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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 800mm f5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird of Prey photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-22 14:32
Viewed: 4537
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 104
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken in Bolu-Dortdivan from the car window.Long legged buzzards are very common in our country and can be seen especially in Central Anatolia.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Long-legged Buzzard
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes (or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Buteo
Species: B. rufinu
Binomial name
Buteo rufinus
(Cretzschmar, 1829)
Light green shows breeding range, blue shows winter range, dark green is permanent range.
The Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) is a bird of prey. It prefers the dry open plains of Turkey, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary and feeds mostly on small rodents, although it will also take lizards, snakes, small birds and large insects.
It is similar in appearance to the Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus), but larger (approximate length 60–65cm / 24") and more robust. There are many different colour forms, but usually Long-leggeds have a clear orange tint to the plumage, red or orange tail, pale head and largely white underwings. There is usually a distinctive black carpal patch and dark trailing edge to the wing. The rump and "trousers" are often dark or deep rufous. Plumage varies from ghostly pale individuals to very dark ones. Some plumages are almost similar to those of the Steppe Buzzard, the eastern subspecies of the Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus), but Long-legged Buzzards have longer wings and are more like Rough-Legged buzzards or even a small Aquila eagle.
Open, uncultivated areas, with high bushes, trees, cliffs or hillocks are favoured as nesting areas. Younger birds disperse north of breeding grounds and there are records from Northern Europe.
The breeding population in Greece is around 60 pairs. Recent sightings seem to indicate that there is a small population in the Apulian region of south-eastern Italy.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-22 15:43]

Hi Omer,

A wonderful capture from the car - the Buzzard looks wonderful hovering over the field. You captured him with his wings in a marvelous position. Superb details of his face, eye and wings. The colors are magnificent. A fantastic action shot and composition.


Great picture again of a Buzzard taking off and the blades of dry grass sticking to its talons, Omer.
Beautiful light conditions used extremely effectively for this superb action shot.
It is always a pleasure to admire your work.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-09-22 18:24]

Hola Omer.
This is an excellent and fine photo. A lot of fine detais to admire here.
Great work
TFS Luis52.

hello Omer

WOW ! what a great shot of this bird of prey on his take-off,
very fine POV and framing, wonderful warm light and colour tones,
superb focus great sharpness and details, TFS


Dostum günaydın! Güne senin dinamik karelerinden biri ile başlamak ne güzel. Bu dilberi tam kalkış anında çok güzel bir pozda yakalamışsın. Özellikle kanat pozisyonları çok etkileyici. Ellerine ve emeğine sağlık.
İyi bir gün dileklerimle...


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-09-22 22:03]

Hello Omer
Superb in flight capture with wonderful colors and perfect focus

Günaydın Ömer bey. Harika bir uçar fotosu. Renklerden detaylara her açıdan kusursuz bir foto.
Emeklerinize sağlık.

Hi Omer,

very good inflight shot from this great Buzzard.
Exellent sharpness, pov and dof.
Fine colours.
Well done.


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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2010-09-22 22:34]

Hi Omer , outstanding photograph ! great vivid rich color in beautiful light, fantastic action shot , good stuff , thanks for sharing

My dear brother Omer,
This is an absolutely stunning shot, perfectly timed, framed and exposed!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-22 22:40]

Merhaba Ömer,
A wonderful inflight of a Long-legged Buzzard taking off with bits of straw attached to its feet. The composition, sharpness, lighting, OOF natural BG, colours and not least the eye contact are excellent.
Thanks for sharing this superb image,
Kind regards,

Ömer bey muhteşem.. ellerinize sağlık.

Absolutely breathtaking capture Omer! Fantastic stuff! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Merhaba Omer,
what a fantastic capture, perfect focusing with superb sharpness and fine detail, marvellous monochromatic colour tones, a very pleasing composition with a spectacular posture of this bird of prey.
Best regards

Selamlar Ömer hocam,
Kızıl şahinin nekadar güzel bir çalışması olmuş.
sabahın en keyifli saatlerinde bu çalışmayşla olmak çok güzel.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-09-23 0:16]

Hi Omer

A really beautiful capture of this Long-legged Buzzard just taking off.
I really like the general light here - that offers a natural saturation to the colors and adds a bit more contrast to ensure a better depth.
Very good sharp details and a nice composition - with plenty of room in the front the buzzard.

Bravo and TFS

Omer bey superrrr... ellerinize saglik.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-23 2:04]

Hello Omer.
Love this shot. You timed it perfectly. Love the wings up ready to fly. Good catchlight in the eye.Best regards Siggi

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2010-09-23 2:18]

Great shot...
wonderful colors, and like the position of the bird!

Hi Omer,

Fantastic shot of this beautiful Long-legged Buzzard
Excellent sharpnes, timing, colors and POV
Lovely DOF and BG

TFS Thijs

Ciao Omer. Magnificent flying capture perfectly focused and sharpened. The best light's magagment for exciting warm colours.


Merhaba Omer
I am truly excited about this marvellous action photo of the buzzard!

Do you think it was collecting building material for a nest/repair?

Your perfect focus offers so many details, we would otherwise never know e.g. the varied colours of the feathers - the eager eyes: I guess it was watching the black object (camera)in your hand...

I see, autumn is coming in your beautiful country, and the colours in the image are a pleasure to view.

