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Hirundo rustica - Kirlangic for Jusni

Hirundo rustica - Kirlangic for Jusni
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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: 2008-05-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Superb Birds, Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-13 18:39
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Denizli-Muğla trip is break again for today. This is one of practices with my new camera Canon 40D. On last Sunday, I was in Akkaya. When I arrived its wall, I saw some swallow with several swifts. I took this post, the swallow flight qucikly on water surface. Hirundo rustica Linnaeus, 1758 – Kırlangıç, Kır Kırlangıcı [TR], Swallow [EN] is a member of the family HIRUNDINIDAE (Kırlangıçlar [TR], Swallows [EN])as like other five swallow species in Turkiye, which are;
…..*** Riparia riparia – Kum Kırlangıcı [TR], Sand Martin [EN],
…..*** Ptyonoprogne rupestris (Hirundo rupestris) – Kaya Kırlangıcı [TR], Crag Martin [EN],
…..*** Hirundo daurica – Kızıl Kırlangıç [TR], Red-Rumped Swallow [EN],
…..*** Delichon urbica – Ev Kırlangıcı [TR], House Martin [EN].

The white dots on tail are characteristic for this species as like very long lateral tail feathers.

The photograph was taken without tripod and RAW changed to JPEG. Some cropped and uploaded.

Dedicated to my dear friend Jusni NASIRUN (jusninasirun) who writes always kind messages, from sister country Malaysia.
Best wishes

Karataş, A. & Sözen, M., 2008 [in press], Kuşlar [Aves], pp. 178-287, in: Karataş, A., Karataş, A. & Sözen, M. (Eds.), Aladağlar'dan Bolkarlar'a "Niğde’nin Biyolojik Çeşitliliği” [Biodiversity of Niğde -from the Aladağ Mts to the Bolkar Mts-], Niğde, 350 pp.

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Hi! Ahmet,
nice to be your neighbour today!
Very nice shot of this lovely swallow, I'm sure this must've been a very difficult shot!
Very well done!


That is a wonderfully executed in-flight! At 1/500th of a second, this is pure skill my friend! I love the POV, colors and detail. You've done very well here. TFS.

Best Regards,


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-05-13 19:42]

Hello Ahmet,
You capture this Swallow in flight beautifully.
Very nice composition and sharpness.. Well done


Very good work, Ahmet. I'm always surprised about these in flight shots especially when the birds are small in size.
Well done

Hi Ahmet,
very nice capture. Great sharpness and details.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-13 21:26]
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Hi Ahmet,
Outstanding shot of this Swallow in flight. Very skillfully done and you have freezed this action moment so nicely. Very impressive sharpness and colours and the details on the spread-out wings and tail looks amazing. How did you get above it? The water as BG looks perfect and highlights the subject well. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-05-13 22:19]

HI Ahmet , nice shot of this swallow , good details and color , and a very nice view of its wings in full spread. TFS

Salam Ahmed. I am so thrilled with the dedication and truly honored. I am learning here in TN and I have so much to learn from you too. Thanks for sharing and dedication.
The bird is so brilliantly captured from high angle in full spread wings which is rather unusual because we have to be higher than the bird to do this. This makes the capture very unique and you have done it with pristine sharpness and vivid detail. Pleasantly gliding just above the surface of the water with useful notes as always. Please allow me to add this to my personal theme. Very best regards. Jusni

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-05-13 23:08]

hi Ahmet,
amazing inflight shot! i think we all know how fast these guys fly and dart around. superb focus, the pose is great. Beautifully lit and fantastic detail. just awesome work! well done and tfs

Ooooo Dr'cuğum bu nefis olmuş. Çok hızlı uçan bir kuş. Dün ben de epey uğraştım böyle bir poz için ama nanay. Bu arada 40D makinen hayırlı olsun. Kendini göstermiş hemen. Kutluyorum dostum, selamlar. Bu arada bu nefis foto üzerinde biraz çalışıp bir ps versiynu ekledim. Umarım beğenirsin.

