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Moorhen
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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: 2007-09-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 12:24
Viewed: 3920
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gallinula chloropus=Moorhen=Saz Tavuğu
These rails are mostly brown and black with some white markings in plumage colour. Unlike many of the rails they are usually easy to see, feeding in open water margins rather than hidden in reedbeds.

They have short rounded wings and are weak fliers, although usually capable of covering long distances. The Common Moorhen in particular migrates up to 2,000 km from some of its breeding areas in the colder parts of Siberia. Those that migrate do so at night. The Gough Island Moorhen on the other hand is considered almost flightless - it can only flutter some meters. As common in rails, there has been a marked tedency to evolve flightlessness in island populations.

Moorhens can walk very well on strong legs, and have long toes that are well adapted to soft uneven surfaces.

These birds are omnivorous taking plant material, small animals and eggs. They are aggressively territorial during the breeding season, but are otherwise often found in sizeable flocks on the shallow vegetated lakes they prefer.
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallinula_chloropus
Su kenarında ya da suda yaşayan çok koyu renkli bir suyelvesidir. Dik duran bir kuyruğu, rengarenk ve kısa bir gagası, beyaz böğür çizgisi ve kuyruğunun yanlarında beyaz lekeleri vardır. Erişkinin üst tarafı parlak koyu kahverengi, kafası ve gövdesinin alt tarafı kurşunumsu gri-siyahtır. Böğründe beyaz renkli, çapraz uzanan bir çizgi vardır. Gagası ve alnı kırmızı, gaga ucu ise sarıdır. Bacakları yeşildir ve kırmızı “dizbağı” vardır. Genci mat zeytin yeşili-kahverengidir ve yaşlandıkça koyulaşır; böğür çizgisi ve kuyruk altı lekeleri erişkine benzer ancak gagası erişkin olana kadar koyu kalır. Başını ileri geri oynatarak çok iyi yüzer. Su üzerinde hızlı, gürültülü ve dengesiz hareketlerle uçar. Arazi üzerinde otlanır, bazen ağaçlara tırmanır ve yuvasını buralarda yapar. Sesi gür ve ahenkli bir ‘kürrük’ ya da ‘kittik’.
http://www.kazimcapaci.com

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Cahit bey merhaba,
Saz tavğunu çok iyi yakalamışsınız. İyi bir yakınlaşma ve çok güzel detaylar. Tebrikler, Selamlar
Mustafa

ps: sürpriz
http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo161472.htm

Selam Cahit bey! Nefis ve detaylı bir saz tavuğu karesi. Ayaklardaki pul detayları dahi bariz. Elinize sağlık.
Kıbrıs'tan selamlar.
Bayram

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  • meo Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)
  • [2008-04-21 13:08]

Hiç bu kadar yakından görmemiştim :) ELine sağlık Cahit hocam.
Detaylı ve net bir çekim olmuş.

Cahit bey merhaba
arazi çalışmalarından olunca kaç gündür TNye pek uğrayamadım. maillere bakınca ilk gördüklerimden biri sizin bu güzel çekiminiz oldu. değişmez kalitenizle nefis bir çekim. yakına gagalar iyice kırmızılaşınca daha bir alımlı olacak modeliniz.
elinize sağlık, Muğladan selamlar.

Hello Cahit,

I like the way you've captured this Moorhen in its natural habitat near the water.
Sharpness and clarity re very good and the pose of the bird is lovely.
Very nice details and colors, but the contrast seems a little hars due to the sunlight.
Composition and focus on the Moorhen are very good.
Well done. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

Witaj Cako,
Very lovely bird. Beautiful details. One can see him in whole magnificence. Colours, sharpness and composition - superb.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

Merhaba Cahit detaylar cok guzel, keskin focus isik guzel, eline saglik selam Necip

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-22 0:35]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Cekim aciniz ve kompozisyon guzel olmus. Elinize saglik
Selamlar

Merhaba Cahit,
Saz Tavuğu'nu beslenme arayışı anında, çok doğal bir görünümde ve doğal ortamında, yüksek bir netlik ve detay düzeyiyle yakalamışsın, tam profesyonel işi olmuş. Kutluyor, paylaşımın için teşekkür ediyorum.
Mehmet

Hola Cahit, muy buena composición y enfoque, el momento y la posición le dan mas valor a esta toma. Un saludo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-22 9:27]

Hi Cahit.
So bright picture of wonderful bird at cute pose. I like strong sunlight, vibrant colours, transparency of the image and great sharpness. My compliments and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-22 13:27]

Hi Cahit,

Superb shot of the Moorhen in its natural habitat.
Nicely composed with a great POV and a fine pose.
Lovely natural colours and a good catchlight in the eye.

Hil

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-24 2:02]

merhaba cahit
birkac kez gorup kaliteli bir fotografini alamadigim guzel bir tur sunmussun
pozu, bakis acisi, renkleri ve detaylari nefis
eline saglik
selamlar
izler

Merhaba cahit,
Selam!
This is a real good closeup of the Moorhen!
perfect lighting here in total sharpness, very good colour and superb details in the image
very well done always from your presentation
greeting to you and family
Tony

Bellissima cattura con la gallinella in una tipica e bella postura, eccellente nitidezza e grande ricchezza di dettagli, bellissima luce. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-04-26 12:46]

Hi Cahit

A lovely sharp capture of this Moorhen going about her everyday foraging routine.

It looks good in its natural environment, in the water where she's busy kicking up the underwater vegetation in search of food morsels. I like the bit of reflective luminance from the water surface on her breast and flank causing some bright lines and also enhancing the colours of the bird. The DOF range was well selected and one can actually see the OOF plane in front of the bird while the BG turned slightly darkish so the Moorhen stands out well against it.

Well done and TFS.
Regards
Loot

Hi Cahit,

Very nice shot of Moorhen in action. Good composition, sharp details, nice BG and colours.

TFS

Pekka

bonjour Cahit
impressionnnant!
comment avez vous fait pour arriver a la prendre d'aussi pres sans la faire fuir?
felicitations pour cette photo tres reussie.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hello Cahit,
I like the natural setting at waters edge.
Good POV, color, and well composed..Nice detail/DOF also.
Tough light, but you managed it well.
TFS!
Howard

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