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Actitis hypoleucos - Deredudukcunu


Actitis hypoleucos - Deredudukcunu
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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: 2007-09-22
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-15 16:09
Viewed: 3325
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nowadays, I uploaded some scolopacid wading birds, e.g. Limosa limosa, Calidris ferruginea and Gallinago gallinago.
The family Scolopacidae is represented by 29 species in 11 genera in Turkiye. Of these genera, Actitis Illiger, 1811 consists of two species and they occurs also in our country.
Today's post is Actitis hypoleucos (Linnaeus, 1758) – Dere Düdükçünü [TR], Common Sandpiper [EN].
Other species Actitis macularia (Linnaeus, 1766) – Benekli Düdükçün [TR], Spotted Sandpiper [EN] is unpredictable visitor from North America and a very rare vagrant in Europe and Turkiye.
Both of them are distinguished from similar waders, e.g. Tringa spp. by a white virgo or loop shape in front of the bend of the wings. Additionally A. hypoleucos with white belly is different from A. macularia with copious spotting on its underparts (hypo already means "under(part)", leuco from "white" and macula from "spots"). It is summer breeding visitor in Eastern Karadeniz (Black Sea) and Eastern Turkiye, whereas it is passage visitor in other parts of the country.
The photograph was taken Bucakçayır vicinity in suburban of Niğde City on September 22th, 2007. I posted previously some shots from this place with small pond and wet grassland. Nowadays, this small wetland is wetter, but mostly frozen since it is underzero in daytime, often 15-20 C under zero at night. I captured this shy bird, lying down on muddy ground on edge of the small pond. I waited among rushes and grasses without sound. Unfortunetly it stopped in a point, conrastring light. I hope you will find my shot enough for the species.

I also added fallowing paragraph about A. hypolecos for Turkish readers.
Actitis hypoleucos – Dere Düdükçünü: Boy 19-21 cm. Kısa bacakları, kuyruk sallaması ve kendine has uçuşuyla tanınır. Öteki düdükçünler gibi uçarken yukarı tırmanmaz; alçaktan ve suya yakın uçar; kanatlarını kürek çeker gibi çırparak aşağı doğru tutar. Sırtı yeşil-kahverengi, göğsü ortada daha beyaz olup, açık kahverengimsi, karnı beyazdır. Kanadının ön tarafında kanca şeklinde çok belirgin bir beyazlık vardır. Kanat çizgisi uzun ve beyazdır. 0-4000 m arasındaki rakımlarda, bitki örtüsü zengin olan tatlısulu temiz göller, sakin akan veya durgun nehirler kenarları, korunaklı sahillerde ürer ve barınır. Limanlarda da görülür. Daha çok Doğu Anadolu’nun doğusu ve Doğu Karadeniz’de üreme göçmeni; diğer yerlerde (keza Akkaya’da) ziyaretçidir.

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Hello Ahmet,
Effective low point of view.
Well done
TFS
Annick

hello ahmet,
lovely capture, the reflections make the composition nice, liked the pov and the lighting,
well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2008-02-15 17:30]

Dr. Ahmet,

A very good pic of Common Sandpiper, with very low POV. A you lying on the ground? :-)
Lovely reflection, and I love the stillness and calm water.
That fast 1/1250 seconds shutter freeze the water flowing from the bird's beak.
Salam,
/Tabib/.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-02-15 17:42]

Ahmet,
Beautiful photo, and at eye level as well. Very fine details, good composition, love the reflection. Wonderful notes too. TFS
Ron

Hello ahmet,
very nice composition and point of view,excellent sharpness and depth of field,good colors and light.very nice reflections.
Angela

Hello Ahmet,

Very nice picture of this bird. Very nice composition. Very good timing. Good sharpness. Very nice light and colours.
Cheers,

Mariki

Hello Ahmet,
The timing of this shot is wonderful. Beautiful lighting. Very nice composition.
JC

Salam Ahmet,

Another beauty delivered in superb sharpness and clarity. The reflection and light falling on the body is just perfect. Well timed shot in pleasant cropping for us here. Have a wonderful weekend and best regards.

Jusni

Hi Ahmet,
A lovely capture of this beautiful common sandpiper bird. Very well composed with lovely details and a very good POV and action. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Bu "altıbeyaz" düdükçünü çok iyi yakalamışsın Ahmet, koyu geriplan önünde çok hoş öne çıkmış, sudaki yansıması da "cabası" olmuş! Çok hafif bir netlik sorunu var gibi ama çekimin kalitesinden birşey götürmüyor. Sağolasın.
Mehmet

kompozisyon çekim açısı bence çok başarılı...
ellerinize sağlık Ahmet hocam
saygılarımla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-16 8:52]

Hello Ahmet,
Wow, this is very beautiful. Light, colours, sharpness, composition, reflection and low POV are excellent. Very good timing. Beautiful dark BG.
Regards,
Peter

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-02-16 9:09]

Ahmet, you are just getting super better every time. This is just a beautiful shot and excellent moment. Lovely view. ganesh

Hi Amhet,
This looks like a painting! Lightning is beautiful and you caught a very nice action. Reflection and composition, exposure and details are outstanding. This is very, very nice. Thanks!
Claudine

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-16 16:09]

Hi Ahmet

Great low POV with superb light. The reflection adds the finishing touch.

James

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet!
Selam!
super low pov with a beautiful reflection!
very good exposure and focus in sharpness with details
TFS and best regards
Tony

Hacı bu çok tatlı poz! nefis!!!! Eline sağlık. Selamlar...

Hi Ahmet,

Very nice photo with frozen movement and beautiful reflection! Thank you,

Eugene

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-02-18 2:38]

Hello Ahmet,
Another excellent capture of a wader in beautiful light. I like the low POV and details are very sharp with a nice soft reflection in the water.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-02-18 15:18]
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Bu resim de harika Ahmet Hocam. Elinize sağlık. Selamlar.
Mehmet

Ahmet Hocam sudaki yansımayla adeta büyüleyici bir görüntü olmuş. Elinize sağlık.
Bahadır

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