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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Karatash's other favorite -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 8:59
Viewed: 7330
Favorites: 7 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was very busy and couldn't post anything for a long time.This one was taken at Tuzla Lake early in morning.Near this lake (about 50m)is Marmara Sea
and the water is clearer then here, but this young gull prefered this muddy place for bathing.Ambience contained high contrast and unfortunately some details on white feathers were lost.
Have a great day and hope you'll like it.

Gulls are seabirds in the family Laridae and subfamily Lari. They are closely related to the terns, and more distantly to the waders, auks and skimmers. Most gulls belong to the large genus Larus.
This versatile species breeds in a range of habitats, including cliffs, beaches, small islands, inland sites and even buildings. They also exploit rubbish dumps, particularly during winter .
Gulls are in general medium to large birds, typically grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They have stout, longish bills and webbed feet.
Two to six eggs, which are variable in colour and patterning, are laid after April; incubation, which is carried out largely by the female, takes between 25 and 27 days. Both parents share paternal care of the downy chicks, which fledge after around 30 days.

Camera Model:Canon EOS 30D
Shooting Date/Time:4/15/2007 6:43:53 AM
Shooting Mode:Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ):1/1250
Av( Aperture Value ):5.6
Metering Mode:Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation:+1/3
ISO Speed:200
Lens:500.0 mm
Focal Length:700.0 mm
Image Size:3504x2336
Image Quality:RAW
White Balance Mode:Auto
AF Mode:AI Servo AF
Parameters Settings
Tone Curve Standard
Sharpness 3
Contrast 0
Noise Reduction:Off
File Size:6905 KB
Drive Mode:High-speed continuous shooting

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Hi Sebnem
Another great bird action photo. Simple situation but perfect realisation of subject. Great light sharpnes and colors
I like it very much
Best wishes

Hi Sebnem,

A great action shot. Very good shutter speed to freeze the droplets in the air. Good work from you as always. TFS.


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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-05-23 9:26]

What a beautiful photo! Fantastic BG and you managed to get perfect lightning on the Seagull, that really enhances it and makes it stand out so well. Great with all the waterdrops!


Merhaba Sebnem,
Glad to found you posting again!
I like so much this bathing scene of the seagull.
All the waterdrops suspended on the air around the bird creates a very good effect.
I like very much the light here, so dark the ambience but a beauty light on the bird, that creates such evocative mood with the reflection on the water.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Sebnem, I'm happy to see a new photo from you, that's splendid, wonderful bird with a lot of drops freeze in the air!
Great composition with excellent sharpness, bueautiful light and colors, brava!
Ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-23 9:37]

Hi Sebnem,
Wonderful shot of this bathing seagull. Perfect focus and lighting. A dark BG to enhance the subject and fantastic waterdrops captured. Excellent POV. Brilliantly done. Kudos.

Hi Sebnem...
A long time ago? That's a critique:-).
An image (101:-) with your trademark; warm colours, warm atmosphere and well done too.
The droplets are freezed in an excellent way and your subject is sharp. Good light involved.

nice sunset colors great focus good action with the splashing water

Hello Sebnem!
It is really nice to see your nice presentation! Very good timing, idea for picture and final effect! I like POV, DOF and colouration (also colours of the frame).
Bravo and TFS,

Hi Sebnem,
This is a perfect setting. The light, pose, and that splash of water are complement each other well. Also great camera action. Lovely picture after being away for a while.

Hola Sebnem
Precioso momento el que captaste con una luz de lujo al igual que la nitidez, las gotas de agua refuerzan la imagen.
Una gran foto, mis felicitaciones.
Un saludo

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-23 10:23]

merhaba sebnem; cok hos bir kare ,arka planı, netliği doğallığı ile büyüleyici bir poz bu, su damlacıklarının oluşturduğu enfes bir görsel şölen yakalamissin ,ellerine sağlik

Hello Sebnem , welcome again to site , your photo excellent and very creative , TFS and good luck...

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-23 10:58]

Hi Sebnam,

A beautiful and unusual capture of this seagull. He is striking against the black bg. The water spray is fantastic. Marvelous colors and details.


