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Ardea cinerea - Gri balikcil

Ardea cinerea - Gri balikcil
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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: 2003
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-09 15:36
Viewed: 4579
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ardea cinerea Linnaeus, 1758 - Gri balıkçıl [TR], Grey Heron [EN] is a member of the family Ardeidae of the order Ciconiiformes. It is a large heron, standing 85-105 cm tall and its wingspan 175-195 cm.
It occurs throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa.
A. cinerea is the most common heron and egret species in Akkaya (Lakelet) International Bird Area. Its conservation status is listed by IUCN as Least Concern (LC).
It breeds in colonies in trees close to lakes, the sea-shore or other wetlands, although it will also nest in reed beds. It builds a bulky stick nest.
The bird catches fish or frogs with its long bill in shallow water.
The nominate form, A. c. cinerea Linnaeus, 1758, is one of its four subspecies ranges also in Turkiye.

The photograph was taken very cloudy weather condition before rain Nigde Univ. Campus near Akkaya Lakelet. Maybe it is a bit dark. Focused on eyes.
I hope it will be acceptable. Thanks for your visiting.

Ken52, falke, Raptorman, nglen, egeerhan, dew77, SelenE, spalaxtr, izler, kuhufu has marked this note useful
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This is a nice composition Ahmet,

The background suits the natural pose.
I'm not sure about the flash, or at least it looks like flash. It has a slightly stark feel.
However, detail is fine and clarity very good.


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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-06-09 15:43]

Selam Ahmet,
Oldukça net ve başarılı bir çalışma,
Çok beğendim,

nice expresion on the bird but the colors are a little dark and washed out, could try increasing contrast. focus is a little soft.

Nice capture here, i agree with the comments so far but I am amazed with how close you have managed to get this shot in. Well done.


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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-09 17:09]

Great close-up of Gray Heron. It's a nice profile with exceptional details of eye, beak, and details in feathers. Your perfect exposure gave very good colors.


Ahmet merhaba , çok net ve ayrıntılı bir portre , göz temasıda nefis , çok beğendim , eline sağlık , verdiğin bilgilerde çok yararlı .

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-09 18:02]

Hi Ahmet. a very good close up. very detail and colour. good eye contact. a nice POV. well done TFS. nick..

Canlı ve doğal bir fotograf olmuş elinize saglık

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-10 6:54]

ahmet, This is another lovely shot I saw in the favourite shot list. Oops what an eye view. This is brilliant stuff. tFS ganesh

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-06-10 7:24]
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This is incredible good, Ahmet! Congratulations to such a masterpiece! The details in the head are amazing.

Regards/Bengt Falke

Back with a happy green face!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-10 10:13]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Güzel bir portre çalışması olmuş.Doğal ortamda bu kadar yakalaşabilmeniz büyük başarı.Gözdeki canlılık,kadraj ve kompozisyon da mükemmel.Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-11 5:08]

Merhaba Ahmet bey,
Oldukca detayli ve yakindan bir gri balikcil portresi olmus. Elinize saglik

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-12 7:02]

Hello Ahmet,
Nice sharp close-up of a Grey Heron with a fine pose and set in a good composition against a pleasing contrasting BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Bu fotoğrafını yeni gördüm ve çok beğendim. Çok iyi yaklaşmışsın. Netlik ve detaylar da çok belirgin. Eline sağlık. Mustafa

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-27 17:49]

selam ahmet
tam da gozunden vurmussun dedikleri gibi; bu sevimli ve guzel kusun guzel gozlerini oldukca basarili bir sekilde yakalamissin
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, isik, renkler, netlik, detaylar ve not iyi olmus
eline saglik

nekadar canlı ve net bir resim çekmişsiniz.

Elinize sağlık

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