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2 Years In TN

2 Years In TN
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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: 2008-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Endangered, Vultures, Milestones, Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (III) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-03 3:52
Viewed: 3851
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today is my 2nd Anniversary on TrekNature. And I'd like to dedicate this photo of two endangered Egyptian Vultures to all the TN members.

This two were flying very close to each other, I've tracked them for a while and came up with lovely poses. Hope you like this one. Taken in the garbage dump in Beypazari

Egyptian Vulture
Neophron percnopterus
TR: Kucuk Akbaba

Egyptian vultures are summer visitors of Turkey, and they breed here.They are now one of five vulture species listed as Endangered in the 2007 IUCN Red List update

*The Egyptian Vulture, (Neophron percnopterus) also known as Scavenger Vulture is a small Old World vulture, found from N. Africa to South west Asia. It is the only member of the genus Neophron.

The adult's plumage is black and white. Its facial skin is yellow (it turns orange during nesting periods) and devoid of feathers. The tail is diamond shaped, so it is easily distinguished in flight. The nestlings are dark brown and gradually become light by adulthood at the age of 5.

The adult Egyptian Vulture usually measures 85 cm from the point of the beak to the extremity of the tail and 1.7m between the tips of the wings. It weighs about 2.1 kilograms.

The Egyptian Vulture is also known as Pharaoh’s Chicken because it looks like a scruffy chicken.

Egyptian Vultures are quite widely distributed and can be found in South Europe, N. Africa, West and South Asia. They are partial migrants, depending on the local climate. If the Egyptian Vulture can endure the local winter it will usually not migrate. It is not well adjusted to cold weather conditions, mainly because of its surface area-volume ratio that causes a quick loss of heat.

Egyptian Vultures are scavengers, mainly feeding off carrion, but they also prey on small mammals and eggs.
*Source: Wikipedia

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Hi Selen
Beautiful formulation.

Hi Selen,
Congratulations on your second year in TN, also on these beautiful Egyptian vultures in duplicate! A fine in-flight capture from a favourable low viewpoint in sharp focus and good definition, which is pleasantly enhanced by the blue backdrop. Also thanks for your kind dedication to all of us in TN.

Hi Selen
Congratulations on your second TN anniversary. First of all great moment and very nice composition. Sharpness is pretty good. I am waitng for more great shots from you.

Selam Selen Hanım, TN de koca 2 yıl:D çabuk geçmiştir. Daha nice yıllara diyelim. Tebrikler. Küçük akbabaların bu altlı üstlü uçması sanırım bir taktik. Uçmayı kolaylaştırıyor sanırım. Öyle mi? Nefis bir çekim. Elinize sağlık. Daha nicelerini sizden görmek dileğiyle...

Dear Selen,

Many congratulations on your second anniversary on TN, and on this amazing image, too see this in the wild must be an awesome site, to be able to capture this is just spectacular, you really have set a high bench mark with this absolutely wonderful image, many thanks,

Cheers Rick :)

Ciao Selen, congratulations for your two year on TN and thanks for all your splendid photo, this ona is an amazing capture of beautiful Vultures in superb flying pose, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, great focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

Very good moment, Selen.
Well done 'garbage dump' image:-).
Their poses are great and they applied full symmetry. You composed them very well.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-03 7:41]

Hi Selen,

Congratulation on your second anniversary - you beat me by a day! Wonderful symmetrical shot of these vultures in marvelous positions. Beautiful colors and details against the blue sky. Here's to many more years on TN.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-03 8:02]

Hello Selen,
Another great capture of this species. The Egyptian vulture has still illuded me, having hoped to see it in Mallorca but missed it.
I like the the composition of this two in flight with great wing positions and technically superb as usual.
I appeciate the dedication to us on TN: it's a great site and members like you are a fine part of it.
Best wishes, Ivan

Congratulations on completing 2 years on TN, Selen.
You have made TN richer by contributing your distinguished work.
This picture of two vultures flying in tandem is well composed and shows the birds with their wings beating the air in different postures. Yet there is a perfect harmony between them.
Wish you another successful year on TN.
Thanks for sharing this great capture and all the best.

Congrats, Selen, on your wonderful journey of 2 years with TN.A splended journey at that.And an awesome shot of these endangered vultutres for the occasion.
thanks for all your wonderful shots!

