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Porzana parva


Porzana parva
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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: 2008-04-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gruiformes (Turnalar, Crane-like), Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-02 15:29
Viewed: 5170
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all friends
Today was nice day for me and bird observations. It was sunny after five days. Even if, I saw fresh snow on close hills two nights ago.
Between some formal meeetings and exams, I visited again my wetland near the campus. There were many birds from various many species almost everywhere. Some of them started courtship, some of them escaped, looked for some edible thing and some of them flight.
But my attention was on several ones edges of bullrushes. I saw firstly Rallus aquaticus Linnaeus, 1758 and Gallinula chloropus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Gruiformes: Rallidae). Then, I saw also another small waterfowls among them. They were Porzana parva and this species has been recorded firstly for Niğde Province and this area. But this was not only new record of today, but also Anthus cervinus (Pallas, 1811) - Kızılgerdanlı İncirkuşu [TR], Red-throated Pipit [EN] (Passeriformes: Motacillidae) was first report from Akkaya IBA [International Wetland].
Porzana parva (Scopoli, 1769) – Bataklık Suyelvesi [TR], Little Crake [EN] is one of 13 species of the genus Porzana Vieillot, 1816 and one of three in Turkiye.
Other two Turkish species of the genus, from the family Rallidae, are
** Porzana porzana Linnaeus, 1766 – Benekli Suyelvesi [TR], Spotted Crake [EN] (photo from Niğde),
** Porzana pusilla (Pallas, 1776) – Küçük Suyelvesi [TR], Baillon's Crake [EN].

I noted 139th bird species from Akkaya in my last post, March 31th. I added some new species to the list, comparing photographs I took at same day and last week and discussing their species with ornithologist friends. The number arrived to 146 species now, adding two of today.

I like to share my findings and happiness with friends and I hope that I dont disturb your time with this information.
Best regards
Ahmet

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-04-02 16:18]

Cok guzel tur, cok guzel fotograf. Bu arkadasa bu kadar yaklasmak bile buyuk basari. Nigde fotograflari son hizla gidiyor, izlemek de cok keyifli gercekten. Ellerine saglik, selamlar.

ekipmana iyice alıştınız Ahmet hocam,hakkını hatta daha fazlasını vermeye başladınız :)
tanımlamada ilk başta zorlansam da harika bir tür , bizim sazköy listesinde de var ama ben bu kadar yakından görememiştim,gözlere de bir çift objektif takmak iyi olacak;zira dürbün yetersiz kalıyor :)
ellerinize sağlık Ahmet hocam,Zonguldak a gelirseniz mutlaka sizinle tanışmak isterim...
saygılarımla

Hocam;
very nice picture

Ahmet Hocam nefis bir poz olmuş. Elinize sağlık. Selamlar.
Bahadır

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-04-02 19:18]

Bonsoir Ahmet,

Parfaite prise de cet oiseau. J'aime le voir en pleine action et les belles couleurs.
Merci.
Joseph

Ahmet hocam her açıdan çok güzel bir kare olmuş. Kuşun güzelliği ayrıca çok iyi. Elinize sağlık.
Deniz

Salam Ahmet. I can see many members from Turkey here and they have wonderful gallery with birds. You are lucky to be living in such a beautiful country which I really hope to visit one day. In TE I can see beautiful architectures and stunning countrysides too. This is a nice bird captured in natural environment. Pleasant color and good sharpness too. The notes are always useful and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni

Hello Ahmet,

Very nice picture of this little crake. Superb composition. Good POV, DOF and focus. Great light and colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-03 1:43]

A great shot of this Little Crake.
It looks like a short-billed Water Rail!
Very good composition and POV.
Superb clarity.
I think this photo could use a bit more of a sharpen but that's only a small nit.
Very good work Ahmet!
Well done,

Joe

Selam Kardeşim, bu ne güzel bir kuşmuş böyle! TN ve sayenizde bir sürü kuş görüyor ve öğreniyorum. Çekim her zmanki gibi ustaca ve renkler abartısız çok hoş duruyor. Esasen huzur verici. Eline sağlık dostum. Teşekkürler. Sağlıcakla...
Bayram