Thanks for showing this beautiful animal on TrekNature.

İyi geceler

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-23 8:36]

Hello Omer,
Fantastic photo taken in very beautiful light and warm colours. Great sharpness, details and a perfect DOF. Amazing POV and composition. This makes me jealous!

Merhaba Ömer bey,
Fantastic capture of this impressive long-legged Buzzard. The colours and sharpness are exceptionnal. No disturbing shadows, beautiful blurred background. Great 3D effect. A top class shot. Congratulations,

Omer bey..gercekten super foto.. resmen hayat iceriyor.
Zamnalamaniz muhtesem..emeklerinize saglik.. selamlar.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-23 15:49]

Hi Omer,what a timing,what a sharpness,what a warm colors and what a beautifull specie...the pic no need comments but only a long standing ovation,a very perfect work!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-09-23 18:07]

Hello Omer,
Brilliant work throughout this beautiful image Omer. Superb action frozen in time, thank you.

Günaydın Ömer bey, her zamanki kalite ve dinamizmle klasik bir Ömer Sözer eseri olmuş. Emeklerinize sağlık.

Hallo Omer
Good use of light is what I consider to be my favourite part in this image. The sunlight here is just great as it lightens up everything in the image. The Long-legged Buzzard is a striking bird and you captured it in a perfect position in the sky. Great composition, great extras like the grass it is grasping onto. The details of the plumage are extraordinary and very special. Thanks for sharing this lovely image. Best regards.

Como en otros de tus trabajos, se ve tu maestría con una
cámara en las manos !! Impresionantes colores, luz, dinamismo...
Un excelente trabajo Omer.

Josep Ignasi.

Günaydın Ömer Bey,
Konardan, uçardan ne varsa objektifinizden kaçmıyor. Çok net detaylar yakalamışsınız.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-09-24 11:54]

Merhaba Ömer Bey,
Renkleri,detayları, kadraj yerleşimi ve keskinliği ile harika bir uçar karesi olmuş.Gerçekten dört dörtlük...Elinize emeğinize sağlık.
Bi slavên germ,

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2010-09-25 2:05]

Merhaba Ömer bey
Renk tonu, netliği ve uçuş kompozisyonu ile seyri çok keyifli bir kare olmuş elelrinize sağlık selamlarımla.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-09-25 12:32]

Hi Omer
What a great capture!
Details ans colors are perfect!
This is a perfect shot!

Mükemmel .

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-26 0:02]

Salam Omer,
such an exciting capture in good view. The sharpness of this fast buzzard is well noted with colours so pretty. The details of the feathers is so outstanding. such an exciting composition from you. The action is well frozen. congratulations!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-26 2:07]

Hello Omer,
Just perfect!!
Kind regards

Ciao Ozgur, grat capture of lovely Long-leggend buzzard in fantastic fly, perfct focus fine details and splendid sharpness, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Hello Omer,
Wonderful capture in flight with amazing details, natural colours, great sharpness and POV. Well done!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-28 11:03]

Hi Omer.
My congratulations on such successes. Stunning subject and so amazing picture. Timing is outstanding as well as common quality of the shot. I also like wonderful warm color palette of the image. Bravo.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2010-09-28 11:15]

Hi Omer, again,

very expressive, this shot. The bird in full action, yet you got it all sharp, that makes it a work of art! You seem to be a car driver that is capable of driving, watching birds and shooting precise tele shots all at the same time :-) My respect!

Have a good evening,

Hello Omer
another exceptional shot from you, with pin sharp details and wonderful light,
excellent timing, i love the wings position and the warm colors
very well done and have a good night

Hi Omer,
A fantastic capture of this beautiful Long-legged Buzzard in flight. Excellent composition and sharp details. Very good timing. Thanks a lot for sharing.

harika bir çekim daha. zamanlama ve netlik müthiş. pozlama ve renkler de. tebrikler Ömer Bey. iyi geceler, selamlar.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-06 12:09]

Hello Ömer,
A very fine in-flight of a beautiful Buzzard that I've overlooked! I love the spread of the wing pens and light, colours and details are beautiful! Excellent timing!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Great POV, details and colors Omer, I like the light here too..
Well composed. I like that straw trailing/falling away, it adds well.
Beautiful work :)

Hy Omer
Is just amazing!!!

Kind regards,

Hello Ömer,
brilliant capture of the exciting moment of take-off, incredibly crisp and clear.
Perfect handling of light and colours. Perfect composition with enough room ahead.
Thank you! With best regards,

Hi Omer. This is another one of your brilliant shot that I and Foozi kept talking about. Such brilliant sharpness and well defined details of this action capture. Well done and best regards - Jusni

Hello Omer!
Wonderful theme, superb shot, interesting information.
Fine scene and scenery, good background. Perfect exposure, ideal contrast and sharpness.
Well done!

Merhaba Ömer bey,
Eventhough you captured this photo through car window, it doesn't seem at all. Fabulous action shot in your unmistakable style, perfect sharpness and timing, beautiful golden color tones and top notch composition. Do I (again and again when browsing in your gallery) have to mention this is a masterpiece? Yes, I do. :) Brilliant image MF. Bravo.
Have a great festive season, friendly regards, László

Hello Omer,
Great shot!!! Wonderful capture with excelente sharpness and amazing details, fantastic and natural colours!!! Well done.

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