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Upupa epops - ibibik-new edition

Upupa epops - ibibik-new edition
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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: 2007-06-08
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-10 3:33
Viewed: 3856
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two days ago, I uploaded Upupa epops's this photograph. It was a bit soft and sharpnessless. After your critiques and comments, I resubmit it with Akif Aykurt (Raptorman)'s workshop by the Photoshop software.
Thank you very much for his cordial interesting and helps. So, I'd like dedicate this shot to Akif.

Upupa epops L., 1758, İbibik, Çavuşkuşu or Hüthüt [TR], Hoopoe [EN] is a member of the family Upipidae of the order Coraciiformes. However, this family was separated from Coraciiformes as a new order, Upupiformes, by Sibley and Ahlquist.
It is the only extant member of its family, although what are now considered subspecies, such as the resident African form U. e. africana, were formerly sometimes given specific status.

Hoopoes in human culture
The Hoopoe featured in Greek mythology. Once a man, Tereus was transformed into the form of a Hoopoe. The character featured prominently in Aristophanes' Birds.
In Islam, the Hoopoe is associated with King Solomon who spoke with animals, ( in Arabic the Prophet Suleyman ) and he tells him of the Queen of Sheba and her magnificent land. Quran 27:20-28.
In classical Chinese poetry, the Hoopoe is depicted as a celestial messenger often bearing news of the spring. The Hoopoe is generally considered auspicious in China thanks to its unique beauty.
A hoopoe figures centrally in The Conference of the Birds, one of the central works of Sufi literature.
A fantastical mechanical Hoopoe with telepathic powers is featured in Salman Rushdie's book, Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
Hoopoes and their bloods are often called-for instruments in many medieval Western magical practices, often associated with various kinds of divination and necromancy.
In his Little Black Bird Book, Bill Oddie facetiously claims that hoopoes are only ever seen on vicar's lawns.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-10 4:05]

Hi Ahmet,

I like this hoopoe,a colorfull bird well captured with good colors and sharpness,tfs


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-10 5:57]

A very good clear image of the Upupa, Ahmet.Interesting pose and the absolutely good amount of details.
Very well done.
TFS & cheers

Hello Ahmet , thank you very much for your gift to me , good luck and good photos .

Hello Ahmet,
Great portrait, with this Hoopoe good natural colors and sharpness TFS best regards/Lawhill

Dear Ahmet, very beautiful picture, you have a amazing set of collections. I went through your site after your comment on my deer posting.
with best regards.vab.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-10 15:55]

A wonderful capture and excellent job, Ahmet!
I like a lot this bird with that crest and beak and beautiful plumage and you caught it from an excellent point of view in a funny pose. Good sharpness and composition, and nice framing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-11 4:13]

Hi Ahmet, I love this bird. The long beak and the head. Lovely eye contact and sharp focus.
TFS Ganesh

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-11 16:31]

hi ahmet: very close up capture of this lovely bird, splendid colours with nice Bg, good composition and pov TFS well done.

Good contrast of the white.

La abubilla es un ave muy interesante y la has captado con todo su color

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-11 17:58]

Yes Ahmet, this is a major improvement from previous post of this species. Focus is sharp with excellent detail. Exposure is outstanding with very vivid colors of brown, black, and white. That is a beautiful color combination and this is a very interesting bird with a remarkable beak and head crest.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-11 23:14]

Hello Ahmet

A very good shot of this hoopoe.The focus and details are very good,.The colour saturation is well done.Well composed in natural surroundings.TFS


Beautiful. What a wonderful, strange looking bird.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-12 8:28]

HI Ahmet. This is a very good shot now. good colours and detail .he is a unusal bird, one i have not seen. A nice POV and DOF . well done TFS.


Selamlar Ahmet
Diger fotograftan çok daha güzel ve kusursuz elinize saglık.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-13 4:57]

Merhaba Ahmet bey,
Bu haliyle daha guzel olmus.Cekim aciniz ve kompozisyon cok guzel. Elinize saglik.

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