<< Previous Next >>

Francolinus francolinus - Turac


Francolinus francolinus - Turac
Photo Information
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: 2008-05-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Bayram's Favorites-1, BIRDS of CYPRUS, Open Up....II, Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-29 17:02
Viewed: 9796
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my dear friends,
This is second post from my second Cyprus visiting. Our field trip go very well. My studies are mainly on small mammals of Cyprus, but I carry my camera and lens always with me. Today (now, yesterday morning), we (with Barış Saydam) got up early at six o'clock and we firstly drived to Meriç (Mora) Village near Turkish portion of Lefkoşa [Nicosia] city. Our safari started at seven o'clock. It was very hot and dried all fields. We looked firstly a rabbit (Lepus europaeus) and it escaped to shadow of reed beds. We saw many species of birds and butterflies. Some of them are Papilo machaon - Kırlangıçkuyruklu Kelebek [TR], Swallowtailed Butterfly [EN] and Bubulcus ibis - Sığır Balıkçılı [TR], Cattle Egret [EN], Coracias garrulus - Gökkuzgun [TR], Roller [EN], Prinia gracilis - Yelpazekuyruk [TR], Fun-tailed Warbler [EN], Vanellus spinosus - Mahmuzlu Kızkuşu [TR], Spur-winged Plover [EN].
One of the beautiful birds and characteristic birds species for Cyprus Island, Francolinus francolinus (Linnaeus, 1766) - Turaç [TR], Black Francolin [EN] singed with loudy sound sometimes on a higher point. They quickly escaped walking into crop farms, when they saw us.
The species is a gamebird in the pheasant family PHASIANIDAE of the order GALLIFORMES.
occurs also in Turkiye, especially in Mediterranean coastal parts in Mersin and Adana provinces.
Ivan Kruys (argus) posted already another shot from Southern Cyprus. I hope you will like also mine.

I am far from my home about a week, so I'd like this post to dedicate my daughter Gökçe, my son ibrahim Göktuğ and my wife Ayşegül as a small gift from Cyprus.

Also my special thanks to Barış Saydam (buzzard), who my dear friend and another member of TrekNature.
Best wishes to all of you
Ahmet

boreocypriensis, gracious, Argus, maurydv, nikosrio, Miss_Piggy, anel, uleko, jusninasirun, zulfu, Juyona, aysem54, marhowie, eng55, dkaved, mariki, iris, SelenE, elif, holzapfe, flashpoint, bartove, skoksalan has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To SelenE: teşekkürrousettus 1 06-07 16:19
To boreocypriensis: teşekkürrousettus 1 05-29 17:31
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-05-29 17:40]

Hocam bu gercekten mukemmel olmus. Daha gecen seneye kadar Turac'in boyle guzel fotograflarinin bizden birilerinden gelecegi pek de inanilir birsey degildi.
Ellerine saglik, selamlar.

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selam to you in Cyprus!
Many thanks for this beautiful singing Black Francolin!
good pose with perfect pov to view the sharpness on the plummage with wonderful colour and details
well done
take good care and my best wishes on your trip!
greeting
Tony

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-29 21:41]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Wow!
This is fantastic, my friend!
A superb close capture of F. francolinus calling! This is perfect in every respect!
I would have liked to take a shot like this and I am putting into my favourites!
Thank you for sharing this beauty.
Best wishes to you and your family,
Ivan

  • Great 
  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-05-29 23:30]

Harika bir türün süper fotosu Ahmet bey,
kutlarım nefis olmuş..

  • Great 
  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-05-29 23:54]

Harika bir türün süper fotosu

great capture, we have them also in Israel :) TFS Ori

:DDDDD Harika bir hediye hoca umarım Ayşe bakıyordur:) Çok sevineceğinden eminim. Bana göre ülkemin en güzel kuşu. Lefkoşa tarafında görmen ilginç. Kesin ara bölgedendir. Geçen Kıbrıs arazisinde en az 4 tane önümden kaçtı. Karpazda çok var. Eline sağlık. Harika görüntülemişsin. Ivan bu fotoyu görünce çok sevinecek. Biliyorsun o da görüntülemişti. Çayırlıklar arasında olan bu hayvanı bu kadar bariz olarak açıkta görüntüleyebilmen de çok iyi. Sanırım balya üzerinde:).
Eline sağlık hoca...
Sanırım artık "Birds of Cyprus" diye bir tema açmanda fayda var. Tekrar bu güzelliği paylaştığın için teşekkürler. Ailene de güzel bir dedikasyon olmuş. Eline sağlık.

Bayram

Splendida cattura, eccellenti POV e composizione con questa bellissima posa del Francolino sopra la paglia, ottime nitidezza e definizone, molto belli i colori, splendido BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hello Ahmet.
Excellent shot,very sharp with great colors,very interesting POV,
regards,
Nikos.

