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Unicorn's horn


Unicorn's horn
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Copyright: Mehmet Atatur (matatur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 245 N: 1626] (5312)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A study in Conchology (seashells) 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-07 12:34
Viewed: 24134
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am feeling a little retrospective nowadays my friends, going back to my previous favourite shells and seeing them from different aspects. The same with this one, a fine Turritella specimen collected by a beam trawl from a 10-12 m deep muddy bottom between Çandarlı and Foça, outer Bay of İzmir. My dear friend and colleague, Dr. Ahmet Karataş (rousettus) had likened the original macro-shot to a Unicorn's horn, hence the name of the present post, which shows this fine shell from the aperture side.
The photograph was taken under the harsh light of a single photospot placed two meters to the left of the shell with a contra-placed white cardboard passive reflector 40 cms to the right, open shade available daylight was also utilized, again over a dark BG.

Bugünlerde biraz geriye dönük yaşıyorum dostlarım, önceki favori kavkılarıma geri dönüyor ve onları farklı açılardan ele alıyorum. Bu da öyle, İzmir Dış Körfezi girişinde Çandarlı ile Foça arasında 10-12 m derinlikteki çamurlu zeminden bim trol ile alınmış güzel bir Turritella örneği. Değerli dostum ve meslekdaşım Dr. Ahmet karataş (rousettus) ilk makro çekimimi "Unicorn"un (alnının ortasında tek boynuzu olan mitolojik at) boynuzuna benzetmişti, kavkıyı apertür tarafından gösteren şimdiki yüklememin adı buradan geliyor.
Bu çekimde kavkının 2 m soluna yerlestirilmiş çıplak bir fotospotun çiğ ışığı ve sağda 40 cm mesafede beyaz karton bir pasif yansıtıcı kullanıldı, gün ışığından da yararlanıldı. Tercihim yine koyu zemin oldu.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-07 12:37]

Hi Mehmet. Once again you have a fine close up of this beautiful shell . the colour and patterns is spot on. well done TFS.
Nick..

Un'altra splendida immagine, bellissima composizione, fantastici colori esaltati da una perfetta esposizione. Complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

wonderful close-up shot of this amazing beautiful shell. Nicely and diagonally composed on black BG. Excellent sharp focus. Great presentation. Greeting and TFS indeed.
have a nice weekend hocam.
Ahmet

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-07 13:54]

Hi Mehmet

A superb posting - the detail and POV are outstanding. The subject is well framed and has excellent exposure and colour.

TFS

James

great portrait, wise use of diagonal position! greetings Ori

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-07 14:21]

Hi Mehmet.
Another fine photo for Your shell colection.
I have always facinated by Your work, and really enjoy looking at Your photos, and reading the notes. I belive that everyone collect shells when we were kids and have a trip to sea.
Your Friend
Luis52.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-07 14:47]

Hola amigo,
precioso y original trabajo...
buena composición, excelente trabajo,
saludos Mehmet

Merhaba Mehmet compozisyonu cok guzel ayarlamisin, siya arka guzel contrast vermis . Net ve detaylar keskin eline saglik selamlar Necip.

Another good colorful one Mehmet. This is well presented in diagonal showcase. Regards. Jusni

Hola Mehmet.
Genial presentación y magníficos detalles.
Perfecta nitidez.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Aman hocam ne güzel bir Turitella:) bunu da bizim kitaba atmak lazım. Elinize sağlık.
Bayram

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-08 3:48]

Fabulous photo Mehmet!!
Once again that black BG is fantastic and makes the shell stand out with stark contrast.
I love the red/orange colouring and how it gradually fades to white at the tip.
Sharp with great clarity as well.
Nice work!
Thanks,
Joe

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-03-08 4:05]

Hello Mehmet,
Excellent razor-sharp capture of this beautiful shell. Striking colours too and well presented.
Many thanks, Ulla

Wow.. Im impressed about your shells collection. this one is stunning! I love the shape and colors, sharpness, details. Excellent shot, as always great job!
ThANKS,
Clara

Hi Mehmet, splendid horn with lovely details, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Name is a quite matching with the appearnce. The set up works well with the Nikon correspondant of my camera seeing the sharp contrast and most wonderful colors to get.

Best regards hocam,

Ümit

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-08 8:08]

Hi, Mehmet.
Nice diagonal composition created by wonderful shell of other mollusks species. I like your shooting technique and work with lighting. Very impressive image with plenty rich colours and attractive details. My compliments and best regards.
Alexei.

