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Falco columbarius - Bozdogan

Falco columbarius - Bozdogan
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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: 2011-02-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-28 14:47
Viewed: 3116
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Falco columbarius - Bozdoğan [TR], Merlin [EN] is a member of the falcon family FALCONIDAE (ACCIPITRIFORMES). It is a winter migratory in most of sides of Turkiye. This was a female, brownish plumage. Male is a bit more colorful.
Two years ago, we (with my wife and children) drove around Akkaya Damlake in the our university campus. I looked for some birds in party snowy steppic area. I became sad since trip without birds, except for several larks. In this period, my wife Ayşegül (scorpio-TR) showed me this lady Merlin. I moved out of car and took several shots.
Today is 20th anniversary of us. So, I dedicate the post to my wife as a little memory. I hope you will like this too. I wish you happy and healty days in 2013.

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perfect picture ! We missed your pictures...TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-28 14:56]

Hello Ahmet,
Congratulations and a Happy New Year too.
A great photo from your archive in splendid light and colours. Good sharpness and an attractive pose with eye contact. Beautiful background. Very good choice of composition.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-12-29 0:15]

Great, great picture of this Falco, Ahmet! It look great, Excellent sharpness, light, color and composition. Congratulation and happy anniversary to you. Un saludo.

Hi Ahmet
Great compo and light
Just perfect
Happy New Year Ahmet

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-29 1:42]

Salam and merhaba Prof Ahmet
such a beautiful bird well perched lncthe pole. the feathers are so wellcrendered and and pose is so elegance,
very well composed and the view is fascinating.
very well thought compositiom.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-29 3:13]

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful photo of this Falco. Excellent patterns in the plumage. Great POV and composition.
Regards Siggi

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2012-12-29 4:51]

Ahmet hocam,falco çok güzel olmuş,tebrikler,mutlu yıllar..

Hello Ahmet,
very nice picture with good sharpness and colour. well composed also.
best wishes and Happy New Tear 2013.
best wishes,

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
A terrific capture with beautiful coloration, sharpness & pose. Great composition & presentation. This falcon must be very light in weight to be able to perch on top of this thistle. Great work & TFS...Akhi. Best Salam!

PS: Congratulations on your 20th anniversary!


Another interesting bird Ahmet! Great photo too! Very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!
My best wishes for your anniversary and for the New Year

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-29 15:05]

Hi Ahmet,magnificent capture and great composition too whit the falco on the left,i like this light that warm the colors of the scene,impressive exposure and spectacular details!I wish you all the best me too for the new year and thanks,Luciano

Wow Ahmet......a presentation of merlin really perfect in every detail
I wish you a year full of happiness
Happy New Year my friend

Hallo Ahmet
This is a super image in all aspects, but what I like the most is the way the Falcon is looking at you, is has an almost shy look. The focus is just great, the composition and point of view pleasant and the colours of the background is lovely which also creates a natural framing around the bird. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Ahmet,
First of all I wish you and your family a prosperous and HAPPY NEW YEAR in 2013!!!
Thanks for visiting my gallery. This image is superb. I like the wonderful colors, very sharp details and the clarity of this photo. Splendid open area and nice blurry background. I am sorry I have no more green smiles left!

Ciao Ahmet, great capture of superb falco, Great pose against beautiful lighting BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio

Hello Ahmet,
An excellent capture with great perfection,lovely natural colour and clarity,very beautiful composition with soft and blurry BG.
TFS and my regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-02 10:53]
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Hello Ahmet
Let me wish to you and your wife an happy 20th anniversary and an happy new year.Another beautiful closed up.Excellent point of view and as usual razor sharp image fill with nice plumage details.Great natural colours also
TFS Michel

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