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Daily Life
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds' interaction with different bird species [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-28 4:49
Viewed: 4883
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A scene from the daily bird life of Bafa Lake. Great cormorants and a Grey Heron sunbathing on the same rocks, as the Grey Herons are more shy compared to cormorants , they have a tendency to escape from humans while the cormorants don't bother at all..

The Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) is a widespread member of the cormorant family of seabirds.
It is a large black bird, 77-94 cm in length with a 121-149 cm wingspan. It has a longish tail and yellow throat-patch. Adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. In European waters it can be distinguished from the Common Shag by its larger size, heavier build, thicker bill, lack of a crest and plumage without any green tinge.

Grey Heron(Ardea Cinerea)
Its huge size, pale grey plumage and distinctive shape distinguish it from all other birds. The adult is whiter on the neck than the juvenile and has longer black tufts hanging down its nape.

Breeds in woodlands and plantations usually near rivers and estuaries. Winters along rivers, estuaries, lakes and marshes.

A widely distributed and fairly common resident.
Widespread throughout much of Europe.

The European population is at least 117,000-128,000 pairs.Turkish population 2000-5000.The British population is estimated at 10 300 pairs, with 3 650 pairs in Ireland. Russian population 20000-25000
*Source: BirdGuides.com

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  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-28 4:54]

Merhaba Selen,
Çok güzel bir sahne.Üçünü birden net yakalamışsın.Detaylar,arka plan ve kompozisyon da 4/4 lük.Selamlar,ellerine sağlık!

Çok güzel bir anda yakalanmış netlik ve derinlik harika ellerine saglık selen.

Hola Selen,
Preciosa imagen muy dinámimca y de bella composición, excelente nitidez con una luz y fondo muy agradables. Saludos
José Ramón

Hi Selen,
Beautiful capture! Amazing action!
What aperture did you use to get this incredible depth?
Regards, Mario.

This is a very good picture, I liked the composition a lot. The freezed action is an added bonus.

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-28 5:56]

Hello Selen,
Really brilliant capture of these two species of birds together. Excellent DOF, sharpness and colours and a very fine composition!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Selen,
Excellent shot.
Great sharpness, neat image, pretty colors.
Very aesthetic image.


Karabatakların umursamaz tavrı, balıkçılın yüz ifadesi ve enstantane hoş olmuş Tebrikler .o)

Hi Selen.
you managed to take a nice picture with two species.
The bird in the air is sharp with good details and the other two are also in good focus.
Nice compostion and POV.
Well done.

Hi Selen ,
very nice shot with great composition.
excellent details and nice sharpness.
well done.
thanks for sharing
best wishes

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-28 7:18]

Hi Selen.
You are Great Master of in-flight bird shooting. Terrific scene and tremendous level of skillfulness. Amazing composition of the shot, extremely well selected DOF and impressive remote well blurred NG. Excellent lighting and great sharpness of the bird and FG. Bravo and best regards.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-28 7:24]

Hello Selen,
This shot is amazing for the timing and sharpness. In addition the composition and BG are first class, all contributing to an excellent capture.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

Hola Selen, una excelente composición, con la garza real congelada perfectamente en vuelo. Me sorprende tu versatilidad fotográfica. U/n saludo y TFS.

José Luis

Hi Selen,
that's fantastic - a pretty moment with excellent sharpness, I like it very much, thanks and selamlar
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Good work, Selen..
Once again the Mediterranean atmosphere is in the image through these adorable pastel colouration...
Compositionwise you took risks by capturing more species; so it has to be underscored that the composition is okay...

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-28 10:00]

Hola Selen,
realmente espectacular esta captura,
original y estética,
buen momento...
magnífico trabajo,

Hi Selen.
Very impressive picture. Rarity snapshot. Excellent composition. Well done. Tfs. Ste

  • Great 
  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-05-28 10:33]

Bel instantané. Image bien composée et bien équilibrée.
Bonne journée.

Selen merhaba , iki ayrı tür birarada güzel bir komp. eline sağlık .

  • Great 
  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-28 10:51]

Merhaba Selen hanım,
anı çok iyi yakalmışsınız ve mükemmel bir kompozisyon olmuş.Ellerinize sağlık.

nice combination , greetings Ori

Excelent capture Selen.
Beautiful contrast between the action of the heron in flight and the relaxed pair of cormorants who don't seem to care about the big brother in the air above them.
Perfect exposure and very nice soft background colors.
Great work. Best regards, Harry

merhaba Selen,
birkaç gün aradan sonra harika fotoğraflarla geri dönmen güzel. hem iki türü bir arada hem de üçünü de net bir şekilde yakalamayı başarmışsın. netlik ve fon da çok güzel. eline sağlık, selamlar

Wow Selen,

Great picture. The composition is just perfect. Difficult shot too. What was your shutter speed? Well done.


Points are finished, will give them tomorrow.

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-29 12:29]

Hello Selen

A super shot of this heron as it flys past the cormorants.The composition is excellent.I really like the different levels of the birds and it creates a diagonal effect in the frame.The POV is excellent.Very well focused with sharp details.TFS


günaydin selen. harika bir kare. tebrikler.

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-30 5:29]

hello Selen,
This is really a wonderful vivid picture. You caught just the right moment to make a super shot. Very balanced presentation with movement, life and very fine colours. Bravo

  • Great 
  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-31 2:25]

Merhaba Selen,
The heron and the two cormorants are juxtaposed in a theatrical scene. Impressive detail, esp. in the eyes. A wonderful capture. Hosçakal,

Hi Selen.
Very beautiful. Very good captuer. Great sharpness and colour. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

Hi Selene,
Great capture of the sympatric lake dwellers. The freeze frame action is fabulous as one can enjoy all the feather colors and details in the plumage of each bird. :)

Hi Selen,
very good looking photo you have uploaded with that dynamic action going on in it.Very good focus,details and colour plus point of view all make this a great looking photo.The included note is also very useful and I thank you for sharing this with us here on TN. Bob

Soberbia toma con los dos Phalacrocorax de fondo
y esa garza real (heron) en primer plano "aterrizando". Una fotografía llena de oportunidad con unas expresiones de las aves magníficas. Enhorabuena por esta gran toma.
Saludos desde España Selen.

  • Great 
  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2007-06-18 5:15]

Excellente prise. J'adore !



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