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Elmali Beauty:)

Elmali Beauty:)
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D-5000, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG APO HSM, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos 2, Mammals from the Middle East & Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-17 13:14
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Lepus europaeus (European Hare, Brown Hare) [in Turk. Yabani Tavşan]

We encountered with this wild beauty in the evening just before sunset from Çığlıkara Mt. (Elmalı, Antalya) during our last joint trip with Catherine. I am sure she will remember this lovely moment!:) I took this shot from the window of my jeep.

I’ll be away from TN approx. a week since tomorrow night I am going to Ankara for realizing a graduate exam on snake toxins as a member of evaluation committee and then I shall make a short trip to the western part of the Black Sea region. Therefore, I wish good luck to everyone!

TFL and Cheers,

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.



By the way, i also wish some peoples who do not like me or my photos anymore, please they delete me from their favorite photographers.

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Hocam güneş batsada sizi bağlamamış. Sanki gündüz çekilmiş gibi durmuş. Pozlama süper. Poz da öyle. Emeklerinize sağlık.

Good evening dear neigbour!
Of course I remember this nice beauty looking at us in the evening and I'm surprized by the excellent result of this shot taken in the evening just before sunset. Very impressive eyes and ears! It was a very big hare. Have a nice trip my friend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-17 13:45]

Hello Bayram,
If there is one animal which is shy than it's a hare. But there are no animals afraid of you. Always beautiful close shots. High quality in great sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Exceptional POV and DOF.

Hello Bayram,
A fine photo of this hare with fine details, natural colors and excellent POV. Have a nice and productive trip!

Bayram hocam çok şirin bakmış size:) adeta poz vermiş. Arabadan çekmek de pek kolay olmasa gerek.
Emeğinize ve elinize sağlık.

Hallo MF Bayram
what a fantastic capture of the European Hare taken from an excellent POV in a classic posture, superb sharpness and very beautiful natural colours, a very pleasing composition with a great eye contact.
Best regards

Bayram ne guzel bakmis sana. tavsanlar bile senden cekinmiyor..galiba seni hissediyorlar.. ellerine saglik.
iyi yolculuklar canim kardesim.. kendine iyi bak..

Dayi cok guzel. tam dogasinda harika bir foto olmus.
temkinli seni izliyor.. Allah'tan lensini tufek felan sanmadi:)
iyi yolculuklar ve gezmeler dayi. selamlar.

Merhaba Bayram hocam,

Hakikaten çok güzel bir çekim gerçekleştirmişsiniz.
Ürkek yapıya sahip bu vahşi güzellik ile göz teması harika olmuş.
Az önce sizin bu güzel çekiminizden etkilenip ben de bir vahşi güzellik yükledim siteye :)
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,

hello Bayram

this is a great close-shot of the European Hare with very fine POV
and appropriate framing, superbly focused great sharpness and details,
and a wonderful eye-contact with you, TFS


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-17 21:55]

Szia and Good Morning Baratom Bayram,

Splendid photo of this Lepus, very nice sharpness and details and colors too, I see very rare some animals, this are rare in our region, TFS! Have a nice day,

Günaydın Bayram hocam. Bu aşırı ürkek ve hızlı kaçan hayvanı da bu kadar yakından çekebildiniz ya ne desem bilmiyorum.
Umarım Kıbrıslı kuzeni Lepus cyprius'u da çektiniz:) Görmeyi çok isterim.
Emeklerinize sağlık. Saygılar,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-17 22:24]

Günaydin Bayram dostum!
Nice to see you posting a mammal shot!
What a fine one of a European hare taken from a great POV in anice pose with superb sharpness and colours in a full frame composition.
Have a good trip to Ankara!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-17 22:25]

I like the soft and muted colors here, of course the hare with those long ears is wonderful. tfs.

Selam My dear Friend,
Wish you a nice trip to Ankara. Hope you will comeback with some wildlife photos from there. A beautiful capture of this beautiful Hare. Very well composed with sharp details. Thank you for liking the dedication. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-17 23:20]

Hello MF Bayram.
Wonderful eye contact,the focus is excellent with sharp details.The colours are natural with excellent colours.The shot is well composed.Great job on this one.TFS
Best regards Siggi

Hello Bayram,

Ha!Ha! voilà un animal pas vu souvent dans vos posts!
Sympathique capture et ravissantes couleurs naturelles.
Il est semble surpris et prêt à rebondir... Les végétaux sont secs autour de lui. On dirait qu'il y a de la neige.
Belle image. Agréable journée.

Hi little bro Bayram,

i am writing early morning a critique, but i am still on my hollydayadress and maybe forgot to add or something else...
Good slow pov with eye contact.
Fine brown colour tones.

Have a nice trip.


Günaydın Hocam,
Elmalı güzeli kaçmadan önce size güzel bir poz vermiş. Umarım far avcılarının eline düşüp havuçlu yahni olmaz. :) Bu arada sizin Sinop'ta gördüğünüz Laudakia'lar yayın yapılmış.
Gül, Ç., Dinçaslan, Y.E., Tosunoğlu, M. A new locality of starred Agama, Laudakia stellio
(Linnaeus, 1758) (Agamidae: Sauria), from Sinop province northernmost in Anatolia.
Herpetozoa 23 (1/2). (Baskıda)

Hi Bayram

A fine shot of this Hare, nicely emphasised from teh blurred background. Good sharpness and composition.


