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The Snaker , Opus :300

The Snaker , Opus :300
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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300 4.0L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Milestones, My favourite birds of prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-15 10:31
Viewed: 3677
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This successful hunter , specialisied Snake Hunter birds of prey is a " Short-toed Eagle "
= Lat : Circaetus gallicus ,
= Tur : Yılan Kartalı , means : Snake-Eagle ,
For another frame , please :

http://www.trakus.org/kods_bird/uye/[email protected]&idx=9215

This photo is my 300.th photo in TN , Thanks for everyone for interesting to my Turkey's Nature Photos .

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Hello Akif
An amazing capture..It is great to see a Raptor in such detail with its prey.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-15 10:45]

Hi Akif. congrats on your 300th picture , you have come up with a beauty. Amazing detail with this bird eating the snake. Good eye contact and fine colours. very well done TFS.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-08-15 11:29]

Hi Akif,

A nice posting no 300,hope you can show us many more from turkey,tfs and have a nice weekend


Excellent composition, superb eye contact, the yellow is stunning. Fine work getting this capture, an excellent image... also a favourite!!

Wow Akif,
Very sharp photograph of Snake Eagle with brilliant eyes. Rare to see raptor enjoying snake like noodle dish ;). TFS.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-08-15 12:48]

Akif bey müthiş bir poz olmuş ellerine sağlık.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-15 12:56]

Hello Akif,
Congatulations on your 300th!
You mark the occasion with a fine capture of a Short-toed Eagle with its snake prey taken with excellent sharpness and froma fine POV.
TFS this beauty,

Ciao Akif,
congratulazioni per la tua 300th su TN: una spettacolare cattura di rapace con preda, eccellenti POV e momento di cattura, straordinaria definizione dei dettagli e magnifici colori. Complimenti anche per tutte le tue bellissime ed affascinanti immagini di rapaci.
TFS. Maurizio

Mükemmel bir kare olmuş, elinize sağlık...

Akif merhaba
eskilerin dediği gibi ismiyle müsemma. eline sağlık nefis bir zamanlama, çok güzel bir çekim. Sarıkamıştan selamlar.

hello akif,
congratulation on posting the 300th shot, its a big achievement. you have delightd us with your good work and we wish to see many more from you for the time to come. i liked the eye contact the pose very much,
excellent capture,
tfs & regards

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-15 21:01]

Good shot Akif
He's caught quite an unusual looking snake too.
Well done

Nefis bir tür ve an..
tebrik ederim...

Akif merhabalar,
seriyi beğenerek ve imrenerek seyrettim,serinin en delici bakışlarını bu karende gördüm hasta oldum
ellerine sağlık sevdanda şansında hep yanında olsun

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2008-08-16 2:29]

300. fotoğrafını muhteşem bir kare ile taçlandırmışsın.Çok çok güzel bir an fotoğrafı.Eline yüreğine sağlık.Nice 300'lere...

Hi Akif,

Congratulations on yourr 300th post
Great shot with excellent sharp details
superb POV and lovely colors

TFS Thijs

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-16 7:07]

merhaba akif
tür güzel hem de avlanma anında gayet iyi kadrajlanmış
kompozisyon, bakış açısı, ışık, renkler ve netlik nefis
eline sağlık

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-16 10:04]

Hi Akif,

Congratulations on #300. And what a shot this is to celebrate with. Fantastic capture of this eagle with the snake dangling from his beak. Great timing to get this with such sharp details of the eagle's face and feathers. Those yellow eyes look very threatening. Here's to the next 300.


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-08-17 23:50]

Merhaba Akif,
300. kare için müthiş bir fotoğraf. Çok heyecan verici ve keyifli bir kare. Böyle bir aksiyonu karelemek ise tam anlamıyla bir macera. Keyifle izledim. Bu çekimin hikayesini bildiğim için maceranın devamı olan kareleri de bekliyorum. Eline sağlık.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-08-25 10:43]

Hello Akif,
From the last weeks I had a lot of photos to work off. Back from a holiday in Ethiopia. The land of birds of prey. I know you like them as much as I do. If you ever have the opportunity..go there!
This one I enjoy very well. What a beauty in an excellent exposure. Very good quality in all aspects!
Kind regards,

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