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Falco subbuteo - Delice Dogan / Hobby

Falco subbuteo - Delice Dogan / Hobby
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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: 2010-06-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, Lexar 8GB UDMA
Exposure: f/5.0
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-27 19:38
Viewed: 5992
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Falco subbuteo - Delice Doğan [TR], Eurasian Hobby [EN] is one of 11 species from the genus Falco in Turkiye. This small slim falcon is my seventh species of the Falcon (Doğanlar) family FALCONIDAE (FALCONIFORMES) after
...- Falco cherrug - Uludoğan (Saker Falcon)
...- Falco columbarius - Boz Doğan (Merlin)
...- Falco peregrinus - Gökdoğan (Peregrine Falcon, Peregrine)
...- Falco vespertinus - Aladogan (Red-footed Falcon)
...- Falco tinnunculus - Kerkenez (Kestrel)
...- Falco naumanni - Küçük Kerkenez (Lesser Kestrel).
Distribution: F. subbuteo breeds across Africa, Europe and Asia. It is a long-distance migrant, wintering in Africa and Asia.
Habitat: It is a bird of open country such as farmland, marshes, taiga and savannah. They are widespread in lowlands with scattered small woods.

The shot was taken in Sultan Marshes National Park, driving to wetlands. I have many shots of this falcon from different date and places. This may not be enough quality, especially focus and shadow parts. But I prefer this one, with its prey. I hope you also will like it. Thanks for your visiting and comments.

Eurasian Hobby "Falco subbuteo" [visited on August, 28th, 2010].

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Günaydin Ahmet!
A superb action shot of one of my favourite birds of prey, Falco subbuteo.
The timing with a fine wing pose as this male is taking off with its small bird prey is excellent and it shows up well against the clean BG with fine natural colours.
In this way this is a beautiful shot, but I was tempted to try the WS to show more of the body that is in the shade of this beautiful raptor. I hope you don't mind!
Tebrikler ver cok tesekkür ederim,
Iyi gün dostum,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-27 22:52]

Hello Ahmet,
Great capture of this magnificent bird, superb sharpness, excellent and wonderful details, beautfiul colors, nice light and fantastic action.Outstanding!Best regards Siggi

striking capture (as always), greetigns Ori

Selam Ahmet,
An outstanding capture of this falcon with its prey. Superb composition excellent timing and good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-28 2:37]

This has got the beautiful mood and action, good colors and timing, fine image. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-28 3:42]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent action photo of this Eurasian Hobby with prey. Good sharpness and natural colours. Great timing, low POV and composition.

Great action capture, even with the soft focus Ahmet..
Nice POV and composed well, TFS :)

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent capture. In the right moment and at the right place...
Outstanding photo and great composition.

Hello Ahmet!
What a shot!... what a moment!... no words MF!... really impressive!
I like a lot the moving feeling in al tha shot; this little falcom seems going out of photographic plane!... Very good job! Congratulations!
Regards, TFS, Jesús

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2010-08-28 10:49]

Hi Ahmet,

This is a great action photo and not easy to make. The sharpness is oké and the natural colors superb. My compliments!


Merhaba Ahmet,
a very beautiful capture of this bird of prey taken with great timing, good sharpness and splendid colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-29 10:21]

Hello Ahmet,
This is a perfectly timed capture of this beautiful raptor catching its prey! Great focus on the eye and beautiful colours against the matching warm background. Fantastic work!
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla

Merhaba Ahmet hocam,

Bu doğan türü çok güzel bir tür gerçekten.
Av sahnesi ise harika bir zamanlama, çok şanslısınız.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,

Hello Ahmet
Oh, what can I say? I know that critiques/comments such as "excellent image" are not really well seen. But I think that this image is one of those were words are usless. PERFECT!

My kind regards,

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