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Buteo buteo - Shahin


Buteo buteo - Shahin
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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: 2009-02-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-01 18:15
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friend,
The 2nd post from my İzmir trip seri belongs to a raptor, Buteo buteo (L., 1758) - Şahin [TR], Common Buzzard [EN] (FALCONIFORMES: ACCIPITRIDAE). It is one of three species of the genus Buteo Lacepede, 1799 in Turkiye. Other two species are;
......- Buteo rufinus (Cretzschmar, 1829) - Kızılşahin [TR], Long-legged Buzzard [EN] (photo I, II),
......- Buteo lagopus (Pontoppidan, 1763) - Paçalı Şahin [TR], Rough-legged Buzzard [EN].

Of these, two shots of B. rufinus were already posted by me (click the photo links above).
B. buteo is common in most parts of our country, especially northern and western parts. It is mostly seen in winter period. This raptor is also common in İzmir Bird Paradisea (Gediz Deltası). When we drived to southeast-east corner of the delta, we saw two buzzards and I took some shots from our car window. Two other photographs for upper and under sides side of wings can be seen on Workshop I and WS 2.
I hope you will like them.

My special thanks to Zafer Kurnuç, Ömer Döndüren and Mustafa Sözen (spalaxtr) for this trip.
Dedication to
Ömer Sözer (eng55) who is one of master bird photographers on TN.

skoksalan, jaycee, Argus, maurydv, LordPotty, eng55, elif, MMM, matatur, haraprasan, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-03-01 18:58]

Hello Ahmet,
My neighbor, what a beautiful Buzzard. Great POV, you used the speed of the camera very well... Great sharpness and notes..
Well done

Everton

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-01 20:30]

Hi Ahmet,

Three wonderful in-flight shots of this handsome buzzard. My favorite is #2 showing the undersides of the wings. I love the wing positions and the excellent colors and details of the face, wings, and body. The placement of the bird in the frame adds to a great composition.

Jane

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-01 22:10]

Günaydin dostum,
A great in-flight capture of Buteo buteo taken in a fine wing position, in great lighting and with excellent eye contact. NIce dedication to our friend Ömer.
Tesekkürler Ahmet.
Have a good week,
Selamlar,
Ivan

Merhaba Ahmet,
nice dedication to our friend Omer; three great in-flight capture of Common Buzzard with very good sharpness, the colours are excellent, my favourite is the second showing the under side of the wings with the superb lighting.
TFS.
Best regards
Maurizio

Hello Ahmet,
This is a great in flight shot of the Buzzard.
It loks a little bit like our NZ native falcon,but is probably a bit larger.
A good note,and nice deicatio for Omer.
TFS & Cheers,
Steve

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-02 1:10]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Öncelikle nazik ithafınız için çok teşekkür ederim.Bazen vaktim kısıtlı olduğunda notlara aceleyle göz attığımı,hatta bazen bakamadığımı itiraf etmeliyim.Bu sefer böyle bir kaza ile bir kabalık yapmadığım için ayrıca mutlu oldum:)Fotograf gerçekten çok güzel,klasik kalitenin yanında yüzündeki düşünceli ifadeye bayıldım.Sanki göç zamanı yaklaştığı ve bulunduğu yerleri terk etmenin hüzününü taşıyor gibi.Bana yakıştırdığınız ustalık payesi için de ayrıca teşekkür ederim,gerçek ustalar yeni türleri görmek,çekmek için yüzlerce km yol kateden, büyük emek sarfeden sizlersiniz.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık,iyi haftalar Dostum!

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,ne güzel bir çekim ve ne güzel bir hediye.Ustalığınız yine farkediliyor.Göz netliği bile harika.Ellerinize sağlık,selamlar :)

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-03-02 8:41]

Hi Ahmet
Excellent in flight capture.Sharp image with nice plumage detail.I also like the catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

A fine raptor portrait on the wing Ahmet, the illumination is quite good, giving excellent structural details of the bird against a neutral BG. Ömer will love this nice dedication, I'm sure...
Mehmet

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2009-03-02 9:33]

Hello Ahmet,
Great work you made of this flying Buzzard.
Good detailed.

Thanks
Vivian

Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this buzzard flying action. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-02 12:23]

Hi Ahmet. A very good over head shot of his bird in flight good timing on your part. You have taken good detail and natural colours against the plain colour of the sky. well done .TFs.good notes too.
Nick..

great capture, greetings Ori

Merhaba Ahmet, wonderful Buteo in splendid fly, perfect focus, great capture, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-03-02 14:36]
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Sayın Hocam,
Çok güzel bir türün harika bir çekimi... kuşun göz netligi, duruşu, fotoğrafın kalitesiyle ustalığınızı yine göstermişsiniz. Ellerinize sağlık, harika bir çekim olmuş.
Selamlar..
İyi geceler.

Ahmet Hocam,
Ustalığınızı konuşturan bir kare paylaşmışsınız.
Her yönüyle fevkaladenin fevkinde:))
Ellerinize sağlık.
Salih

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2009-03-02 16:28]

Hello Ahmet, Good shot of this flight moment. As everton said good use of speed and the settings. Well done Ganesh

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-11 11:26]

Hi Ahmet.
Stunning in-flight shot of a terrific bird. I love all three shots of the post. However, my words now are about original picture. First of all it is timing. It is brilliant and pictured moment is very impressive. Second amazed me thing this is exposure and reproduction of white and dark feathers of the bird. POV and composition of the picture also are superb. Bravo. Great job.
Alexei.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-12 8:51]

Assalamu alaikum Akhi Ahmet,
hope you and your family is doing fine there.
This bird shot is very exciting as it is frozen in flight. Well composed with excellent clarity and the eyes are sharp and skillful.
Well composed and you have a ver swift skills in freezing this bird.
It is not easy to have it capture in a fast moment.

Regards,
Foozi

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