks so sharp as he surveys the grass. The face, eye, beak, feathers, and even his legs are shown in fine detail with wonderful colors. I love the grassy setting and composition.


Salam Akhi Ahmet,

This is a great capture with striking coloration, sharpness & details. Beautifully done with great skill. TFS & efforts.

Best Salam & Ramadan Kareem


Hello Ahmet
Excellent capture of ths Grey Heron, i like his pose, the very lovely colors, the superb details and the point of view
The green grass makes a wonderful BG
Have a great WE

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-05 1:07]

Hello Ahmet,
A beautiful example of this adult heron. Excellent sharpness and a very good composition. Pleasant natural colours and environment. Nice POV and pose.

hello Ahmet
great photo, beautiful scene, attribution of colours and details exceptional

Hello Ahmet!
This is a very nice capture of heron. I like especially composition - the free space in part of picture where the bird is looking is very nice :) Perfect light and beautiful saturation :)
Best regards from Lodz,

Çok net, çok temiz bir, usta işi bir kare.
Ellerinize sağlık Sayın Hocam....

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-09-05 18:28]

Hello Ahmet
A very good shot of this heron – the bird is well positioned to one side of the frame.

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