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Pica pica -Saksagan, Magpie

Pica pica -Saksagan, Magpie
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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: 2007-07-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-24 6:30
Viewed: 6689
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saksağan [TR], The European Magpie [EN] (Pica pica) is a resident breeding bird throughout Europe, much of Asia, and northwest Africa (Wikipedia).
It is common species in Turkiye. It is seen open areas, city centers, highland. Other captures from Turkiye have been given by TRAKUS.

The photo was taken in Ankara University, Faculty of Science under shodow of pine trees. P. pica likes to eat garbage.

Objective: Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure Time: 1/125
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 400/1 mm
Date Taken: 2007.07.20 14:10
File Size: 165 kb

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To nglen: thanksrousettus 1 07-24 13:58
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Hello Ahmet,
Excellent composition and colour as well as lighting are good in this shot of a Magpie. But as this could be sharper I have used the WS.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-24 10:48]

Hello Ahmet,
Fantastic shot, lovely bird
Great POV and composition, Wonderful colors, very sharp
and well focused.. Well Done


Hello Ahmet,
The bird is captured with great details in the plumage and the colours are reproduced very well!
I have a couple of magpies in my neighbourhood coming to get dry bread every morning...
Pablo -

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-24 13:50]
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Hi Ahmet. We have a lot of Magpies about. you have captured his coat well. good colurs.showing the blue on his back. well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-25 1:29]

Ahmet, Not a easy shot with black and white birds. You still have managed to shoot better. Little more Eye catch would have been good. Ganesh

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