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Upupa epops TRNC - ibibik

Upupa epops TRNC - ibibik
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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: 2008-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BIRDS of CYPRUS, Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-27 15:20
Viewed: 7900
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
my dear friends,
hello again,
recently, I have been in field study in Cyprus and nowadays, I can visit TN and your post less and I cant write critique most of you. sorry.
Today's post is Upupa epops Linnaeus, 1758 - İbibik, Çavuşkuşu, Hüthüt, Taraklı, Alihoroz [TR], Hoopoe [EN] from the family UPUPIDAE – İbibikler, Hoopoes near Lefkosa (Nicosia). Before dusk, we searhed owl pellets in a village and we saw it and it gave several shots for both of us, me and my friend Dr. Salih Gücel from Near East University. He was essentially a botanist, but he also started bird photography after my and Mustafa Sözen (spalaxtr)'s first visit in last October.
Additionally several people start to birding and membership of TN after mine:) This is great illness.
Well, the shot was taken under last light of the sun and I have not workshop program here. I cropped a bit (about 10%). This is one of the my first experiences with teleconverter 1.4x and focus was made manually.
My previous posts for the same species from Turkiye can be seen on fallowing links (1, WS (2))
I hope you like it.
best wishes from Cyprus.

boreocypriensis, Luis52, gracious, goldyrs, matatur, JPlumb, bahadir, spalaxtr, zulfu, iris, marhowie, jusninasirun, uleko, SelenE has marked this note useful
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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-27 15:39]

Hola Ahmet.
I am very proud to be by Your side this time My friend.
You have here a very beautiful photo, with an excellent details in all the image. Love the colors and pose of this very nice looking guy.

Hi Ahmet,

Great shot of this beautiful bird with his food
Perfect timing, sharpness and colors
great POV and good composition

TFS Thijs

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selam to you in Cyprus!
Many thanks for sharing this wonderful Hoopoe which I first encounter even with your tide schedule in Cyprus!
the image is in good sharpness, wonderful colour and details
Do take care and my best wishes to you in Cyprus!
friend Tony

lovely shot, Ahmet!Very sharp,excellent pose and great POv chosen!

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-05-27 19:36]

Hi Ahmet , this bird looks almost to be smiling about its catch :-)

a very good photograph , great focus and color , and a very nice moment. TFS

:) Hoca ülkemi, memleketimi fethettin. Çok da güzel çekmişsin. Eline sağlık. Salih kuş fotoğrafçılığına başladıysa işin iş:). Selamımı söyle.. Sağlıcakla...


This is your best shot of a Hoopoe yet Ahmet, it is finely illuminated, quite detailed and has a bug ready to eat as a bonus. Have a productive trip in Cyprus my friend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-28 2:01]

Hi Ahmet,thanks to show us this beauty so perfectly,incredible sharpenss and colours and very nice moment to take the pic,excellent work,my best compliments,Luciano

Hi Ahmet, this is a very unique looking bird. You caught the Hoopoe in good light producing excellent colour and detail on the bird. Depth of field is shallow, but you maintained very good focus on the bird itself.

Thanks, John

Selam Hocam çok güzel olmuş elinize sağlık. selamlar.

Gene harika bir kare Ahmet Hocam, her açıdan mükemmel, elinize sağlık. Bayram Hoca, siz derken KKTC'nin adım atılmadık yeri kalmadı herhalde :)

Dr merhaba,
Kıbrıs arazisi iyi başladı anlaşılan. Nefis bir ibibik. Açık renk zemin ile iyi bir kontrast oluşturmuş. Eline sağlık dostum. Selamlar,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-28 8:52]

Hello Ahmet,
Very good photo of this Hoopoe. Great colours, pose and POV. Nice composition.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-28 9:57]

Ahmet Hocam harika görüntülemişsiniz. Kıbrıs'a selamlar.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-28 11:51]

Hello, Ahmet!
A superb photo of this Hoopoe!
Excellent lighting and natural colours.
Brilliant DOF and BG.
Could be a bit sharper but that is easily done.

Well done!


Hello Ahmet,
Great capture, excellent composition and point of view, good tming with the insect in his mouth, very good sharpness and depth of field, beautiful colors and nice contrast.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-29 0:40]

Hi Ahmet,
I have found them quite a good number of times in the park where i go for my walks, but i have never been able to get a decent shot. Perhaps some day soon.
This is wonderful cpature making the best use of natural light, details very well picked up and the bee in its beak showing perfect action.The natural environment around adds to the beauty of this scene.

TFS and cheers

Hi Ahmet,
Very distinctive looking bird, nice job here.
Love the bug-n-beak pose :)
Great detail, color, DOF, and well composed.
Have a Great Weekend!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-31 20:13]

Hello Ahmet

Great capture of this unique looking bird.
The plumage shows well.
Excellent colours and detail.
The insect in the beak is a lovely accent.
Wonderful pov and dof.

Salamn Ahmet. I hope you are having a jolly time in Cyprus. Keep shooting so we can see the images later. This is super image in warm color. Excellent perch and clarity and useful notes as always. Regards and take care. Jusni

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-07 3:38]

Hello Ahmet,
The Hoopoe is one of my favourite birds so I don't know how I missed this one!! Very well-timed capture of it in a fine pose with an insect in its beak. Fine details and beautiful colours too.
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-12 23:33]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Agzinda aviyla cok guzel yakalamissiniz. Elinize saglik

Merhaba Ahmet bey:
Çok met ve güzel bir çalışma.

Merhaba hocam

Yine mükemmel bir çekim ve özel bir kare olmuş. Av avcı ilişkisine güzel bir örnek olmuş. Doğanın kanunu bu. Çok hoş renklere sahip. Detaylar çok güzel ellerinize ve emeğinize sağlık. TFS.


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