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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS + 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-11-24 0:55
Viewed: 4302
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 126
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken around Tuzla Lake in asian part of Istanbul.
Have a nice week and thanks for looking!
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Common Buzzard

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Buteo
Species: B. buteo
Binomial name
Buteo buteo
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Dark green: All-year distribution
Light green/blue: Breeding/winter range of Steppe Buzzard.


The Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a medium to large bird of prey, whose range covers most of Europe and extends into Asia. It is typically between 51-57 cm in length with a 110 to 130 cm (48-60 inch) wingspan, making it a medium-sized raptor. There are around 40,000 breeding pairs in Britain. It is usually resident all year except in the coldest parts of its range, and in the case of one subspecies.

It breeds in woodland, usually on the fringes, but favours hunting over open land. It eats mainly small mammals, and will come to carrion. A great opportunist, it adapts well to a varied diet of pheasant, rabbit, other small mammals, snakes & lizards & can often be seen walking over recently ploughed fields looking for worms & insects.

Buzzards do not normally form flocks, but several may be seen together on migration or in good habitat. The Victorian writer on Dartmoor, William Crossing, noted that he had on occasions seen flocks of 15 or more at some places. Though a rare occurrence as many as 20 buzzards can been spotted in one field area, approx 30 meters apart, so cannot be classed as a flock in the general term, consisting of those males (& females) without a mate or territory. They are fiercely territorial, and, though rare, fights do break out if one strays on another pair's territory, but dominant displays of aggression will normally see off the interloper. Pairs mate for life. To attract a mate (or impress his existing mate) the male performs a ritual aerial display before the beginning of Spring. This spectacular display is known as 'the roller coaster'. He will rise high up in the sky, to turn and plummet downward, in a spiral, twisting and turning as he comes down. To then rise immediately upward to repeat the exercise.

This broad-winged raptor has a wide variety of plumages, and in Europe can be confused with the similar Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus) and the only distantly related Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus), which mimics the Common Buzzard's plumage for a degree of protection from Goshawks. The plumage can vary in Britain from almost pure white to black, but is usually shades of brown, with a pale 'necklace' of feathers.

The call is a plaintive peea-ay, similar to a cat's meow.

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Ömer merhaba ,
Senin Şahinde oldukça yakışıklıymış , arka planı ve göz temasıyla güzel olmuş , eline sağlık .

Selam Ömer Bey, günaydınlar. Müthiş bir derinlik ve harika bir enstantane. Detaylar ve hayvanın pozu çok güzel. Sanki sizi farketmiş gibi:) Elinize sağlık.
İyi bir yeni hafta dileklerimle.

Good Morning Mr Brown
You surely are a very handsome fellow. The details on your plumage are sharp and I especially like the lining alongside the edges of your wings. I also fancy the way you are posing for the camera. This way we can see your beautiful plumage in its entire splendor. The yellow around your nose is a sure attraction and makes you more visible, especially because you are well camouflaged in the surrounding in which you where photographed. It was wonderful of you to be such a perfect model. We enjoy your co-operation. Thanks for sharing Omer, this is a real special bird, with real special attraction to it.
Kind regards

selamlar Omer Bey harika bir sahin fotosu. renkler ve dataylar cok iyi. Elinize saglik.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-24 2:12]

Merhaba Ömer,
Bir yüklüyorsun, pir yüklüyorsun. Bu ne kadar enfes bir kuş böyle! Derinlik, keskinlik ve tüm detaylar enfes. Seyri çok hoş bir foto olmuş. Emeğine sağlık.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-11-24 2:21]

Ömer bey, tebrik ederim, çok süper bir fotoğraf, selamlar.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-24 2:42]

Hello Ömer
Nice presentation Good POV and nice details.I like the pose of your subject and the catch light in the eye.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Omer,

Well composed,beautiful image of the raptor , I like the colour of the bird going well with back ground & foreground ,well done sir.TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-24 4:05]

Hello Omer,
Excellent composition with great focus on the Buzzard in beautiful light and against a fine background. I like its pose and the way it shows its fine plumage.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-24 5:13]

Hello Omer,
Fantastic harmonious colours in this photo. Excellent sharp details and a great composition. Very good low POV and pose.

Merhaba Ömer,
Duruşuyla, bakışıyla, netliğiyle ve ideal aydınlanmasıyla nefis bir Şahin çekimi bu dostum, yanlız bana kompozisyonun kahverengi tonları biraz aşırı gibi geldi, WS ile birazını filtreledim, umarım sonucu beğenirsin.

