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Buzzard and :)

Buzzard and :)
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Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Sigma 80-400 OS with 1.4 TC
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-29 7:12
Viewed: 4207
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) tr:Şahin

I will try to explain this action with my insufficient grammar :)
All the daytime predators like eagles, hawks, falcons, etc. eat the prey with big bites. Because there are lots of possible meal partners. To digest these big meat pieces they all have very strong stomach acids. This acid is also very dangerous for themselves. To protect their own skins they throw/repulse the faeces.
They also cover their nests with this acid so they protect their eggs and chicks from small enemies like bugs and ants.
I saw this action 2 or 3 times before. This one is the longest with near 2 meters :))

For general information about Common Buzzard:

Always keep this smile and have a nice year.

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Holy s____ !

I have seen and felt the afterburner effect of avian digestion. Seagulls are the "artists" in this department also... Hence their nickname in these parts of "craphawk".

Amazing, provocative and educational shot! I use that word "loosely" here. Your timing was impeccable.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-29 10:37]

Hi Fatih

What a magnificent moment you managed to capture here!
The timing is beyond all impressive, and impeccable :))
Also the POV for "such a catch" is great and the details are very clear and sharp.
I like this picture - it's the kind that puts a smile on everyone's face :)

Bravo and TFS

Mükemmel bir zamanlama , kendim uğraştığım için çok iyi biliyorum , eline sağlık.

Another great capture Fatih well timed prob was by chance though :-) Impressive tebrikler Selamlar Necip.

Amazing moment and interesting note.

Fatih Bey merhaba,

Her açıdan harika bir fotoğraf.Bu ilginç an ancak bu kadar net ve güzel bir kadrajla böyle yakalanabilirdi.Notunuz da çok bilgilendirici.

Tebrikler ve teşekkürler.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-12-29 16:11]

Merhaba Fatih Bey,
Zamanlamaniz harika :o)) Matrak ve cok guzel bir fotograf olmus. Elinize saglik.
Selam ve sevgiler

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-29 16:58]

Hop... un excelente momento, original y buenos detalles, saludos Fatih

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-29 17:16]

lol this is the first time I have seen this..and what a graphic depiction. Sharp details and a great POV..and great timing



Very interesting action. The photo demonstrates very good what stands in your note.
Furthermore the pic is very detailed and against a lovely colored unfocused sky. Lovely.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-01-03 12:17]

Kendini dışkıdan korumanın yollarından en akıllıcası bu :) Bu ilginç anı şahane yakalamışsınız, elinize sağlık.

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