Articles by Caglar Gungor

Tip of the Week: Some Essential Gear for Bird and Wildlife Photography

It's been a while since I've returned from my bird and wildlife photography trip to Ethiopia. I just thought it would be great to prepare a list of essential gears to help both myself and other photographers in order to remember what to carry for successful photographs.Along with a camera with fast focusing system especially for birds in flight, high speed - high capacity cards (SD or CF), cables, and card readers etc., here is the list of other essential gears that you might need... continue reading

Tip of the Week: How To Select Correct Focus Mode

One of the most crucial things for a successful photographer is to know the capabilities of the camera being used. To achieve this, you should consult the User Manual of your camera every now and then, and not only when you get stuck at some point. Managing to shoot razor-sharp photographs, apart from all other things, requires good focusing. Modern DSLRs today have two or three focus modes and if you know the difference between these focus modes, and where and when to use them, you would most probably... continue reading

My workflow to post-process bird images

Probably, the most common question asked by a bird photographer is how to post-process images and what method to follow on Photoshop.I’m using Photoshop CC 2018 while processing my bird photographs and follow almost always the same method which I will share with you in this article.My Workflow to Post-process Bird Images on Photoshop CCAs I always shoot RAW, I start with double clicking the CR2 file which is the RAW file format for Canon cameras (yes, I’m a dedicated Canon user)... continue reading

Get to know the birds of Turkey - 17 - White-backed woodpecker

Hello again,It’s great to meet you in a new article on Birds of Turkey. This article’s beautiful bird can only be seen in very small area Turkey specially on the Marmara and Black Sea region. Some sightings have been reported in the Mediterranean region as well.White-backed Woodpecker - Dendrocopos leucotosThe white-backed woodpecker is a Eurasian woodpecker belonging to the genus Dendrocopos.In appereance, it is a large woodpecker mainly black and white in colouring. Vent and lower... continue reading

Get to know the birds of Turkey - 16 - Northern shoveler

Hello folks,Our visitor in this article is Northern shoveler - Anas clypeata, one of the most distinctive of the dabbling ducks by its appearance. It is a common and widespreadduck, and being migratory, it breeds in northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America, wintering in southern Europe, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Central, and northern South America.Northern shoveler’s elongated, spoon-shaped bill has comblike projections along its edges,... continue reading

Get To Know The Birds of Turkey - 15 - Scops Owl

Hello everybody,It’s been quite a long time since my last update on Birds of Turkey. Now, it’s time to continue with the series. This article’s subject is:EURASIAN SCOPS OWL - OTUS SCOPSWith sizes between 19-21 cm and wingspan around 47-54 cm, they are one of the smallest owl species. clearly smaller than Little Owl. Scops owls are typical owls mostly belonging to the genus Otus. Approximately 45 living species are known, but new ones are frequently recognised and unknown ones are still being... continue reading

Essentials of Bird Photography

Dear reader,Today, I’ll try to give you some hints about photographing birds in the field. Some of these hints are essential to good bird photographs. At the least, they might help you not be disappointed when you get back home at the end of the good bird photographing activity and see all your images have camera shakes, blurs, and out of focus situations.1 - Be patient. Patience is the key to beautiful bird photographs. It takes some time for the birds to get used to the environment in the... continue reading

Get to know the birds of Turkey - 14

Hello all,After a very long period, I'm back in the blogs with the queen of birds:MUTE SWAN - CYGNUS OLOR The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan, and thus a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Europe and Asia.Adults of this large swan typically range from 140 to 160 cm (55 to 63 in) long, although can range in extreme cases from 125 to 170 cm (49 to 67 in), with a 200 to 240 cm (79 to 94 in) wingspan.[4][12] Males are larger than females and have a... continue reading

GET TO KNOW THE BIRDS OF TURKEY - 13

Hi,This article is about a very lovely species:FIRECREST - REGULUS IGNICAPILLA The common firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) also known as the firecrest, is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. It breeds in most of temperate Europe and northwestern Africa, and is partially migratory, with birds from central Europe wintering to the south and west of their breeding range. Firecrests in the Balearic Islands and north Africa are widely recognised as a separate subspecies, but the... continue reading

MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED PHOTOS ONLINE

I have just realised that I have more than 600 hundred photos approved and online.When I first starting uploading on June, 2011, I had only a very faint idea about stock photography and selling them online.Thanks to Dreamstime, a new world is open in front of me.Below is one of my latest photographs: continue reading

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