Merhaba Mehmet,
Selam!!
my compliment to your excellent gallery of shell collection, they are beautifully done! much appreciated for the sharing!
All the images which nicely composed with a dark bg that really makes the shell so outstanding as a subject in details!
captured well with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details in all
very well done
greeting from NZ
Tony

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1785 W: 36 N: 5588] (18578)
  • [2008-03-08 9:51]

Hi Mehmet,
Another masterpiece from you and another exquisite shell shot. Wonderful colours and details and the image is tack sharp. It really does look like a Unicorn's horn. Excellent lighting and the diagonal composition looks superb. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2008-03-08 10:09]

Hello Mehmet,
Indeed this long spiral shell is like the horn of a Unicorn and might even have been the source of inspiration for the creation of this mythical creature.
But your 'horn' is real, well portrayed and pleasingly composed along the diagonal with fine details and colours.
Thanks for sharing thibeauty,
Ivan

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-03-08 11:04]

Hi Mehmet,
great picture of a beautiful shell, the image is very clear and bright so is the interesting note, brato Mehmet
kind regards
franco

wow mehmet this is beautiful in itself and beautifuly shot
, i am particulrly sensitive o it because "unicorns" is the name of the group formed by all the pupils of my mentor , a formidable lady cardiologist from the UK called dr Jane somerville. tfs
anna

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5830 W: 89 N: 14938] (62666)
  • [2008-03-08 16:09]

Hi Mehmet,it's a very great pic,it seem paint,you are a artwork master,thanks for share your fantastic collection,Luciano

Hi Mehmet.
Just fabulous, the details are stunning as are the colours, love the composistion, and the perfect background to enhance this wonderfull shell, really nice work all the best Cheers Rick :)

Selam Mehmet Hocam. Nefis bir kabuk. Detaylar ve renkler çok hoş. Elinize sağlık.
Deniz

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-03-09 8:49]

Mehmet Hocam selam. Güzel bir çekim. Renkler de hoş. Teşekkürler.
Mehmet

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-09 11:45]

merhaba mehmet bey
hakkaten cok iyi bir benzetme ve tanimlama, tipki mitolojidekini andiriyor
objesi, arka fonu ile isigi, renkleri ve detaylari basarili bir yakin cekim olmus
elinize saglik
selamlar
izler

Hi Mehmet, superb colours and a beautiful composition...excellent work, thank you for sharing...h

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2008-03-09 14:07]

Hi Mehmet,
Beautiful shell, great close-up, nice colour and good detail.
Chi

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2008-03-10 5:43]

Merhaba Mehmet Bey,
Cekim aciniz, detaylar ve kompozisyon cok guzel.
Selamlarimla,
Selen

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-10 5:54]
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Hi Mehmet,
i have just looked through your gallery and i have to say how beauitful it is! I only wish i had found it sooner.
This is a wonderfully composed dynamic shot with excellent detail and a very good all round presentation. It really does look like a Unicorns horn.
tfs
Paul

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-03-11 4:59]

Muhteşem bir diagonal yerleşim va eçok başarılı bir kare olmuş, elinize sağlık. Özel kompozisyonunuzla var olan güzelliği misliyle aktarmışsınız bize.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-03-11 23:55]

Bonjour,
Belle présentation diagonale du plus bel effet.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

vallahi bunu doğada ölüsünü dahi bulsam sonsuza dek saklıcam :) inanılmaz estetik bir yapısı var...
iyi ki burada bizlerle paylaşıyorsunuz Mehmet hocam,teşekkürler...
saygılarımla

Hi Mehmet,

Great composition, love the diagonale crossing completely the background.
Amazing colours, perfect sharpness!
Very well done!

Lise

Hi Mehmet,
A lovely capture of this beautiful shell. Excellent details and a lovely composition. Very good and informative notes. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1000 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2008-04-01 7:45]

Merhaba Mehmet Bey,
ilginç bir nesne mi canlı mı,ne desem doğrusu bilmiyorum;zira deniz kadar deniz kültüründen de oldukça uzağım.Başarılı bir kare olmuş.Devamını diliyorum.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-04-01 17:28]

Hello,

Just marking for now!
be back later. :)

Hallo Mehmet
Once again you have outdone yourself with the presentation and display of this shell. Colour, patterns and details are well shown. A perfectly shaped shell, which you have photographed very well. It stands out well against the darkened background. Thanks for sharing your expertise in this site.
Kind regards
Anna

Olá Mehmet.

Sua galeria de imagens é muito bela, com formas muito curiosas !
Imagens muito ricas com belos detalhes, cores, composiçġes.
Parabéns, você tem um belo trabalho !

Henrique

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-14 8:09]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Klasik mükemmel fotograflarınızdan biri daha.Bakış açısı ve çapraz kadraj etkiyi daha da kuvvetlendirmiş.
Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

Hi Mehmet,
Excellent shot!!!
I very very like. Interesting display.
Good job!!!
TSF Malgosia

Hello Mehmet,
Your images are all excellently set up witht he lighting, backdrop, etc. I like this "Unicorn's Horn" specifically for its line and texture that you have placed and caught perfect;y. A real beauty of a shell, a rarety I imagine for those that collect shells.
Well Captured...
Steve

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2009-04-10 2:39]

Merhaba Sir,
such a lovely rendition of this horn. the shining reflection gives a very captivating visual effect. i like the diagonal crossing presentation. it is lovely and very very sharp indeed.

regards,
Foozi

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