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Coccothraustes coccothraustes - Kocabas

Coccothraustes coccothraustes - Kocabas
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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: 2010-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, Lexar 8GB UDMA
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-23 15:59
Viewed: 3798
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coccothraustes coccothraustes - Kocabaş [TR], Hawfinch, European Grosbeak [EN] is a large finch with a lenght 16.5–18 cm and one of three species of the genus Coccothraustes, with C. vespertinus (Evening Grosbeak) of North America and C. abeillei (Hooded Grosbeak) of Central America.
C. coccothraustes breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident in Europe, but many Asian birds migrate further south in the winter.
In Turkiye, it is mainly found in NW Turkiye, namely Marmara Region as a resident bird. But it is mostly seen in Karadeniz [Black Sea], Ege [Aegean], Akdeniz [Mediterranean] and Central Anatolia as a winter migrator (extracted from TRAKUŞ).
Deciduous or mixed woodland, including parkland, with large trees - especially Hornbeam (Carpinus)- is favoured for breeding. The Hawfinch builds its nest in a bush or tree, and lays 2-7 eggs. The food is mainly seeds and fruit kernels, especially those of cherries, which it cracks with its powerful bill.
This large finch species does not form large flocks outside the breeding season, and is usually seen in a pair or small group. The sexes are similar (extracted from Wikipedia).

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-23 16:03]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Bir büyük yakalamak.
Excellent POV, tebrikler. Güzel detaylar ve renkler.
Muhteşem bir makro. Güzel ayrıntılar ve tüyleri renkleri.
Birçok regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-03-23 16:09]

Hi Ahmet,

A wonderful in-flight capture of this colorful Hawkfinch. You froze him perfectly in a lovely position. Excellent focus showing off his fantastic wings and beautiful face and feathers. He looks marvelous against the nice blue sky.


Merhaba Ahmet,
what a fantastic capture of the European Grosbeak in-flight, very good sharpness and splendid colours against the blue sky, very well done.
Best regards

Hi Ahment
Nice mid air capture of this European Grosbeak. The blue sky is amazing and is a nice contrast to the bright colours of the Grosbeak. Well composed with nice lighting.
TFS Janice

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-03-23 23:27]

Hi Ahmet

A great shot of a bird I have not seen in real life - very good detail in the eye.

Best wishes


Hi Ahmet

Quite a good effort to get this species in flight, never an easy job. Good position in the frame and nice colours against that lovely blue sky.


Selamlar hocam,
çok yakışıklı bir kare olmuş.
Elinize sağlık.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-03-24 5:13]

Hi Ahmet
Excellent in flight capture.Good pOV and sharp image.Details and colors are beautiful.Nice blue BG also
TFS Michel

Merhaba Ahmet, splendid bird in wonderful fly, fantastic blue sky, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Net ve çok güzel bir kare harika yakalamışsınız ,
tebrikler Ahmet Hocam

Selamlar Murat

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-24 7:46]

Hello Ahmet,
Very nice photo of this Hawfinch in flight. Great clear colours in bird and BG. Excellent sharp details. Good composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-24 12:39]

Hello Ahmet,
beautiful capture of this European Grosbeak in-flight. Very good sharpness and fantastic colours, excellent POV and composition, a very good work.
Best regards Siggi

Hocam kocabaş uçarıda farklı bir güzel olmuş. Bende kocabaş yükleyim diyordum bunun üzerine TN'ye yükleyemem artık.Sizin kocabaşın etkisi geçsin de ondan sonra yüklerim :)))Ellerinize sağlık Selamlar...

Hello Ahmet,
There is a slight loss of texture in the plumage of the bird. but it's a minor detail when you take into account the impressive POV and the difficulty of the catch in flight. Good work. TFS

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  • meo Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)
  • [2010-03-25 12:24]
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Eh hocam oldumu şimdi biz daha yerde göremezken sen tut bide uçarını çek :)
Ne diyeyim tebrikler.
Emeğine sağlık.

Hello Ahmet,
Wonderful image of this Hawfinch who has good details and nice colors for a bird in flight. Well done!

Merhaba Ahmet hocam,

Çok güzel bir uçar kare.
Kuşun ismini nereden aldığı belli oluyor :)
Gerçekten büyük baş yapısı çok ilginç duruyor.
Elinize sağlık,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-28 2:50]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
excellent in flight bird in its elegance. The softness of the sky makes this bird so lovely. The light that hits the face gives a good effect on sharpness and clarity.
Nicely composed at a right time of wings full spreaded.


Merhaba hocam

Çok güzel bir çekim olmuş. Sanki naz yaparcasına poz vermiş. Detaylar çok iyi olmuş, ellerinize sağlık. Selamlar.

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