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Numenius arquata -Kervancullugu / Curlew

Numenius arquata -Kervancullugu / Curlew
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: 2009-02-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Superb Birds, Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-18 8:30
Viewed: 6683
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Numenius arquata (L., 1758) - Kervançulluğu [TR], Curlew [EN] is the largest wader bird in its range, incl. Turkiye, with 50-57 cm in lenght.
It is a member of the family SCOLOPACIDAE (CHARADRIIFORMES) and one of three species of the genus Numenius Brisson, 1760 in Turkiye. These three species are;

.... - Numenius phaeopus - Sürmeli Kervançulluğu [TR], Whimbrel [EN],
.... - Numenius tenuirostris - İncegagalı Kervançulluğu [TR] - Slender-Billed Curlew [EN],
.... - Numenius arquata - Kervançulluğu [TR], Curlew [EN].

N. arquata is relatively common in our country, whereas other two species have been recorded very rarely. It occurs mostly in winter period.

The photograph was taken from car window during our İzmir trip. You can see another shot of same bird on Workshop. Thanks for visiting and comments.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-03-18 8:38]

Very well done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-18 8:44]

Hi Ahmet,no better point of view to shoe so well this nice and incredible bird! Excellent quality of sharpenss and colors and very interesting note too,great scoop,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

hello Ahmet
splendidly beautiful Curlew (tourlida in the Greek),
very good scene full good detail,
very good photo
best regards

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-03-18 8:53]

Hello Ahmet,

You have taken this photo from an inspired POV. You have had very good eye contact. Plumage pattern is well shown as the image is sharp and the colors looks natural.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-18 9:03]

Hello Ahmet,
What a fantastic photo of this Curlew. Amazing pose and eye-contact in very beautiful natural colours. Excellent low POV, sharp details, composition and DOF. So, a very good quality!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-18 9:17]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Bir ara Büyükçekmece gölüne geliyorlardı,iki yıldır hiç göremedim.Kuşun bütün güzelliğini gösteren bir çalışma olmuş.Kadraj,detaylar,göz teması 4/4 lük.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

A great shot, excellent dof and focus, showing good detail in the face and beak. Good colours and background. TFS regards Bill

Sevgili Ahmet ,
600 e artık iyice alıştın .
Fotoğraflarının netliği ve rezolüsyonu inanılmaz derecede arttı , ancak sonuç olarak fotoğrafı lens değil İnsan çeker diyerek te sözlerimi bitireyim .
Bizim olgunlaşmamız ve o teknolojiyi kullanma yetimizi artırabilmemizde işin özünü oluşturuyor .
Fotoğrafçı olarak ekipmanı değil öncelikle seni tebrik ederim dostum .

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-18 12:02]
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Lyi aksamlar Ahmet dostum,
A superb capture of the Curlew wading in the water taken from a fine POV with great sharpness and lighting. The composition is perfect.
Curlews nest in our area but they are not so common now.
Eline saglik,

hello ahmet
great picture
so full of details of the bird
nice composition
great sharpness
greeting lou

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-18 12:16]
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This is superb and perfectly mastered and the light is gently touching the neck of the bird. Thank you Ahmet!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-18 12:20]
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Hi Ahmet. This is a first class close up of this Curlew. This is a text book picture . With a fine pose from the side showing its long bill. Very good detail awith natural colours. Well done TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-18 13:03]
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Genial trabajo amigo,
buen foco, plumaje y hermoso pov.

saludos Ahmet.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-03-18 14:03]

Very nice capture! Gary

Hi Ahmet,
A very good capture of this Curlew.
Excellent colour and sharpness,nicely composed,with a good note.

Hello Ahmet,

Great capture.
Nice colours with fantastic details.
Light,focus and sharpness are excellent.

merhaba Ahmet
great capture of this curlew in the water
nice profil shot of a beautiful bird with great details and colors
I like his impressive beak
the WS Shot is superb too
Have a good night

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-18 22:09]

Hi Ahmet.
Both picture of this very cute bird are superb. I like all components of photo art and your skill. Wonderful soft lighting and delicate colours, excellent sharpness of the bird and blameless composition. Well done and my warm greetings.

What a handsome Curlew, Dr Ahmet!
However, the credit goes to you for capturing it with so much skill and eye for aesthetics as well as for effective perspective.
The image shows the bird in its most glorious aspect.
Well done and TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-19 5:35]

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful and elegant wader bird, which you show in a well composed and fine picture. What a log beak, but the wader wears it with a lot of dignity!
Very well done.
Thanks and best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-19 7:38]

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful natural shot - very clear and colorful. Fantastic composition and great details. Superb colors. Well done & TFS!

two excellent catches Ahmet, even though I prefer the image in WS, with shades and details more alive

best sERGIO

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-19 17:01]

Ahmet, Fantastic shot with classic view. Sharp picture of this bird with lovely details. Weldone Ganesh

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-20 2:38]

Assalamaualaikum Akhi Ahmet,
really a very sharp shot. the beautiful patterns on the body is well seen .
This well lighted subject lifts the beauty and the soft water as the background make it very lovely.
The spesies too is special, God has created as such for us to appreciate the diversity . The forms and function of existence is well spelt out in this creation.
Great presentation and indeed a plesant subject to reflect upon.
Hopefully I will be able to see or to find the fruit bats in my place. Normally here, the stay in caves.


Hi Ahmet,
A great photo with superb exposure
Well done and TFS

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2009-03-21 22:15]

hi Ahmet,
a beautiful picture of a beautiful animal, few words for a complete and interesting description, really a great work, bravo
kind regards

Salam Ahmet,

The bird is really beautiful. The beak is long and interesting. You have great focus on the subject. Very sharp and very well exposed plumage.

TFS and have a great day,


fantastci capture, TFS Ori

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