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Upupa epops - ibibik

Upupa epops - ibibik
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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
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-08 11:40
Viewed: 3526
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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Ahmet merhaba , kuşa çok iyi yaklaşmışsın ama bazı teknik sorunlar var , Workshop yaptım , ona da bak , bol şanslar.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-06-08 13:00]

Hello ahmet,
Nice fairly sharp capture of the Hoopoe. Fine action and composition, though a little too dark and Akif's WS has helped,
Otherwise nice shot!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Dr.cuğum merhaba,
Çok güzel bir ibibik. Biraz netnil sorunu var gibi ama Akif'in yaptığı WS çok hoş olmuş. Mustafa

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-06-09 6:27]

Merhaba Ahmet bey,
henüz karşılaşmadığım bu güzel kuşu çok güzel yakalamışsınız, galiba yürüyordu.
Biraz daha keskinlik iyi gidermiş, çok güzel fotoğraf. ellerinize sağlık. Selamlar.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-06-09 13:23]

HI Ahmet, I love this bird. I also shot one similar but not clear as yours. This is a very good shot. Ganesh

Salam Ahmet. This is one unique looking bird which I don't get to see here in Malaysia. Nice shot in natural environment with good exposure and clarity. Very well done and have a wonderful day at work. Best regards. Jusni

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