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Sitta krueperi - Anadolu Sivacisi

Sitta krueperi - Anadolu Sivacisi
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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: 2010-03-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, Lexar 8GB UDMA
Exposure: f/4, 1/3000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -III- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-16 14:33
Viewed: 4392
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sitta krueperi – Anadolu Sıvacısı, Küçük Sıvacıkuşu [TR], Krüper's Nuthatch [EN] is the smallest member of the family SITTIDAE (Sıvacıkuşları, Nuthatches). One of Turkish name means already its size ("küçük"= small). This family is represented by only the genus Sitta. Other three species of in Turkiye:
…..*** Sitta europaea – Sıvacı, Sıvacıkuşu (Nuthatch),
…..*** Sitta tephronota – Büyük Kaya Sıvacısı (Eastern Rock Nuthatch),
…..*** Sitta neumayer – Kaya Sıvacısı, Kaya Sıvacıkuşu (Rock Nuthatch).

The distribution of S. krueperi is limited almost only Turkiye, with exception the Caucasus and Lesbos Island in Ege [Aegean] Sea.
My previous post for the species can be visited, clicking on Sitta kruperi.

This is one of my first experiments by my new camera Canon EOS 1D Mark IV. I think that it is also the first post of this seri to TN. I hope you will like the shot.

Karataş, A. & Sözen, M., 2008:
Kuşlar [Aves], pp. 182-291, in: Karataş, A., Karataş, A. & Sözen, M. (Eds.), Aladağlar'dan Bolkarlar'a "Niğde’nin Biyolojik Çeşitliliği” [Biodiversity of Niğde -from the Aladağ Mts to the Bolkar Mts-], Niğde, xi+345 pp.

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Merhaba Ahmet, splendid bird in great fly, perfect focus, fine details and excellent sharpness, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

600 mm ile uçar karesi ! ve üztelik gözü bile parlıyor, işte ben buna usta işi derim.
Ellerinize sağlık hocam.
iyi geceler...

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-03-16 14:54]

Hola Ahmet.
Once more. Great photo. You did a great work here along with this long lens.
I know "Sittas" are a very small Birds, and hard to catch in a photo.

Hi Ahmet.
A extraordinary capture of this bird in full flight!
The colours and details are excellent.
The framing... Simply sensational!
Very well done!
José Roberto

Superb flight shot of the Nuthatch, Dr Ahmet. At shutter speed 3000, you have frozen the bird in mid flight and got a perfect shot. The image is without blemish and is very well composed.
Thanks and regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-16 18:15]

Hello Ahmet,
A great stop action in-flight shot of this Nuthatch. These little birds are extremely quick, so you were very fortunate to have captured such a neat shot. Love the composition with the branch acting as a frame for the left side of the image. Well Done!!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-03-16 23:03]

Hello Ahmet
Excellent in flight capture of this little and cute bird.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-03-17 0:30]

Hello Ahmet

Great action shot - your timing here was perfect. Great framing too.

Best wishes


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-17 1:30]

What a amazing capture this lovely Sitta krueperi !
I like the sharp details of the head and the rest of the body is in dynamic fly.
I never see one like the.

Merhaba Ahmet,
a fantastic capture of this cute bird in-flight (not easy indeed), perfect focusing on the head and splendid natural colours, a very pleasant dynamic composition.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-17 1:50]

Hello Ahmet,
very fine captured of the in flight Sitta krueperi.Excellent exposure and focus with very good details on the plummage!
thank you so much on the useful and informative notes
Best regards Siggi

Selamlar sayın hocam,
hatırladığım kadarıyla endemik kuş türümüz yok ancak endemiğe en yakın türümüz bu dilberdi,
elinize sağlık,
güzel bir an yakalamışsınız.

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  • jamjar (28)
  • [2010-03-17 5:15]
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Hocam yeni ekipman hayırlı olsun, güzel tür çok güzel fotoğraf,
ben de bir fotoğraf ekleyim de sıfır görünmesin bari,
sevgiler selamlar...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-17 5:16]

Hello Ahmet,
A fine and not easy catch of the cute Sitta krueperi. You also have a new camera..we can feel that for many people Spring brings new ideas and innovation.
Very fine colors and subtle sharpness. Well done for a first try of a new camera!
Have anice afternoon.
Kind regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-03-17 5:51]

Hi Ahmet
Nice in flight capture.Perfect timing for that nice composition.Good detail and nice catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-17 6:47]

Hello Ahmet,
Great work here! Exact the right composition and pose, perfect timing. The colours are very beautiful. Fantastic sharpness and details. Beautiful matching BG.

hello Ahmet
great shot
super sharpness and good details with nice colours
greeting lou

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2010-03-17 10:24]

Hi Ahmet,
so you got this small and fast flying Nuthatch in full flight! That is a great and rare shot of a species we rarely come to see. Yes, I like your shot. How you were able to do it is a mystery to me, my respect. Thanks for the detailed note and the mention of your book!
My best regards

Good timing and quick handling of your new camera with that huge cannon of a lens produced a fine image of the tiny Sitta on the wing Ahmet, you have chosen a nice vantage point MF, keep up the good work!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-17 17:33]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
thanks for the response on my cricket shot. I was away for almost a week, accompanying my niece for a wedding to another state in Malaysia. Quite an interesting jpourney also.
To me this shot is so precise, in its sharpness and moment taken. the composition byadding the plant at the side is very exciting and it gives a special beauty to the shot.
well presented and excellent bird in flight view.


Hello Ahmet
wonderful in-flight shot, nice pose with wings down
great focus on the head, superb colors and composition
beautiful plain BG
Have a good night

Hello Ahmet,
Extraordinary capture, where you see all the dynamism of the bird. excellent contrast and sharpness.
Increment is not easy, great composition.

Hello Ahmet,
You made an excellent in-flight shot, good details and natural colors.

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