Oooo Ahmet , yeni makinan hayırlı olsun , ilk yüklediğin fotoda harika , 40 D nin çekim hızı semeresini vermiş , bu tip fotoların zorluğunu hepimiz biliyoruz , tebrikler ve nice iyi fotoğraflar .

Günaydın Ahmedim, nefis bir kırlangıç çekimi hemi de uçarken:) bundan iyisi şamda kayısı dostum. Sağlıcakla...


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-14 0:52]

Hello Ahmet,
Excellent photo with your new camera. Very difficult to make a photo of these bird. They're so fast! and that with 1/500! and so sharp! in a great composition. Very good.
Beautiful colours and POV.

Hi Ahmet,

Excellent capture of this Swallow in flight. I have tried many times but they seem to be too fast for me. Great colours, sharp details, nice POV and composition.



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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-14 1:22]

Hello Ahmet, What an interesting wings pattern you have for us here. The frame is sharp and composed pretty good. Lovely picture Ganesh

Bellissima questa foto di rondine ripresa dall'alto!

Ciao e grazie.

Hola Ahmet,
A beautifully detailed swallow capture on the wing, not an easy achievement at all my friend, your new camera will create wonders in the future I'm sure, with your generous help, of course! Jusni will love your dedication and this fine image.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-14 4:38]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Cok guzel olmus. 40D'yi gule gule kullanin :o) Emeginize saglik

Hi Ahmet

That's a great shot of the swallow in flight.
Great sharpness and DOF and I like the composition.
Not bad at all for a practice shot!


Hi Ahmet,
You're makin' friends quickly with new cam I see :)
Superb job on this, very nice image.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-14 8:30]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Zorluk derecesi çok yüksek olan bir fotograf.Zamanlama,detaylar mükemmel.Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-14 8:37]

Hi Ahmet,

A great inflight capture,I guess you are happy with the results of your new camera,well captured and tfs


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-05-14 9:00]

Merhaba Ahmet!
Bu hızlı kuşun bu kadar net ve detaylı bir fotoğrafını çekmek hiç kolay olmasa gerek. Oldukça başarılı bir çalışma. Tebrikler. Yeni karelerde görüşmek umuduyla. Hüseyin

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-05-14 9:42]

Hello Ammet
Excellent in flight composition.Good POV and sharp image.Details and color are very good.
TFS Michel

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
compliment for this fine captured of the inflight Swallow, truly a excellent shot!
good closeness in total sharpness, good colour and superb details
a nice dedication to our friend Jusni!
best regads always

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-14 13:37]

Woooowww! What a spectacular photo!
How on earth did you get this, Ahmet?
What incredible skill you possess to have captured a shot so incredibly good!
The pose is as good as it gets! The out-stretched wings and tail are tack-sharp!
Excellent composition that gives a sense of speed somehow.
Perfect light and a great exposure.
Brilliant DOF and absolutely amazingly good focusing!

Very, very well done!



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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-05-15 21:03]

Amazing shot! I know how fast the swallows fly yet you have captured it in-flight with razor sharpness! The light is incredible in this photo. I love how the bird shines. Entire image is crystal clear. Outstanding post!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-16 19:08]

Hola Ahmet.
Muy bella la foto de esta "Golondrina" en pleno vuelo. Finos detalles se aprecian en sus alas.
Saludos My friend.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-17 10:34]

Hello Ahmet,

Excellent in-flight shot. Great POV and sharpness. Light and colours are perfect.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-17 11:17]

Hi Ahmet. Not to sure why i missed this excellent picture of your. How ever did you get this POV. A very good inflight shot showing fine detail in the wings and feathers. with good natural colours. well done TFS.

Ahmet, una impresionante captura. Se de la dificultad que tiene ya que a veces yo también lo he intentado, pero siempre con malos resultados :-)
Enhorabuena !!!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-05 20:33]

Hello Ahmet

A lovely pose you have captured of this in flight swallow.
The focus is good with excellent sharpness.
Very good pov and dof.


Hello Ahmet,
Very good shot of this swallow, excellent in flight action, good sharpness and depth of field, lovely colors, good clarity and nice details, well done.

Merhaba Ahmet bey.
Her yönüyle harika bir fotoğraf

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