Merhaba Omer,
spettacolare cattura di Poiana, lo stupendo OOF BG conferisce un'atmosfera particolare a questa bellissima immagine, in cui la definizione dei dettagli del rapace mostrano perfettamente la sua fierezza, magnifici i colori con le tonalità calde della luce radente.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-24 5:42]

Merhaba Omer,
A superb capture of a Common Buzzard taken from behind with its head turned to give fine eye contact. The sharpness and lighting are superb which make it stand out well from the brown OOF bg.
TFS this fine image,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-11-24 5:54]

hi omer,
very majestic pose and good composition with nice background. tfs.

Hi Omer,
Lovely work, love the composition.
Very good details, color, POV, BG, and pose as the bird looks back.
I like the almost monochromatic look, it works nicely here :)
Well done!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-24 7:07]

Hi Omer.
The pictured scene is amazing. Impressive stone FG and charming majestic bird on it with remote absolutely smooth BG create a nice esthetic mood and impressive. I like warm and rich colour palette a lot too as well as great sharpness of the main subject. WS is very interesting but I like original picture so much. My kind regards and TFS. Well done

Hi Omer
Superb composition with lovely color tones and fine detail.Nice work.
tfs jon

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-11-24 9:30]

Hi Omer
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image.I like the overall colors.Nice pose from your subject to.Excellent text.
TFS Michel

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-11-24 10:00]

Hi Omer,

As soon as I see your sophisticated style I know who the photographer is! Not only is this a wonderful Buzzard but it is a most beautiful picture. The colors are magnificent and blend together perfectly. The bird's pose is stunning and the details of the face and feathers are perfect. I love the beautiful eye and the yellow above the beak. An absolutely marvelous composition.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-24 10:16]

Hello Omer,

This is a very fine photo of the bird. You have had a very good eye contact despite your rear position. The bird is shown in great sharpness as the image is very good. Even fine details of the plumage can be well observed. The overall colors of the photo are very fine as you have used well the warm light. There are a lot of color tones to be seen in the image and the colors of the plumage blends well into the background.

Thank you for sharing,

Merhaba Ömer Bey,muhteşem bir kare. Elinize sağlık.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-11-24 10:22]

Merhaba Ömer bey şahin oldukça asil durmuş ellerinize sağlık başarılarınızın devamını diler sağlıklı ve güzel günler geçirmenizi temmenni ederim selamlarımla cahit.

Hello Omer,

great picture of this bird.
exellent sharpness and out of the middle, the soil, bg and bird have the same colours.
Good detailed piture.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-24 11:51]

Hello Omer! Wow! Another great bird shot my friend, the composition is fantastic, the pose and the setup are perfect and the bird is so sharp! Well done!


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-11-24 12:24]

merhaba ömer bey
nefis bir çekim
fon, poz, bakış açısı, ışık ve netlik nefis
elinize sağlık

Merhaba Omer, splendid all brown composition with fine details and excellent sharpness, beautiful buteo, very well done, ciao Silvio

merhaba Ömer Bey,
az önce bir yorumunuzu görüp, sayfanıza bakınca 13 sayısını gördüm. bu sefer tamam, yenisi gelmiş dedim. son derece güzel bir çekim, tür de Akifn dediğin gibi çok yaklışıklı çıkmış. Başlık ise çekimi özetler gibi. kahverengi tonlarının nefis kullanımı. elinize sağlık, yeni karelerinizde görüşmek dileğiyle, hoşçakalın, iyi geceler.

Selamlar Ömer Bey
Muhteşem karelerinizden birisi daha. Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-24 16:32]

Hi Omer,wonderful portait of this bird,excellents details and colors and very nice colors of background,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-24 21:31]

Hi Omer,
Another outstanding bird image and this Common Buzzard looks great in this subdued lighting. Great pose captured and you have handled the lighting well. Excellent DOF and composition.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-11-25 6:19]

Merhaba Omer Bey,
Cok guzel bir sahin fotografi- fon, isik, poz ve renk tonlarini cok begendim. Ellerinize saglik

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-25 8:59]

Hello Omer, Brilliant shot with superb focus. Great clarity shot and superb composition. Ganesh

indeed brown, great composition, TFS Ori

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-25 13:17]

Hi Omer,
an excellent shot of this Buzzard.
Lovely warm colours.
Very well composed.
Excellent sharpness.

Well done!

Omer, I salute you for your widely spaced out but amazingly beautiful pictures you post on TN.
They are worth waiting for.
'Mr.Brown', the Buzzard is sheer elegance in this image. Even the brown tone of the background offsets the subject very attractively.
You do full justice to your advanced equipment.
TFS and regards.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-11-25 23:16]

Selamlar Ömer Bey harika bir çekim olmuş. Elinize sağlık.

Hello Omer,

Fantastic capture.
Excellent focus and good definition.
Lighting and composition are splendid.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-11-26 15:58]

Mr. Brown on brown background, beautiful Ömer! the picture is very well composed, simple and nice, the bird being a superb subject. I like the earth tones of the picture, the nice erratic line created by the rocks at the bottom. Thank you!


