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Rafetus euphraticus for Bayram


Rafetus euphraticus for Bayram
Photo Information
Copyright: Mehmet Zulfu yildiz (zulfu) Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-15
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/2.9
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bayram's Favourites-III, Turkish Herpetofauna [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-05 1:54
Viewed: 6126
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 43
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Euphrates Softshell Turtle (Rafetus euphraticus) is a species of softshell turtle in the Trionychidae family. It is found in Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey and in Khūzestān Province in Iran. The species isn threatened by waterway pollution and habitat
destruction. I took this photo in Atatürk Dam, Bozova, Şanlıurfa,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-05 2:01]

Hello Mehmet,
A nice image of the head of the Rafetus euphraticus, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors.Very nice gift for Bayram. Best regards Siggi

Hallo Mehmet
It is great to see you back and I for one have missed you around the site. Please do not be bothered by other people's sayings in the future and ignore them.

This is a great and well deserved dedication to Bayram. This tortoise has strange but very interesting details; especially the nose is quite comical in a way. What I also fancy is the texture of its shell as it has the appearance the same as wrinkled leather. The yellowish dots on its body reminds me a lot of the ones I saw on the body of the leguan we saw in the Kruger when we where there in October. The direct eye contact is great. Thanks for sharing and hope to see some more soon. Best regards.
Anna

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-05 4:45]

Merhaba Mehmet,
Nice to see a post from you!
A very nice capture of this species of soft-back turtle.
The POV showing a frontal view of the turned head is taken with fine sharpness and natural colours. The eye contact and composition portraying the head and front part of the body are excellent too.
Thanks and kind regards,
Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-05 5:22]

Hello Zulfu,
Great to see a post from you again and a very fine cheeky looking Turtle! I Great focus on the little eyes too and fine details and natural colours.
Many thanks and have a nice weekend, Ulla

Merhaba Mehmet Bey,
Ülkemizin bu utangaç ve nadir görülen yumuşak kabuklu kaplumbağasını göz göze pozisyonda görüntülemişsiniz. Ben Birecik'te dört yıl kaldım ancak bir kez olsun Fırat kenarında göremedim. Bayram hocamıza da güzel bir hediye olmuş. Akşam yorgun argın dersten döndüğünde eminim mutlu olacaktır.
Selamlar,
Ömer.

Merhaba Mehmet Bey,
Nadir bir türü çok güzel çekmişsiniz ,İşin uzmanınada sanırım güzel bir hediye olmuş emeklerinize sağlık Selamlar.
Murat

Ciao Mehemet. Difficult light for the strange specie. Good details.

Roberto

Merhaba Mehmet Abi, Urfada boş durmuyorsun anlaşılan:)
Hocamıza çok güzel bir hediye sunmuşsun. Eminim büyük bir keyifle izleyecektir. Hem de yetiştirdiği bir bilim adamından.
Emeklerine sağlık abi, Urfa'ya selamlar.
Naşit

Mehmet hocam ellerinize sağlık. Fırat kaplumbağası baya sert bakmış size. Bayram hocamız için harika bir hediye.
Ellerinize sağlık.
Özgür

Merhaba Mehmet bey,
What a strange animal and funny face! Nice present to Bayram, I'm sure he will like it. The focus is not perfect: probably the emotion to see this rare endemic turtle. Anyway, it is a very interesting post. Selamlar,
Catherine

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  • y_emys (4)
  • [2010-11-05 12:28]

Hocam merhaba
Çok şık bir fotoğraf olmuş.
Emeğinize sağlık.
Saygılar.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-05 15:10]

Hi Mehmet,beautiful specie and very nice pic too,whit this curious position of the head and a very good sharpness in a difficult light.Very well done.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano.

Merhaba Mehmet abi
Bayram hocaniz eminim bu hediyeyi cok sevecek. Henuz gormemis galiba. Yuz ifadesi ve goz goze gelmeniz cok guzel olmus. Elinize saglik. Londra'dan selamlar.
Mel

Ahhh:) yeniden yüklemene ve ilk kareni de bana hediye etmene çok sevindim Mehmet. Gider gitmez çalışmaya başladığın bu kareden de belli oluyor. Bu meraklı ve birazda öfkeli görünen güzeli çok güzel bir zamanlama ile çekmişsin. İkinci hez "hocaların hocası" olduğum için de ayrıca onur duydum. Benim gurur kaynaklarımdan birisin. Çok teşekkürler.
Tüm ailene ve gerek Şanlıurfa, gerekse Diyarbakır'daki tüm dostlara Izmir'den kucak dolusu sevgiler ve selamlar.

Bayram

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-06 1:16]

Merhaba Mehmet Zulfu,
very strange stare from this tortoise!
such a different specie that I have been seeing.
Well presented in good view.

Regards,
Foozi

Selamlar mehmet hocam,
bu nekadar güzel bir tür böyle.
mükemmel bir kare olmuş
harika bir tür.
elinize sağlık.

Ooo Mehmet Ağbi, urfa'da boş durmuyon belli:) Hocamıza sevineceği harika bir hediye sunmuşsun. Ellerine sağlık.
Urfa'ya selamlar.
Bahadır

Harika çekim olmuş. Hocamız için de güzel bir hediye. Selamlar.
Deniz

Hello Mehmet
what a funny capture !! it's a very beautiful species, i like the face to face with this turtle, and also his strange nose and the expression in his face,
thanks for sharing this interesting shot
Have a great sunday
Jacqueline

Hello Mehmet,

what an nice meeting with this Turtle.
Good frontal pov on his headNice dedication to Bayram.
I found this an cute picture.

Gert

Hello Mehmet
Interesting turtle you've got there never saw this types of turtle before with that interesting nose,looks like it's smiling beautiful little turtle, good composition, nice colors and good sharpness very well made.
Have a nice weekend
Regards Hedesan

Hi Mehmet,
Although sharpness on the head, especially on the nose of the turtle could be improved, a nice portrait shot with interesting facial expression. :) Probably the shutter speed (not shared in the exif data) was a bit slow, because I see minor camera shake. Nevertheless, a nice dedication to prof. Bayram. Tfs.
Friendly regards, László

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