Selen merhaba. İnanılmaz bir fotoğraf. Süper bir zamanlama. İkinci yılın hayırlı olsun. Nice yıllara ve güzel fotoğraflara.

Hi Selen,
very sharp and clear shot of the two vultures :)
Nice compo.
TFS Tatjana

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-03 9:30]
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Hi Selen .Congratulations on the two years on TN. And two birds to post on the day. You were so lucky to get the pair at the same time in the frame. good detail and timing on your part. well done TFS.

PS .What were you doing in the Garbage Dump.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-03 10:20]

Hi, dear Selen.
So symbolic subject. It is suitable for your date perfectly. My warm congratulations on the anniversary, many thanks for your amazing contribution, skillfulness and kindness.

Pictured subject is unique. Timing, composition are great. I like wonderful exposure and details of both birds and lightly cloudy sky. Bravo for all.

hi Selen
great timing for this shot!!
congratulation for anniversary

tfs sERGIO

Hi Selen
very good picture and congrats on 2nd anniversary. Wish you many more anniversaries on TN. Its a pleasure to see your beautiful pictures and do continue showing ue your treasured pics. These Egyptian vulteres are aslo found in our country and in my city.

Selen hanım merhaba,
triolar bugün double a bırakmış yerine. yine harika bir yırtıcı çekimi göndermişsiniz. nerdeyse sizinle özleşti nerdeyse. TN'deki 2. yılınızı kutlarım, nice yıllara. Önceki gün Mustafa (spalaxtr)'ın da yazdığı gibi başlangıçtan beri çekimlerini zevkle izlediğimiz ve örnek aldığımız kişilerin başında yer aldınız. zaman zaman tecrübelerinizi paylaştınız ve çok güzel çekimlerle gözlere ziyafet sundunuz. bütün katkılarınız için teşekkürler. iyi akşamlar, selamlar.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-03 11:46]

merhaba selen
nice yillara...
nefis turun harika kompozisyonu ile girmissin yeni yilina
basarili cekimlerinin devami dilegiyle

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-03 12:07]

Hi Selen

Congrats on your 2yrs Anniversary.
Lovely in-flight shot of Egyptian Vulture's.
Nicely composed with a superb POv and two excellent contrasting poses.
Nice details and lovely colours and light.


great pic and congratulations! Ori

Merhaba my dear friend Selen,
My heartiest congratulation on your 2nd anniversary for being with us, much appreciated for your wonderful and quality works that sharing with us!
this is another fine image of the Vulture nicely composed and captured!
good sharpness, nice colour and superb details
my compliment from heart!
from NZ, Tony

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2008-05-03 13:30]

Yine harika bir iş çıkarmışsınız SElen Hanım;kuşlardan birinin kanatlarının aşağıya,diğerinin yukarıya dönük olması çok hoş kılmışş fotoğrafı ve anlam katmış.Elinize sağlık.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-03 14:29]

Hi Selen,
what a fine capture of these two Egyptain Vultures!
The two poses are excellent!
Sharp and very detailed.
Perfect light.
Congratulations on your second year at TN too!!! :-D



Hello Selen, very nice shot for celebrate your second year on TN,
lovely double pose, great focus and excellent lighting,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-03 19:07]

Hi Selen,
CONGRATULATIONS on your second Anniversary here on TN and I must say I have enjoyed each and every day of your company here, represented by your outstanding photos. Wish to have you here for many many more years. You really celebrate this great occasion with this eExcellent shot of this Egyptian Vulture duo in mid-air. Great moment captured with perfect timing and I like the different directions of their extended wings. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and superb lighting. The blue sky acts as a fabulous BG. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-05-03 20:53]

Hi Selen
Great inflight action shot with nice poses and detail
Double congratulations
tfs jon

Hello Selen,

nicely composed love couple, lots of details and good composition and pov.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-04 1:35]

Hello Selen,
Congratulations on your second year in TN. Very beautiful photo to celebrate this. The composition and poses are brilliant.
Thanks for your dedication.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-05-04 7:00]

Hello Selen, I haven't seen your pictures often but your gallery is superb and these two vultures are beautiful. You captured their flight with stunning skills and the details are amazing. I really like it, thank you and congratulations to you for your second year on TN!


pts tomorrow

Ola Selen
Linda foto a composição ficou excelente, as cores são bem definidas e a nitidez ficou excelente. Parabens pelo seus dois anos no TN, esta foto ficou realmente esplendida.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-04 11:25]

Hello Selen,
Congratulations on your second anniversary here on TN! You're a great asset to this site!
Thank you for this terrific shot of the two Egyption Vultures in flight! Very well timed and in beautiful light. Technically brilliant as usual!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-05-04 13:59]

Hi Selen,
Contratulation on your second anniversary. A majectic vulture and a photo.
We'll waiting for your outstanding post!
TFS, José M.

