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Anas querquedula - Cikrikcin for Fevzi


Anas querquedula - Cikrikcin for Fevzi
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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: 2009-04-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-04 9:11
Viewed: 5452
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The dabbling (surface) duck genus Anas (ANSERIFORMES: ANATIDAE) is represented by eight species in Turkiye. These species as fallow:

...- Anas penelope - Fiyu [TR], Wigeon [EN],
...- Anas falcata - Büyük Çamurcun [TR], Falcated Teal [EN],
...- Anas strepera - Boz Ördek [TR], Gadwall [EN],
...- Anas crecca - Çamurcun [TR], Teal [EN],
...- Anas platyrhynchos - Yeşilbaş [TR], Mallard [EN],
...- Anas acuta - Kılkuyruk [TR], Pintail [EN] (WS1, WS2),
...- Anas querquedula - Çıkrıkçın [TR], Garganey [EN],
...- Anas clypeata - Kaşıkgaga [TR], Shoveler [EN].

I already posted three species of this group (my shots can be seen clicking links on species names). This forth one and it is Anas querquedula - Çıkrıkçın [TR], Garganey [EN]. The Turkish vernacular name "Çıkrıkçın" comes from its sound like sound of a "spinning wheel". The word querquedula in Latin, means a kind of waterfowl, in turn from Greek kerkithalis (κερκιθαλις), of the same meaning. Thought to be onomatopoeic of the bird's call like Turkish name.
The duck on the shot was a male in breeding plumage, with a conspicuous white stripe over each eye and down the back of the head. Females similar to ones of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) with brownish colors. But both of them can be easily identified with their sizes. Because Garganey is a small sized duck; whereas Mallard is the largest one of dabbling ducks.
This duck is strictly summer migratory in Turkiye from March until October. It breeds in much of Europe and western Asia and winters in southern Africa and Australasia.
The shot was taken on the edge of Akkaya Dam Lake located in our university campus. We (with Mustafa Sözen (spalaxtr)) captured in the early morning (almost nearly sunrise) it by camera on ground. So, I could supply low POV. I suggest to low view especially all waterbirds on water.

I'd like to dedicate this post to my dear friend and my citizen Fevzi Yapıcı (fyapici) who is a master photographer, especially on flowers, butterflies and landscapes. I hope he will enjoy to see it
. Thanks for visiting.

horias, elif, goatman04, marianas, KOMSIS, nglen, siggi, Argus, fyapici, eng55, skoksalan, jaycee, Jamesp, nasokoun, Noisette, uleko, MMM has marked this note useful
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-04 9:14]

Hi Ahmet
Wonderful capture this lovely Anas!
Great details and colors.
Congratulation!
Horia

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2010-02-04 9:33]
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Sayın Hocam,
Çok güzel bir kare..Gözlem kayıtlarızdan gördüğüm kadarıyla Akkaya hala güzel..Eklediğiniz birbirinden güzel kareleri, nasıl methedeceğimi şaşırdım:)
Elinize,emeğinize sağlık..
Selam ve saygılarımla..
Elif

This is a beautiful one, Ahmet,
wonderful design on the ploumage, thanks, I like it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Salam Akhi Ahmet,

A great capture of this colorful Anas with very nice details & setting. Well taken & presented.

Best regards & shukran katheeran

Umar

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-04 10:10]

Hello Ahmet
A fine capture of garganey taken with low POV, natural colors and good details
Regards
Razvan

Ahmet
Wonderful this duck!
Great details and colors.
Mariana

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-02-04 10:16]

Ahmet bey selamlar,
Şirin bir ördek kompozisyon ...
Bakış açınız ve detaylar çok şık.
Emeklerinize sağlık,
Seyfi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-04 10:18]

Hi Ahmet. A fine picture of the Cikrikcin Duck a bird i have not seen . You have been able to get a good close up with the 600 mm lens. All with fine detail and natural colours. well taken TFs.
Nick..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-04 10:37]

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful photo of this Garnagey. We see them here in the warmer periods, from March till October. Great low POV. Good sharpness, details and natural colours. Nice grey contrasting BG.
Regards,
Peter

