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Apus apus - Ebabil (Swift)


Apus apus - Ebabil (Swift)
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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: 2008-06-04
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): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-06 11:31
Viewed: 6594
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Before the today's notes, I must write to change species name in my last post after Bayram Göçmen's comments. It is now Pseudopus apodus.
Apus apus - Ebabil [TR], Swift [EN] is one of the four species of the family APODIDAE (APODIFORMES) in Turkiye. Other species are;
** Apus affinis - Küçük Ebabil [TR], Little Swift [EN],
** Apus melba - Akkarınlı Ebabil [TR], Alpine Swift [EN],
** Apus pallidus - Boz Ebabil [TR], Pallid Swift [EN].
The name "Apus" is origaned from Latin, a- prefix (absent), pedes (feet), meaning without feet, since their feet very short and they fly in most of their time, even if in sleep.

The Common Swift is one of the fastest-flying birds found in Europe and they can reach 220 km/h in dives (FAQ). Such a speed bird's photography is hard, for me at least. I have tried to capture by my camera on hand in several time.
This is one of the first experiments. I hope you will like it. Thanks for your visiting and have a nice weekend to all of you.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-06 11:45]

Hi Ahmet.You have done so well with this inflight shot of the Swift. good detail and colours. its mouth looks very large. You have done so well to get this one. TFS.
Nick..

Have a nice weekend.

Ahmet bey,merhabalar
harika çekim elinize sağlık selamlar

Merhaba Hocam,
Bu hızlı kuşu oldukça iyi bir şekilde fotoğraflamışsınız, elinize sağlık.
Saygılar
Naşit

Hola Ahmet,
Ebabili uçarken pek güzel yakalamışsın, zaten konmuş halini gözlemek daha zor herhalde. Muazzam kanatların alt tüylenme detayları, kuyruk teleklerinin sürat için kasılmış durumda olmaları çok iyi tespitler, kutluyorum arkadaşım.
Mehmet

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  • onder (118)
  • [2008-06-06 14:26]
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Ahmet hocam tebrikler çok güzel bir ebabil uçari olmus.Agzina ne toplamıs merak ettim.Selamlar.

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selam!!
very good inflight shot indeed!
excellent sharpness especially on the eye!
good colour and details also
many thanks for the sharing
greeting
take care and my best regards
Tony

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-06 21:18]

Hi Ahmet,

A nice shot of this Common Swift in flight. Good details of the face, wings and underbody. The eye is amazing! I like the diagonal positioning of the wings. He looks wonderful against the nice blue sky.

Jane

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-07 0:30]

Hello Ahmet,
Wonderful that you can make such a sharp photo of a bird flying with such a speed. Fantastic!
Composition and colours are also excellent.
Great photo!
Have a good weekend,
Peter

Ahmedim selamlar, evvela kuşun tam kuş:) mükemmel bir anını yakalamışsın. Havada uçuş halinde kuş görüntüsu sabitlemenin zor olduğunu bilirim. Harika görüntü. Eline sağlık. Paylaşım için de teşekkürler.
Oluklu kertenlele ilgili olarak benim yorumuma göre değişiklik yapmana gerek yoktu dostum. IUCN listeleri ortada! Bununla beraber, sistematikte kabul ettiğin neyse dayanak koyarak kullanırsın. Ancak her zaman bir dayanağın olmasına dikkat etmek lazım. Ayrıca ben esas notumda (senin mesaj kutusu diye adlandırdığın) esasen sadece olukların ne işe yaradğını belirtmekte fayda var demiştim. Keza TC'de sadece thracius alttürü var anlamında yazdığın tümcene açıklama getirdiğimi ve bu bağlamda Kuzey ve Doğu Anadolu'da nominat, apodus'unda bulunduğuna işaret etmiştim. Değişiklik yapmak için Atatür hocamızın mailini beklemene anlam veremediğim gibi, değişiklik yapmana da gerek olmadığını bildirmek isterim. Kitapta kullanmadım demene de anlam veremedim zira ben kullandığımdan eminim. Kayıtlarını ayrıca kontrol etmeni öneririm. Sağlıcakla dostum.

Bayram

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-07 1:18]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Zamanlama müthiş.Detaylar,gözdeki canlılık ve kadraj da kusursuz.Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-07 4:09]

Hello Ahmet, now a days i dont get the email warnings. I am not sure did I miss any shot of yours. This is just superb view and great focus. Shot in the mid air and that too with lovely sharpness. Ganesh

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-07 4:19]

Ahmet Hocam elinize sağlık güzel bir kare yakalamışsınız. Selamlar.
Mehmet

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-07 7:33]

Merhaba Ahmet,
I have been trying to get a good in-flight of a Common Swift but have nothing as good as this one.
The sharpness, POV, composition and exposure are all excellent. It is interesting to see the swollen throat pouch full of aerial plankton to feed its young!
A brilliant shot my friend and thanks for sharing it!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-07 17:31]

Hola Ahmet.
Una foto de alto grado de dificultad, pues la velocidad de esta especie de ave hace mas dificil poder lograr un buena foto. Esta imagen es nitida y de exelente gusto para la presentacion.
Saludos Ahmet.
Luis52.

Ahmet merhaba , bu kuşların kursaklarını doldurduklarını biliyordum ama bu kadarını beklemezdim , çok ilginç bir foto olmuş , eline sağlık .

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-06-07 23:50]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Çok güzel bir Ebabil karesi. Zamanlama ve detaylar çok başarılı. Elinize sağlık. Hüseyin

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-09 1:27]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Turun guzel bir ucar fotosu olmus. Elinize saglik
Selamlar

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-09 10:25]

Hello Ahmet

A lovely pov for this shot.
The plumage detail is excellent.A wonderful in flight capture.
The colours are very good.
TFS

Rob

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2008-06-10 12:09]

Hi Ahmet,
A good capture of the "Swift" in mid flight. Not an easy feat from what you say about its speed.Stands out nicely on the neautral blue sky.Good work for your first attempt.
Regards, David

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-06-11 11:04]

merhaba dostum
bu roket hizindaki kusu gayet iyi kadrajlamissin
netlik ve detaylar basarili olmus
eline saglik
selamlar
izler

Salam Ahmet. Strange looking bird captured in sharp focus in full spread wings. Stunning image against the blue sky. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-13 4:58]

Hello Ahmet,
Considering the 'swift' flight of these birds this is a really brilliant capture!! You've managed to catch it at close range showing very fine details and colours too and the light is perfect. Very well done!!
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

Nice jop on this Ahmet, well composed and I like the POV.
Good detail, color, and exposure..The throat of the bird looks enlarged as if it's carrying food/prey??
TFS!
Howard

Merhaba Ahmet bey.
Çok güzel ve netlik harika olmuş.

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