Hi Selen,

Congratulations for your 2nd birthday. Excellent picture to celebrate that. Very nice composition where the birds are mirroring each others movements. Very sharp details, very good lighting and colours.


Best wishes


Congratulazioni per i due anni su TN, che festeggi simbolicamente con questa coppia in volo. Spledidi momento di cattura e composizione, molto buona la nitidezza e molto belli i colori. Grazie e copmplimenti. Ciao Maurizio

2.yıldır T.N 'ye gönderdiğin harika fotograflar,uzun açıklayıcı bilgiler ve farklı tarzınını zevkle bizlerle paylaştıgın için teşekkür ederim.
güzel bir fotograf çok güzel bir kompozisyon zamanlaman harika. ellerine saglık Selen

Hi Selen
Congratulationes on your second year in TN, and perfect vuelo of this vultures.
Many thanks for your dedication.
Cheers, my friends

Felicitaciones Selen.
Bellas aves y estupendo comentario que nos permite conocerlas un poco mejor.
Cordiales saludos y que podamos seguir disfrutando de tu trabajo por mucho tiempo más.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-05-05 10:27]

Offf muhteşem bir kare olmuş ikili küçük akbaba net ve tertemiz bir kare ellerinize sağlık gözlerimizin pası silindi.

Hi Selen.
Bravo to you for your dedication in 2 years. I can always count on you for bringing such nice images here to see.As this one...the in flight is excellent, and composes so well. Every time I see one of your images. I wish I was there with you capturing them as well.
Hope you will remain for a long time to come.
TFS.:):):):)You're special!!!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-05 23:13]

Hi Selen

A great action shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.

Just back from Ireland - sorry missed some postings.


Dear Selen,
A very warm Congratulations on your Second Anniversary in TN. Excellent image of Egyptian Vultures, not one but two of them in a single frame to celebrate your two years in TN- that's wonderful. it's a beautiful capture with both of them displaying different wing positions.Good focus, POV and DOF. Overall a beautiful composition.
Thanks for the share,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-05-06 5:44]

Hi Selen

Congratulation on 2 wonderful years here with us and THANK YOU for your immense contribution!
You photos are of a very high quality and always a pleasure to watch, while also always complemented by very nice and interesting notes.

This too is no exception and presents this lovely pair of Turkey Vultures - one for each year - in great harmony and with splendid colors and details.

Bravo and TFS

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-08 5:16]

Vultures...yes Selene, they are one big dwindling population in our country. Before I congratulate you on the milestone achieved, i want to congratulate you on this cpature here. YOur effort to go look them up in a garbage dumping yard....They are such important players in balancing the eco system and sadly there are few left in our country today, the effect of which is already quite telling on people's lives.

Now, my heartiest congratulations on this splendid capture of the pair of Egyptian vultures. A very apt one for the occasion presented with great lighting, colours and pose. I really like the formation they have made in teh sky and the way you have frozen it.

Here is a toast for you ...wishing many many more years in TN ad looking forward to many more lovely captures from your eyes.

TFS & Cheers

Hola Selen, una buena sincronización en el vuelo, formando una X con las alas, preciosa fotografia para celebrar los 2 años en TN. Un saludo

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-18 21:19]

Hello Selen

A lovely capture to celebrate your two years of participation here on TN.
The contributions you have made are wonderful.
Lovely composition.
The pov and dof are excellent.


Hello Selen,

Sorry I am a little be late to congratulate you for your 2 years in TN. Excellent composition with a great timing. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Beautiful colours.

Selen , TN da nice 2 yıllar dilerim , Akbabaları havada X oluşturdukları anda çekmişsin :) eline sağlık .

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