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Cuculus canorus - Guguk Kusu

Cuculus canorus -  Guguk Kusu
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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: 2010-05-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, Lexar 8GB UDMA
Exposure: f/4
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-02 10:23
Viewed: 6107
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The family CUCULIDAE (CUCULIFORMES) is represented by two summer (breeding) migratory birds in Turkiye:
-Cuculus canorus - Guguk [TR], Cuckoo [EN]
-Clamator glandarius - Tepeli Guguk [TR], Great Spotted Cuckoo [EN].
Both species is famous for their nest parasitism. Namely they dont look after their young and some other birds, especially small passerine birds care the chicks instead of them.
Second species is already present in my portfolio. It can seen by clicking the link above. This shot bleongs to other species, C. canorus and was taken at the edge of Kozanlı Lake (Konya: Kulu) from car window.

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Nefis bir kare olmuş dostum
biran geldiler mi dedim yoksa?
emeğine sağlık..bol selam..

Hi Ahmet,
very nice dynamic photo of this flying bird. Very good point of view and composition.
Thanks for sharing.

Üstten güzel bir uçar tespiti olmuş Ahmed'im, hareket etkili dondurulunca tüylenme ve renk detayları da iyi saptanmış. Ellerine sağlık dostum.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-02 11:11]

Hi Ahmet,wonderfull in-flight pic!How isn't easy a work like that and whit this impressive sharpness.Excellent contrast whit the sky and fine composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

Hello Ahmet
Another impressive photo with excellent composition wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-02 11:45]

Hello Ahmet,
Great photo taken on the right moment in this pose. The eye-contact is amazing. Very beautiful colours and excellent sharpness. Pleasing composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-02 11:51]

Hello Ahmet,
How brilliant to capture this one in flight - not easy! Excellent focus on the eye and I like the angle of the wings. Great details and beautiful colours too against the blue sky.
TFS and besft wishes, Ulla

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent in flight shot, good POV, fine details and great sharpness. Well done!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-02 12:33]
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Iyi aksamlar Ahmet dostum,
Cuculus canorus is now becoming rarer in my country but I see it every year. I would very much like to take a good photo of it like this female you took in flight. Excellent POV, timing, sharpness and colours in a fine composition against a clear sky.
Cok tesekkür ederim,
Iyi geceler,

Superb capture in flight Ahmet. Your Canon is born to perform here. Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-03-02 14:20]

Merhaba Ahmet!
Excellent capture of Cuculus in flight. Great focus and fine details of the plumage. Nice contrast against the blue sky as BG.
Very well composed: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

great sharp capture, and in flight ! bravo, Ori

Guguk in flight, wonderful moment and a very good photo Ahmet!
TFS Nasos

Ciao Ahmet, beautiful bird in fantastic fly, wonderful natural colors, fine details, perfect focus and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Ahmet,
what a fantastic capture of the Cuckoo in flight, superb sharpness and impressive details on the plumage, great eye contact, splendid natural colours, excellent skill using 600 mm to take photographs of flying birds, very pleasant composition
Best regards

Selamlar hocam,
çok güzel bir tür,
Ağa takıldığında acaba atmaca mı? diyerek korkarak yaklaşıyoruz :),
MAsum ve güzel bir tür :)
Elinize sağlık.

Hello Ahmet,
Impressive composition with outstanding details and clarity.
Amazing blue sky. It is not easy to take a shot with such a bird in flight. What a superb contrast against the sky.
Thanks for sharing!

hello Ahmet
Great sharpness moment of this bird in holland KOEKOEK
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

merhabalar Ahmet hocam.gözdeki ferle çok güzel net bir fotoğraf olmuş.ellerinize sağlık.selamlarımla...

Me hubiera gustado estar a tu lado cuando hiciste ese disparo,
que sin duda es de gran dificultad, consiguiendo, a pesar de ello,
un excelente resultado. Dinamismo.
Saludos Ahmet: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-03-03 21:40]

Hi dear friend.
Impressive in-flight picture. Wingspread is amazing and direct of sunlight is great for exposure and show feathers and colouration of the bird. Timing is superb. You managed to freeze this beautiful bird perfectly. Well done and TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-03-04 3:29]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
excellent view in sharpness and beauty. The composition is so lovely of this elegance bird. how excellent to see its eye in full shine and details.
i like the way it looks at the lens. so lively and excellent eye contact.


it will be first for me
i was at Kozanlı Lake with you but i could not.
where you are i will be there

Excellent photo with beautiful action, Ahmet. Very pleasing colours and good definition. Well done.

Hi Ahmet,
an unbelievable picture. The cookoo is difficult to see not to mention to catch such a great picture in full flight.
have a nice day

Hi Ahmet,
Amazing in-flight shot of this cuckoo
Great composition
Excellent sharpness
Great POV and background,

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2011-08-10 0:12]

Güzel bir kare..

Hi Ahmet,

The bird is well placed in the frame indicating movement. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Cuckoo. It is clear and sharp. The morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Ahmed,

an fantatic inflight shot with great pov and razor sharpness.
fine colors.
It's a pity you dont posted anymory but i understand it.


Hi Ahmet hocam,
What a stunning in-flight capture MF! A shot to be proud of! Bravo!
Friendly regards, László

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