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Carduelis carduelis - Saka / Goldfinch


Carduelis carduelis - Saka / Goldfinch
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-27 15:56
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I came back to Nigde yesterday for a long time. My last day in field went with a very bad experience in 2200 m elevation of Dogu Beyazıt. All traps were stolen unfortunately. Ferhat and me returned, worrying. In that day, I captured only this species in there. Carduelis carduelis – Saka [TR], Goldfinch [EN] is one of six species of the genus Carduelis Brisson, 1760 (PASSERIFORMES: FRINGILLIDAE). Other species are;
*** Carduelis chloris (Linnaeus, 1758) – Florya [TR], Greenfinch [EN],
*** Carduelis cannabina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Ketenkuşu [TR], Eurasian Linnet [EN],
*** Carduelis spinus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Karabaşlı İskete [TR], Siskin [EN],
*** Carduelis flavirostris (Linnaeus, 1758) – Sarıgagalı Ketenkuşu [TR], Twite [EN],
*** Carduelis flammea (Linnaeus, 1758) – Huş İsketesi, Kuzey Ketenkuşu [TR], Redpoll [EN].

Of these, I have posted only two shot for C. cannabina. One from Jordan (photo 1) was the first post on TN. Second one was from Turkiye (photo 2).

C. carduelis is actually more colorful passerine bird. But one on this post was a immature. Later its face will become red and head in black. This gave me great shots and I could get closer up to 2-3 m. Unfortunately, light was contrast. I hope you will like it.

Dedication for dear Marie Christine GUEGAN (mariki).

boreocypriensis, cypturk, yasemin, Miss_Piggy, gracious, Alex99, zulfu, Argus, oanaotilia, bahadir, izler, jrobertop, jusninasirun, banaei_nikon has marked this note useful
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Merhaba Ahmet Bey, tuylerdeki detaylari mukemmel guzel bir saka kusu fotografi olmus. Elinize saglik... Cypturk

Ahmet Bey gercekten harika bir cekim yapmissiniz.. Saka kusunun guzellligi yuzune vurmus... Elinize saglik... Leyla

Hallo Ahmet
I am sorry to hear about the bad experience and that your equipment was stolen during your trip. Something like that always put a damper on ones mood, I am however appreciative that after all you where able to present us with a beauty image of a Goldfinch. You have photographed this one with great focus, great sharpness and great style. I like the small patch of yellow feathers in between the others and it displays well. Thanks for sharing this lovely close-up in spite of your loss.
Kind regards.
Anna

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selam!!
Sorry for what happened to the traps!
But thank you for this lovely posting of the Golffinch, I loved the pose of it in great sharpness, nice colour and superb details
many thanks for the wonderful sharing
take good care and sincere regards to you and family
friend Tony

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-27 22:24]

Hi Ahmet.
What a cute juvenile Goldfinch you managed to catch at so nice position. Great details of the image and wonderful composition. I like fine BG and pleasant true summer and Southern (well known for me) colour palette. Well done and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-08-27 22:25]

Merhaba Ahmet hocam. Çok güzel bir pozda harika bir Saka karesi. Detaylar ve keskinlik çok iyi ellerinize sağlık.
Mehmet

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-27 22:29]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A delightful capture of a juvenile Goldfinch. I like the pose an POV that you have taken with good sharpness against a contrasting neutral BG. This, together with the lighting and composition have msde it an excellent image.
Thanks for sharing it my friend,
Eline saglik,
Selamlar,
Ivan

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-08-28 2:22]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Yaşadıkların gerçekten çok can sıkıcı. Geçen sene aynı yerde bizim de başımıza benzer bir olay gelmişti. Maalesef sıkça oluyor bunlar. Neyse sağlık olsun.
Genç bir bireyi oldukça iyi sunmuşsunuz. Elinize sağlık.
Hüseyin

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-08-28 2:57]

Hello Ahmet,
What a bad feeling you must have had when your traps were stolen.
Nice to see this beautiful photo of this Goldfinch. Colours, composition and BG are excellent. Good sharpness and POV.
Kind regards,
Peter

Çok güzel yakalamışsınız Ahmet hocam. Elinize sağlık.
Bahadır

Ahmedim selamlar, Nigde'deki yuvana hoş geldin! Dal tepesinde tüneyen güzel bir saka enstantanesi olmuş. Ayrıca dostumuz Marie'ye de 3.ncü dedikasyon! İyi düşünmüşsün!
Eline emeğine sağlık.

Bayram
Ps. Bu arada ekipmanının çalınmasına üzüldüm! sağlık olsun demekten başka elimizden birşey gelmez. benzerlerini biz de Bolkar projesinde yaşadık.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-28 9:26]

merhaba sevgili hocam
bu genç güzel kuşumuzu ne güzel yakalamışsın
bakış açısı, arka plan, renkler ve detaylar nefis
eline sağlık
selamlar
izler

not: kelebekteki virgülde haklısın kopyala-yapıştır yaparsan böyle olur; bir alttaki türün ismini almışım; düzelteyim

Sevgili Ahmet , Niğdeye hoşgeldin , yaşadığın olaya üzüldüm , bakalım dolu sandığından ne fotoğraflar çıkacak , eline sağlık , görüşmek üzere .

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-08-28 12:37]

Nefis bir foto olmuş hocam..
tebrikler...
not:kitap hala gelmedi....

Hi Ahmet.
Great capture of this beautiful bird!
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Impressive the wealth of details!
Well done!
Best regards,
José Roberto

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-08-28 12:58]

A great capture of this Goldfinch!
Superb composition.
Great DOF too.
Excellent sharpness.

Well done Ahmet,

Joe

Salam Ahmet. Your skill with birds is awesome. The sharpness and detail captured here are flawless. The perch on that stick is so good and you have framed very well against the silenced background. Glad to see you back with useful critiques. Best regards. Jusni

Hello Ahmet,

Sorry, sorry, sorry. Shame on me! I just discovered your email and at the same time one of Bayram. A long time I have not read my emails. Thank you very much for the dedication. It is a very nice capture of this Goldfinch. Great composition. Excellent POV and focus. Superb light and colours.
Sorry again,
Cheers,
Mariki

Hallo Ahmet
Thanks for sharing this lovely close-up in spite of your loss.
Very nice shot

**MAB**

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