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Gallinago gallinago - Sucullugu/Snipe


Gallinago gallinago - Sucullugu/Snipe
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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: 2007-09-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-13 18:46
Viewed: 4369
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gallinago gallinago (Linnaeus, 1758) – Suçulluğu [TR], Common Snipe [EN] is a member of the family Scolopacidae an done of two species of the genus Gallinago Brisson, 1760 in Turkiye. Other species is Gallinago media Latham, 1787 – Büyük Suçulluğu (Great Snipe). Both of them is wading birds and live in marshy habitat and they like to hide since hunting pressure and they are shy birds.
When I took this capture, lying down among the Flowering Rushes (Butomus umbellatus) and waited, wearing comouflaged coat. Since my camera on the ground, I could capture it at the eye level.

Several words also were written for Turkish readers about the species
Gallinago gallinago – Suçulluğu: Boy 25-27 cm. Parlak kahverengi üzerine krem rengi çizgili, başı ise krem ve siyah çizgilidir. Göğsü benekli, karnı bembeyaz ve çizgisizdir. Uçuş sırasında firar hattı beyaz olan kanatları koyu, kuyruğu kızıl, aşağı yönelik gagası uzundur. Bataklıklarda en çok bulunan çulluk türüdür. Sazlık, bataklık yerler, akarsu kıyıları, göl ve göletlerin kenarlarında bulunur. Genelde Türkiye’nin batısında kışlar, doğusunda kış göçleri boyunca görülür.

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Salam Ahmed,

I have never seen bird like this even on picture. The beak is amazingly long even from a rear shot. Excellent sharpness as you always did and the reflection and the pose here is very unique and yet pleasant to see. I like it!

Well done and thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Jusni

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-13 19:51]

Hi Ahmet,
I will be back with a proper critique.
Sumon

Hello Ahmet,
very nice shot,very good composition and point of view, nice sharpness and good depth of field.
Angela

great-striking pic, tFS Ori

Hi Ahmet,
At this angle the Common Snipe seem to have impressive beak. The low pov and reflection are wonderful. Also nicely composed. Very well done and TFS.
JC

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-02-13 21:56]

Hi Ahmet, I've got to say, I like your technique. A little unorthodox maybe, and uncomfortable for you, but you have an excellent position on this Snipe. The composition is very good, giving us this low down "birds eye" view of his back with excellent detail to be found in the feathers. The turned head is perfect giving us his eye and that wonderful long beak, and he's looking to the left, where you've left some room - excellent. Contrast and colour in this shot is exceptional. Finally I'm looking at the water, and the colour is good and the reflection is good. I normally like a frame to wrap up a shot but in this case, with this type, you've cut into the reflection of the birds head. Perhaps a different type would have served you better. Very excellent shot though.

Thanks, John

Hi Ahmet

:)))) it is like pinoqio for me. very nice shot and perfect POV. I like the low view and complete shadow of the bird. nice composition as well.
well done
TFS

babak

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-13 23:42]

Hi Ahmet

Superb low POV and excellent pose. You have captured the detail very well. I also really like the reflection.

James

Ahmet merhaba , ne gaga varmış bu kuşta yaw :) yansımasıyla birlikte güzel bir fotoğraf , eline sağlık .

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-14 2:09]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Gagasi cok hos. Pinokyo gibi duruyor :o)Yansimalar, cekim aciniz ve renk tonlariyla guzel bir fotograf.
Selamlar

Hi Ahmet

Excellent potrait of this snipe. The light is superb, with a lovely catch light and a beautiful fuzzy, but clear reflection in the water.

TFS and Best
Ravi

Hi Ahmet

Great shot of this snipe.
Excellent low-down POV. Great sharpness and pose, well composed.

Chris

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-14 4:30]

Striking image Ahmet!
The POV is fabulous!
Very sharp and crisp.
Nice lighting.
I like the shallow DOF.
Very good work!
Cheers,
Joe

Great capture with an excellent low POV. Good detail and light! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-02-14 5:28]

Merhaba Ahmet,
You have a fine series of wader shot standing in the water and this one of the Common Snipe is also excellent. It stands out so well against the BG with good sharpness portraying a fine pose and seen from a great low POV. The reflection i´s a fine bonus in this composition.
Great shot my friend, and thanks for sharing it,
Ivan

Dr gagadan kuyruğa kadar güzel bir netlik sağlanınca bu açıdan nefis bir fotoğraf olmuş. Epeyyyce alcak bakışaçısı da ayrı ir güzellik katmış fotoğrafa. Güzel yansıma da işin bonusu olmuş. Tebrikler. Selamlar
Mustafa

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-02-14 7:59]

Hello Ahmed,
We get Snipes here too and I love to see and hear this bird displaying and vibrating its feathers high up in the air making a wonderful sound and performance. It's hard to get near them and you were really clever getting this shot from such a low POV and so close. I like its pose and the reflection in the water. Fine sharpness and colours too. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-14 8:35]

Hi Ahmet,

A great capture of this snipe and its reflection,well captured with a low POV,tfs

Paul

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-02-14 9:10]

Ahmet bey bakışı ve yansıması ile harika olmuş tebrikler.

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selam!!
a very good close up with a low pov to enjoy the total sharpness, good colour and details on the Snipe!
good notes and many thanks to share
greeting from NZ
Tony

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-14 11:33]

Hi Ahmet. A good POv in this close u[p of the Snipe. Just like the angle of the head. good detail and natural looking colours.with a pleasing DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.
Nick..

Selamlar Ahmedim! Bu çullukarı her yönden gördük sayenizde:) Bir bu poz kalmamıştı:) Eline sağlık sevimli de olmuş maşallah. Teşekkürler. Sağlıcakla...
Bayram

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-14 12:24]

Hello Ahmet,
Another beautiful waterbird. This time the Snipe. Great sharp details and again a very beautiful low POV. Very good DOF, reflection and natural colours.
Regards,
Peter

hocam merhaba
şu güzelim kuşların resmini ancak sizin gibi bir profosönel bir hoca çeke bilir resmin güzelliği kuşun üzerindeki deseni ne kadar net bir şekilde çekmişsiniz ellerine sağlık
mehmet

Hi Ahmet,

Nice capture with very good POV, wonderful background and reflection! The pose is maybe not the most attractive, but it's the bird who chooses... Very well done! Thank you,

Eugene

Wonderful image, Ahmet.
I do like the point of view.; it is very low and effective here..
Further on I do like the extraordinary pose; you photographed at a decisive moment apparently..
Well done
TFS
Annick

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-14 15:30]

Selam Ahmet,
Lovely shot of this nice bird!
Good details and compo!
TFS
Ena

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-14 20:01]

Hello Ahmet

A lovely capture of this snipe.They are very shy birds over here.
A wonderful low POV with excellent DOF.
The reflection is super.
Very good lighting and colours.
The over the shoulder,while walking pose gives a terrific view of the plumage,markings and of the eye.
TFS

Rob

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-15 0:31]

Hi Ahmet.
Funny POV and nice pose of the bird. I like pictured scene a lot and its present refined colour tones with crisp sharpness of the bird image and its cute reflection. Well done and TFS.
Alexei.

Hola Ahmet,
Interesting POV for this snipe, but obviously you couldn't escape from its attention! The cotinuum of the foreground in the background is very nice too.
Mehmet

Hello Ahmet!
I am sorry for delay :)
Beautiful picture of very interesting bird species. Note as always is very informative and professional, but this time technique is my favourite part of this presentation. Lovely, warm and delicate colours, beautiful sharpness and water reflection, fantactic BG! My best congratulation because of the final effect!
Friendly yours,
Radomir

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