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Monticola saxatilis - Taskizili

Monticola saxatilis - Taskizili
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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: 2010-08-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-23 19:02
Viewed: 3989
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Monticola saxatilis - Taşkızılı [TR], Rock Thursh [EN] is a mountainous bird, living above 1500 m, from the family TURDIDAE (PASSERIFORMES). Already its scientific name refers to its habitat. Monti: mountain + cola: dweller; sax: rock, stone "dwelling among rocks".
This shot was taken on Aladağlar Mountains near Yahyalı District (Kayseri Prov.) in the last weekend. This was a subadult bird. A short time later, it will become a beautiful adult. Males have a bluish head section, rufous venter and dark colored wings. Females and juveniles have pallid colored plumages, as like one in the photograph.
My special thanks to my friend Mehmet Zenginer who kindly setting the shot by Photoshop CS4.
Thanks for your visiting. Best wishes.

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Hello Ahmet Karatash,
A brilliant close-up of the Rock Thursh in a fine pose. Excellent sharpness and natural colours and I like the smooth background too.
Anil Purohit

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-23 22:32]

Merhaba Ahmet
Great shot of this wonderful bird.
Details are very sharp and colors perfect!
Wonderful blurred BG and gPOV.

Hello Ahmet,
Outstanding composition with razor sharp details and superb colours. Exceptional blurred background.
Perfect image.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-23 23:50]

Beautiful bird, this rock thrush, good colors and texture. Wish the tail too visible. tfs.

arazilere devam diyorsun ha..
harika olmuş can dostum

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-24 0:42]

Hello Ahmet,
Wonderful presentation of this Rock Thursh, very sharp,and very clear, beautiful BG and pose by the bird.Well done.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful Rock Thrush bird. Very well composed with lovely sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-24 2:57]

Hi Ahmet,fantastic details of the plums in a very nice and essential composition,i like a lot the light and the perfect colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-24 6:42]

Hello Ahmet,
Great photo in splendid light and colours. Excellent sharpness and details. Very nice POV with eye-contact. Beautiful BG, fantastic composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-24 7:23]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Now this is a species that I have longed to photograph but have never succeeded! I would be happy to take a shot of the juvenile like this one! The male is so beautifully coloured.
Technically this is superb with a fine clean BG and set in a pleasing composition.
Tebrikler dostum!
Cok tesekkürler ederim,
Eline saglik,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-24 7:37]

Hello Ahmet my friend
Very nice presentation of that specie the perch is perfect.Sharp image whit great detail.I like the subject pose and catch light in the eye.The OOF BG colors is beautiful
TFS Michel

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful bird with fine details, lovely colours, excellent sharpness, POV and blurred BG. Well done!

supet good pose with great details and nice light
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

Hallo Ahmet
A great photo filled with a beautiful assortment of colours and detail. A wonderful composition with the exposure done beautifully. The colours in the image are complementing each other nicely. The catch-light caught in the eye with its white circle gets a definite plus. The details are really super. A good close approach, presented in a lovely manner. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards

Merhaba Ahmet,
a superb capture of Monticola saxatilis taken from an excellent POV with good sharpness and fantastic colours, very well composed.
Best regards

Merhaba Ahmet hocam,

Sade ama etkileyici görüntüsünden steplerde yaşayan dağ kuşu olduğu anlaşılıyor.
İlk kez görme fırsatını bulduğum bir tür.
Teşekkürler, elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,

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