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Ciconia ciconia - Leylek / Stork

Ciconia ciconia - Leylek / Stork
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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: 2010-06-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jacqueline's favourites, Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-22 5:13
Viewed: 3484
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ten days ago, I visited Sultan Sazlığı [Marshes] National Park, with my wife and children. Early morning of second day [June, 13 Sunday], I got up with sunrise and went to the marsh. There were many Ciconia ciconia - Leylek [TR], White Stork [EN] (CICONIIFORMES: CICONIIDAE) as like some species of Egrets, Herons and wader birds. Storks were huntering dragonflies among grasses.
Today, I want to share one of these shots with you. I hope you will enjoy it. Thanks for visiting.

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Hello Ahmet,
Excellent pose, and unfortunate dragonfly! :)
Very good approach, made a bright and homogeneous background.
Good handling of light (a little backlight) but it resolves, achieving commendable detail.
Thanks for sharing. Well done, Regards, Jesús

Hallo Ahmet
That is a very, very cool shot, which creates a thrill. I don't know which I like the most, the moment of the shot or the wonderful colours in the picture. I think I’ll settle for both. The image is well captured and conveys the mood effectively. Your image brings nature to life right here in the comfort of our homes. I gladly add two points and a star * to this fabulous action shot. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hy Ahmet
I have to confes that is an amazing image ! So stork catch a dragonfly in its beak. Interesting behaviour captured by you here.
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-22 6:57]

Hello Ahmet,
Fantastic, fantastic, what a timing! And the technical qualities of this photo are also great. Very beautiful natural colours. Excellent DOF, OOF BG, composition and low POV.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-22 8:23]
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Merhaba Ahmet,
A superb action shot of the White Stork catching a dragonfly in flight! I wonder if he caught it?
The pose, POV and timing are superb and the technical standard of the image excellent and set in a nice composition.
Tebrikler dostum!
Cok tesekkür ederim ve iyi aksamlar,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-22 8:25]

Hello Ahmet,
A pity for the dragonfly but a fantastic capture!! Amazing timing and excellent sharp details. I love the hunting pose of the stork and light and colours are also perfect. Impressive work!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-06-22 8:41]

Hello Ahmet
Superb in action capture.
Excellent work!

Hocam çok güzel olmuş. Artık doğa fotoğrafçılığı konusunda işi bitirmiş durumdansınız ve en kısa zamanda belgesel çekimlerine başlayalım . :)) Valla ağzım açık kaldı bayıldım.... :) Ellerine sağlık. Selamlar.

Hello Ahmet,
Fantastic moment you captured!! Great details, vivid colors, excellent POV and BG. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-22 12:28]

Hello Ahmet.
Beautiful portrait of stork. Great exposure on white feather. Good composition and nice contrast. Perfect sharpness
Best regards Siggi

Hi Ahmet!
A very dynamic photo! Exceptional moment very well immortalized! Great sharpness, outstanding details, excellent BG, POV and DOV!!! Good light management to! What a timing!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-06-23 1:17]

Hello Ahmet,
You managed to take in very interesting moment. It's very good shot with perfectly chosen aperture and time.
Regards, Pawel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-23 2:03]

Hi Ahmet,the timing so perfect is the secret of the beauty of your pic..and what a top quality work,sharpness ,colors and composition are truely fantastics!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Merhaba Ahmet,
just at right moment you captured this fantastic scene, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition, very well done.
Best regards

amazing capture, greetings Ori

Hello Ahmet
wonderful sharp shot with incredible details, and what a timing !
this storck have a great pose for catching a dragonfly,
you managed the lighting very well especially on the white plumage
i like the green color of the grass
Have a good night

Hello Ahmet
Congratulations for the beautiful photo, excellent POV, sharpness and contrast
Thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Hi Ahmet,

Great caputre of this beautiful Ciconia ciconia, excelent colots and fine details.Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes,

Selamlar hocam,
nefis bir tür ve harika bir zamanlama olmuş.
elinize sağlık.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-06-24 21:34]

Hi Ahmet.
Fantastic moment has been pictured by you. My congratulations. Unbelievable scene. And work of your ultimate supertelelens is simply amazing too. Bravo.

Wow, just wow.

Merhaba Ahmet hocam,

Mükemmel ötesi bir zamanlama.
Bu şekilde gerçekleşen bir avlanma sahnesi benzersiz güzellikte.
Netlik, canlı renkler, keskinlik, zamanlama ve ilginç kompozisyonu ile favorim oldu.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selamlarımla, Mehmet

Dear Ahmet,
A brilliant story/action photo showing the feeding behaviour of the stork!

Your fast speed freezes the action and the details in your photo are stunning.

Great contribution, thank you.

Greetings from South Africa,
Kind regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-07-08 11:56]

Hi Ahmet
I just got back from my european holliday.That is an amasing presentation wow perfect timing.Excellent pov and sharp image
TFS Michel

Merhaba Ahmet Hocam,
Long time no see MF. But this image was worth my break. :) Truly excellent photo with wonderful pose of the stork, top notch sharpness / clarity, great colors and background blur. A few days ago I also did a pic like this about a stork - but after seeing Your version, I rather don't upload it, because Yours is much, much better. Tfs and congrats.
Friendly regards, László

Hi Ahmet,
this is not a picture from today but what a great moment you caught here. The Stork is in the process of catching a still flying Dragon fly ! What I admire is the wonderful light and the precise focus, all important with your huge lens. I have not seen Develı Ovası during my trip, I opted for Kapadokya then. Thanks for continuing to mount such masterful shots on TN.
With my best regards

Hi Ahmet
perfect timing indeed

Salam Ahmet.
This is an amazing white stork that we hardly see in the wild. The early morning shot is fabulous and looks like it is taking a dragonfly in the mouth.
Beautiful details and the lighting is fabulous too.
Thanks and greetings from Malaysia - Jusni

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