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Columba palumbus - Tahtali

Columba palumbus - Tahtali
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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: 2008-08-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-14 18:20
Viewed: 4869
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Columba palumbus Linnaeus, 1758 - Tahtalı [TR], Woodpigeon [EN] is the biggest species of the genus Columba Linnaeus, 1758 (COLUMBIFORMES: COLUMBIDAE) in Turkiye and Europe.
C. livia Gmelin, 1789 - Kaya Güvercini [TR], Rock Dove [EN] and C. oenas Linnaeus, 1758 - Gökçe Güvercin [TR], Stock Dove [EN] are other two species of this genus.
C. palumbus is identified by larger size at 38-43 cm and white parts on its neck and wing.
In this summer, I observed commonly it in Cyprus. But my shot from Kazım Karabekir Farmland located in Turkish and Iranian borders.
The light was very bad with dark clouds and it was in sunset time. So, it was taken by ISO-1000.
For this post, RAW to JPEG, some cropped, automatic low contrast and +2 sharpness and framed.

jaycee, gracious, SelenE, Alex99, siggi, Argus, jusninasirun, Juyona, uleko, sandpiper2, kaytan, crs, anel, elif, Adanac has marked this note useful
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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-14 18:25]

Hi Ahmet,

You managed a wonderful shot of this Wood Pigeon even in bad light. The pose on the very top of the tree is wonderful. I love the profile with the lovely eye and beak. The colors, shadings and details of the entire bird are superb. Judging by the size of his feet he it is clear that he is quite large. He looks marvelous against the cloudy sky. The composition is excellent. Tucson is the first place I have seen that has no pigeons - plenty of doves to make up for them.


Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
The pose of this WoodPigeon is really beautiful!
good sharpness especially on the plummage in good colour and details!
many thanks for the sharing
take care and regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-14 22:55]

Gunaydin Ahmet Bey,
Guzel tur ve guzel bir fotograf. Zor isik kosullari ve ISO 1000'e ragmen bence iyi sonuc almissiniz. Emeginize saglik

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-14 23:11]

Hi Ahmet.
Lovely shot a the cute bird. I like pictured scene so much. Turning of the bird head and pose at whole, nice twigs on the bottom of the shot, impressive neutral BG create a strong esthetic impression. Well done and thanks.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-14 23:21]

Günaydin Ahmet,
A fine capture of the Woodpigeon in a great pose with fine sharpness and set in a pleasing composition.
We have this species every day in our garden, but I haven't photographed it yet!
Cok tesekkür ederim dostum,

Oct 15, 2008

Salam Ahmet. Another flawless bird captured from your top class work. Amazing sharp details in a very nicely perched framing. Regards. Jusni

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-15 0:25]

Hello Ahmet,
Superb shot. Very sharp and clear. Great details. Nice compo and well capture. Nice blurry BG.
Regards Siggi

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-15 0:41]

Hola amigo,
espléndido disparo,
pov y magnífico foco...
pose excelente,
saludos Ahmet.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-10-15 3:16]

Selam Ahmet,
Bu ne güzel bir kompozisyon öyle! Dumanlı sisli bir geri plan ve enfes detaylarıyla bir kuş. Çok hoş olmuş. Eline sağlık.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-15 3:46]

Hello Ahmet,
A frequent visitor to our garden that I like very much! This is a splendid shot of the Wood Pigeon in a lovely pose showing its beautiful plumage. A beautiful background and well composed. Nice framing too!
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

Hi Ahmet

Good capture of this fine looking pigeon and a good result for ISO1000
Good composition and sharpness


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-15 8:17]

Hello Ahmet,
excellent shot of the bird.
lovely soft rendition with excellent blurred background.
The gesture of the bird is lovely.
Beautiful composition.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-10-15 11:00]

Hello Ahmet,

Tis is a very fine portret of the bird. You have made a fine composition with few elements giving a strong impresion to the viewer. Image is very sharp showing well the bird. It is the blurry background that give depth to the image. Colors are very fine showing a good contrast between the bird and the background.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-15 13:18]

Hi Ahmet,
great phot of this Wood Pigeon.
It seems like a very cold day when you took this.
Good sharpness and great detail.
A low amount of noise for such a high ISO.

Well done,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-10-16 2:12]

Hello Ahmet,
A very fine Columba well taken with this nice pose on the shrub-branch- despite the lack of light. We call this birds "palombe" in French.
Thanks and a nice afternoon

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,sislerle gelen bir güzellik sanırım.Her zaman güvercinleri izlemeyi çok sevmişimdir.Hem yakın hem uzak gelirler bana.Çok sevdiğim bir parça vardır,sözleri Melih Cevdet Anday'a ait."Bir çift güvercin havalansa
Yanık yanık koksa karanfil
Değil bu anılacak şey değil
Apansız geliyor aklıma"
Ben de ne zaman bir güvercin görsem,bu parçayı mırıldanırım.Sizin sayenizde şimdi de mırıldanıyorum.Nefis bir kare,ellerinize sağlık,selamlar :)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-10-16 23:36]

Modelimizin duruşuyla çok güzel bir fotoğraf olmuş Ahmet bey, ellerinize sağlık, selamlar.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-10-17 5:00]

Merhaba Ahmet bey bu ters bakışı çok seviyorum çok güzel olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

Merhaba Ahmet, lovely bird with fine details and splendid sharpness, beautiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-18 18:37]

Hello Ahmet,
Wonderful image of this lovely bird, we have them to but rarely see them in trees. Thanks for sharing Ahmet.

beautiful pic, almost like a painting, TFS Ori

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