It's hard to believe that it's been almost a ten years when I first saw a little yellow bird in my garden eating my Zinnia flowers. I had never seen this little bird before. He was bright yellow with a touch of black on his head and wings and I thought he was a Canary. I actually thought it was one of my neighbors Canaries and that it got out of its cage. But after doing some research I found out it was the American Goldfinch the state bird of New Jersey.I was simply mesmerized seeing... continue reading
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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
Every photographer, or shall I say photography hobbyist, at some point of their life wants to take pictures of nature and wildlife that is contained within it. They all have seen gorgeous shots of wild bears, wolfs, eagles and all the others in National Geographic, and they dream of taking photos just like these. They go out into the woods for a walk carrying their camera and one or two zoom lenses hoping to take that perfect shot, until the reality hits. It is not that easy. In fact wildlife photography... continue reading
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
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
People always like photos with special angle. Certainly bird's-eye view is a very unique angle since only God has that perspective :-)1. Don't hesitate to buy a ticket to go up high. In many places, there are some top or high buildings that you could have the bird's view; but you have to buy a ticket to enter it and sometimes it is expensive. If you truly want to take some special photos you should pay for it, and it is worthy, the return will be good. I once visited Las Vegas,... continue reading
I realised last Saturday that I am an antisocial photographer. Or maybe unsociable is a kinder way of putting it. Either way, I am not sociable once I have a camera in my hand. It was my big day out to a photography event at the local Birds of Prey centre last weekend, and the evening before it suddenly struck me that everyone else would know more than me and I would look, not to put too fine a point on it, stupid. I also realised that I would have to be sociable whilst taking photographs,... continue reading
I spend a lot of time outdoors photographing. Sometimes driving for over an hour, then hiking deep into the forest to find that special image that every art director will want to buy (or at least that is my hope!).Lately, though, time and weather have not been cooperating with me.Because of this, I have found that I have been overlooking a treasure in my own backyard.Siting on my deck one evening I noticed all the activity on and around my deck.I grabbed my camera and started shooting.... continue reading
If I have to choose one subject as my favorite, it is nature photography. Unfortunatly birds are not very much into modelling, and you need to wake up early to catch them. So most of my bird portraits are a bit noisy. That makes every bird photos of mine accepted even more precious. Here are a few: green woodpecker (taken in Vienna, Austria) Sharp-shinned hawk (taken in NH, USA) Hoopoe (taken in Hungary) continue reading
The summer is approaching ... many people often go on holiday to the seaside resorts. It is known that in such places you can relax doing nothing (lying, swimming sunbathing) ... But for a person who is a photographer is also a great opportunity to develop their own hobby. On the beaches there are many interesting phenomena, there are also many interesting animals. Many birds can be interesting for shooting. continue reading
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