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
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Let’s assume you are a simple propane salesman and you desperately need a picture of a hot dog. You go to your favorite stock site, dreamstime.com, and find an image of a tasty looking hot dog. You are then given a bunch of options for download: A JPEG, PNG and a TIFF. Why are there so many different options? Before talking about specific file types, let’s talk about compression. Bandwidth isn’t free, so transmitting huge bitmap files isn’t very efficient. Most image files employ some form... 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
Tired of the same million versions of a “business man smiling in a meeting” or “customer support representative with headset”, or even the ages old “woman with salad smiling”? Fear not, there is still hope that your project will be finished in time and not look like a stock photography presentation at all.If you want to know how all you need to do is keep reading.1. Stay authentic Above I’ve enumerated a few of the best sold and most used image in stock photography worldwide. Why?... continue reading
Since the dawn of human civilization, visual representations were the first choice when people needed to narrate stories, show emotions and depict facts. There are several ancient caves that prove to us, that visual imagery was probably the first form of non-verbal communication among early representatives of our kind.Push the fast forward button and get thousands of years into the future only to realize the same things: visual representation of facts and emotions is still the number... continue reading
I love landscape photography and recently wanted to find out which photographers were famous in this area of photography. I came across the usual names; people like Ansel Adams, but I wanted to know if there were any modern day photographers who specialized in digital landscape photography which is a lot different to when Ansel was taking Black & White shots of his beloved America.Those guys used film in their cameras and only got to see the finished image after processing. This was... continue reading
Lettuce greens are so easy to grow, so nutritious, and so delicious picked fresh from the garden, that's why everyone should try to grow it. With regular watering and shade from the heat and sun you can successfully grow lettuce almost all year round. here are some of my images of lettuce grown in a hydroponic system. continue reading
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. Males are larger than females and have a... continue reading
This is the first time I ever write a Blog and following the classic advice of Mark Twain - "Write what you know" - I've decided that for my first Blog I will write about the Island that is my home, Puerto Rico. I’m always fascinated by how little some people know about this island; to the point that many don’t even know that it is U.S. territory but still, no one can deny its natural beauty and variety. The locals are friendly and through the island are attractions for every kind... continue reading
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