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-11-26 16:34]

Hi Omer,
Superb photo with nice colours and BG. Composition and posture are perfect.

Hello Omer,

Excellent sharp capture of this buzzard. I like very much the composition which increases the majesty of this bird. Excellent light and colours.

Merhaba Ömer Bey,bakışıyla,duruşuyla ve güçlü görünümüyle çok güzel bir foroğraf,ellerinize sağlık :)

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-11-28 11:17]
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Fantastic shot Omer,
Very sharp and detailed with perfect exposure. I would never have guessed that this beautiful bird was a buzzard, it looks a lot like our Red-tailed Hawks. TFS.
If you get a chance check out the shot Raptorman posted on 11-23-08, it looks very similar to the same kind of bird.

Merhaba Omer,
this bird is so noble and the colours are wonderful here. Excellent sharpness, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello omer,
i am so impressed to see your gallery, this is a beautiful shot, the colors and the contrast looks great, nice lighting, pleasing composition and good details,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Omer,
Great shot, beautiful natural colors, superb
sharpness of the nain subject and lovely oof
background, excellent depth of field, good
clarity and wonderful majestic pose.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-11-30 4:34]

Hello Omer,
A very fine, well composed picture. The colors hold in different brown nunces are great and give to the picture a great unity. The subject itself, the buzzard has a nice 3/4 pose and a very vivid eye! Very well seen.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-11-30 10:47]

Hola amigo,
preciosa captura,
colores y tonos muy hermosos,
fino pov, buena iluminación y bg.

He is magnificent to me! Beautiful bird!

Hi Omer
A wonderful portrait of this buzzard. The soft light brings out the warm colours of his plumage. He's a handsome looking guy standing on the rocks.
Super sharp detail and excellent composition. Well done.
TFS Janice

Merhaba omer bey.. arkaya boyun cevirmis.. sizi farketti sanirim. renkler hersey cok guzel. elinize saglik... Leyla

Gran trabajo Omer !!!

En primer lugar destacar el bello conjunto de colores, realmente extraordinario y como no la nitidez de la imagen. El buen "ojo" del fotógrafo, combinado con ese buen equipo, dan como resultado una toma maravillosa:


Extremely impressive shooting.
Loved the notes too. A "SPECIAL" treat for us all.
Mario from Canada.

Hi Omer,
Another very good image...
I do like the overall brownish colors in combination with the natural light. Add to this the bird of prey's posture; in other words you photographed it at a decisive moment.
Furthermore the perching on these rocks is outstanding.
Well done!

hello Omer

What a superb shot of the Common Buzzard
on his bird of prey style impressive pose,
very fine POV and framing, i love that you leaved
a very good space in front of the Buzzard
showng a little bit of his environement on the image,
beautiful warm luminosity and colour tones,
excellent sharpness and details, of the foreground, TFS


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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-28 2:45]

Hello Omer,
Mr. Brown indeed, what a pose.
Great colour and detail.
Thank you
Have a beautiful day

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-01 2:30]

Salam Omar
It has been a long time and I see i have missed quite a few of your uploads.
This is a amrvellous capture you have prsented. The pose is striking and the framing just perfect making the buzzard looks royal and majestic.The space on the right adds a wonderful space dimension to the whole shot.

Thank you so much for sharing..
Healthy and Peaceful 2009 to you...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-03 5:46]

Salaam Omer,
a real stunning shot here Omer. So do all your shots. Great sharpness with excellent background. the pose is very classical and special.
Well taken in great style and your presentation is very appealing.


Hello Omer,
Amazing photograph of Buteo with an excellent details & tones of brown color. TFS.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-14 14:02]

Hello Omer !
Mr Brown is indeed a very beautiful bird ! I like the wings on his back who look like scales, and I also like the war colors of this picture, the composition with a lot of open space at the right of the bird, and the bird himself looks so proud. Very well done !

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-25 5:48]

Hello Omer,
Beautiful composition with amazing sharpness and a great array of brown colors.
Wonderful work Omer, thank you.

This is a beautiful Mr. Brown :)! You had great timing to capture him with his head turned. Tones of colors all fit together and this is beautiful! I love raptors; I see some form time to time but they always are too far to have good pictures. Thanks,

Ömer bey merhabalar
elinize sağlık harika olmuş selamlar

hello omer!
this is very beautiful!
like it a lot!

Selam Ömer bey,
A fantastic piece in Your collection again - this time no background noise at all, no oversharpened bird (like in the case of the photo I just critiqued), but wonderful pose, excellent focus, wonderfully blurred bg and nice color tones (I prefer Your original shot against the WS). Mr. Brown was wonderfully posing for You - but You know, only the great photographer has luck. :) Congrats for this superb pic, best regards, László

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