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Bombycilla garrulus - ipekkuyruk

Bombycilla garrulus - ipekkuyruk
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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: 2011-03-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, Lexar 8GB UDMA
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-07 13:58
Viewed: 3579
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bombycilla garrulus - İpekkuyruk [TR], Bohemian Waxwing [EN] is one of the most attactive birds in Palaearctic Region. According to most authorities, the genus Bombycilla with three species is the only genus placed in the family BOMBYCILLIDAE (PASSERIFORMES).
Its Turkish and Latin names come from ipek = silk (bombyx) and kuyruk = tail (cilla); but English name has different meaning, wax + wing.
B. garrulus is a very rare species in Turkiye and we have around ten records, mostly from Asarcık Town of Samsun Prov located in South-central Black Sea.
There year ago, my friend Dr. Huseyin Meşe (efsus) and me drove along 600 km for this pretty bird. In a friday, we found them with helping of Sefer Girişen. We counted more than 150 individuals in a single flock in third day. After this small safari, we started to drive for second 600 km:)
I hope you will like this shot, taken against pinky colored wall.
Another attractive bird, Hypocolius ampelinus, formerly included the family Bombycillidae, forms own family HYPOCOLIIDAE. I will fly to Oman in next week for scientific studies. I will try to find it when I will be in field. So, I will be not on internet, probably. Best wishes to all friends.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-07 14:07]

Hello Ahmet,
Fantastic photo of this Bohemian Waxwing. Good sharpness and splendid colours with a very nice blurred background. Excellent composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-07 14:16]

Hi Ahmet,this isn't a pic,this is a beautiful peinture,what a class another time you show whit your bird pics,simply fantastic!!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-07 17:12]

Hello Ahmet,
Simply stunning image!!! Waxwings are certainly one of the most beautiful birds in the world, as is evident by this superb image. Awesome shot!!

Hello Ahmet,
very nice presentation of this bird. I like colours and composition. Very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Fantastic bird and fantastic photo Ahmet! For one more time the composition, the pose, the BG, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Ciao Ahmet, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ahmet,
As usual a top quality image with a superb bird. A very nice specie witch i never meet in the wild. Amazing details and splendid natural colors of this interesting bird. Very good WB and perfect POV.
Thanks for sharing!

Very good presentation! I like the space and dim backgoundcolor, and the bird is so sharp and great color!

waxwing looks really beautiful. i am seeing this species for the firsttime. good colors on its feathers. tfs.

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, excellent background.
Matrix! No PP

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-08 0:49]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet
indeed a lovely capture shown in a fabulous manner. The pestel color of the bird and its background is well blended in a harmonious view.
Excellent job. The bird is a real beauty.


Thats a fair distance to travel, but you ended it with a great photo. They are beautiful birds.
I really like your composition and complimentary back ground. Good sharpness and colour.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-08 5:07]

Lovely image, fine pose and composition....the colors looks beautiful. tfs.

Hi Ahmet,

a real marvel, it almost seems like an illustration.Perfect from every point of view, colours, composition, sharpness, etc..Effectively there's little to add....



Hello Ahmet
Superb photo, nice setting showing the bird very well, good pose. Excellent detail and light.
regards yiannis

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-08 9:49]

Hello my friend
Once again beautiful composition ,excellent point of view ,as usual the image is razor sharp with amasing plumage details.I just love those natural colours and the light.Perfect background for that presentation.Great work and excellent text
TFS Michel

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2013-01-08 10:03]

Merhaba Ahmet bey, gerçekten de tüylerinin ipek gibi oluşu fotoğrafından bile hissediliyor.
Harika fotoğraf için tebrikler..

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-01-10 16:11]

Hi Ahmet,
what an amazing photo, beautiful presentation of this lovely bird, outstanding details & colors, nice composition, lighting ! Congratulations !
Best regards !

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-10 3:46]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A very fine capture from just the right POV of the Bohemian Waxwing, one of my favourite bird photography subjects.
The pose,Colours, composition and clarity are excellent.
Tesekürler dostum,

Kertik bir tür benim için,
Harika bir çalışma.

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