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Motacilla cinerea - Dag Kuyruksallayani


Motacilla cinerea - Dag Kuyruksallayani
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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: 2009-01-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of PALAEARCTIC Region, Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-03 9:39
Viewed: 6208
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although winter continue with hard condition here; I continue bird watching and photography. It was milder in today, but it was sunny and -4 Celcius degree under zero in yesterday and also -18 C on first day of 2009. So, many water bodies were frozen, except some flowing brooks.

The family MOTACILLIDAE [Kuyruksallayanlar, Wagtails] from the order PASSERIFORMES represented by 11 species from two genera, Motacilla Linnaeus, 1758 and Anthus Bechstein, 1805, in Turkiye. Of these, four species belong to the first genus, Motacilla and I posted fallowing three species previously (you can see them by the links).

…..*** Motacilla flava L., 1758 – Sarı Kuyruksallayan (Yellow Wagtail),
…..*** Motacilla citreola Pallas, 1776 – Sarıbaşlı Kuyruksallayan (Citrine Wagtail),
…..*** Motacilla alba L., 1758 – Ak Kuyruksallayan (Pied Wagtail) (photo 1, 2).

Today's post is for fourth species, Motacilla cinerea Tunstall, 1771 – Dağ Kuyruksallayanı [TR], Grey Wagtail [EN].

I listed 31 bird species after yesterday's observation. One of these birds was this yellow and grey passerine bird on the post. It looked for some edible thing along the small brook.

The shot was taken by camera on hand. RAW to JPEG, then autocontrast and cropped.

Thanks for visiting and best wishes to all of you.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-03 9:43]

Hi Ahmet. I did not know that you had snow in Turkey. This is a fine close up of the little bird having a drink of water. You were able to get good detail and bright colorus. wel ldone TFS.
Nick..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-03 9:45]

Hello Ahmet,
What a beautiful and colorful bird! Details, sharpness, POV and composition are perfect. Colors are very very marvelous. Well done. Congratulations.
Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-03 10:00]

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful photo with a very good timing. Very nice pose. Great sharp details and clear colours. Beautiful environment and a splendid composition.
Regards,
Peter

Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful grey wagtail bird. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-03 10:11]

Hello Ahmet,

You have captured the image of this bird in a very fine pose. The atitude of the bird as well as the flying snow makes the image very dinamic. The white snow makes a perfect background for the colored bird.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

hello Ahmet

beautiful bird
a great picture with a nice composition

greeting lou

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-01-03 10:20]
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Merhaba Dostum,
Ne karakış, ne ayaz hiçbirşey durduramamış seni dostum. Tüm olumsuzlukları altedip yine harika bir kareye imza atmışsın. Şu uçar derekuşunu görünce bugün çok heves ettim arazi yapmaya ama hava resmen karanlıktı. Hevesim kursağımda kaldı. Neyse siz dostlarımızın çektiği kareleri görünce biz çekmiş kadar oluyoruz. Emeğine sağlık hocam. Yeni yılda size ayak uydurmak zor olacak gibi gözüküyor:)
Sağlıcakla kal.

Hüseyin

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-03 11:21]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Soğukta uğraşmanıza deymiş,pek sık rastlanamayacak bir anı görüntülemişsiniz.Detaylar,kadraj ve kompozisyon mükemmel olmuş.Soğuğa,kara razıyız ama gri,puslu bir hava var İstanbulda.Kuş fotografı çekmek imkansız gibi.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-01-03 11:25]

hi Ahmet
nice capture, well done
regards
razvan zinica

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,şahane bir kare.Rekleri çok güzel.Zamanlama harika.Karda zorlandığı her halinden belli,karlara bata çıka gelmiş dere kenarına.Umarım bu seneki kışı atlatabilir,çok sevimli bir kuş,nefis bir çekim,ellerinize sağlık :)

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-01-03 13:26]
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Sayın Hocam,
çok sevdiğim Motacilla'ların harika bir fotoğrafını sizden izlemek daha da zevkli. T Ayrıca notlarınız da her zamankiler gibi harika,elinize sağlık.
Arazi notlarınızı okudukça ve fotoğraflara baktıkça valla buralarda durasım gelmiyor. En kısa zamanda Niğde'ye kaçmaya çalışacağım.
Saygılarımla...
Elif

Merhaba Ahmet Hocam
Bıkmadan usanmadan açıklamalarınız ile birlikte örnek olmaya devam ediyorsunuz.Beyazlar içinde sarılı grili güzel görüntü vermiş mankenimiz.:)
Tebrik ederim..Selamlar..

Muheteşem bir "o an" olmuş hocam... renkler de harika... Ellerinize sağlık.

