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Phalacrocorax carbo - Karabatak

Phalacrocorax carbo - Karabatak
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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: 2009-07-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-01 16:49
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phalacrocorax carbo - Büyük Karabatak, Karabatak [TR], Great Cormorant [EN] (PELECANIFORMES: PHALACROCORACIDAE) is the biggest cormorant of three species of the family in Turkiye. I have already posted former two shots (photo 1, 2) of this bird, giving some information about this species. This is semiadult made sunbath edge of the Black Sea, near Bulgarian border.
Alternative cropped version can be seen on Workshop.

Dedication to Berrin Akyıldırım (berrin) who is a botanist from ıstanbul University, but she keens on the birds too.

marianas, nasokoun, maurydv, goldyrs, flashpoint, goatman04, berrin, oscarromulus, Noisette, jmirah, Dis. Ac. has marked this note useful
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Wonderful capture.
Lovely colors and details.

Merhaba MF Ahmet
with few words,exceptional photo output...!bravo!
TFS thanks for sharing

Merhaba Ahmet,
a great dedication of a "great" bird to our friend Berrin; what a fantastic portrait of the Great Comorant, the sharpness is outstanding with an impressive eye contact and fine details on the feathers, marvellous bright colours, both pictures, this one and in WS, are very well composed.
Best regards

Hi Ahmet,what a impressive close-up! And what a beautiful composition,top quality of sharpness and colors too,very very professional work.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

A really beautiful shot, Ahmet, my brother!
Pl teach me how you goet such net shots!
And the frame is simply outstanding!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-02 2:37]

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
superbs shot in excellent light and sharpness. the blue background is simply stunning. well posed for you and the S formation is wonderful.


Selamlar hocam,
elinize sağlık güzel bir vesikalık olmuş.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-10-02 4:32]

Very nice portrait of this Kormoran!

Salam Akhi Ahmet,

An excellent portrait of this Great Cormorant with beautiful coloration, sharpness & fine details. Great POV, pose & BG.

Very nicely done & shukran katheeran.

Best salam & regards


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-02 10:31]

Hello Ahmet,
Great portrait of this Cormorant. Excellent sharp details, beautiful clear colours and a very good composition. Splendid OOF BG.
Have a great weekend,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-10-02 11:00]

ahmet, Good capture. Brilliant colors and composition. Ganesh

Çok mutlu oldum, çok değerli bu güzel hediyeniz, sevdalı olduğum kuşları sizin objektifinizden izlemek her zaman büyük keyif veriyor, paylaştığınız bilgiler de onların dünyasına bir adım daha yaklaştırıyor. Sizin gibi bir hocam olması bana güven ve umut veriyor, çok teşekkür ediyorum, elinize sağlık Ahmet Hocam.

Hello Ahmet
Wow ! this portrait is fantastic
superb pose, POV and sharpness, the details are crisp clear
amazing colors of bird and sky
Have a great WE

Love it ... off-centered.
Was it posing for you...??? ... great "eye" contact too.
Saw your other images.
All are lovely. All are very well presented.
Regards from Mario.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-02 22:14]

Günaydin dostum Ahmet!
A very fine portrait of a sub-adult Great Cormorant taken from a nice lateral POV that shows the head and upper part of the body with excellent sharpness and lighting against a good contrasting blue BG.
Tack ska du ha (thanks to you)
Trevlig helg (have a nice weekend)

hello Ahmet
great composition out of the middle
super sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2009-10-03 10:22]

Hi Ahmet
Outstanding capture...Comorants are very difficult to get detail but you did a fantastic job...TFS

Hello Ahmet,

what a great portrait shot from this Comorant.
good pov and details with fine structures in the feathers.
fine natural colours.


Hello Ahmet,
Wonderful portrait taken with nice colors, great details, excellent sharpness, very good composition and perfect POV. Well done!

nefis karabatak portresi.ellerinize sağlık.
ana sayfa başarınızı kutlarım ahmet hocam saygılarımla.selamlar.

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