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Turdus viscivorus-Ökse Ardici -2nd on TN

Turdus viscivorus-Ökse Ardici -2nd on TN
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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: 2009-11-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 16:50
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Points: 24
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I thought this species is common on TN. I have searched its English and Latin name. I saw only one post here. I think this is second post and first flying capture on TN.
Today, it was sunny and we went to picnic, with my two children and wife. I heard a loudy voice among poplar trees and I hold up my camera. Firstly I captured this one in flight on the post and then I saw several ones, roosting on trees
. This was 189th bird species in our university campus area and it is Turdus viscivorus - Ökse Ardıcı [TR], Mistle Thrush [EN] from the famiy TURDIDAE (PASSERIFORMES). The family is represented by 29 species in Turkiye and six of them belong to the genus Turdus. These species are;
*** - Turdus torquatus – Boğmaklı Ardıç (Ring Ouzel)
*** - Turdus merula – Karatavuk (Blackbird)
*** - Turdus pilaris – Tarla Ardıcı (Fieldfare)
*** - Turdus philomelos – Öter Ardıç (Song Thrush)
*** - Turdus iliacus – Kızıl Ardıç (Redwing)
*** - Turdus viscivorus – Ökse Ardıcı (Mistle Thursh).

I also observed two of them: T. merula and T. pilaris in same area.
Like English vernacular name, Turkish name of T. viscivorus, namely Ökse Ardıcı comes from the Viscum album (Ökseotu), which parasitic plants on trees and this thrush like its seeds. Already, scientific (Latin) name was originated in same word: mistletoe eater from viscum (mistletoe) + vorare (eat).

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-29 22:54]

Günaydin Ahmet Dostum!
The Mistle Thrush is not easily approached, which is why I and many others have not posted it on TN.
You have taken a fine in-flight that show the features with excellent sharpnessand lighting.
For us the best time is in April when they come to us in small flocks from the south before they begin to nest. I shall try again!
Thanks and have a good week MF,
All the best,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-29 23:35]

Günaydın Ahmet Hocam,
Bunlar pek kendilerine yaklaştırmıyorlar,bende de doğru dürüst bir karesi yok.Şimdiye uçarını hiç görmedim,ya da dikkatimi çekmedi.600 lük lensle mükemmel yakalamışsınız.Kadraj da çok güzel olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..
PS:Gönderdiğiniz tebrik maili için çok teşekkür ederim:)

hello Ahmet!
I have observed him but do not photograph,is not easy,fine in flight shot,with nice details and color output!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-30 6:38]

Wonderful capture this lovely Turdus viscivorus!
Lovely colors and details.

Dostum merhaba,
harika bir uçar olmuş.emeğine sağlık..
görüşmek dileğiyle..selamlar.

Dr merhaba,
Çok zor bir çekim olsa gerek. Nefis yakalamışsın. Eline sağlık dostum. Selamlar

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-30 10:46]

Hi Ahmet. Thisis a fine inflight capture of the Mistle Thrush . Good timing on your part to catch this in the frame. Taken with good detail int he body markings with natural colours. well taken TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-30 10:57]

Hello Ahmet,
Very nice photo of this Mistle Thrush. Good sharpness, composition and natural colours. Excellent timing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-30 11:44]

Hi Ahmet.
I think to take in-flight shot with 600 mm monster-lens is too difficult task. You have solved it very good. Impressive wingspread of the bird, nice details and exposure. We have a nice idea about this species owing your picture. Thanks a lot and kind wishes.

Hello Ahmet
great in-flight shot of this beautiful bird, i like the colors of his body
you have frozen this Mistle Thrush with nice wings position in absolute beautiful blue sky, very well done
Have a good night

hem de uçarı
çok beğendim
elinize sağlık...

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-12-01 5:08]

Türün nefis uçarı, emeğinize sağlık Ahmet hocam.
Selamlar saygılar...

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