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Phalacrocorax carbo for Anel

Phalacrocorax carbo for Anel
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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: 2008-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-23 14:37
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My faunistic field trip continue in Gökova Bay, Muğla Province. Today, I made some mammalogical observation, but I took many bird, insect's photographes. Early morning, we visited Kadın Azmağı in Akyaka Town. Some fisherman cleared their fish nets. A Great Cormorant appeared above water near boats on river. It catched fishes underwater in estuary. It also often took died fishes, throwed by fisherman. I took some shots of the cormorant. Unfortunately the sun was shiny across me. In spite of contrast light, I could managed this photograph, when the cormorant catched an Anguilla anguilla L., 1758 (Yılanbalığı [TR], Eel [EN] (Anguilliformes: Anguillidae) from about 5 m in depth.
These fisherman birds are very beautiful animals with green iris of their eyes. There are three species of these birds in Turkiye. These are
** Phalacrocorax carbo L., 1758 - Büyük Karabatak, Karabatak [TR], Great Cormorant [EN],
** Phalacrocorax pygmaeus (Pallas, 1773) - Cüce-, Küçük Karabatak [TR], Pygmy Cormorant [EN],
** Phalacrocorax aristotelis (L., 1758) - Tepeli Karabatak [TR], Common Shag [EN].
All of them belongs to the family Phalacrocoracidae of the order Pelecaniformes, distinguished from other bird orders by the possession of feet with all four toes webbed. Whereas ducks and geese (Anseriformes)'s three toes in front are webbed, rare toe is free.
Dedication for Anna Gattlen (Anel).
I hope you will be pleasure to visit my post. Thanks for visiting, Best wishes

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-23 16:04]
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Hola Ahmet.
Un hermoso momento capturado en este bella foto. El gran Cormorant con la Anguila en el pico luce de Maravilla. La foto al raz del nivel del agua le da un valor agregado la presentacion. La nota escrita es muy interesante tambien.
Saludos My friend and take good care in Your trip.

Hello Ahmet,

Great capture for you aswell as the Great Cormorant.
The eel he has caught must be quite a big meal for the bird and I wonder if he did get this slippery guy inside.
Very good note and very nice details.
I personally would have cropped a little of top and the lower side so attention would even be more on the Cormorant and the Eel, but that's just my opinion ofcourse.
Very well done. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

What a fine action shot! You are right that the lighting is less than ideal, but it is a good picture anyway. Well worth taking.

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
The great Cormorant sure have a big feed for itself
very good clarity on both the big bird and the eel!
many thanks for the image and the notes
best wishes always

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-23 22:38]

Hi Ahmet

Wow - great action shot - amazing detail too. Well seen and captured.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-23 23:41]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Guzel zamanlama ve guzel bir poz. Zor isiga ragmen iyi sonuc almissiniz. Elinize saglik

Ooo Hoca, super kare! Mükemmel bir an. Eline sağlık.
TC. bugun sabah dondüm. Goruşmek üzere. Sağlıcakla..

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-24 4:10]

Hello Ahmet,
Very nice shot and superb composition. Nice moment to capture. Ganesh

Karabatak yine boyundan büyük işlere kalkışmış Ahmet, o yılanbalığını yutabildi mi, merak ediyorum. Diğer yandan hoş bir avcı-av ikilisi oluşturup beslenme biyolojisi temasına katkıda bulunmuşlar, sen de başarılı fotografinle bu doğal sahneyi bize izlettiriyorsun, sağolasın!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-24 9:51]

Wow! What an amazing shot, Ahmet! What a great catch for this Cormorant... a massive Eel! :-)
Great sharpness and detail.
Superb exposure in the harsh back-light.
Nice composition and low-down POV.
Well done!


Güzel bir belge , güzel fotoğraf , eline sağlık Ahmet .

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-04-24 12:16]

Hello Ahmet,

Sorry no time. Only marking.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-04-24 13:09]

Nefis bir kare Ahmet Hocam elinize sağlık.
Selamlar. Mehmet

Salam Ahmet. Nice new post with the eel in the beak. Stunning image and very well timed capture. I like this one and thanks for sharing with us here in TN. Best regards and have a nice day. Jusni

Dr merhaba,
Nefis bir enstantane yakalamışsın yehu. Sanırım bunu bu güne kadar kimse çekmemiştir. Yılan balığını yakalamak çok zordur, acaip kaygan alorlar Kutluyorum. Sinop'tan selamlar

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-25 10:19]

Merhaba Ahmet bey müthiş bir aksiyon olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

Hola Ahmet.
Excepcional imagen en un momento tan inesperado, una buena captura la de ambos.
Una buena e interesante nota.
Saludos, JL.

Merhaba Hocam,
Çok güzel bir av karesi olmuş, elinize sağlık.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-26 7:59]

merhaba dostum
guzel ve kaliteli bir av sahnesi
hem av hem de avciyi bir kez daha tanimis olduk
eline saglik

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2008-04-28 12:25]

Hocam gerçekten iyi yakalamışsınız, harika bir fotoğraf olmuş,elinize sağlık ...

A lovely shot, Brother!
Excellent timing and I know, a difficult shot.

Hi big boss
eel and cormorant together very good picture

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-04-30 8:02]

Hello Ahmet,
At first thanks so much for your kind dedication. I'm a little late, having been not so much on TN because my PC broke down. Finally it is repaired!
Most interesting and original shot. I didn't know that Cormorants are eating anguillas. How do they do to swallow this big creature?

Splendid capture of this beauty Ahmet Hocam! TFS.

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