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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: 2007-10-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BIRDS of CYPRUS, Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-28 19:35
Viewed: 5185
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Subject of my previous post was Corvus monedula from Turkiye. This is from Cyprus, but neither Turkish portion nor Southern Cyprus, the Buffer Zone which separate two portions from each other and is often called as "Yeşil Hat [TR]" or "Green Line [EN]". This zone is surfed by United Nations soldiers.

The crows also often live in settlements. But they are careful birds, even if most clever birds and so they move when they see any movements incl. photography by humans.

I captured this photograph of Corvus monedula (Linnaeus, 1758) – Küçük Karga [TR], Jackdaw [EN] in Ledra area of Lefkoşa in the Buffer Zone when we drove in our work for a scientific project. It roosted on a tree near empty buildings.

I'd like to dedicate this to two of my friends from Haraprasan Nayak from India and Iris Charalambidou from Southern Cyprus, with my best wishes.

mariki, JPlumb, LordPotty, haraprasan, JoseMiguel, aysem54, Alex99, gracious, hester, Argus, Necipp, izler, boreocypriensis, septama, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-28 22:37]

Hi Ahmet

Nice view of this Jackdaw. The eye is very good.

In the UK they can be quite OK with people - they tend to hang out around churhes and old castles - I think they find quite a lot of food in the grassy areas round them.


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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-11-28 23:08]

Hello Ahmet,

Beautiful potrait of this jackdaw. That is one of my favourite bird. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-11-28 23:33]

Hi Ahmet, this is a nice sharp shot of this Jackdaw with excellent detail on the feathers and that eye. I don't think I've ever actually seen one of these though it seems similar to a crow or raven. You've made good use of your depth of field on this one. The bird while in very clear detail is also nicely isolated from his background,

Thanks, John

Interesting post of this mean loooking crow Ahmet.Good sharpness and colour in the eye and a good note.

Hi Ahmet,
A very nice capture of this jackdaw's portrait. Beautiful composition with excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Merhaba Ahmet,
Great portrait of this Corvus!
I like the close approach and thus the excellent details got on the bird's head and plumage.
You've made also a well balanced composition.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

... öyleyse varım :)
ellerinize sağlık Ahmet hocam.
notlarınızla ve fotoğraftaki kadrajlama netlik renkler ile başarılı bir kare sağlamışsınız

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-29 8:29]

Hi Ahmet.
Perfect portrait shot and superb exact title. I like POV, amazing framing and presentation of the image, excellent colour and feathers reproduction, precise DOF and exposure. Well done and TFS.

Merhaba friend Ahmet,
excellent close up shot of this bird!
perfect sharpness, real colour and details always
thanks for the most useful notes too
my best wishes goes to you!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-29 10:45]

Hello Ahmet,
Great portrait of this Jackdaw. Very good sharpness and beautiful colours. Good composition.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-11-29 11:11]

Hi Ahmet

Lovely image. He does seem thoughtful. Nice exposure and well framed



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-29 11:38]

Hello Ahmet,
Fine portrait of a Jackdaw from Cyprus in a good composition showing the front half of the bird. The pale bluish eye and the various shades of grey inthe plumage show well here and the details are sharp and clear.
Thanks for sharing this and for your kind comments on my 300th posting.
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • Norte Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
  • [2007-11-29 16:23]

Thanks for this very good shot of the crow.
Its a lot of good detail in the bird, and the background is fine - not disturbind to the motive.
Very good sharpness too.
Regards, Jon

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-29 19:44]

Hello Ahmet

Beautiful eye detail and colour,that shade of blue is amazing.
Very good plumage detail and exposure,the feathers show well despite being a dark bird.
The POV and DOF are well done.
Nicely composed in the frame.


Merhaba Ahmet poz ve compozisyon super exposure ve isikda guzel eline saglik selamlar Necip.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-05 11:10]

selam ahmet
bu sevimli kucuk karga flu arka plan uzerinde oldukca iyi bir kompozisyon ile kadrajlanmis
gozdeki detay da cok guzel olmus
bakis acisi, isik, renkler ve detaylar basarili
eline saglik

Hacı valla ülkemin kargasını bileçektin ya:) helal sana. Eline sağlık. Gözlerinden öpüyorum...

Merhaba Ahmet,
Long time we not in touch :), Really nice close up of this bird, I just know the name is Jackdaw from your notes, I though it same with crow, superb background with stripes gives a nice artistic touch to overall presentation



Salam Ahmet. I hope you are doing fine with your work and having a good time photographing nature. This is a very good mugshot with superb sharpness around the head. Beautiful image in top quality. Best regards and thanks for sharing. Jusni

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