A fine capture this, Ahmet, a beautiful Crake looking for something to eat in its watery environment. Good POV, lighting and exposure, and a perfect take, hand-held, I presume?
Mehmet

Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this little crake bird. Lovely red eyes. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-04-03 8:05]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A marvellous capture of a male Little Crake in a superb pose and composition with good sharpness and detail.
This is a great to view and I thank you for sharing this fine shot of a species that is not easy to photograph as well as this.
Best wishes to you and your family,
Ivan

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-04-03 8:29]

Ahmet, Lovely shot and what a beautiful and colorful eyes. Lovely view and great pose.Ganesh

Dr nefis yaklaşmışsın. Eline sağlık. Oldukça güzel bir fotoğraf. Selamlar
Mustafa

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-03 9:57]

Hello Ahmet

Great close up image of this crake,the rails are very shy birds and I imagine crakes are similar.
The details are wonderful with rich colours and excellent plumage detail.
The eye is outstanding.
Very good POV and DOF.
Well done.
TFS

Rob

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-03 10:32]

Hi Ahmet.
What a nice natural scene and impressive magnification. Great details. Framing and DOF. Bravo, true reporter shot.
Alexei.

Merhaba Ahmet, poz cok guzel, kompozisyonu iyi ayarlamisin, detaylar iyi olmus, eline saglik, cok selamlar Necip

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-03 14:56]

Hi Ahmet,
Beautiful shot of this shy bird!¨
TFS
Ena

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selam!!
sorry a bit late for the critique on this lovely bird photo!
The image is beautiful with perfect exposure and focus in perfect details, I loved the red ring around the eye
many thanks for sharing with notes
greeting
Tony

Hello Ahmet,
Nice capture of this Little Crake. Sharp focus and nice color clarity. The action is lovely.
JC

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-04-03 22:58]

Hi Ahmet, very nice capture of this Little Crake, on the hunt. He doesn't seem bothered by you at all, he is after dinner. I really like this head down pose with the bird in action, and with some capture of his environment as well. You've captured excellent detail starting with but not ending with that eye. The colour throughout is very good.

Thanks, enjoyed! John

I really like the dynamic moment you have captured here, Ahmet. In particular, the green grass makes the red eye pop out since they are colour compliments. Well done.

slm hocam.
bu ne harika bir çekim renkler ve deseni mükemmel bir kuş türüymüş ellerime sağlık başarıların devamını dilerim.
mehmet.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-04 10:13]

Hi Ahmet,

What a fantastic looking bird with that wonderful red eye. That is quite a position he is in. Great natural colors and fine details. I love the beak with the touch of red on it. Beautiful natural setting.

Jane

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  • meo Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)
  • [2008-04-04 11:00]

Ahmet hocam oldukça ürkek olduğu halinden belli olan güzeli , güzel fotoğraflamışsın. Eline sağlık.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-04 11:14]

Hello Ahmet,
Very beautiful photo of this Crake. Sharpness and colours are great. Excellent POV and composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-04 15:25]

Hello Ahmet,
a nice close up of this bird. You got really close to catch all the wonderful detail in its plumage. he sharpness is very good and the colors look great.
TFS..Sky

Hello Ahmet, This is a wonderful image of this new bird for me.
The active feeding pose is very fine and the eye and beak colors are special. Overall good details and nicely composed. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Richard

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2008-04-05 0:18]

Merhaba Ahmet,

We see the beak and eye this is very important, together with the lovely position of the bird.
Sharpness and colours are perfect.
Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice weekend,
John.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-05 11:00]

Hi Ahmet.
Hermosa la foto. Muy bello el color rojo de los ojos, y el verde de su pico. La pose en el suelo le da valor agregado.
Interesante la nota escrita.
Saludos Ahmet.
Luis52.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-04-06 2:11]

Hello Ahmet,
You're very lucky to have a wetland so near your campus and with so many birds!! You managed to get a lovely capture of this Little Crake, a beautiful bird. Great focus on the red eye, sharp details and beautiful natural colours. I like its pose and the neatural environment too.
Many thanks and kind regards, Ulla

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent exposure and color, love the diagonal comp/pose here..
You have collected an amazing number of species, I admire your dedication mf,
Thank you,
Howard

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