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Coracias garrulus

Coracias garrulus
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Copyright: Alptekin Kutlu (alois) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 107] (1205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2H, Nikkor 500 mm f:4.0 D, Digital - Raw/Tiff
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-07 14:30
Viewed: 4061
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today from Büyükcekmece Lake - Istanbul
Rollers are unmistakeable birds, except perhaps in silhouette when their large heads and floppy-winged flight may recall a Jackdaw. In decent light though the blue wings and underparts and rich red mantle are easy to see even on the duller juveniles. Nests in holes in trees, rock faces or buildings. Feeds in open or semi-open areas often perching on wires. A rare vagrant to Britain, with one or two birds occurring most years, usually in the spring. 226 British and Irish records up until the end of 1995. Still numerous in parts of Turkey, Greece and Spain but declining and much more local in the rest of southern and eastern Europe. They can still be found, though, in areas such as La Crau (France) and the Hortobagy (Hungary). Excluding Russia and Turkey where numbers can only be guessed at, the European population is thought to be 16-24,000 pairs, mostly in eastern Europe and Iberia.
Info from : www.birdguides.com
1.4 x extender and beanbag was used.

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Awesome shot Alptekin. Looks excellent against the BG. Tack sharp allowing for amazing plumage detail. Very pleasant to view. Thanks

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-08 5:43]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ce magnifique oiseau. Jolies couleurs dans le plumage et bonne netteté.
Nice & Well Done !

Very nice capture, great details and colours. Very good POV.
Well done.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-05-08 21:09]

Merhaba Alptekin bey,
Çok güzel bir çekim gerçekleştirmişsiniz.Netlik ve kuşun renkleri çok güzel. Ancak bu güzel fotoğrafa olan ilginin yeterli olmadığını düşünüyorum.Tebrikler ve başarılar.

sevgili Alptekin,
senden korkulur. şimdiye dek gördüğüm en güzel gökkuzgunlardan biri. TR'den daha iyisini görmedim desem doğrudur. eline, emeğine sağlık. çamur atmadan da olmaz : dikenli teli klonla temizleyip, arka planı hafif mavileştirsen tadından yenmez.
bir de izmir yalıçağkınının böyle güzel bir fotoğrafını çeksen harika olur vall ;)

First time that I have ever seen this bird.Cong.

hi alptekin,
have you painted it? it is like rainbow, very bright colours..
i wish you could have cought the sam tne of blue in the sky.. it would have been perfect.



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