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Ceryle rudis - Alaca Yalicapkini

Ceryle rudis - Alaca Yalicapkini
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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: 2011-02-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, SanDisk 16GB 600x
Exposure: f/5.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-14 12:09
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ceryle rudis - Alaca Yalıçapkını [TR], Pied Kingfisher [EN] is a third species of Kingfishers (CORACIIFORMES: ALCEDINIDAE) in Turkiye after Alcedo atthis and Halcyon smyrnensis. It can be easily distinguished by its black and white plumage. Hovering is a characteristic behaviour when it looks for some edible things under water surface, e.g. small fishes.
This kingfisher ranges in Southern Turkiye from Muğla to Mardin as a resident bird. It is relatively common in deltas of Seyhan and Ceyhan rivers and related water channels. I captured this image in late afternoon of yesterday, it hovering on a water channel with reeds near Seyhan River.

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Ciao Ahmet, splebdid bird in fantastic fly on a wonderful blue sky, good natural colors, perfect focus and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-02-14 12:36]

Ellerinize sağlık hocam, Alaca Yalıçapkını'nın değişik ve çok güzel bir pozu..

Hello Ahmet,
Very nice capture in flight. Lovely contrast against the blue background.
Great sharpness and splendid composition!

Hi Ahmet,
very impressive shot! This is a very dynamic scene. Great composition. Suitable clear peaceful blue sky.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-02-14 14:02]

Ahmet bey selamlar,
Avcı, avını gözlüyor ..!
Uçar halde güzel bir kompozisyon. Zor ışık şartlarında detay ve renkler güzel yansıtılmış.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-14 14:58]

Hi Ahmet,fantastic in-flight pic and in a very difficult position too,very impressive sharpness and light position,very well done,have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-02-14 17:06]
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Hello Ahmet,
Stunning inflight image of this beautiful little Kingfisher. Exceptional detail and gorgeous natural coloration. You can even see some catchlight in his eye. Love the way he is intently looking below as he is suspended in mid air. I also like the way each feather is in sharp focus and spread out so beautifully. Great work!!

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-02-14 23:13]

Hi Ahmet
this is one of the pictures I have in my mind and I was not yet able to realize
may I just suggest to place the Kingfisher in the upper third
Have a nice day Ahmet

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-15 0:34]

Günaydin Ahmet,
A superb in-flight of a Pied Kingfisher, taken in its typical hovering pose from a great POV that shows its turned head in fine lighting with excellent sharpness against a clear sky.
Well done my friend.
Tack och hälsningar frċn ett kallt Sverige,

Merhaba Ahmet,
a superb capture of the Pied Kingfisher taken from an excellent POV in a fantastic posture, very good sharpness and marvellous colours, wordeful image
Tebrik enderim
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Ahmet
I really like how you have presented this beautiful Pied Kingfisher. It looks like he is looking for a something to catch.
Well done and have nice day

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful action and very good quality. Well done.

Amazing shot! regards Yiannis

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-02-15 5:24]

Hi Ahmet!
Fantastic capture of bird in flight. Excellent sharpness and impressive details. Excellent cojntrast against the blue sky as BG.
Ciao! vanda

hello Ahmet
super sharpness and good details
very nice shot with good naturel colours
greeting lou

hi Ahmet - what can I say. flawless.. great capture of the kingfisher with excellent POV and sharpness is awesome. It is such a difficult pose to take.. TFS

Tam usta işi, harika bir tespit Ahmed'im, aşağı çırpılmakta olan kanatları hava dolu iken iyi yakalamışsın, sağolasın...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-15 8:23]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent photo of this Pied Kingfisher spying for a fish. Beautiful light and colours. Good sharpness, details and a great choice of composition.

Hello Ahmet,

an very nice inflight shot with good of sharpness and details.
Fine colors.


ilk bakışta yırtıcı zannettim.çok güzel bir alaca fotoğrafı ellerinize sağlık ahmet hocam.iyi akşamlar dilerim.selamlar.

just excellent Ahmet, I love those shots!
TFS Nasos

Another impressive photo Ahmet! The POV, the composition, the colours, and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-15 21:23]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
this capture is the manifestation of your excellent skills in presenting an in-flight shot.
Superb sharpness and splendid patterns of the feathers. The blue sky is definitely a good canvas to express the beauty of this bird.
Wonderful composition.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-16 22:02]

Hi Ahmet.
I am simply amazed with you wonderful in-flight shot. You manage to freeze this charming bird perfectly at superb, very impressive pose. Precise exposure, great colours and ultimate sharpness. I also like wonderful composition of the image. Bravo. Excellent job. Because of my being busy, I cannot to comment your other brilliant shots. Sorry.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-02-18 7:29]

Hello Ahmet,
A fantastic in-flight capture of this lovely Kingfisher. Excellent timing that allowed you to focus very nicely on the eye too. Beautiful light and colours and great details that stand out against the blue sky.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-02-19 13:47]

Successful in-flight photography, intriguing pose, great timing, sharp and well composed image.

i miss to see this one and will be first shot for me

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