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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 40-49 Points (Chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-24 3:58
Viewed: 4482
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Seagull soaring over Marmara Sea in Istanbul. I tried to shot these birds from our ship during trip to Prince's Islands [where Cem lives], but without great success. Only two pictures are so-so. This one isn't bad, but POV could be better - probably bird was too fast ;-) Capturing birds in flight with compact camera is very frustrating job ;-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-24 4:05]

Wow ! What a wonderful and interesting bird in flight that you have well captured ! He is similar to which plane ;-))Congratulations Greg and thanks for sharing.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-11-24 4:20]

Nice shot Greg. Very nice composition, perfect sharpness. TFS

I can't take photos of birds so I like watching yours.

I think you did a great job in capturing this bird in mid flight.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-24 8:06]

Hello Greg!
Very nice in flight capture.I liked POV also.Wonderful details,sharpness,framing and composition.TFS...:-)

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-24 8:57]

:o) Hi Gregorz
This is realy good shot :o)
I like colors and atmostere is very good.
Capturing birds in flight with compact camera is very hard job I know very good :o)))
I'm trying capture birds in flight but I'm not successful.And then I'm very sadly.
this picture is great
regards and TFS Libor

Hi Greg

Your patience paid off. Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Beautiful work, I like the shy look.


Photographing flying birds needs a good camera and a lot of talent. You've got them both (especially the last one, in this case). A color photo can be brilliant even if hasn't many colours. (you just proved it).

Regards, Petru

Hello Greg,

For a first time in flight shot this is incredible...and only the beginning.

You will learn the tricks quickly and perhaps become as "hooked" as the rest of us junkies! :-D)

Great details, POV, and composition.

Lighting seems a bit dark, but not so much that it takes away from this lovely shot.

Congratulations, and thank you.

Superb shot Greg!
POV is fime, framing as well. It's a bit noisy maybe, but still it's great shot.
I like it very much.

Hi Greg,
Excellent detail in this perfectly frozen flight shot. Nothing wrong with anything here, it looks great.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-24 11:20]

Grzegorz, I know how difficult it is to get a bird flying with a compact camera; anyway, you did great once more.

There seems to be some little noise on the bg, but I guess the Blur Tool could easily remove it.

Great sharpness and details.


Hello Greg, this is a very nice capture. Excellent colours and very good sharp details. Composition and POV are great also. Very well done. Thanks for posting.

Excellent capture Greg,
Good sharp detail and colours. Great timing and POV.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-24 17:27]

Swietna fotka, co prawda moglaby byc nieco bardziej kontrastowe ale rozumiem ze po prostu byla taka pogoda :-)

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-11-25 2:00]

udane polowanie, dobry strzał. Podoba mi się ostrość i ładne tło.
Pozdr. Al.

Beautiful composition of the seagull and nice POV. Well done :)

I'll return to award you well deserved points & Smiley.

Hi Greg

Sorry short on time today. Great shot. Nicely composed. Nice detail with good light. Well done. Thanks.

Excellent inflight capture Greg. Really good job..especially with a compact and handheld as you say. I hope you don't mind but I did a workshop. Well done!

Hi Greg,
Excellent caught,
great sharpness and details,
very nice framing.
Well done and thank you!

This is a great shot Grzegorz.
I really impress by the work with the dark colors and the details are superb.
Excellent composition and framing.

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