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Podiceps nigricollis-Karaboyunlu Batagan

Podiceps nigricollis-Karaboyunlu Batagan
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: 2010-10-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, SanDisk 16GB 600x
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -III-, Animals' Behavior, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-15 12:26
Viewed: 5339
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Podiceps nigricollis - Karaboyunlu Batağan [TR], Black-necked Grebe [EN] is one of five species of the family PODICIPEDIDAE (PODICIPEDIFORMES) in Turkiye and Europe. It is easily recognized by its red eye-iris. This grebe has darkish plumage in back, but in spring it has yellow ear tuft.
Its name cames from Latin "podicis" (vent or anus) + "pes" (foot) and "niger" (black) + "collis" (neck).

The shot was taken on last Saturday from almost ground level. It was very dark cloudy and a bit rainy. One hour later, it was heavy rainy and start to first snow several hundred meters above (in altitudes). The greenish parts on the surface show dirthy water. They sometimes came to near points with another grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis; sometimes they run on water surface like on this shot, since their flying ability is poor.
I hope you will like this post. thanks for visiting and comments.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-15 12:34]

Hello Ahmet
Wow! Superb in action capture taken from a low POV with natural colors and excellent details

Hello Ahmet,
Wow!... very line an dinamic shot!... congratulations! GREAT 1/1600s managed. TFS. Regards, Jesús

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-15 13:05]

Hello Ahmet,
superb shot. Excellent focus and colors, you shot it at good time, very very well done
thank you.Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-15 13:06]

Iyi aksamlar Ahmet dostum,
A superb action shot showing two Podiceps nigricollis taking off. The change to winter plumage shows well as well as their red eyes in a pleasing composition with natural colours.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-15 13:11]

Hello Ahmet,
What a great photo! Superb dynamic photo in a great timing. The poses are gorgeous. The red eyes are amazing against the blurred BG. Fantastic low POV and composition. Good sharpness and natural colours.

Ahmet hocam,çok nefis bir sunum.Havalanma anını adım adım yakalamışsınız,tebrikler

Hello Ahmet,
Superb in action capture with wonderful details and colours. Well done!

amazing capture, u r a great photographer, TFS Ori

Hello Ahmet,
Outstandink capture with the two Grebe in flight. Superb background and perfect focus.
Great catch.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-16 3:52]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
this is an excellent capture indeed. The fine details and superb sharpness is very impressive. The light and smooth background enhances the beauty so well.
The moment is well captured and well shown with wings spread so well, seeing the pattern of the wings.
The red eyes are stunning. The forzen act is very well presented and definitely a top class shot.


Merhaba Ahmet hocam,

Çok güzel bir zamanlama ve çok güzel bir çekim.
Su yüzeyinde kıyasıya bir yarış var sanırım.
Kırmızı göz detayları ve sıçrayan suların donmuş görüntüsü dikkat çekici.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.


Hello Ahmet,
This is a great action shot demostrating the faster shutter speeds. The sychnchronized take off image is fantastic, I always like these. :)

Ciao Ahmet, great capture of wonderful couple in fantastic action, fascinating reflections and beautiful blurry BG, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Aksiyon harika olmuş hocam ellerinize sağlık. Selamlar.

Bonjour Ahmet,
Beaucoup de mouvement dans cette très belle publication prise à l'instant décisif.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Ahmet
this two grebe seems walking on the water, bravo for the timing
you have captured this scene nicely with fine details and lovely grey BG
i like also the pose of the two birds
Have a good night

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-18 8:07]

Hello Ahmet,
A brilliant and very well-timed capture of these wonderful birds flying low across the water surface. Excellent sharpness too and beautiful colours. I love the red eyes that are sharply in focus! A lovely misty background too.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Tablo güzelliğinde bir kare yakalamışsınız hocam tebrik ederim,
Selamlar Murat

Hola Ahmet

Parece una competición haber quien va más rápido...

Perfecta composición y realismo, una imagen muy agradable y un buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Salam my friend Ahmet.
This is just wonderful with the pair splashing on the water's surface. The sharpness and details are pristine in beautiful reflection.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

Dear Ahmet, amazing Behaviour and amazing shot in these poor conditions.

I add your photo to my theme "animal Behavior" thanks for sharing. It is an awesome shot with the water splashing, as the animals 'skate' along...

Thanks for sharing,

Warm greetings from South Africa

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