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punished Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus

punished Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus
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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: 2007-09-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Threskiornithidae (Ibises & Spoonbills), Reflections, Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-02 10:53
Viewed: 5231
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken in September of last year, 2007. It was a punished Plegadis falcinellus
Linnaeus, 1766 - Çeltikçi
[TR], Glossy Ibis [EN]. Of course, it is a joke. This brillant ibis gave me several hundreds poses to me and my friend Mustafa Sözen (spalaxtr). When I saw it for the first time, it was a far of 200-300 m. Both of us weared some small green branches for camouflage and then we walked slowly and slowly in open place of lake coast. It was investigated these two men which look like semi-tree semi human. In last shots, our camera visors not enough to see it totally. Our distance was only three or four metres. many thanks to glossy bird. lastly it made some acrobatic movements and flied.
This is one of three species of the Ibis family Threskiornithidae of the order Ciconiiformes.
Other two species,
** Geronticus eremita (Linnaeus, 1758) – Kelaynak [TR], Northern Bald Ibis, Hermit Ibis, or Waldrapp[EN] which is listed as Critical Endangered (CR) by IUCN redlist and one of its known colonies is located in the Fırat (Eupharetes) Valley near Birecik District in Southern Turkiye.
** Platalea leucorodia Linnaeus, 1758 – Kaşıkçı [TR], Spooonbill [EN] is relatively common in Turkiye and its famous places in Manyas Kuş Cenneti (Sanctuary) and it is the symbol of the National Park.

nglen, matatur, spalaxtr, Raptorman, Alex99, uleko, marhowie, izler, haraprasan, boreocypriensis, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To boreocypriensis: no comment!rousettus 1 02-07 13:37
To izler: teşekkürrousettus 1 01-09 13:18
To aysem54: teşekkürrousettus 2 01-04 01:43
To spalaxtr: .rousettus 1 01-03 08:38
To Raptorman: teşekkürrousettus 1 01-03 08:36
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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-02 10:58]

Hello Ahmet,
I don't have much time today so, I just want to
congratulate you for this wonderful capture and wish
you a wonderful new year.. 2 days in!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-02 10:58]

Hi Ahmet. I like your notes on this one i would have love to see you in the water. you did well to get this close. good detail and colours. with a good refection in the water. well done TFS.

Merhaba my dear friend Ahmet,
Thank you for sharing this hard captured Ibis and your effort with your friend!
good sharpness, vivid colour and details also the wonderful reflection to enjoy!
a very useful and informative notes always
my sincere thanks

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-02 11:06]

Hi Ahmet,
Outstanding beginning to the new year. Wonderful shot. Wish you give us such beautiful images to enjoy throughout 2008, MF. I eagerly look foward to every moment here on TN with you and our entire community.

hi ahmet
good job and funny tittle
focus could be better

good composition with perfect pose and reflection

aleks ;-)
best wishes

Well, Ahmet, surely that ibis knows how to pose for a bird lover! Your POV and focus are perfect, so are the illumination and the composition with a pleasant reflection. Well done, my friend.

Dr bunu bir yerden hatırlıyorum. Nefis.

Ahmet merhaba , fotoğrafını görünce sıcak günleri hatırladım , içim ısındı , güzel bir foto , eline sağlık .

Bursa da Kosks eğitimi aldığımızda Sivas lı bir kuşçu arkadaşla tanışmıştım,Sivas ı ve kuşlarını öve öve bitirememişti...
Sİvas tan yayınladığınız fotoğraflarla haklı oldugunu görüyorum arkadaşın.
ellerinize sağlık Ahmet hocam


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-03 10:23]

Hi Ahmet.
Wonderful and so attractive picture of the cute bird at funny pose. Excellent framing and impressive mirror reflections into the water. Nice delicate colours and very good details/sharpness. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-04 5:14]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent capture of the Ibis having a shake and showing its glossy wing. Very nice view, sharp and colourful and fine reflections in the water too. I enjoyed watching these birds at close hand on Cyprus.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Nice capture with reflection Ahmet, I'd not seen the "Glossy" version of Ibis before..
Well composed with good details, color, and light.

I would've really enjoyed seeing you two stalking the bird, wearing green branches ;-}

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-01-05 11:43]

:) Süper!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-01-09 10:19]
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selam ahmet
tur guzel cekim de oyle
arkadas tek ayak cezalisi heralde
suya yansima harika olmus
kompoziyon, bakis acisi, renkler ve bilgi notu basarili olmus
eline saglik

Hi Ahmet,
Hope your trip to Izmir was a successful one. A nice capture of this crane. Very good details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ahmet bey! Uzun gagası ile bu çeltikçi bana "her işe maydonoz" denen tabiri hatırlatıyor! Elinize sağlık... Sağlıcakla...

Salam Ahmet. Beautiful Ibis on one leg with stunning reflection on the surface. Nice sharpness and detail in well framed perspective. Thanks for sharing and best regards from Malaysia. Jusni

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