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Neophron percnopterus - Misir Akbabasi


Neophron percnopterus - Misir Akbabasi
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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: 2008-08-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-14 17:58
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Points: 50
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When we come back to Niğde after ten days trip to Ağrı, Ardahan, Iğdır, and Kars provinces, Ferhat showed me three vultures near Tuzluca District (Iğdır). I went out the car and I took some their shots. Unfortunately, it was very closed with dark clouds and so lighting was not good for flying birds. Sometimes such a condition gives to better white balance (exposure).
Well, Neophron percnopterus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Küçük Akbaba, Mısır Akbabası [TR], Egyptian Vulture [EN] (FALCONIFORMES: ACCIPITRIDAE) is the smallest vulture in Turkiye (Turkish name "Küçük" already means "small". Another name has same meaning with English name ["Mısır" = "Egypt"]).
The species is one of four vultures in Turkiye. These vultures are included in the subfamily AEGYPIINAE (Eskidünya Akbabaları = Old World Vultures) and they are;
*** Gypaetus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Sakallı Akbaba [TR], Lammergeier, Bearded Vulture [EN],
*** Neophron percnopterus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Küçük Akbaba [TR], Egyptian Vulture [EN],
*** Gyps fulvus (Hablizl, 1783) - Kızıl Akbaba [TR], Griffon Vulture [EN],
*** Aegypius monachus (Linnaeus, 1766) - Kara Akbaba [TR], Black Vulture [EN].

Vultures rapidly decline, at least, in Turkiye and Cyprus. Unfortunately, they dramatically extinct in this island. But in Turkiye, they still occurs in some restricted areas. N. percnopterus is the most common for us. I observed this vulture in Oltu (Erzurum), between Kayseri and Sivas, between Niğde and Aksaray, Sertavul Pass between Mersin and Karaman, and lastly in Tuzluca. The Redlist of IUCN is globally listed it as Endangered Species [EN A2abcd+3bcd+4abcd]. Even if, you can also see its photograph on main page of this web site.

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Dedication to Sernur Bağcı (alliturnam) who is a member of TrekNature from Turkiye and she posts very nice shots.

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Günaydın Ahmet Bey çok çok teşekkürler.Böyle güzel bir fotoğrafı hediye etmiş olmanız beni çok sevindirdi.Çok heybetli ve güçlü bir fotoğraf.Üstelik ilk yorumda benden:))Bugün yetiştim.Çok mutlu oldum,saygılar:)

Merhaba Ahmet Bey, cok muthıs bır kare. Ellerinize sağlık.
İyi calışmalar
Saygılarımla
Fİliz

Günaydınlar hocam.
Bu türü Karamanda da sık sık görüyorum. neredeyse hiç kanat çırpmadan uçuyorlar. Güzel bir kare... Ellerinize sağlık

Sevgili Ahmet nefiz bir zamanlı kare. Eline sağlık. İyi bir yeni hafta dileklerimle...
Bayram

Dostum bunu nasıl görmemişim hayret?
Nefis bir poz..ışık oldukça zorlamış görünüyor..
sanırım çamlıyaylada buna son noktayı koyacaz bu sefer:)
Harika bir foto olmuş..
tebrikler..

Ahmet bey cok guzel yakalamısiniz. Elinize saglik. Iyi gunler. Londra'dan selamlar...
Merih

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-09-15 4:13]

Ahmet Hocam merhaba,
Ozellikle goz temasina bayildim. Bir kere Istanbul Sariyer'de gocte gorebildim bu guzeli onda da beni pek dikkate alip yuzume bakmadi :)
Ellerine saglik, selamlar,
Fatih

Merhaba Ahmet bey,
Olumsuz hava koşullarına rağmen çok başarılı bir fotoğraf,
Elinize sağlık.

Ahmed'im,
This is a nearly perfect capture under difficult conditions; your viewpoint, focusing and composition are very good. I tried to improve your take slightly with some colour and saturation changes but can not upload it as a WS today since my daily quota is full, hope to load it tomorrow, you may even like it!
Cheers,
Mehmet

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-15 6:34]

Hello Ahmet, Lovely and beautiful capture. nice composition and lovely frame. Thanks a lot for sharing. Ganesh

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-15 7:14]

merhaba hocam
güzel bir türe iyi bir çekim
hoş da bir hediye aynı zamanda
kanat altı detayları ve görünümüyle iyi bir tanıtım karesi olmuş
ellerine sağlık
selamlar
izler

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-15 7:49]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A species of bird I dream to photograph, whether it is a young adult like this one or juvenile. This in-flight capture of the Egyptian Vulture is sharp and excellently composed in the diagonal fasion a s seen from below.
TFS this fine image my friend,
All the best,
Selamlar,
Ivan

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-09-15 9:24]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Sernur için böyle güzel bir hediye gerçekten çok hoş bir sürpriz olmuştur. Hediye veren de alan da oldukça kibar ve narin insanlar. Hediye de gerçekten ihtişamlı ve emek dolu bir kare. Elinize sağlık. Yeni karelerinizde görüşmek dileğimle. Hoşçakal.

Hüseyin

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-09-15 11:00]

Ahmet bey bunları izlemek ayrı bir kayif ellerinize sağlık.

Merhaba Hocam,
Zor şartlarda çok iyi bir görüntü almışsınız, elinize sağlık. Saygılarımla, Naşit.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-15 12:30]

Güzel bir çekim olmuş Ahmet hocam. Elinize sağlık.
Mehmet

Salamat Ahmet,

A really beautiful capture of this soaring vulture. It must have been difficult conditions. I really like it.

TFS.

Ma'a Alf Salam...akhi Ahmet.

Umar

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selam!
sorry for my delay to come to view this beautiful inflight Egyptian vulture!
good flight pattern in a diagonal composition in good sharpness, colour and details
many thanks for the sharing
greeting
Tony

Çok güzel olmuş Ahmet hocam. Elinize sağlık.
Deniz

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-16 0:57]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent in-flight capture of the Egyptian Vulture showing its impressive wing spread. Considering the poor light you did very well!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-16 7:34]

Hi Ahmet,this is a great shot,not easy to take so perfectly,the point of view make a difference,my best compliments,Luciano

Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful flying vulture. Very well composed with nice timing and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Salam Ahmet. You have been posting excellent images and I like the birds in flight spreading the full wings. Nice sharp details in pleasing framing. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

p/s: I am busy preparing myself for Haj, insyaAllah I'll be going this year. Nice to hear from you.

Hello Ahmet,
Great capture, fantastic sharpness and depth of field, nice details in the plummage and good clarity.
TFS
Angela

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-10-16 20:43]

fantastic shot Ahmet,
that wingspan is so impressive. nicely captured
Gethin

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