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Nycticorax nycticorax to Volkan & Kursat

Nycticorax nycticorax to Volkan & Kursat
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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: 2008-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Volkan's Best, Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-28 16:33
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I came back to Niğde from Northern Cyprus [T.R.N.C.], I visited some places in Adana where located in northeastern corner of the Mediterranean Sea. In first day, I went to Tuzla environs with Münir Uçak who is my old student and his father, Şefik. I also observed and took several new species for me: Strena albifrons, Glareola nordmanni, Numenius sp. etc.
In second day, June 2nd, I visited another locality near Tuzla. It called Havutlu which is small town of Adana centrum. My main purpose was to find Halcyon smyrnensis - White-throated Kingfisher. For this, I asked my two good friend who have experience about this specis. Volkan Pek (volkan) and Kürşat Akın (kursatt) told me about their locality. So, I found several kingfishers breed along the channel among thick plantation. Unfortunately I couldnt capture them enough distance. We went to cross point of the channel to Seyhan River by a small boat. There were many Nycticorax nycticorax (Linnaeus, 1758)- Gece Balıkçılı [TR], Night Heron [EN] roosted among tree branches along the stream. One of them presented here to see. I hope you will like it.
Finally, I'd like to write for derivatio nominis of the species. Nytc means "night", corax means "crow" in Latin. The species active especially in dusk and before sunset and its voice looks like a crow's. So, Linnaeus (1758) called it with this name.
But he put it in the genus Ardea in that time. It is very beautiful bird with red iris of eyes and long furnish feutures on neck and also black back and greyish wing and venter.
My special thanks to Şefik and Münir Uçak for their kind hospitality and to transport and to Volkan Pek and Kürşat Akın for their valuable information.
best wishes

xTauruSx, jaycee, boreocypriensis, zulfu, gracious, Alex99, uleko, bahadir, SelenE, jusninasirun, montivipera, volkan, izler, elif, marhowie has marked this note useful
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Hi Ahmet
We are neighbours today on TN! I like your inflight shot...great catchlight in the eye and beautiful detail throughout the whole bird. Nicely framed and good notes.

Ahmet Hocam selamlar. Çok güzel çekmişsiniz. elinize sağlık.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-28 17:21]

Hi Ahmet,

A beautiful in-flight shot!!! Superb lighting, colors, and details. I love the position of the wings. The face is wonderful with the lovely catchlight in the eye. Beautiful composition in the perfect blue sky.


Hello Ahmet,
Nice close up, good sharpness and clarity, very nice catchlight and good in flight action.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-28 19:13]

Ahmet hocam selamlar... çok güzel yakalamışsınız. elinize sağlık. Mehmet

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Many thanks for this beautiful inflight shot of the Night Heron!
good closeup of it with excellent sharpness, nice colour and superb details
many thanks for the notes as well
greeting from your far distance friend
take good care and well wishes to you and family

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-29 1:13]

Hi Ahmet.
Impressive at highest range image of the wonderful bird. You managed to freeze an amazing pose and moment. I also like perfect cropping and composition of the shot, nice delicate colour palette which reflects all beauties of the bird, cute light drop in its eye. Well done and kind wishes, dear friend.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-29 2:11]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent in-fligt capture of this beautiful 'Night Crow'in good light! Great focus on the eye and fine details of the plumage. Lovely colours too. Your trip to Adana sounds exciting too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ahmedim selamlar, Adana'yı da arşınladın bu arada. "Bir taşta 2 kuş" (iyi bir tabir olmamakla birlikte bir atasözü:D) diye buna derler. Eline sağlık. Çekim çok iyi. Sağlıcakla...

PS. Teşhisi yapıp e-mailine attım

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-29 4:01]

Hello Ahmet,
Great in flight photo of this Night Heron. The sharpness and details are very good. Beautiful colours, also in the BG. Excellent composition. Very nice pose of the wings.

Ahmet Hocam nefis çekmişsiniz. elinize sağlık. selamlar.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-29 12:18]

Great in-flight shot of this Night Heron!
A very good pose.
Excellent timing too.
Perfect composition.
Great exposure.

Well done, Ahmet!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-29 13:48]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Guzel bir ucar gece balikcili cekimi. Emeginize saglik

Salam Ahmet. This is a very beautiful capture after your return from Cyprus. I am sorry that I can't visit TN regularly due to work demand. Top quality shot at this bired in flight. I like the closeness and the detail of the shot. Brilliant sharpness against the spotless blue sky. Very well done and best regards from Malaysia. Jusni

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-29 21:06]

Hello Ahmet

A super in flight of this night heron.
Excellent pov and dof.
The eye contact is amazing.
Great job.


Merhaba Hocam,
Gene çok güzel bir kare, elinize sağlık.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-02 9:09]

Merhaba Ahmet
Bu güzel gece balıkçılını çok güzel yakalamışsın. Eline sağlık.

Hocam merhaba,
şehir dışındaydım daha yeni gördüm..çok teşekkürler
jestiniz için..harika bir foto olmuş..yeri bulduğunuza sevindim.
Ellerinize sağlık..

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-07-02 15:10]

merhaba hocam
guzel bir tur ve hos bir hediye
bizim burada o kadar coklar ki; genc bireyler de var epeyce
bakis acisi, renkler ve detaylar basarili
eline saglik

This is an amazing in flight shot, Ahmet!
Very well done with the sharpness and the perfect framing!

Dynamic inflight pose Ahmet.
Excellent POV and close crop comp.
Good detail, colors, and exposure here also.
Well done,

Very good. Waiting for more and more... ;-)

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