Şebnem merhaba,
Çok hoş bir fotoğraf olmuş. Eline sağlık. Arka plan, renkler, detaylar, netlik ve karedeki aksiyon çok güzel. Tebrikler. Mustafa

Hello Sebnem,
A beautiful action capture!
Attractive color palette, and the bird is captured with fine details in the plumage...
Very attractive light, and the composition is attractive!
Pablo -

Ah, so finally we have a new picture from you, Sebnem!
To my great delight, it has all those sterling qualities that make a Sebnem work stand apart as a class unto itself.
The water droplets flying around the gull are beautifull captured at high shutter speed and the bird looks like a mythical nymph rising out of the dark sea.
This picture was worth waiting for and thanks for sharing it.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-23 12:55]

Hello Sebnem,
Looks like this one is having its morning shower! Very fine shot, sharp details and the white bird looks so beuatiful against the wine colour background. A well-timed and very clever capture!
Many thanks, Ulla

Merhaba Sebnem,
and again such a special shot - the moment is so wonderful, we can see the drops so sharp and the bird is wonderful.
Also a pretty reflection in the water, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

bonjour sebnem
excellent les goutelettes d'eau en l'air montre bien le mouvement et l'oisea uest tres net.
bioen vu.

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-05-23 15:23]

Merhaba Şebnem,
Harika bir çalışma ile dönüş yapmışsın,
Her şeyiyle mükemmel,

Great action shot. nice catch of the water droplets.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-05-23 15:26]

Hi Sebnem
What a great light! Perfect compo and nice action.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-23 16:10]

Hola Sebnem,
excelente ángulo de disparo,
preciosos colores y luz,
las gotas de agua son espectaculares,
gran trabajo,

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-23 17:06]

Merhaba Sebnem,
Uzun aradan sonra harika bir marti fotografi ile döndün. Uçusan su damlalari ve yüksek kontrast ile mükemmel bir görüntü. Tebrikler.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-05-23 21:49]

Hola Sebnem.- Una bella y fina foto de esta hermosa Gaviota. Hermosos colores y bello fondo. Las gotas de agua suspendidas en el arie lucen espectaculares. Siempre es muy agradable poder ver tus fotos, y poder leer tus notas. Felicidades por tan hermoso trabajo, y recibe un abrazo desde Mexico. Luis52.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-23 22:03]

Merhaba Şebnem hanım,
uzun bir aradan sonra yine aynı mükemmellikte bir fotoğraf. Arka fonun koyu tonda oluşu su damlalarının bu güzel görüntüsüne katkı sağlamış.Netlik, ışık ve kompozisyon çok mükemmel.
Ellerinize sağlık, selamlar..

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-23 22:40]

Hello Sebnem

Excellent clarity with razor sharp details.The lighting is superb.Wonderful moment frozen in time.The water droplets are outstanding.The colours are lovely.TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-24 2:02]

Hello Sebnem,
Natural picture full of atmosphere suggesting a peaceful morning. Very vivid with all this water drops flying around. Nice warm-colored background contrasting with the colder coloration of the bird.Excellent picture
Best regards

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-24 4:47]

Hi Sebnem.
Superb. Absolutely superb!
Amazing freeze-moment capture.
Well done,

Hello Sebnem,
This is a fantastic image of this Gull. The lighting is wonderful. Capturing all the droplets of water as the bird splashes around is just fabulous. Very impressive photography.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-24 5:46]

Hi Sebnem

Nice to see another picture from you! It's been a long time :)
This is a splendid photo of this lovely gull having a little bath!
It's great that you managed to freeze the water aroung it...it definitely enhances the compo. Also the timing in th day was terrific and it gave you all these splendid warm tones and colors.
Superb work!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Sebnem!
So fantastic scene! Excellent colors, perfect POV and DOF, wonderful composition. Brawo!

Hola Sebnem,
Otra imagen extraordinaria, con una composición muy bella, como nos tienes acostumbrados. TFS, Saludos
José Ramón

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-24 8:16]

Hi Sebnem.
Beautiful capture with amazing atmosphere.Perfectly you caught this moment.I like this action with "frozen" drops water in air.Wonderful.Superb ligh giving amazing colors(very nice in BG).Great shot!!Thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

Merhaba Sebnem, this is a beautifull shot excellent light and fine sharpness with good pinpoint focus and using my dream lens hope its a reality soon might got for the 300mmf2.8 as a cheaper alternative. lovely details in the wing and nice colour with fine contrast. neyse, mukemmel olmus herzamanki gibi tebrikler selamlar Necip

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-05-24 12:20]

Sebnem, this is another great moment captured by you.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition.

I like the warm shades too, as well as exposure.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-24 13:53]

Hi Sebnem.
I wish you more free time. Then we can see more your amazing picture as is one.
Terrific of beautifulness light and colours, tremendous pictured scene, great technique of shooting and brilliant result. Bravo and best regards.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-05-24 16:06]

Hi Sebnem

Stunning action shot, I love the frozen movement. Wonderfully sharp, great POV and attractive light. Excellent work



GREAT photo and the notes too.
Full of action. Like that.
I like, specially, the way you have registered the little, little droplets of water all around your subject.
Very unique, indeed.
Welcome back,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-05-25 2:06]

Hello my Friend!

