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Vanellus spinosus from TRNC for Bayram

Vanellus spinosus from TRNC for Bayram
Photo Information
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: 2007-10-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/1500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Three, BIRDS of CYPRUS, Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-21 12:51
Viewed: 5781
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vanellus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Mahmuzlu Kızkuşu [TR], Spur-winged Plover [EN] is a member of the family Charadriidae. Its name "spinosus" orignated from a spur (a small claw) hidden on anterior edge of each wing. It is similar other lapwing, but unmistakable species among them. It is breeding migratory species in South and Western Turkiye. But it passage visitor in the southernmost coast and Cyprus.
The photograph was taken in Ayluga Wetland near Gazimağusa City in TRNC, Bayram (boreocypriensis)'s hometown. I posted previously shots of Egretta garzetta - Küçük Ak Balıkçıl (Little Egret) and Tachybaptus ruficollis - Küçük Batağan veya Yumurtapiçi (Little Grebe) from same wetland. The bird was far away about 15 m.
This shot was taken on hand bird in distance about 15 m, and also was cropped hardly. Sorry for noisy BG and I try to decrease noisy by PhotoScape and I added as Workshop.
Best wishes all of you.

nglen, boreocypriensis, Luis52, zulfu, bahadir, Jamesp, aysem54, Argus, matatur, Alex99, Necipp, uleko, cicindela, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-21 15:34]

Hola Ahmet.
Bella foto, exelentes colores no solo del ave, sino tambien del entorno que lo rodea.

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Very good pose captured at the right moment on this inflight Plover!
a very beatiful colour pattern on the bird with good clarity and details
a good notes comes with the good image
have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-02-21 18:19]

Ahmet Hocam elinize sağlık. çok güzel olmuş. Bayram Hocama da güzel bir hediye olmuş. Ancak bildiğim kadarıyla hocamın kuşlarla pek ilgisi yok, o bir sürüngenfilik:) Tekrar elinize sağlık...

Ahmet Hocam elinize sağlık. Güzel bir kare. Sağlıcakla,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-21 22:02]

Hi Ahmet

Great action shot - good eye contact, detail and colour.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-21 22:30]

Hello Ahmet,
Don't have much time today, so I'm just marking
this beautiful capture..


Hi Friend:) Thanks a lot for your pleasant dedication and you can sure that I liked this "kızkuşu" as a nice gift friend! Perfect shot and wonderful details from my homeland. TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-22 8:20]

Merhaba Ahmet,
The WS eliminated most of the noise and though this is a little soft it is a fine in-flight capture of the Spur-winged Plover. I like the downbeat position of the wings and the composition against the OOF natural BG is great. As this was taken in Cyprus this is a fine dedicatiobn for our friend Bayram.
Thanks for sharing this fine image my friend,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-22 9:18]

Ahmet lovely shot of this flying bird. Nice details and nice details. Ganesh

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-22 9:42]

Hi Ahmet.. I see so many new bird on TN I say thanks for this one. you have captured a good inflight shot with good detail and natural colours. with good notes too.well done TFS.

Very nice and detailed capture Ahmet, Bayram would love it, however seeing his post today, a bouquet of flowers should also do nicely!
Have a fine weekend my friend.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-22 10:20]

Hi Ahmet.
Excellent attempt of flying shooting. Amazing timing and superb pose of the of the bird. I also like impressive BG of the image. Despite the contrast coloration of the bird you have exposed image very well. My compliments and best regards.

Merhaba Ahmet cok guzel yakalamisin zamani, kanat poz guzel olmus, goz ve bakis iyi. Eline saglik selamlar Necip

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-22 12:36]

Hello Ahmet

Another excellent in flight shot.
Good motion displayed with very good details and focus.
The lighting and colours are natural and well saturated.
Very well composed.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-02-22 14:39]

Merhaba Ahmet bey bakış ve kanat çok güzel olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-23 1:49]

Hello Ahmet,
I can't recall seeing many shots of Plovers in flight! This is beautiful and I like it even though the background is rather noisy. Good focus on the red eye and the wings look beautiful here.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Ahmet!
Very interesting and unusual bird presentation! I think, I have not seen this species before. Also a nice dedication to Bayram, especially that picture was taken in Cyprus :)
According to the technique I have to say that bird photography is not known for me. But I believe that photographing flying birds is not easy. So even if a little better DOF would be good, this is still a very good photo as for me :)
Friendly yours,

Salam Ahmet,

Another excellent capture of bird in flight. Wonderful fight in graceful wings and yet retaining superb sharpness in the head and eye. I like this and most of your work Ahmet. Well done and have a wonderful weekend.


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