Hello Bayram,
a good image, light and sharpness is excellent. Compliments, Paolo

En España se le denomina popularmente "liebre".
Sale un poco de la línea seria de tus trabajos pero un interesante documento sin duda.
Un abrazo.

Hi Bayram,

This is a great picture of this hare, always nice to see people trying different subjects :). The detail is very good with the focus looking spot on. Nice full frame composition that feels balanced and a nice pose that he is in.
Great capture and TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-18 2:58]

Hi Bayram,this is a great scoop,i think is very very difficult to meet a wild lepus and have a quick time to take a pic...very very great shot and scoop,but wasn't difficult for you..eheh..i see a lot of cameras tha you have on a facebook pics..ehehe...Thanks for share this different specie,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-18 5:41]

Hi Bayram
That is a nice picture of the hare (call Jack rabbit in Canada).Beautiful natural colors and good pov.Very sharp image with amasing detail from the fur.
TFS & have a nice trip Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-18 10:03]

Hello Bayram,
A brilliant capture of this European Hare with long ears looking very alert! Great focus on the eye, sharp details and I love the colours of its coat.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2010-08-18 12:18]

Hi Bayram,
some people run their hearts out for a single good shot at some mammlian wildlife, you just drive up with a Jeep and "Klik" ;-). But of course such fortune is only for the brave and the industrious. Magnificent!
Best regards

hello Bayram
strange picture from you ,But this is also NATURE and you have take this Hare very good ,
great sharpness and good details
super shot
greeting lou
sorry i have no more Smile,s

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-08-18 20:59]

Hello Bayram,
Now this is what I call a really large rabbit. I saw some Jack Rabbits while out in Arizona this year, and they look very similar. I like the composition and low POV you managed to capture. Great detail and beautiful natural colors.

Hi Bayram,
Considering the minimal contrasts you have managed to clearly portray this hare in its natural envirnment.Seems to be showing a lot of interest in yourself as the photographer. Enjoy your time in Ankara and bring back some great shots [ time allowing] Take care.

Merhaba Hocam,
Hızlarından dolayı görmekte bile zorlandığım yabani tavşanı yine ustalığınızı gösterip harika fotoğraflamışsınız, elinize sağlık.
Saygılarımla, Naşit
Not: Tezimde jüri olarak yaptığınız katkılardan dolayı tekrar teşekkür ederim. Sizin jüri üyelerinden biri olmanız da ayrıca benim için onur verici.

Hello Bayram,

Amazing fellow. Well done.
Thanks for sharing your whereabouts as well. Have a great time...

And there's good news. I managed to capture his big brother.
big brother. However I have to check...


teşekkürler sevgili arkadaşım Bayram!
For showing this - special for me - Hare!

Do not see Hare here much lately - I am afraid they are all somebody's dinner... the ones I used to see were sort of sandy grey. (Can not check this out, my books are crated for the house move.)

Your hare's ears are extremely long in relation to the face. I guess the animals need them to hear raptors (animal and humans) approaching and run away.

The local hares - once they are in the headlights of a car - are paralised by fear and remain within the bright lights instead of running in another direction. I used to stop and switch off the lights for quite a while to give them a chance to run away. To no avail: I would switch on the lights, and there the animals sat and ran again just in front of my car; so had to drive home in slo-mo...

I am amazed how dry the vegetation is in your photo, just like here in the Lowveld in winter!

Your perfect photographic technic makes of every subject a masterwork, thank you

I thank you also for your interest in my portfolio,
Have a wonderful trip
Best Wishes, my friend

Merhaba my friend Bayram,
I hope you had a fantastic trip in June/July and I have to look at your shots during the last two months to see what you have done during my summer-abstinence here on TN.
This big rabbit is wonderful, I haven't seen such a big one in free nature for years now.
We only have smaller ones here in my area, but they are shy and not often seen.
Excellent work, I like it very much.
Thanks and have a good start into the new week.
Warm regards, selamlar
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao amico Bayram, great capture of lovely creature in nice pose on a beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Bayram
great shot of a lovely animal, he have a nice pose, his fur is well detailed
i love the brown of brown color tones, the natural habitat and his very long ears
excellent capture
Have a good night

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-05 12:32]
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İyi geceler Hocam,
Benim bildiğim,bunlar insan gördü mü tabanı yağlarlar,her halde lense havuç kamuflajı yaptın:)Detaylar,göz temsı,netlik mükemmel olmuş.Umarım canını sıkan ciddi bir şey yoktur.
Selamlar,ellerine sağlık..

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-04 3:09]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
such a lovely capture of the rabbit in its simple surrounding. Excellent details and lovely colours.
The shallow depth of filed gives a good dramatic composition.


Very cool looking hare Bayram. Great background for this guy. I love the colour variations in this. A wonderful shot. Trevor

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