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Podiceps auritus - Kulakli Batagan

Podiceps auritus - Kulakli Batagan
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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: 2013-06-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, SanDisk 16GB 600x
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-07 12:23
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Hello my friends
This is second post from my Icelandic trip on June 2013, 13-23th and the shot belongs to Podiceps auritus - Kulaklı Batağan [TR], Flórgoği [íS], Horned Grebe, Slovanian Grebe [EN] from famous Mıvatn Lake. The name "Mıvatn" was originated from "Mı": "Midge" and "vatn": "lake". There were only several insects in Iceland, but we met huge swarming of midge flies like sand. They didnt beat, but attached all open body surface. Many times, we could not open our eyes.
But we managed to capture such beautiful birds. P. auritus is very rare [almost vagrant] species in Turkiye. Therefore it was one of my dream species and finally we found them in Mıvatn and some other wetlands, even all of them in breeding plumage. Birds of the genus Podiceps have legs at the end of body and so they are called as Podiceps (podus: feet and ceps: rare side). This species also has thufts on both of sides of head and auritus means "eared" in Latin.
The shot was taken from ground and without comouflage nets.
Well, the post is also for celebrating to Aid'ul Ramadan. Aid'ul Ramadan kareem. Bayramınız kutlu olsun.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-07 12:42]

Hi Ahmet,the pic is a bit dark but the specie is really beautiful,whit this spectacular plumage and the red eye like a rubin,nice choice of point of view,bright colors and a green water like a natural border,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ahmet,
bellissimo uccello ripreso da un'ottima angolazione. Well done.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-07 13:21]

Hello Ahmet,
Marvelous capture of this beautiful Grebe showing fantastic colors and sharp details, the lighting in this shot is beautiful.Regards Siggi

what a splendid specimen,Ahmet
great satisfaction from your trip in Iceland
ciao sERGIO

Ciao Ahmet, great capture of lovely grebe, fascinating reflections, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-07 19:41]

Hi Ahmet.
Simply great colour palette of the image. I like it a lot as well as nice presentation of the charming small bird. DOF is precise and bokeh of the lens is superb. TFS and best wishes.

Hallo Ahmed
The colours in this image is absolutely spectacular and almost jumps out of my computer screen. This is a most beautiful image. I just love this Slovanian Grebe's rich and warm colours, and although Luciano says it is a bit dark, I really fancy it this way. The funky crest is also very eye-catching. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-08 0:55]

Wonderfull picture Ahmet, great colors, sharpness and light! Congratulation.

Aid'ul Ramadan kareem, Dr Ahmet!
This is the second gem of a picture from your visit to Iceland. This cute little Grebe looks extremely beautiful in your picture.
The management of light is just perfect here and the colours are fabulous.
Thanks and have a great festive day with your family!

Hello Ahmet,
Really beautiful.Green water....excellent sharp Bird.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ahmet,
Woooo...Just woohh....What a beautiful capture of this magnificent bird. Excellent color combination and details.Great composition and timing.
Love this pic very much.Thanks for sharing.


hallo Ahmet
this is super good
i like this picture with the great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-08-08 19:56]

Hello Ahmet,
What a gorgeous bird you have captured on your trip to Iceland. I love the deep rich colors and mysterious red eyes. Super sharp detail and beautiful green BG.
I can't imagine how challenging it must have been trying to photograph birds with hundreds of midges swarming around you and getting into your eyes. Superb work!!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-08-09 1:00]

Salam Akhi Prof Ahmet
what an amazing duck. so beautiful in creation and splendid presentation you did.
Superb color resolution and great sharpness.
The contrast is wonderful.

Regards and Happy Eid.

Merhaba Ahmet
Fantastic capture of this species.Superb composition and colour combination.Impressive sharpness.Looks like taken from an hidro hide.Thank You.
Have a great WE!
Best regards

Merhabalar hocam,
Güzel bir çalışma olmuş. Detaylar mükemmel.

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