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spermophilus xanthoprymnus


spermophilus xanthoprymnus
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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: 2007-06-13
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Türkiye (Turkey), Mammals in Turkiye & the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-13 8:38
Viewed: 5016
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gelengi "Gelengi [TR]" or "Anatolian Ground squirrel" (Spermophilus xanthorpymnus) and A Short Story
It is the most commonly in central and eastern Anadolu. In these areas, many people think that these animals were field mice. So, many animals were killed for protection crops. In actually, they are ground squirrels, not field mice. And also, like on this shot, they feed mainly natural grassland, not cultivated.
Villagers in Niğde tell a story about these beautiful animals. It is in Turkish . I will try to translate fallowing story to English. I hope you will be pleasure.

After the public story,
A farmer starts war against gelengi which disturbed his crops and goes to his farmland. He is angry and decide to kill all animals. But the farmer saw that gelengi stand up, imploringly.
He changed his mind and said: "even if my daughter-in-law of 20 years has not implored and stand up in the front of me. Continue eating please, you are holding in high esteem to me more than her. Then, he gave up killing and leaved all crop to gelengis as a gift.
A known, exception for this farmer, this behavior, (stand up and hold hands together) is characteristic for gelengi :)

The animal on photograph was lactating female.
Thanks for contribution to Akif Aykurt (raptorman).

iris, dew77, ridvan, spalaxtr, alguazul, SelenE, izler, elif has marked this note useful
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nice pose colors are a little washed out,i'd increase contrast, and focus is a little soft.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-13 15:19]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Doğada şimdiye kadar hiç görmedim bu sevimli yaratığı.Pozlama,kadraj ve kompozisyon başarılı olmuş.Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

Ahmet merhaba , verdiğin bilgiler ve güzel fotoğrafın için teşekkürler , bol şanslar.

Dr,
Senin gelengi de çok güzel olmuş. Eline sağlk. Elinde bir şey tutmuş yiyor galiba ama bitirmiş gibi. Görünmemiş. Erzurum'dan selamlar. Mustafa

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-06-14 5:08]

Ahmet I like the pose and the way it is pleading. Very well done Ganesh

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-14 12:46]

merhaba ahmet bey; her gün rastlayamadığımız vahsi doganın bu sevimli hayvanını cok güzel pozlamissiniz, renkler ve detaylar cok hos, kimbilir rabbim nice güzel hayvanlar yaratmis zaman geçtikçe görecegiz, bize böylesine ilginc ve ender türleri gösterdiginiz için tesekkurler
ridvan puan sonra:)

I have not ever known about these anatolian ground squirrels. A good story and picture.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-15 6:09]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Bu obur ufakliklar ne zaman gorsem mutlaka birseyler yerler :o) Kompozisyon ve renkler guzel olmus. Ellerinize saglik.
Selamlar

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-21 11:22]

merhaba ahmet
oldukca guzel ve sevimli bir memeli turunu daha doyurucu bilgi vererek bizlere sunmussun
kompozisyonu, pozu, bakis acisi, renkleri ve detaylari oldukca basarili olmus
dogrusu birebir canli olarak ben de gormemistim
eline saglik
selamlar
izler

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  • akazemi (111)
  • [2007-06-26 17:31]

Salam Ahmet
Nice shot with good composition
allah amanindan

Abdolreza

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