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Copyright: Okan Bilge (Okan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-05-10 7:33
Viewed: 3626
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Turnstone/Arenaria interpres/Taşçeviren

In winter plumage Turnstones are mostly dark brown on the head and upperparts and there is a distinctive curving black blob extending down either side of the breast. This contrasts distinctively with the pure white belly. In summer plumage the head becomes splendidly black and white, rich red-brown and black colours appear in the mantle.

Breeds around rocky coasts. Winters on rocky shores and shingle beaches.
(from www.birdguides.com)
Turnstones are passage visitors of Gediz delta, they are around from april till june.

Digiscoped with leica apo-televid.
Cropped, USM, blur to the BG and S/H done on PS.

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excellent bird, beautiful colours, very good photo.

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  • alois Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 107] (1205)
  • [2005-05-10 9:02]

Nice picture of a very interesting bird with a diamond-like BG. Excellent digiscoping Okan ! Congrats !

very good digiscoping. you will make us buy a bonocular and sell our cameras!

perfect shot! cong!

Wow, Okan, such a pretty bird. I saw my first turnstone in Hawaii, and was amazed at how richly colored and patterned their plumage was. Very nice catch, though I find the background very busy and distracting. I did a workshop on the picture, mostly to practice for myself. Hope you don't mind. TFS. : )

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-10 22:12]

L'éclairage et les détails dans le plumage sont excellents.

Félicitation pour cette belle composition.

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