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Somateria mollissima - Pufla / Eider

Somateria mollissima - Pufla / Eider
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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: 2010-02-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-20 18:29
Viewed: 4448
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Somateria mollissima - Pufla [TR], Common Eider [EN] is one of the rarest ducks (ANSERIFORMES: ANATIDAE) in Turkiye. This marine duck has been known only from several points from Northwestern shores of Turkiye. It ranges from northern coasts of both Europe and North America to Eastern Siberia. It is also found commonly in northern sides of Canada.
I saw this beautiful ducks firstly in this February. I was lucky to observed it in three places in two days: Riva (İstanbul), İğneada and Limanköy (Kırklareli). In first observation, there were four adult females and one adult males. Second one was single subadult male and last one on the shot was a male in eclipse.
I captured it from ground in the beach of Limanköy. I hope you will like it

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Güzel bir posizyonda yakalamışsınız
harika bir fotoğraf olmuş Ahmet bey.
Selamlar Murat

Hi Ahmet
Wonderful capture this duck in an usual position.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-20 22:55]

Hello Ahmet
Another rare visitor. I search for species but no result yet. Thanks for sharing

Daha önce görmediğim enteresan bir ördek türü Ahmet, kanat boyutları sanki uçamayacakmış hissini veriyor, ee, tipik bir ada formu olsaydı uçamayabilirdi de...(Zoocoğrafyanın varsa kulağı çınlasın!)

Salam Akhi Ahmet,

A great capture with nice colors, pose & setting. Well composed & presented. Thanks for your efforts ...wa-aslam alaikom!


Ciao Ahmet,beautiful common elder in great pose, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Ahmet,
a very fine pose in this beautiful scene, with good colors and nice details!
"keep photographing!" TFS

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-21 12:54]

Merhaba Ahmet Hocam,
Nadir türü çok güzel görüntülemişsiniz.Yakaladığınız
an,kadraj ve sadelik mükemmel olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2010-02-21 13:08]

Sayın Hocam,
Böylesine nadir türlerin en güzel karelerini izlemek ve güzel notlarınızı okuyarak öğrenmek büyük bir ayrıcalık bizim için. hani hep derler ya ecdat tarih yazmış, torun okumaktan aciz kalmış...Bu kareyi görünce dedim ki hocam orada destan yazmış, nadir türleri eklemiş öğrenci olarak şu güzelliği bile görememişim...utandım..
Elinize, emeğinize sağlık..
Selamve saygılarımla...

Hello Ahmet
this is a very beautiful duck and captured in a fine pose,
lovely composition and superb profil view in a grey surroundings
Have a good night

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-21 15:22]

Hi Ahmet,

You captured this duck in the most wonderful position! I love the pose and the movements and reflections in the water. He is a pretty duck with lovely colors.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-21 21:18]
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Hi, dear Ahmet.
I really have too much work all this time and thinks this situation will be prolonged a year at least. However< time to time I will post new shots.

You have met a really cute bird and managed to freeze it at a very attractive pose. It is a pity a bit that sharpness is not spot on. However< timing and composition are great. My kind wishes and TFS.

Salam MF Ahmet.

Excellent framing of this duck about to leap off. I like the space ahead giving ample room for the move. Another nice capture with long tele-lens and beautiful exposure of the plumage.

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

nice capture! one can imagine it is in Scandinavia :) greetings Ori

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