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Clamator glandarius - Tepeli Guguk


Clamator glandarius - Tepeli Guguk
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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: 2009-03-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-07 14:42
Viewed: 4161
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
.....***Clamator gandarius - Tepeli Guguk by Fullframe***

The family Cuculidae (CUCULIFORMES) is represented by two summur (breeding) visitor species in Turkiye:
-Cuculus canorus - Guguk [TR], Cuckoo [EN]
-Clamator glandarius - Tepeli Guguk [TR], Great Spotted Cuckoo [EN].
Today's shot is for second species. But both of them are known as brood parasites. C. glandarius prefers to lay its eggs in the nests of Magpie and Hooded Crow, rarely Starling.
Male observes host, female lays in the nest. Once she can lays 12-25 eggs in a breeding season. Magpies sometimes remove cuckoo eggs from nest, crows do not, incubation 12-15 days, shorter than host. When more than one cuckoo chick in magpie nest, younger one may starve.

This shot was taken from car window and it is presented without crop [fullframed]. Another shot of same bird little cropped can be seen on Workshop.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-10-07 14:52]

Hi AHmet

Superb shot - great pose, dof, everything.

James

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-10-07 21:33]

Hello Ahmet
Beautiful composition and great details .Well done
Regards
Razvan

hello Ahmet
beautiful picture in seces of pine, with naturally good colours and very good details, very fine output!
TFS thanks for sharing
Nasos

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  • izida Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 0] (1232)
  • [2009-10-07 23:14]

Merhabalar Ahmet bey,
Guzel bir kare ..
Elinize ve emeginize saglik

Günaydın Ahmet Bey,
Çok güzel bir fotoğraf. Tepeli Guguk'ta henüz doğal ortamında göremediğim türlerden. Paylaştığınız için teşekkürler. Emeğinize sağlık. Saygılar, selamlar...ilker

Dr sen de görmüşsün bu güzel türü, ne kadar güze. Ben gidip de göremeden dönmüştüm. Çekmeyi istediğim çok güzel bir tür. Eline sağlık. Selamlar
Mustafa

Hola Ahmed'im,
Daha önce görmediğim güzel bir kuşla bu güzel çekim aracılığıyla tanıştırdığın için teşekkürler. Klasik "araba penceresi" çekimlerini sürdürmene ayrıca sevindim!
Sevgilerimle,
Mehmet

Merhaba Ahmet,
what a fantastic picture of Clamator gandarius taken from an excllent POV with superb sharpness in a great pose among pine-needles, splendid colours in a very pleasing composition.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-08 5:50]

Hello Ahmet,
A very subtle picture of this rarely shown bird-species. I like the fine composition and colors of this shot. The bird is quite pleasant, even if it lays its eggs in other birds' nests :-)
Very pleasing and interesting posting.
Kind regards
Anne

hello Ahmet
super sharpness composition with good details and soft light
greeting lou

Salam Akhi Ahmet,

An excellent capture with beautiful coloration, sharpness & fine details. Great POV, pose & BG.

Very nicely done & shukran katheeran!

Alf Salam!

Umar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-08 8:25]

Hello Ahmet,
Great photo of this Great Spotted Cuckoo in beautiful natural colours. Excellent sharpness, details, pose, composition and POV. Very nice OOF BG and eye contact.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Ahmet,
Superb photo, very sharp details and nice background.
Wonderful natural colours.
Well done!
Marius.

Ahmet
Wonderful capture1
Lovely colored bird.
Sharp details too.
Mariana

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-08 11:24]

Ahmet
What a beautiful capture!
Great details and colors.
Congratulation!
Horia

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-08 11:51]

Hi Ahmet. Thanks for posting this one as i have never seen one. Taken with fine detail in the soft looking featehrs. I like the grey head feathers. With a nice pose in the fir tree. All taken with such natural looking colours. well done TFS.
Nick..

Hello Ahmet
two superb shots of this very beautiful Bird, i like the details and the colors of his feathers, great sharpness on the bird and his surroundings
wonderful composition and splendid BG
Have a good night
Jacqueline

Sorry i missed this beauty!
Stunning is the word!
Cheers!
Goldy

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-10 6:15]

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
such abeautiful capture with lovely graphic presented. The leaves really make this composition a very pleasant and exciting one.
The softness gives a wonderful feeling to the capture.
Well composed in great style.

regards,
Foozi

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  • meo Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)
  • [2009-10-10 9:09]

Hocam eline sağlık. Biz burada oturup duruyoruz hava namüsait :) Sizlerin fotoları ile bir nebze de olsa avunuyoruz. Eline emeğine sağlık.
Sağlıcakla kalasın.

Ahmet merhaba ,
Nefis bir türün çok güzel bir fotosu olmuş .
Eline sağlık dostum .

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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 11:54]
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Hello Ahmet,
I had to go back to look at this Guguk too - and it is a wonderful bird very nicely captured as it is resting on the pine. Lovely focus on the eye and great details of the beautiful plumage!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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