  • Great 
  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-05-30 2:38]

Beautiful picture, nice colors and composition

Hallo Ahmet
This week time is critical; however...............................I cannot pass without sharing this beautiful dedication for your wife and children. It is such a lovely gesture and I am sure they appreciated it as much as you appreciate them. I just love the expression on this bird’s face. It almost looks sad in a way. I also like the small patch of white plumage on the side of its face, and the variety of patterns and colours of the plumage is amazing. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.
Anna

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-30 4:34]

hello Ahmet,
Wonderful shot of this singing Francolinus francolinus.Excellent decentred composition. I never have seen this bird before.
Cyprus seems to inspire you. Nice dedication to your family.
best regards
Anne

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-30 6:01]

Hello Ahmet,
You're posting a lovely Black Francolin from Cyprus that is much appreciated! I can almost hear it calling!! Excellent sharp capture from a fine POV and details are so sharp and colours very beautiful. I like its pose against a soft background and the composition is very fine too! You seem to be having a lovely time!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

A lovely shot, Bro!Very well seen framed and captured!
Goldy

Salam Ahmet. This is just amazing. The perch and sharpness are brilliant. Well captured in very good perch and excellent against the clear background. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

  • Great 
  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-30 8:08]

Harika poz ve harika bir çekim Ahmet Hocam. Elinize sağlık.
Mehmet

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-30 8:42]

Hola Ahmet,
excelente trabajo,
buen pov, y bella escena...
saludos amigo.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-30 10:31]

Hello Ahmet,
Very beautiful photo of this Francolin. Sharpness, colours and pose, and low POV are excellent.
Regards,
Peter

Harika tür... ellerinize sağlık Ahmet hocam...
daha nice güzel türlerin fotoğraflarını çekmeniz dileklerimle...
saygılar

Hi Ahmet,
This is an excellent pose and POV, I like it alot.
Well composed with good detail, color, exposure, and DOF.
Great BG too :)
Well done & have a nice weekend,
Howard

  • Great 
  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-05-30 21:46]

Ahmet bey enfes bir kare olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-31 3:47]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Gerçekten mükemmel.Renkler,arka plan,kuşun pozu,ışık herşey 4/4 lük.Tablo gibi.
Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-31 4:02]

Hi Ahmet ,you choose a great moment to take pic,it seem the bird are singing at opera..ehehhe..excellent quality in sharpenss and colours,perfect light,thanks for share,Luciano

  • Great 
  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2008-05-31 13:04]

Hi Ahmet,
A lovely decisive moment as you caught this beauty in full song.You caught it in good light and therefore given it nice deep warm colours.The detail is very good and your shallow DOF has made it stand out so well.
Regards, David

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-31 20:12]

Hello Ahmet

Lovely POV and DOF.
The shot has excellent depth.
Lovely colours and lighting.
well placed in the frame.
TFS

Rob

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-02 0:50]

What an interesting bird!
You've captured it very well too.
A superb singing pose (or is it more of a squawking pose?) :-)
Sharp and crisp with fine detail.
Superb exposure.
The DOF couldn't be better!

Very well done,

Joe

Hello Ahmet,

Excellent composition with a good timing. Good sharpness. Beautiful colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

  • Great 
  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-06-02 14:45]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Bu ne kadar muhteşem bir foto! Daha önce hiç görmediğim bu kuşu muhteşem yakalamışsın. Adını duymustum ama hiç tanışma şansım olmamıştı. Sayende bu eksiğimizi de giderdik. Eline sağlık. Hüseyin

Hi Ahmet,
A very impressive find in Cyprus and different from your regular posts. THis is fantastic ... the action captured of this fairly large bird. What abeuatiful song it must be and yes pheasants are generally shy birs a reason why they managed to escape at the slioghtest hint of your presence. THis is wonderful to see and in its own home i presume..is that call for a mate i wonder...superb details picked up from the plumage and the sky as Bg is quite nice.Very well done. I would like to add this to my "Open Up "Theme...

Your family must be thrilled to see this and would understand how much you miss them ...

I did a small workshop for my own learning.Hope you wont mind.
Thanks for sharing

Cheers

Merhabalar Ahmet Bey,
Nefis bir turun harika bir fotografini paylasmissiniz. Tebrikler ve selamlar

Ahmet merhaba , hemen hemen sadece Turkey fotolarına bakıyorum , bunu yeni gördüm , nefis olmuş , tebrikler .

Hi Ahmet,
nice shot indeed, beautiful composition and great action. I can practically hear it calling. These birds are easy to hear yetharder to see, so this photo deserves point also for that.
Cheers Claus

the beautiful capture francolino with multicolored feathers against a splendid BG
complimants Ahmet!

best regards sERGIO

Wonderful shot very sharp with great colors.
Best wishes,
EYAL

Buen documento de un ave que ni conocía.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Ahmet hocam tebrikler.
harika turun nefis fotografi...

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF