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Himantopus himantopus - Uzunbacak


Himantopus himantopus - Uzunbacak
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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: 2008-04-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Superb Birds, Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-06 16:42
Viewed: 5580
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Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Himantopus himantopus (L., 1758) - Uzunbacak [TR], Black-winged Stilt [EN] is one of two species of the family Recurvirostridae of the order Charadriiformes in Turkiye. Second species is Recurvirostra avosetta (L., 1758) – Kılıçgaga (Avocet).
H. himantopus is easily distinguisable with its long and reddish legs. Its lenght is 35-40 cm and its wingspan is 70-85 cm.
Wings are black and most of other parts white. The male of this species is different with blackish on top of head from female with white head.
It is relatively common in many wetland all over the Turkiye. It lives in sea shores too.
This bird on the photograph was a female and several individuals breed in this small pond. In 2007, I uploaded some photographes (1, 2a, 2b (repost) from same wetlands. They came again for this year and they started courtship in nowadays.
Derivatio nominis of species name was orignated from Greek "himantes": thongs and "pedes": feet. It mean "Thong legged" as like in Turkish name "uzunbacak".
The photograph was taken yesterday in dark cloudy weather. I hope you will like it. Best wishes
Ahmet

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süper aksiyon olmuş :)
ve net ve kadraj ve kompozisyon ...
daha ne olsun Ahmet hocam.
ellerinize sağlık
saygılar

Hi Ahmet,

Beautiful shot, excellent moment captured! Thank you,

Eugene

Hi Ahmet,
Nice shot at this Black-Winged Stilt. The action is well seen. Wonderful image with natural surrounding. Very well done.
JC

great capture!wonderful sharpness and detail!nice colors.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-06 18:21]

Hola Ahmet.
Gran momento en la captura de esta "Picoreta" de alas negras. Es muy hermoso el color rojo de sus largas patas y el pico tambien.
Fina foto Ahmet.
Saludos
Luis52.

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-04-06 21:55]

Hi Ahmet , this is a wonderful picture , perfect sharpness , and lovely natural color , good job .

regards

Art

Well frozen in the middle air.
Good compo and details.
Thanks and bye.

Andrea

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  • eli (28)
  • [2008-04-06 23:55]

Cok guzel olmus, elinize saglik:)
Bol gunesli gunler dilerim.

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Selam!
very good size posting of this Stilt in perfect close up to view and enjoy the details of it!
the image is sharp with perfect details in it
well done
best regards
Tony

Kuş havadaymış yaw ! küçük halinden anlaşılmıyordu , güzel bir foto olmuş Ahmet , eline sağlık .

Hello Ahmet,

It must be interesting to see birds that you know return.

This is an excellent photograph! Perfectly crisp and clear with good, natural colours.
The bird looks to be moving so delicately, even appears to be 'walking on the water'!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

pl :-)

Hello Ahmet,

Superb picture of this stilt. Very good timing and lovely pose of the bird, good frozen action. Good focus and very nice colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

Hello Ahmet,

What a wonderful details, color contrast and pose of the long legged bird.
Great capture with excellent sharpness and exposure.
Perfect composition, but pity there is some barbed wire visible in the BG.
Nevertheless a real beauty. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-07 3:02]

Hello Ahmet,
Great action photo with excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Very good composition and POV.
Regards,
Peter

Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful Stilt bird. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Ahmet

Good shot of the stilt with his wings extended.
Good sharpness and composition.

Chris

Hello Ahmet
This is stunning..I love the way you have captured this lovely stilt looking as though he doesnt want to get those long legs wet!! Perfect dof and sharpness.
Best Regards
Paul

Merhaba Ahmet cok guzel poz yakalamisin, guzel olmus. Yakin crop iyi ayarlamisin eline saglik selamlar Necip.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-07 9:19]

merhaba dostum
yine bir suru ve de seri halde turler yuklemissin
gecen gun ben de gordum burda ama ters isiga kurban oldu
guzel tur nefis bir aksiyon cekimi
eline saglik
selamlar
izler

Merhaba Ahmet hocam
cok guzel poz yakalamışsın netlik ve parlaklık muhteşem ancak sizin gibi bir profsönel biri çekebilir ellerine sağlık selamlar.
mehmet

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-07 10:13]

Hello Ahmet, Excellent shot of this running bird. Lovely view great eye catch and superb moment. Ganesh

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-07 10:53]

Hello Ahmet

This bird looks a bit shaky on those stilts!
Excellent natural colours.
Well focused,the POV is wonderful.
TFS

Rob

Harika bir resim olmuş Ahmet, o pek beğenmediğin bulutlu havada gölgesiz aydınlanma bak ne kadar mükemmel sonuç vermiş. Keşke gerideki dikenli tel de olmasaydı, ama elden ne gelir?
Mehmet

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-07 11:34]

Hello Ahmet,
A lovely and unusual view of the Black-winged Stilt coming in to land! It is such an elegant bird and I love the long red legs. All very nicely in focus and a beautiful view of the wings. Very clear against the soft background too. Brilliant work!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-07 15:36]

Exceptional image of this Black-winged Stilt!
The pose you have captured is great!
Great composition and eye-level POV.
Nice colours and light.
Very nice work Ahmet!

Joe

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-07 21:52]

Hi Ahmet,
Outstanding shot of this Black-winged Stilt and you have freezed this action moment very skillfully. Very impressive sharpness and colours and the lighting and exposure levels are perfect. I like this natural surrounding. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Salam Ahmet. This is so brilliant. You have captured the bird in spreading wings on flight and in very good sharpness and detail. I like this image just above the water against the pleasant background. Very well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-08 0:52]

Hi Ahmet.
What an attractive in-flight shot. You managed to freeze an amazing pose of a cute bird. Superb composition, details and sharpness. Exposure and colours are spot on too. Well done and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-09 12:44]

Konarken sanırım çok güzel bir poz olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-09 13:32]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Zamanlamaniz ve poz guzel olmus. Elinize saglik
Selamlar

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-09 22:52]

Hi Ahmet

A great action shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.

James

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-10 2:30]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A superb action shot of a Black-winged Stilt taking off. The leg and wing positions are great with the drops of water dripping off the trailing leg. Excellent POV, sharpness and a fine composition too.
Thanks for sharing this fine image my friend,
best wishes, Ivan

Excellent action capture Ahmet, you've frozen the movement well.
Exposure, color, detail, POV, DOF, and comp look great :)
Well done,
Howard

Selam Ahmedim,
Nefis bir uzun bacak. Eline sağlık. Sağlıcakla...

PS. Kilisten bir memeli (rodent) fotosu çektim birkaç da akrep eminim seni ilgilendirecekler. SBugün döndüm yarın KIbrıs'a bilahare sana göndereceğim.

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-04-10 13:51]

Gayet güzel ve etkili bir kare tebrik ederim abi..

Hello Ahmet,
Great capture, good composition and point of
view, excellent sharpness and depth of
field, nice natural colors and good
light.
Angela

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