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Glareola pratincola for Necip

Glareola pratincola for Necip
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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: 2008-05-06
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-06 7:01
Viewed: 3866
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Glareola pratincola (Tr. Bataklık kırlangıcı, En. Collared Pratincole)

Yesterday My friends Tuncer Tozsin and Murat Soydaş went to Filyos area for bird photography. I called him at the and of the day to learn what birds they see and take. They told me that they see Collared Pratincole, and it was only one single specimen. This was the first record of the stecies from Zonguldak and I never seen it before. Today early morning I went again directly to the same area hoping to see the bird. I dvire there for about two hours and did not see the bird. I decided to go back, but after check seeside for some water birds. While coming back to my car I suddenly saw it very close to me. I could not belive my eyes. It was really Collared Pratincole. I lied down on the ground and started to crawl toward the bird and take a lot of photos. It flied and go about 50 meters away. Go there and take again. In such a way I captured more than 400 photos. It was really amazing for me.

This photo for Necip Perver "Necipp" from GB.


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Wow, perfect shot, well focus on the entire main subject.
Best regards,

Hi Mustafa,

Very nice capture of Collared Pratincole, well worth the crawling you got quite close and kept very nice low POV. Details are sharp and composition very good.



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-06 7:31]

Hello Mustafa,
A superb close portrait of a Collard Pratincole. The crawling on your belly was really worth the effort to get close enough to take such a sharp shot from a fine low POV and an excellent contrasting OOF Bg.
Thanks for sharing this marvellous shot, one for my favorites!
Great tribute to Necip too.
Best regards, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-06 7:58]

Hello Mustafa,
Wonderful close capture of this beautiful Collared Pratincole. I like the low POV and details are very sharp. Beautiful colours too. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

A beautiful bird in its prime Mustafa, a superb textbook capture performed under dire conditions indeed! You must have stayed on the (probably damp) ground for a long while, but the result is splendid, thank you for sharing it with us, my friend.

Hola Mustafa, una toma con excelente definición muy bien iluminada. El fondo perfectamente desenfocado. Un saludo

great pic! amazing low angle. From the plants I can tell you took it on the coast: the left plant is Eryngium maritimum and the right one is Polygonum maritimum. TFS Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-06 10:19]

hello Mustafa,
Excellent shot of this special bird I never have seen before. Very nice story in your note. Never give up!
Best regards

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-05-06 10:44]

Mustafa hocam harika bir kare olmuş ellerinize sağlık. yüz kısmı çok güzel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-06 11:01]

Hello Mustafa,
What a story! And the result is there! Very beautiful photo of this Pratincole. The low POV gives an amazing image. Great details and colours. Very good composition and BG.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-05-06 11:19]

Süper bir kare dostum.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-05-06 11:41]

Merhaba Mustafa,
Kesinlikle muhteşem bir fotoğraf. Tüm detayları profilden çok nefis sunmuşsunuz. Fazla söze gerek yok. Tebrikler. Elinize sağlık. Hüseyin

Hello Mustafa,
Beautiful bird and image.
Low POV is very effective.


Dr, gece gece Zonguldak özlemi sardı. bu gidişle haftasonunu zor edeceğim. eline sağlık, en sevdiğim türlerden. çok şanslıymışsın, nefis bir görüntü yakalamışsın dostum. eline sağlık, iyi geceler.

Hi Mustafa

This is a great looking bird. Love the dark 'chin strap' Good low POV. Crisp, clear and sharp. Nice work. :-)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-06 23:33]

Merhaba Mustafa Bey,
Cok guzel olmus, tebrikler

Selam Mustafa, altın bulur gibi sevinmişsindir. Bu duyguyu çok iyi bilirim :) bende bir yılan, kertenkele vs. çok ararken bulduğumda aynı oluyor nedense:P Çekim harika olmuş. Eline sağlık! Tebrikler ve teşekkürler paylaşımın için. Sağlıcakla,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-07 1:05]

Nefis bir çekim olmuş Mustafa Hocam. elinize sağlık.

Mustafa Hocam ender görülen bir türü çok iyi görüntülemişsiniz. Elinize sağlık.

Mustafa merhaba , neredeyse kuşla aynı hizaya inmişsin , netlik çok iyi , eline sağlık .

Wow, Mustafa!
What an unusual bird.You've captured it brillitantly.

Merhaba Mustafa Cok tesekur ederim mukemmel olmus, detaylar super, cok guzel poz vermis. Eline saglik selamlar Necip

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-15 11:23]

Hello Mustafa

A beautiful capture of this lovely bird,the focus is spot on.
Excellent plumage detail and colours.
The eye contact is well done.


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