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Blue Rock Thrush for PeterZ

Blue Rock Thrush for PeterZ
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-5000, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG APO HSM, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds from the Middle East and Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-07 1:04
Viewed: 3622
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 62
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Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock Thrush) [in Turk. Gökardıç)

While I was trying to get some shots of the wild goat which I uploaded two days ago at the edge of the Sarıkaya precipice, this beauty suddenly has appeared in front of me. I was not ready such surprise but I tried to take some shots. Since it was rare and rarely presented on TN, I wanted to present here although I am not satisfy with the results:(

The Blue Rock Thrush is distributed in southern Europe, north Africa, the Middle East and across Asia into China and Japan. They feed on insects, lizards and fruit.

It is slightly smaller than a Blackbird and the male is a dull blue-grey with blackish wings. The female is dark brown and mottled with a dark throat on rocky coastlines and cliffs, in mountain valleys and in large ruined buildings.

You can find more detailed info on the species from here!

And today, I would like dedicate this beauty to my dear friend, Peter (PeterZ). Hope you can like this beauty:) MF!

TFL and have a nice day!

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.


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Günaydın Bayram hocam. Sonuçtan memnun olmayacak ne var anlamadım. Bence hiç kusur yok. Gökardıçı mavi gökyüzü fonunda görmek ayrıca bir uyum yaratmış. Emeklerinize sağlık.

Selam my dear friend,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Blue Rock Thrush bird. A very good dedication for Peter. Very well composed shot with good details and a nice composition. I like the blues here. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello little bro,

another great close up from you andthis time from a bird.
Good of sharpness, pov, and exellent details in the black feathers.
Fine colous.

dayi gunaydın:) bu karede hemen hersey mavi. aklima mavi mavi masmavi lafi geldi. hehehe..
Ellerine saglik dayi ben cok begendim.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-07 1:57]

Hello MF Bayram and my neighbour today,
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird. Great focus, sharp details and natural colours. I like the soft blue background.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao BBB. Intersting capture, excellent compo. I see not best sharp but wondeful bright colours.


Merhaba Bayram hocam,

Bakış açısı,ışık ve netliği ile çok güzel bir çalışma.
Mavi çerçeve ile mavi gökyüzü fonu çok estetik ve uyumlu olmuş.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Saygı ve selamlarımla.

Hocam süper kuş super çekim. Renkler de tam uymuş.
Emeklerinize sağlık.

Bayram hocam. Karede mavilik baskın:) tam da türün adına uygun.
Bence de çok güzel çekmişsiniz. Dağ keçisine odaklanmışken bu da bonus olmuş.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-09-07 3:00]

Bayram bey selamlar,
Çok Şık ..
Işık çok güzel.Kompozisyon ve detaylar nefis güzellikte.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-07 3:13]

Merhaba Bayram dostum,
A fine capture of a male Blue Rock Thrush!
The pose and POV against the blue sky, the sharpness and natural colours with fine lighting, all set in a pleasing composition with the rock on which he stands make an excellent capture.
I'm sure Peter, our TN bird photographer would appreciate this one!
Thanks and kind regards MF,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-07 4:07]

Hello Bayram,
Yes, I like this dedication very much. Thank you my friend.
Fantastic composition, very beautiful colours, good sharpness and a great POV with eye-contact. Wonderful blue BG.
Kind regards,

hello Bayram
super good pose with great details and good BG.
very good sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-07 8:18]

Hi Bayram
Nice capture of an unknow specie for me.Excellent pov and sharp image with good detail.Nice colors and beautiful sky colors as a BG
TFS Michel

Hocam herşey gökmavi:) süper.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Ciao Amico Bayram, beautiful dedication for our friend Peter, lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful capture against a beautiful blue sky, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

I think your philosophy of the creation of TN says that this is a lesson on a subject not often if ever seen by some. I reckon it could be sharpened but only one notch. On the other hand my Peterson's bird guide doesn't come close to your quality....so well done Prof!

Hello Bayram,
Amazing details and wonderful colours. A very good POV and lovely background.
Superb image and very good sharpness and clarity.

Bayram ne kadar guzel renkli bir kus. Adi gibi..cok da guzel poz vermis..ellerine saglik.
Hepimizden selamlar..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-07 13:01]

Hi Bayram,this blue sky in background is the best to show us the blue thrush..hehe..very good pic and nice composition,the light so perfect help you to make the best.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hello Bayram,
Beautiful photo, excellent POV, excellent sharpness and contrast.
complient and thanks for sharing.
hello Vanni

A stunning shot, Big Bro!
I love the shades of blue in the BG and on the bird!
Very nice dedication!

Buda alışılagelmişin dışında nefis bir kare hocam.
Mavi heryerde.. emeklerinize sağlık.

Dear friend,
I understand your feelings about this shot because I rememeber the mine about my weasel shot... Natural beauties sometimes doesn't give us enough time to make good focus, exposure or, in my case, to change my lens (I know you have a big but heavy advantage on me!). The most important is our memory of such rare meetings and the photo is there to remind it. The composition and colours are great and I like the pose of this handsome bird. Cheers,

hello Bayram

excellent photo of this Blue Rock Thrush shot with a fine POV
and framing, fine focus sharpness and details, that small
catch-light always render the photo more beautiful, TFS


Merhaba Bayram
fine composed shot with this beautiful bird standing on the top of the rock and against a wonderful blue sky, great focus on his shiny eye and fine details on the grey plumage
Have a good night

I almost missed this lovely bird, greetings Ori

Hallo MF Bayram,
a very beautiful capture of the Blue Rock Thrush taken from an excelent POV in a splendid pose on teh rock, very beautiful colours and good contrast against the blue sky, very well composed
Best regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-18 1:06]

Günaydın Dostum,
Mavi gökyüzüne karşı gökardıcı kusursuz görüntülemişsin.Kuşun pozu,göz teması ve kadraj 4/4 lük olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerine sağlık..

This is a nice bird captured against the spotless blue sky MF Bayram. The details and perch is pleasing in that simplicity of the frame.
Nice dedication and very good capture and details. Have a nice day - Jusni

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-19 2:51]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
what an exciting blue background you presented here. i like the deep contrast you presented here. The dark shiny eye of the bird really stands out beautifully.
Very lovely composition.


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