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Circaetus gallicus - Yilan Kartali


Circaetus gallicus - Yilan Kartali
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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: 2008-08-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loot's Favourites 1, Fauna of PALAEARCTIC Region, Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-10 17:09
Viewed: 6901
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends
Today, I will not upload a new species on TrekNature or another butterfly. My last seven posts have not been from birds. I will present another shot from my Ardahan-Kars-Iğdır trip in last August.
When we (with Ferhat) drive from Göle to Ardahan, we saw this eagle, roosting on wooden telephone pole. We stopped and I climbed quickly to small soil hill. It flew and escaped. But I managed to take some shots in this period.
Circaetus gallicus - Yılan Kartalı [TR], Short-toed Eagle [EN] is a member of the family ACCIPITRIDAE (FALCONIFORMES) as like other diurnal raptors. Its Turkish vernacular name means "Snake Eagle", since it mainly feeds on snakes. I cant present it with a snake, beacuse it couldnt find a new snake. When I saw it, it probably waited occurrence of a snake in steppic area.

This species is 62-67 cm in lenght and 185-195 cm of wingspan. It looks like an owl with its large head, yellow iris of eyes. Ventral sides of body and wing are light colored and dark striped. Similarly, its tail has horizontally 3-4 dark striped. It is seen in summer almost all Turkiye with suitable habitat, like in Europe and the Middle Middle. It winters in Saharan Africa. It is also resident bird in India.

The photograph was taken by camera on hand, usual for me. RAW to JPEG and cropped heavily by PhotoScape software.

I'd like to dedicate to Loot Eksteen (loot) who is writer nice comments and critiques.

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REFERENCE:
Karataş, A. & Sözen, M., 2008, Kuşlar [Aves], pp. 182-291, in: Karataş, A., Karataş, A. & Sözen, M. (Eds.), Aladağlar'dan Bolkarlar'a "Niğde’nin Biyolojik Çeşitliliği” [Biodiversity of Niğde -from the Aladağ Mts to the Bolkar Mts-], Niğde, xi+345 pp.

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Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selam!!
Good closeup of the Short-toed Eagle inflight!
very good clarity in a good flying pose with the spread wings! the golden eye really looks beautiful!
many thanks for the sharing and the notes
greeting
friend Tony

Hi Ahmet,

A lovely image of this snake eagle in flight. Good detail on the plumage and a highlight in the eye with the wings at the right position to add power to the picture. Very good for a hand held shot.
Robin

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-10 21:28]

Hi Ahmet,

We don't often see photos of eagles in flight. You captured him in a wonderful position - I love the raised wings. Nice natural colors and good details of the face and plummage. The yellow eye is magnificent.

Jane

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-09-10 21:56]

Ahmet Hocam merhaba,

Yilan kartalini bu kadar yakindan hem de goz hizasindan yakalamak eminim kolay degildir. Cok begendim, ellerine saglik.
Adresi en kisa zamanda gonderiyorum, kalici adres Sydney oldugundan Istanbuldan bir arkadasimin adresini ogrenmeye calisiyorum. Cok tesekkurler hatirlattigin icin.

Selamlar,
Fatih

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2008-09-10 22:30]

Ahmet,

Good action shot! The BG and DOF make the subject even more detailed and it stands out agianst the BG. I like the composition of the pic as well.
TFS,
Sheriff

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-10 22:45]

Hi Ahmet

Lovely capture of this eagle - great eye contact and frozen action.

James

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-09-10 23:07]
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Hi Ahmed

A big THANK YOU for this unexpected and sincerely appreciated honour.

It is a fine capture of this raptor in-flight. You pushed the ISO somewhat and it gave you a very workable shutter speed (at 1/2500 seconds) to freeze the Eagle's movement and to prevent any possible camera shake. This also took care to display the good details of the bird and isn't that big yellow eye just something else to behold. The 100-400L IS gave you a strong enough image to work with and also the ability to crop down quite a bit (I don't know how much though), yet you still retained a lovely clear image. Good exposure control ensured you could overcome the general problem of backlight from the ambient light reflected by the sky. In saying all this I merely attempt to acknowledge the fact that you did great work and it wasn't just a case of point-and-shoot and all the holes in the cheese automatically aligned.

Well done and TFS.
Regards
Loot

Selam dostum,
Nefis bir uçar pozu olmuş..
Netlik,göz detayı ve renkler harika..
bana hala kertik bu tür..darısı başıma..
selamlar..

Hoca ana konuna geri dönmüşsün:). Hadi hayırlısı. çekimde harika. Eline sağlık biraderim. Sağlıcakla...
Bayram

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-11 1:08]

Merhanba Ahmet hocam, nefis bir kare. Emeğinize sağlık.
Mehmet

Merhaba Ahmet,
Welcome back to the birds kingdom!
And what a better way to do so that with this magnificent inflight image.
You did it great with the same level POV to get this good pose, in which we can appreciate the wing's feathers extended, as well as that stunning yellow eye.
A very good work and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
JM

Merhaba Hocam,
Kartalı havada donduran çok güzel bir kare olmuş, elinize sağlık. Saygılar...

