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Vanellus leucurus - Akkuyruklu Kizkusu

Vanellus leucurus - Akkuyruklu Kizkusu
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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: 2012-01-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, SanDisk 16GB 600x
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-24 15:58
Viewed: 3799
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vanellus leucurus - Akkuyruklu Kızkuşu [TR], White-tailed lapwing, White-tailed Plover [EN] is a beautiful waterbird. Its Turkish, Scientific and English names come from white tail (leucos (L): white + ura (L): tail). Formerly it was a breeding bird in Turkiye. Recently, it has been seen rarerly. I found it in Dubai Pivot (UAE) near Dubai Airport. The area is one of the most important bird areas of the country. There are many bird species here, including Critical Endangered Vanellus gregarius.
This shot was taken from the car window, when it exercises for its wings. I hope you will like it.
Thanks for visiting and comments.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-11-24 17:53]

Hello Ahmet,
A wonderful presentation of this cute little lapwing. Love the streached out wing pose and gorgeous colors. The contrasting black and white wing really draws your attention and his long yellow spindly legs make him look like he is on stilts. Focus is tac sharp and exosure is right on the money. Well done!!

it's a beautiful, neat shot, Ahmet. excellent DoF, good clarity and good exposure. you seem to have handled both the black and white shades nicely. and then this mood! well done.

You have captured some wonderful nature images in the UAE and this Lapwing from there is a novelty for me, Dr Ahmet.
It is a wonderful picture of the bird stretching its wing and standing on one leg. The ambient light is just perfect.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-11-24 22:55]

Günaydin Ahmet dostum,
A superb capture of Vanellus leucurus stretching its wing. The superb lighting, composition, sharpness, colours and details all contribute to a top shot. The car window is great to take such shots.
Cok tesekkür ederim,

Very interesting species Ahmet! I have seen it twice. The last one was in April. I will post a photo soon. Your photo is great as always!!

Hi Ahmet,
what a nice photo of this bird. I must say very interesting bird. It has an unusual length of wings! You captured nice scene. Perfect composition.
Have a nice Sunday,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-25 0:53]

Hello Ahmet,
Attractive photo of this lapwing in a very nice pose with its stretched wing. Good timing. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Taken from a perfect low POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-25 1:50]

Hi Ahmet,a spectacular capture of this big plover,the wings position is very very original and makes the difference,magnificent details,colors and exposure,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-25 5:53]

Hello Ahmet,
Special and vivid bird-picture, I love the pose of this beautiful Vanellus leucurus which you found close to Dubai-airport. Must have taken himself for a plane..
Perfect sharpness, beautiful colors and well framed.
Thanks for this fine posting

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-11-25 6:17]

Hi Ahmet,
Excellent point of view with a very good moment captured.
Nice light and colours with excellent sharpness details.
Very good composition and blurred background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ahmet,
An excellent capture with great sharp details and wonderful light,perfect composition with a nice pose.My regards_Joy

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
A terrific capture with beautiful coloration, details & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with a very attractive POV. Great work & TFS. Best Salam & regards!


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-11-25 9:32]

Diğerleri gibi bu da nefis bir saptama olmuş, Ahmet bey, .. kutlarım, .. asal objenin odaklamasındaki beceri, an’lama, arka plânın ezik boşluğu ve etkili pozlama ortaya seyri doyumsuz bir kare çıkarmış.
Selâmlarımla ..

Nuri / Belçika

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-25 9:39]

Hello my friend
Another beautiful composition.Perfect low point of view and razor sharp image with amazing plumage details.Great natural colours and light.Blur background is also very nice.Great work and
TFS Michel

Hello Ahmet
Wonderful capture of this species.Great low POV,excellent cose composition,wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good Sunday!
Best regards

posture really difficult to photograph,Ahmet
always great details and clear explanatory note
thanks sERGIO

Hello Ahmet
beautiful photography, great timing, excellent POV.
Excellent sharpness, compliments
Hello Vanni

Ciao Ahmet, lovely bird in nice standing pose, superb sharpness, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-11-26 8:15]

Excellent picture, great sharpness, color, light, composition plus the moment and position of the bird. Congratulation. Saludos.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-11-28 18:06]

Hola Ahmet, una hermosa foto de una bella especie bien comgelado en un momento muy especial; me gusta mucho la composición de la toma, color, luz y entorno, además del ave que no conocía...saludos.

Merhaba hocam,
Muhteşem bir tür ve enfes bir sunum. Tebrikler

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-27 0:58]

Salam and Merhaba MF Prof. Ahmet,
what a view. so pretty in colours ans so exciting in its action. The details and colours are great...you have composed it greatly.
Like the clean image so much.


great rare bird, nice pose, TFS Ori

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