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Botaurus stellaris - Balaban


Botaurus stellaris - Balaban
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: 2010-12-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, SanDisk 16GB 600x
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-28 18:04
Viewed: 3408
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Epeyce bir aradan sonra kuşlarla tekrar merhaba,
Bugünkü kuşumuz olan Botaurus stellaris - Balaban [TR], Bittern [EN], kamuflaj ustalarının başında gelen, Balıkçıllar (CICONIIFORMES: ARDEIDAE)'dan bir türdür. Koca ayaklarıyla zaman zaman çayırlarda hareket etse de; çoğu zaman sazların, otların arasında onlardan bir parçaymışçasına sabit durup, kendini gizler. Bu sırada genellikle boynunu ve gagasını göğe doğru dikerek, aşağı bakan gözleriyle etrafı izler. Daha çok kışın rastladığımız bu tür, balık, kurbağa ve tarlafaresi gibi pekçok türü besin olarak tüketir.
Fotoğraf, Ankara'da Gölbaşı ilçesinde yer alan meşhur Mogan Gölü'nün batı kıyısında, kapalı havada Balaban hareket halindeyken çekilmiştir. Beğenilerinize...

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To Alex99: thanksrousettus 1 12-30 18:09
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Salam my friend Ahmet.
This is such a fine looking bird captured with your strong glass. The details are fabulous and the natural setting is so beautiful in the frame. Very good exposure and details of this unique bird.
Thanks and greeting from Malaysia - Jusni

Hello Ahmet.
Beautiful photo with very good composition and nice colours.
Regards, Christodoulos

Ahmet hocam merhabalar.uzun bir aradan sonra çok güzel bir kare ile hoşgeldiniz.Kıbrıslı kuşçu arkadaşlardan da duyduğuma göre "balaban" arazide farkedilmesi en zor türlerdenmiş.Siz yine de çok nefis görüntülediniz.Tebrikler.
Sami

nice capture, TFS and greetings for the new year Ori

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-28 22:13]
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Hi, dear friend.
Is this handheld picture :)? Excellent work of superb lens. I like nice blurriness of the FG and BG. Precise shallow DOF and excellent sharpness of a very cute bird. Captured pose is very impressive and full of motions. First-class picture. My best wishes and Happy New Year.
Alexei.

Hello Ahmet,
What a great catch. Wonderful bird with excellent camouflage.
The details are splendid. Very good clarity, sharpness and focus.
Great composition.
Marius.

Ciao Ahmet, lovely bird on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Ahmet
extremely nice colors and sharpness with perfect compo
tfs
Tom

vizörden izlemeyi çok istediğim bir tür güzel kare ellerinize sağlık ahmet hocam.saygılarımla.selamlar.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-28 23:46]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A wonderful capture of the Bittern, shy bird not easy to photograph. You have taken this one from a great POV with fine clarity and natural colours against the natural BG during a short time of its emergence from the rushes.
Nice to view!
Cok tesekkür ederim dostum!
And a happy and healthy 2011 to you and your family,
Ivan

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-29 0:18]

Hi,
What a beautiful species and image, I love everything here, colors, composition and background. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-29 0:31]
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Hello Ahmet
Superb in action capture of this shy bird
Excellent work!
Thanks for sharing
Razvan

Merhaba Ahmet hocam,
Renkler ve kadraj mukemmel..
Elinize sağlık.

A.Yasin

Merhaba Ahmet,
a very beautiful capture of the Bittern, not easy to take a photograph of this shy bird wich is always hidden among the reeds, very beeautiful natural colours, a very nice composition with a splendid environment.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent photo in very beautiful colours and great sharpness and details. Taken from a very good POV in a nice composition. Good DOF.
Regards,
Peter

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-29 4:01]

Hello Ahmet,
A fantastic capture of this Bittern, a bird not easy to get close to! I like its pose in the brighjt sunlight and focus is spot-on. Very beautiful!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hello Ahmet
super shot with great sharpness and beautiful colours
great pose with nice light
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-29 12:01]
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Hi Ahmet,what a very nice bird,the plums are fantastics!And your perfect pic is the best way to discover the elegance and the design of this bittern.Very well done,i wish you all the best for the new year and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ahmet,
Nice and eyecatching shot friend; great colors, contrast and textures here. Also a classical and well managed composition. Well done!
Have a Happy New Year!
Regards, TFS
Jesús

Hello Ahmet,
Great capture with excellent details, natural colours from perfect POV. Well done!
Have a happy and healty New Year!
Mircea

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-31 2:08]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
Masyallah...such a beautiful creation and the colours are so splendid. You have composed it so well and the feather is so shiny and the overall view is very pleasant and dramatic.
The pestel colours rendition is very exciting.
A highly skilled composition.

regards,
Foozi

Ooo, doğal ortamında sevimli Balaban'ımızı biraz geç fark ettim Ahmed'im, söylenecekleri benden öncekiler söylemişler, nefis bir saptama olduğu kesin...
Mehmet

Hi Ahmet,

Very well captured this beautiful bird in the grassland. TFS & happy new year to you & your family.

Kapil

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