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Falco naumanni - Kucuk Kerkenez


Falco naumanni - Kucuk Kerkenez
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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: 2008-06-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 11:18
Viewed: 6062
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is classic first sentence for me for last two months, that I came back to TN.
Well, I had three nice days in Ankara in last week. I am graeteful to Akif Aykurt (raptorman), Zafer Tekin (zafertekin) and Dr. Şakir Özkurt for their kind hospitality and small safaries.
In first day, we sent to Kızılcahamam for several hours of late afternoon. We observed some Gypaetus barbatus – Sakallı Akbaba, Aegypius monachus – Kara Akbaba, Aquila chrysaetos – Kaya Kartalı from the family Accipitridae and and Falco peregrinus – Gökdoğan from the family Falconidae (FALCONIFORMES).
In second and third days, we visited Kerkenezköy [my translation: "Kestrel Village"], which famous for its Falco naumanni - Küçük Kerkenez [TR], Lesser Kestrel [EN] near Ankara. You see an adult male of the species on this post. I hope you will like it.
Best wishes to all of you
Ahmet

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-06-25 11:19]

merhaba hocam
nefis bir ucar ve detay fotografi olmus
ben hala iyi bir kadraj yapamadim bu guzel ture
eline saglik
selamlar
izler

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-25 11:31]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A great in-flight of a male Lesser Kestrel taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and lighting against a blue sky.
A very fine image, my friend, and thanks for sharing it.
I hope all is well with you,
Best wishes, Ivan

Hi Ahmet
Nice photo nice colours
continue
Mike

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selam!!
Delighted to see my friend posting once again with such a quality image of inflight Lesser Kestrel!
Excellent lighting with great sharpness, good colour and superb details over the Kestrel!
many thanks for the sharing
take good care and my sincere regards to you and family in Turkey!
greeting
Tony

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-25 12:00]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Pek guzel olmus. Tebrikler
Selamlar

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-25 12:03]

Hi Ahmet. A great inflight shot of the kestrel. Good detail and natural colours. Nice detail in the under wing and body. stands out well from the blue sky. well done TFs.
Nick..

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-25 12:23]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent capture of the Lesser Kestrel in beautiful light. Great focus on the eye, very fine details and lovely colours. I like the shape of the wings here. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Sevgili Ahmet , umarım Sakallıyı ve Kaya kartalınıda bu kadar yakından çekeriz , fotoğrafının bakış açısını ve göz temasını çok beğendim , eline sağlık .

Ahmet hocam çok güzel bir çekim olmuş. Elinize sağlık.
Bahadır

Merhaba Ahmet,
This is a lovely shot!I love the upward movement that you've so beautifully captured!
Very well done!
Goldy

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-25 21:48]

Ahmet hocam uçuşu durdurulmuş oldukça güzel bir küçük kerkenez karesi. Elinize sağlık. Selamlar.
Mehmet

Merhaba Hocam,
Harika bir kare olmuş, elinize sağlık.
Saygılar
Naşit

Not: Hocam ben de Temmuz'un sonuna kadar Ankara'dayım ve bir haftasonu bir yerlere gitmek istiyorum (arazi olarak). Tavsiye edebileceğiniz, özellikle herpetofauna yönünden zengin olan :) ve kolay gidebileceğim bir yer var mı?

Selam Ahmet, harika bir kerkenez enstantanesi. Nefis olmuş. Tebrikler. Eline sağlık.
Bayram

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-26 5:21]

Hello Ahmet, Very nice shot of this royal guy and with excellent clarity. Well done Ganesh

Sevgili Ahmet,merhabalar
harika zamanlama ellerine sağlık selamlar

Hello Ahmet,

Excellent in-flight capture of this kestrel. Excellent sharpness. Great light and colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-26 10:42]

Hello Ahmet,
Very good photo of this Lesser Kestrel in flight. Sharp focus on the head and beautiful natural colours. Great blue BG.
Regards,
Peter

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-26 13:01]

Wooowwwwwww!! What an incredible shot, Ahmet!!!
Stunning pose and a great composition.
Very sharp.
Excellent DOF.

Well done!!

Joe

p.s I will be upgrading my camera later in the year and was wondering how much better the 40D is than the 400D? Is it worth moving to the 40D or should I save up for a few more months and get a 5D or something? Just wanted someone elses opinion :-)

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-06-26 21:20]

Harika yakalamışsın hocam..
netlik detaylar mükemmel..
tebrikler..

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-06-27 2:26]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Uçar halde çeklmiş enfes bir kerkenez fotosu olmuş. Tebrikler.
Hüseyin

Hello Ahmet,
Great capture, fantastic movement and great timing, beautiful colors, excvellent sharpness and very good depth of field, lovely blue background.
Well done.
Angela

Excellent job Ahmet,
A fantastic pose & POV!
Very well done mf,
Howard

great portrait in flight, I don't konw how I misedd this one, greetings Ori

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-11 21:41]

Hello Ahmet

A lovely angelic look at this raptor.
The in flight capture and pose are wonderful.
Excellent pov showing the plumage detail and markings.
Very good colours and lighting.
TFS

Rob

Great in-flight capture of the Lesser Kestrel.
Best wishes,
Eyal

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