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Fulica atra in flight

Fulica atra in flight
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Copyright: Mustafa Sozen (spalaxtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 8 N: 1352] (5868)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L Ĝ77
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gruiformes (Turnalar, Crane-like) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-21 9:28
Viewed: 4414
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fulica atra (TUR: Sakar meke, ENG: Eurasian Coot): This is the third photo of Coot I upload. This time I coosed a flying bird.

This bird is one of the most abundant water bird around this area.

The Coot breeds across much of the Old World on freshwater lakes and ponds. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, but migrates further south and west from much of Asia in winter as the waters freeze.

The Coot is much less secretive than most of the rail family, and can be seen swimming on open water or walking across waterside grasslands. It is an aggressive species, and strongly territorial during the breeding season.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-01-21 9:32]

hi mustafa,
somewhat a different picture.today I am seeing pictures full of action in TN:)lovely picture.great sharpness,

Hello Mustafa! Amazing moment. Wonderful dynamic shot. Great effect. Good capture. Fantastic picture. Good luck!

Mekenin su üzerindeki koşusu harika Mustafa Bey, titrek yansıma da hareket hissini arttırıyor, ufuk hattının belirsizliği, suyun gökyüzüne karışımı kompozisyonu eşsiz kılmış, ellerinize sağlık.

Merhaba Mustafa,
magnificent capture!
It's so good the moment caught here, with the bird just initiating its flight.
The high shutter speed produced very sharp details, and the action of the moment almost can be feel.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hello Mustafa
This is just Superb..The way you have captured the speed of the Coots footsteps on the water is exemplary....I love the reflection as he is almost airborne....Great work Mustafa and a Fine post
Best Regards

Outstanding action shot! The coot tracks in the water are amazing. Perfect focus and composition. i hope he did a pre-flight check :)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-21 13:27]

Hi . Have just got home late from work so just a note to say nice picture for now.

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-01-21 13:34]

Mukemmel bir çekim Mustafa abi eline sağlık Selamlar.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-01-21 13:35]

Harika bir kompozisyon olmuş bayılıyorum bunların kaçışlarına ellerinize sağlık.

Mustafa merhaba , çok güzel bir aksiyon yakalamışsın , siyah ve hareketli bir kuşun detayları da iyi , eline sağlık , bol şanslar .

Hello Mustafa,
marvelous capture. The Fulica's motion is so perceptible, due to the water ricochets. Very nice lighting and sharpness.

Hello Mustafa,
Missed this one...
Good composition.
Great moment...

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