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-04 11:51]

Hello Ahmet
A beautiful duck and well captured. Great composition, the POV is really good. Very good sharpness and plumage details.
Best regards Siggi

hello Ahmet
super picture with soft BG.and good details of the duck
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Selam dostum,
türün enfes bir karesi olmuş.
bak bende isterem ha..
kendine iyi bak..selamlar..

amazing capture, bravo! greetings Ori

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-04 12:24]
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Ayi aksamlar Ahmet,
A fine capture of a male Anas querquedula taken from a great low lateral POV with nice sharpness and colours. the colour of the water and the OOF natural BG make it almost seem that it is swimming in the air.
Tesekkürler ve eline saglik dostum,
Ivan

Hello Ahmet,
Another excellent picture with nice colors and great details. Lovely picture.
Regards,
Mircea

Sevgili Ahmet Kardeşim,

Çok ama çok teşekkür ederim. Çok güzel bir kuş va bana çok güzel bir hediye oldu. Ne diyeceğimi şaşırdım inan. En çok da sayfa açık olduğu halde görmekte geciktiğim için kendime kızdım :)

Bir de nasıl gördüğümü de söyleyeyim de gül :D, bizim hanım bakıyordu ekrana ve "baksana biri çok çirkin fevzi yazmış" dedi. Gelip baktım, evet öyle yazıyordu (şartlı refleks) ama yandaki latince kelimelere bi daha baktım ki çirkinin yanında for da yazıyor. Sonra yükleyene baktım ki sen ne olup bittiğini o an anladım ama ailecek koptuk. :) Allah da sizi güldürsün inşaallah :)

İyi geceler dostum.
Selam ve sevgilerle

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-04 13:18]

İyi geceler Ahmet Hocam,
Göz hizası bakış açısı tüm kuş fotograflarında çok etkileyici oluyor.Bu da sizi yerlerde süründürmüş ama aldığınız netice çektiğniz eziyete deymiş:)Modeliniz de çok sevimli ve sakin görünüyor.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

Doğa sevgisi kar kış dinlemiyor, Bu kare bahardan kalma fakat gözlemlerinizden anlaşılan bu hocam. Acizane biz de bir şeyler yapmaya çalışıyoruz, fakat size ulaşmayı hayal bile edemiyoruz.
Ellerinize sağlık, iyi geceler...

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-04 15:18]

Hi Ahmet,

There is such a wonderful dreamy atmosphere to this picture. The duck is beautiful with marvelous colors and top notch details of the feathers and face. The patterns of the wings and feathers are fantastic. The setting is magnificent with an out of this world look.

Jane

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-04 22:54]

Hi Ahmet

A nice low pov with excellent detail. A worthy dedication too.

Best wishes

James

hello Ahmet,
excellent POV, you create a wonderful photo with this beautiful scene and subject!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

Selamlar sayın hocam adeta bulutların arasında çekilmiş gibi bu dilber,
elinize sağlık.

Hello Ahmet
very beautiful duck taken from a low POV, it has a superb plumage, all his feather are well detailed, nice surroundinks and colors of the water, on the beginning i through it is swimmig on snow
Have a great WE
Jacqueline

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-06 12:45]

Hello Ahmet,
A lovely side view of the Garganey duck showing it from a low POV. Excellent focus on the fine markings and lovely colours. A very pleasant soft background too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-07 1:03]

Hi Ahmet,this low point of view is genial! What a beuatiful perspective from here,and what a great focus direct on the garganey! It's nice to see new ideas and somethnig to different,my best compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-07 4:10]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
beautiful capture at a very parallel angle to the eye. Very nice effect and dramatic feeling upon looking at it.
the lines and streaks at the wings are really outstanding and excellently shown in great details.
I like the pestel colours of the weather.
Nicely presented.

salam sejahtera,
dari Malaysia.

Foozi

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-08 6:06]

Hello Ahmet
Nice cpature.Good low pov and sharp image.Plumage detail is also nice
TFS Michel

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