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  • matatur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 245 N: 1626] (5312)
  • [2009-01-03 14:13]
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Ahmed'im,
İçinde bulunduğumuz mevsimin ruhunu yansıtan nefis bir kare sunmuşsun bize, sağolasın dostum. Beyaz zemin üzerinde Kuyruksallayan'ın canlı duruşu ve renkleri hoş bir kompozisyon oluşturmuş, su içme çabası ise kareye dinamizm katıyor...
Mehmet
Sana dönünceye kadar pt.ları tüketmişim!

hello Ahmet!
another good catch with excellent definition but the weather critical for the hard temperature
... perfect detail and composition with the snow which makes it even more beautiful the pose of the Motacilla while drunk

best sERGIO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-03 15:22]

Hi Ahmet,

That poor little bird must be freezing! I hope he gets a good drink as a reward for standing in that icy snow. You captured him at a wonderful moment and in a great position. The face is very sharp and I love the blowing feathers and the yellow reflection.

Jane

Hello Ahmet,
Great capture of this lovely bird in such harsh
icy conditions, superb sharpness, depth of feild,
clarity and details, beauriful colors, light and
excellent exposure, great job!
Thanks
Angela

Very beautiful shot, my brother!I love the POV/DOF you've got here!
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year!
Goldy
PS:Thanks for your kind words.

nice frteeeeezing scene, TFS Ori

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-01-04 0:45]

merhaba hocam
gerçekten nefis bir çekim yapmışsın kutlarım
karlar içinde beslenme anında hoş bir kompozisyon çıkmış ortaya
zamanlama ve netlik nefis
eline sağlık
selamlar
izler

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-04 2:03]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A superb capture of M. cinerea that is so well seen against the snow. I like the pose as it bends down to the water and the composition and technical qualities are excellent.
Cok tesekkür ederim dostum,
Eline saglik,
Ivan

Merhaba hocam,
Bucakçayıra kadar indiklerini görmek çok güzel,
Sınavlardan sonra mutlaka bakmalıyım,
En güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

Doğal ortamında , doğal davranışıyla güzel bir aksiyon ve tür fotosu olmuş .
Eline sağlık dostum .

Merhaba Ahmet,
spettacolare momento di cattura di Ballerina gialla, eccellenti POV e composizione con i cristalli di neve sul bellissimo piumaggio dai magnifici colori, ottima definizione.
TFS.
Maurizio

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2009-01-04 12:51]

Merhaba Ahmet hocam,
nefis yakalamışsın bu yaramazı..
renkler ve detaylar harika..
selamlarımla..

Merhaba Ahmet!
First of all - all the best in 2009! I wish you only happy moments in new year! :)

And the picture is really nice - colourful bird species agains "black & white" winter scenery :) Very nice timing and very good sharpness :)

TFS and once again all the best my Friend!
Greetings,
Radek

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-04 14:56]

Hi Ahmet,one of the best bird in the snow never seen on TN ! The moment to take is great,and what a fantastic details and colors!! My best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano

Hello Ahmet

I did not realize it go that cold in Turkey,it sounds like our temperatures.
This is a super capture of this beautiful little bird as it moves cautiously near the open waters edge,
The colour of the bird and it' small reflection really accent this wintry scene.
Excellent focus and sharpness.
Great job.
TFS

Wolf

Salam my friend Ahmet.
Sorry for the late reply. I was back on my homeland on Jan 2nd and thanks for your email and kind wishes. I was amazed to see 250,000 Turkeyes friends in Haram and Milli Gorrus all over the place.
You have many excellent additions to your gallery and this is really well captured signifying the winter there. The puffy white snow is just brilliant with the bird looking down with the reflection framed as well. Well done and my kind wishes. Takaballah.
Jusni

Hello Ahmet,
Love the action captured here as the wagtail gets an icy drink..
Great POV and comp, the bird really stands out in your frame.
Well done & Happy New Year,
Howard

Una maravilla de foro Ahmet. Me encantan estas fotografías que aunque no sean perfectas técnicamente reflejan un gran realismo y nada de preparación para el disparo. Naturalidad en los colores. Un excelente trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-07 12:07]

Hello Ahmet,
Amazing capture of the Yellow Wagtail trying to reach the water. Excellent timing and great focus. Lovely colours that stand out against the snow and a very fine composition too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Ahmet

Great shot of this wagtail trying to cope with the snow. It cetainly sounds like you have had some harsh conditions, -18 bbbrrrrr, that's cold.
Great composition and sharpness and good exposure to retain all the colours and the not blow (OE) the white snow. Great work.

Chris

hocam;
tam kartpostallık olmuş. elinize sağlık.

Hello Ahmet.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Regards.
Jose Luis,

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-02-16 20:56]

A very fine capture of the wagtail by the brook Ahmet Bey.I love the white on the bird itsel that well compliments the snow around.The yellow is another beautiful feature on the made...quite nice bright eggy yellow with the white.I saw hordes of these wagtails in the paddyfield near our home during my recent visit to my hometown.It was interesting to just watch them moving around wagging their tails and keeping themselves busy with insects and worms from the field.

The shot is excellent and had vey good focus and clarity despite being hanndheld.There seems to be quite a snow that the bird is fidgeting around in.The catchlight makes the shot more dynamic.Educative notes.31 species...that must be a very nice experience even for winter birding:)
Cheers
Silpa

sanırım kampüsün önündeki göl, en yakın zamanda iyi ekipmanlarla yanınızdayım
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