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Bayrama özel (Galerida cristata)

Bayrama özel (Galerida cristata)
Photo Information
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: 2007-10-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/1500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BIRDS of CYPRUS, Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-22 14:49
Viewed: 4933
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During December, I have been very busy with my new book, as most of you know. My apoligizes to my friends on TN that I could not visit their posts since I have not enough time.
I also many thanks whom supported the book with their great photographs.
I want to write several words. This is about Niğde Province's biodiversity. It aims to introduce nature (flora and fauna) to public, students and also nature trekers and to protect nature. This is a pilot project. I plan to continue with similar projects.

As for the photo, it was taken exactly two months ago in the Buffer Zone (Yeşil Hat) between two portions of Cyprus near Dikelya and Gazi Mağusa. It roosted on exactly border of Turkish side as a soldier. I already gave some information about Galerida cristata (Linnaeus, 1758) by one of my previous posts.

Finally, I'd like to say "bayramınız kutlu olsun" to all muslims and "happy new years" to all of you.

Argus, SelenE, dejo, nglen, Alex99, MMM, uleko, Necipp, marhowie, zulfu, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
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Strange beautiful bird ! Good sharpness

TFS Greetz Kristy

Merhaba my dearest friend Ahmet,
First, I would like to thank you personally for everything that you had done and will cherish our friendship very dearly!
as for the photo, you had captured well in good closeness with clarity, natural colour and details to enjoy also with a useful notes!
my best wishes to your new book coming

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-12-23 2:02]

Hello Ahmet,
Fine sharp frontal POV capture of a Crested lark in a simple composition on the barbed wire against a neutral BG that helps to make it stand out.
I wish you and you famly a happy festive Season and a Happy, Healthy and successful New Year!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-23 6:12]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Fon, renkler ve poz cok hos. Elinize saglik
Iyi bayramlar

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-23 6:19]

Hello Ahmet
nice capture, great pose and composition

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-23 9:58]

Hi Ahmet. I hope this finds you well my friend. this is a good shot of this unusal looking bird. you have captured it with your fine detail and natural colours. very well done TFS. hope the books coming along ok.

Nick..Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-23 10:56]

Hi Ahmet.
What a cute pose and eye-contact of this charming birdy. I like the picture a lot. Wonderful composition and very good details. Impressive lighting and suitable smooth BG. My compliments and TFS. Happy New Year and best wishes.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-12-23 12:14]

Hello Amhet
Nice capture.I like the pose of your subject.The image have nice details and you had good eye's contact whit your subject.
TFS Michel

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-25 5:07]

Hello Ahmet

A well composed shot of this Crested lark.
The composition is well done with excellent DOF and POV.
Well focused with sharp details.
Those claws are amazing.
Well done.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-12-26 13:40]

Hello Ahmet,
I remember this bird well from Cyprus where it was rather well camouflaged against the cliffs. Very fine close capture with sharp focus on the eye. Sharp details and natural colours. I like the soft background too. Pity about the barbed wire which is now gradually being replaced everywhere by electric fencing in Sweden which does less harm to animals.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Ahemt,
Nice detail and well composed, the frontal POV works well..Almost a monochromatic look with this BG, & the birds color :)
Happy Holidays!

Merhaba arkadasim Ahmet, Kitap yaziyormusun bol sanslar. Hic gormedim kuslari gosteriyorsun bize cok tesekurler, basarili resimde cekiyorsun. Kompozisyonu guzel ayarlamisin isik guzel olmus. Eline saglik. Iyi bayramlar Selam Necip.

Elegante encuadre y buena pose del ave. Lindos y naturales los colores. Impresionantes las uñas a juego con los pinchos de la alambrada jajaja. Algo justa de profundidad.
Saludos Ahmet: J. Ignasi Tejedor

Selam Ahmet,
Memleketimin kuşunu "boffer zone" (yeşilhat) üzerinde ve galiba da 2 bölgeyi ayıran mazgal telleri üzerinde yakalmışsın. Adeta bizde "sınır yok" dercesine. Bir de insanlar bu işi bi anlasa! :)
Sağlıcakla, eline sağlık.

Selam aleykum ya Ahmet,

Shukran kesira for sharing all these wonderful pictures in your gallery. You have awesome talents for capturing beautiful birds. I like this one because of total isolation of the image against the nothingness of the background. Very well perched on that barb wire exposing details and plumage.



p/s: Thank for the e-mail. Will reply later.

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