Merhaba Ahmet Bey, bı kartalın bu kadar masum bakışı olabilir mi.... Cok hoş bır kare, notlarınız da her zamankı gıbı cok guzel. Ellerınıze sağlık.
Saygılarımla

Fİliz

Hello Ahmet.
A look very expressive!
Excellent coloration and contrast.
Perfect framing and POV.
Congratulations for the wealth of details.
Cheers,
José Roberto

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-11 5:00]

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful photo of this Short-toed Snake Eagle. Great composition and POV. Nice colours, pose and sharpness.
Kind regards,
Peter

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-11 12:32]

merhaba hocam
güzel bir türün başarılı bir uçarı
Çamlıyaylada karşılaştık kendisiyle hem de 2 tane
eline sağlık
selamlar
izler

Salam Ahmet,

Indeed a beautiful capture of this short-toed eagle in flight with fine detail. Excellent work & effort. Mabrouk!

Best Regards & Salam.

Umar

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-11 14:58]

Very nice shot, Ahmet!
The pose is great.
Well composed, nice lighting, good sharpness.

Well done,

Joe

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Muhteşem bir aksiyon karesi.Zamanlamanız ve çekiminiz mükemmel.Tebrikler,
Selamlarımla..

hAyAti

hello ahment,
fine capture of the bird in flight, i have never been able to shoot any thing flying so far. i liked the eye contact and the pose you got in this image,
well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Ooooo Dr, senin balıkçı bu demek.
Ne güzel yaklaşmışsın. Etlikeyici gözleri de ışıl ışıl. Eline sağlık. Buralarda görüyoruz ama hep çok uzaktan geçiyor. Selamlar
Mustafa

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-11 23:41]

Hi Ahmet.
Yes, this is a very impressive shot and terrific POV. I cannot do anything similar in our local conditions. Bravo. Great pose of the wings, tremendous reproduction of all charming details of the bird. Exposure is spot on. My congratulations.
Alexei.

Merhaba Dr. AHMET bey,
işte mükemmel bir zamanlama,
çok beğendim.

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2008-09-12 2:50]

Hocam, netlik, detaylar ve renkleri harika..şimdiye kadar göremek nasip olmadı bana ama sizden değerli bilgileriniz eşliğinde bu fotografı görmek güze...Elinize sağlık
iyi günler

Hallo Ahmet
A beautifully display of beauty and a wonderful worthy dedication to Loot. This image deserves all the points awarded so far an will be awarded in the future. You have captured the details of this in-flight-eagle with great success and I especially like the clarity of the big yellow eye and the markings on the plumage. You've frozen the action well, and this shot shows how effortlessly these guys glide. This bird has an impressive wingspan and is well displayed against your background. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kind regards
Anna

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,kesinlikle nefis bir fotoğraf.Gözleriyle aynı seviyede oluşunuz muhteşem bir etki yaratmış.Dört dörtlük,kusursuz bir fotoğraf,kutluyorum sizi,saygılar :)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-12 9:30]

Hello Ahmet,
Wonderful capture of the Short-toed Eagle! I like the way you seem to be level with the bird and have focussed in so nicely! Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours.
Very well-timed and well composed too.
Many thanks and I hope you'll have a nice weekend! Best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-13 7:18]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A superb in-flight capture of C. gallicus that is technically excellent and taken from agreat POV that shows the yellow eye very well.
I wish I could take a shot like this and I thank you for sharing this beauty.
Selamlar,
Ivan

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-13 9:10]

Well done Ahmet! Great flying bird shot, great moment shot with a good technique, thanks!

Mario

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-09-13 23:15]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Bir süredir siteyi ihmal etmistim. Bu ne muhteşem bir kare. Çok harika görünüyor. Gözalıcı bir fotoğraf olmuş. Yırtıcıların karesi gerçekten bir başka. Seyri çok güzel. Eline sağlık.

Hüseyin

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-17 0:06]

Merhaba Ahmet bey,
Cok yakin ve detayli olmus. Cekim acinizi cok begendim. Elinize saglik
Selamlar

Merhabalar Ahmet bey,
harika türün güzel hareketini iyi yakalamışsınız tebrikler
selamlar

Salam Ahmet. I like the look in the eye of this one. Amazingly sharp and bright yellow. Excellent shot in flight which you have so often done very well. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Sevgili Ahmet , uyarın üzerine fotoğraflarına baktım ve bu yakışıklıyı gördüm ...
Benim Datçada olduğum ölü sezonumda yüklemişsin , göz tenması ve komp. nefis olmuş , tebrikler dostum .

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