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Falco vespertinus - Aladogan for Horias

Falco vespertinus - Aladogan for Horias
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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: 2009-05-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -III-, Horia's dedication [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-03 17:35
Viewed: 6213
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
By the time, I have uploaded three falcon species: Falco naumanni, F. tinnunculus, F. peregrinus.
This is fourth to me; but it is one of 11 species of the genus Falco in Turkiye.
Falco vespertinus - Aladogan [TR], Red-footed Falcon [EN] is a prey bird from the falcons family FALCONIDAE (FALCONIFORMES). This bird ranges in eastern Europe and Asia although its numbers are dwindling rapidly due to habitat loss and hunting. Therefore IUCN listed it as a Near Threatened [NT]. It is migratory species and it winters in Africa. We see this falcon in Turkiye during migrations: April-May and September-October.
One on the shot was a female with a grey back and wings, orange head and underparts, and a white face with black eye stripe and moustaches. The adult male is all blue-grey, except for his red undertail and legs; its underwings are uniformly grey.

Well, I captured it returning from Balıkdamı (Eskişehir Prov.) to Ankara with Akif Aykurt (raptorman). She roosted on a crop field. Distance was very much, more than 40 m. I heavily cropped it.

Dedication to Horia Scubli (horias) from Romania. I hope you will enjoy to see it, my friend.

Argus, Jamesp, Miss_Piggy, nasokoun, maurydv, spalaxtr, horias, elif, jignasi, eng55, Noisette, jaycee, bartove has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Miss_Piggy: thanksrousettus 1 02-04 16:06
To horias: thanksrousettus 1 02-04 15:48
To spalaxtr: teşekkürrousettus 1 02-04 08:40
To mehmetarslan: teşekkürrousettus 1 02-03 17:51
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Selamlar sayın hocam,
çok az bilgi eklemeniz beni şaşırttı,
Çok güzel bir fotoğraf elinize sağlık,
Tür ise harika çok şanslısınız.
Elinize sağlık, İyi geceler.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-03 20:55]

Hello Ahmet
This is a real beauty. Excellent work

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-03 22:32]

God morgon Ahmet dostum!
A fine capture of a female falco vespertinus.
I like the low POV, composition and the contrast with the surronding OOF greenery.
A fine shot of a beautiful species of falcon.
Tack ska du ha (you shall have thanks),

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-03 22:34]

Hello Ahmet

Thanks for posting this bird - it is new to me - it looks familiar, but the colours are quite different to any I know. Nice pose with good detail.

Best wishes


Merhaba Ahmet,

Çok yakışıklı, çok kibar ve asil bir duruşu var. Nefis bir poz yakalamışsın. Eline emeğine sağlık. Tebrik ederim.

Selam ve sevgiler.

Hallo Ahmet
I wish I had more time.
This falcon is so beautiful. The colour of the legs reminds me of the spice turmeric. I love the direct eye contact. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

hello Ahmet,
composition and POV are splendid, as the photo output, it's a very good photo!
keep photographing! TFS

Merhaba Ahmet,
a very beautiful capture of the Red-footed Falcon taken from an excellent low POV in a splendid pose on the ground, good sharpness and bright colours, a very pleasant composition with a very good BG.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-04 0:36]

Hello Ahmet,
Very good photo of this Red-footed Falcon taken from an excellent low POV. Very nice eye contact. Beautiful colours in a great contrast against the OOF BG. Good sharpness and composition.

Ciao Ahmet, great capture of lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, splendid natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Ahmet
super picture with good details
great pose and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Dr nefis bir kare, Eline sağlık. Selamlar.

Hello dear Ahmet
What a great surprise for me!
I am very happy for this beautiful Red-footed Falcon taken from an excellent low POV.
In my investment plan is a zoom lens, not like your, because I think is very expensive, but something for birds.
Thanks again my friend.

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2010-02-04 9:27]

Sayın Hocam,
Harika bir kare.. Sizin için durup asil, harika bir poz vermiş..Yırtıcıları yeni yeni tanımaya çalışıyorum.Sizin notlarınızla ve detaylı kareleriniz öğrenmemde büyük yardımcım.
Elinize, emeğinize sağlık..

Hola Ahmet,
al igual que teocurrió con mi Melanargi, a mí me ha ocurrido con tu halcón ya que nunca lo había visto. Heconsultado en una guía de aves y he visto que solamente se acerca hasta Italia pero no llega a espeña.
Bonito trabajo y más disparando desde tanta distancia.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-04 12:31]

Merhaba Ahmet Hocam,
Yeşil fon önünde çok güzel gözüküyor.Renkler,göz teması mükemmel olmuş.Uzaktan çekmenize rağmen detaylarda hissedeilir azalma olmamış.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

Hello Ahmet
superb Shot ! nice dedication to Horias
i like especially the colors,
the pose of the bird and the eye contact are great too
Have a good night

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-04 16:02]

Hi Again,

I have never seen a Falcon with these beautiful colors. The pose is wonderful and the expression on the face if priceless. A wonderful eye and fine details of the face, wings and plumage. He looks fantastic in that setting and the green background.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-05 4:49]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
wonderful view of this falcon. the pose is simply exciting and great. You captured it very well indeed with a nice colour and smooth background. The special greenish hues make this composition an outstandiing one.
Terima kasih.
you have a good try and it is correct.
Selamat sejahtera and selamat berbahagia.

Saudara mu

Excellent photo bird, with great sharp details, good blurred BG and colors.

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