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Little Crake

Little Crake
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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-21 13:26
Viewed: 3784
Points: 66
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Litle Krake (Bataklık Su Yelvesi)
Su kenarında yaşayan, oldukça uzun, sivri kuyruklu ve kanatlı, çok küçük bir su tavuğudur.

The Little Crake (Porzana parva) is a very small waterbird of the family Rallidae.

Their breeding habitat is reed beds in Europe, mainly in the east, and just into western Asia. They nest in a dry location in reed vegetation, laying 4-7 eggs. This species is migratory, wintering in Africa.

At 17-19 cm length, they are slightly smaller than Spotted Crakes, from which they are readily distinguished by the lack of dark barring and white spots on the flanks. They are more similar to Baillon's Crake.

The Little Crake has a short straight bill, yellow with a red base. Adult males have mainly brown upperparts and blue-grey face and underparts. They have green legs with long toes, and a short tail which is barred black and white underneath.

Females have buff underparts, and are grey only on the face. Immature Little Crakes are similar to the female but have a white face and breast. The downy chicks are black, as with all rails.

These birds probe with their bill in mud or shallow water, also picking up food by sight. They mainly eat insects and aquatic animals.

Little Crakes are very secretive in the breeding season, and are then mostly heard rather than seen. They are then noisy birds, with a yapping kua call. They can be easier to see on migration.

The Little Crake is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.
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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-01-21 13:28]

Süper olmuş Cahit bey.
Ellerinize sağlık.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-21 13:31]

Hi . Have just got home late from work so just a note to say nice picture for now.

Cahit merhaba,
Nefis bir portre olmuş, Eline sağlık

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-01-21 13:33]

Merhaba hocam eline sağlık gayet güzel bir profil Selamlar.

Merhaba Cahit,
Lovely lighting here!
I like very much this close up, with that well saturated and warm colours on it.
The pose and expression is kind of a reflexive one.
It's so good the mix of greens and reds on the beak.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Merhaba cahit,
excellent close up of this Crake in perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details!
the exposure and focus is spot on!
very well done

Hello Cahit,
WOW! Fantastic close up, good composition and pov, excellent sharpness and good shallow depth of field, Fantastic colors and superb details.

Beautiful capture, good details and sharpness. Colors are well captured. Good composition.


Nice portrait of this shy guy!!
Well done and TFS


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-21 23:33]

Hi Cahit,

A very nice portrait wit excellent sharpness and colors,tfs this new bird with us,


Nefis bir profil , tebrikler , başarılar .

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-22 2:42]

Merhaba Cahit bey, netliği ve detaylarıyla çok nefis, ellerine sağlık. Selamlar.

Hello Cahit,

Very nice portrait of this little crake. Good composition. Great sharpness and wonderful warm colours.
Very well done,

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-01-22 4:10]

Hi Cahit,
Sweet and very detailled portret of this bird.
Excelent composition and lovely color scheme also on the beak.
Great job!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-22 5:05]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Guzel bir portre, renk tonlari da cok hos. Elinize saglik

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-22 6:05]

Hello Cahit, this is a beautiful picture with wonderful light. Not only the light is great but the details and subtleties of the colours are as well, against a perfect background. Thank you!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-22 8:15]

Hi Cahit,

A beautiful portrait of this Crake - a bird I have not heard about. The lighting and colors are wonderful. Marvelous details and textures - the eye is superb and every feather stands out. The perfect background shows him off well.


Cahit, Dostum,
Ben resmi buluncaya kadar millet sağolsun, doldurmuş altını, bana yazacak birşey bırakmamışlar. Ama kısaca detayıyla, renkleriyle, bakış açısı ve fonu ile harika bir portre, mükemmel bir kompozisyon olduğunu, verdiğin bilgilerin de çok doyurucu olduğunu söyliyeyim, ellerine sağlık diliyeyim yeter sanırım.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-22 12:42]

Hello Cahit,
Light and colours are amazing in this photo. The colours in the BG agree so very well with those of the Crake. What a fantastic portrait! Very good sharpness, details and composition.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-22 13:45]

Hi Cahit.
Muy hermosa foto. Exelentes detalles y muy alta nitidez. Una presentacion donde se aprecian agradables colores.
Saludos Luis52.

Hello Cahit,
Awesome details of this close shot on the head. Sharp eyes and beaks and the plumage exhibits superb clarity.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-22 17:50]

Hello Cahit,
Amazing close up, amazing details and amazing color palette. Just a brilliant image, thank you for sharing.

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  • meo Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)
  • [2008-01-23 6:45]

Cahit bey kuşlara makro çalışmak kıskandırıcı ve yasaktır!!! :)
Elinize,emeğinize sağlık.

nefis bir portre olmuş Cahit bey, renklerden, kırmızı iris detayına, netlikten kompozisyona harika. elinize sağlık.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-01-23 13:47]

Gorgeous image, Cahit! Very beautiful light and great detail! Very well done! Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-25 9:07]

Hello Cahit, very nice portrait of this great looking bird, very good details and excellent exposure. Well done, it would be useful to know what lens you used on that one, thanks !


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-25 20:25]

Hello Cahit

Excellent portrait ,the crop is very well done and the shot is balanced and well composed.
Very good POV and DOF.The clarity of the Krake is sharp,and the OOF BG sets it off nicely.
Wonderful job.

Merhaba Cahit mukemmel macro portrait olmus, renkler cok canli tebrikler selamlar Necip.

Hi Cahit,
beautiful portrait here! The pose, detail, and color are all gorgeous. Well done, bravo!

hello Cahit

superb close-up and portrait shot with a excellent light
on the subject and excellent sharpness & details, TFS


Hallo Cahit
Lovely bird with lots of detail to appreciate. The red-brown eyes and the greenish beak is a great attraction. A well focused photo with nice light effects. Lovely pose of the bird and a good display, splendidly framed and presented in a delightful manner. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hi cahit,
Beautiful bird and great shot, sharp, great lightining. Good colors.

Selam Cahit Bey, arada kaçırdığım fotolardan biri daha. Nefis bir portre olmuş. elinize sağlık.

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