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european bee-eater


european bee-eater
Photo Information
Copyright: Okan Bilge (Okan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-17 2:55
Viewed: 4370
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
European bee-eater/Merops apiaster/Arıkuşu

Common bird in Turkey and Gediz Delta in summer. Breeds colonially on sand cliffs, river banks and quarries. Opening a oval hole continues with a long tunnel.
feed mainly insects especially bee's and damselflies/dragonflies.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To twin: arıkuşuOkan 1 05-20 03:05
To asfur: digiOkan 1 05-20 03:03
To biawak: digiscoping,Okan 1 05-17 09:08
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  • alois Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 107] (1205)
  • [2005-05-17 3:03]
  • [2]

Aaah, ah, halen cekemedigim ve cok özendigim kuslardan. Kompozisyon çok güzel eline saglik.

güzel renkler, güzel kuş :)
gövdede biraz gren var ama NI kötü yapar sanırım
üstteki boşluk fazla geldi bana ;)
eline sağlık

Magic shot Okan. The colour of this bird is exquisite. The light was in your favour. You have produced a sharp image that is a pure pleasure to view. Thank you!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-17 3:42]

Superb shot Okan!
Colors,clear eyes,blue sky,framing and composition are perfect.Very well done!Thanks for sharing.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-17 4:17]

I think this is another great example of digiscobing Okan. Wonderful colors and a nice composition. I like the pose too.
Well done.
Eline sağlık Okan, çok güzel olmuş.

Bu günlerde bolca gördüğüm bir tür ama malesef hep tellerde.Bana göre dalda olması estetik olarak çok daha iyi.Diğer yönleride başarılı.Selamlar..

What a beauty!

Merhaba, Okan. This must be a digiscoped photo! Am I right? With these beautiful results, do you really need DSLRs with such expensive lenses etc?

Great composition and colours. Quite sharp and well presented.

Superbe cliché. Merci

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-18 2:58]

Gorgeous photo of a gorgeous bird. Perfect on all counts. Congratulations, Okan. TFS. : )

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-18 11:13]
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Bu güzel kuşu bir türlü denk getiremedim... sırf bunun için gediz deltasında gitcem valla... tabi haziran ortasında bulabilirsem... çok başarılı olmuş... tebrikler...

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  • asfur Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 33] (569)
  • [2005-05-18 15:10]
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bunu dijiskopiyle çekmedin dimi?
değilse canı gönülden ayrıca tebrik ederim.. çok iyi !

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-05-23 12:19]

Hi Okan,

Excellent picture with great composition and colours.

Hello Okan
Beautiful color, sharpness and POV. I might have given the bird a bit less head room at the top.

Hi Okan,

This is a superb shot with beautiful colors! The bird is also posing nicely showing us a beautiful profile! I only have two things to comment on but both are probably just a matter of personal taste. If it was my shot I would have placed the bird a little bit higher in the frame and second, I would have opted for a lighter frame, maybe white. But as I said before, maybe it's just me. Technically, I can't find a nit. Exposure is perfect, details and DOF look also great and the plain blue color of the sky is the perfect BG for such a great picture. It's a pleasure to read that wonderful silhouette against the blue sky! A wonderful capture of a colorful beauty! Well done! TFS!

Regards,
Eddie

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