Beautifull light and mood. Water droplets frozen in time, colours of feathers, pose and dark BG - all looks great. Bird in ray of light looks like angel or something similiar :-)

We both are also very busy. Joanna is fine and greets you and all family. Hoping to see you again, not this year for sure, but maybe next summer? I still haven't seen more beautifull city than Istanbul and I miss it :-)

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-05-25 10:26]

Hello Sebnem,

Of cours I like it!!! It is a wonderful picture with full of atmosphere! Great action shot with an incredible splendid light! The speed (1/1250), the exposition, and the POV are very well chosen and remarkable!

A Great picture!!!

I'm impressed!!!



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-25 11:33]

Hello Sebnem,
This is a work of art!
You have captured this bathing young gull in beautiful light, the water droplets adding to the effect.
Technically superb, artistically amazing!
Well done and thanks for sharing your photographic skill.
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-25 12:07]

What a superb action shot! You see the seagull staying still, but look all those waterdrops sprayed around! A marvellous composition with the bird enhanced upon a beautiful blurred bg.
Excellent sharpness and exposure, and beautiful colors and composition.
My compliments and thanks for coming back.

Hola Sebnem
¡Guau! Unos detalles fabulosos, con esas gotas flotando en el aire sin saber qué camino iban a tomar, aunque terminarían cayendo...
Perfectos contrastes y agradable exposición amiga.
Un cordial saludo y tfs, JL.

Hi Sebnem,
An outstanding shot. I love the spolight effect of light on the gull. Water droplets are perfectly frozen. A great job on this exposure. Nice camera work!

photo original et pleine de détails, bonne idée de ce petit oiseau qui profite de se rafraichir
bien vu, merci a toi

Hello Sebnem,
I like those tones of colors a lot here and this beautiful action caught. Those droplets are superb and so is this nice background, details, exposure and framing. This is another beautiful post from you. Thanks,

Hello Sebnem,
It´s nice to see again your excellents photos. This one is marvelous; I like the action and great details and sharpness of the image. Good job!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-26 21:03]

Hello Sebnem,
this looks magical, the lighting and the beautiful details make this such a pleasure to look at.
Excellent exposure to capture those water droplets in midair and achive such sharpness.
Excellent job.

Selam Sebnem,
Great timing, superbly capturing water splashed by the seagull. Excellent shot.


Charmant cliché bien contrasté et saisi au bon moment.
Bonne journée.

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Uzun bir aradan sonra çok hoş bir çalışma göndermişsiniz. Arka plandaki renkler sıradışı ve moody deniyor ya, öyle bir sunum oluşmuş! Hareketi simgeleyen damlacıklar ve martıdaki keskinlik harika, tebrikler!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-27 11:11]

Merhaba Sebnem,
A wonderful golden/blue picture with a stronger light on the gull, decorated with motionless waters... A very aesthetic picture!
I hope you get more spare time. I miss your posts!
TFS and best regards mf,
José Miguel

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2007-05-27 16:26]

Hi Sebnem, truly excellent shot, great details and exposure. Great capture, well done and TFS.

Hello Sebnem,
scenery of great atmospherical density and beauty. Fascinating conditions of darkness and light make this seagull emerge like out of a dream. The brilliantly lighted frozen droplets of water add to the mysterious beauty. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Sebnem,

Amazing!!! excellent timing.
Very well done!


Superb photo ! Great colors and detail. Excellent POV and the DOF works well to enhance the subject. Just lovely, TFS, Mish

Hellou Sebnem.
Amazing photo. Great colour and composition. I really love this pic, great photo. Parades. Very well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Sebnem,
Wonderful action capture, great effect with the droplets frozen about the gull..The subject stands out well against the dark tones of your BG. Nice detail & color too :)

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-28 22:45]

Hello Sebnem,
Great shutter speed stops the action very nicely here, good focus gives us great details. Thanks for this lovely composition Sebnem.

A beautiful shot, love how you captured the splashing droplets to perfectly, nice camera work indeed!


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-29 1:00]

Hello Sebnem
This is superb shot of the Seagull, in all its glory bathing.
The water slpash is captured in such an awesome manner.
TFS & Cheers

Hi Sebnem ,
A perfect capture.
great details and excellent sharpness.
i like these droplets in ths shot.
thanks for sharing

Bonsoir Chris,

Hi Sebnem
Félicitations pour cette belle composition simple mais efficace. Pas facile de mettre en valeur un Goeland et tu l'as bien fait. Bravo pour le bel environnement et les couleurs justes.Intéressant ces gouttes d'eau tout autour.
Merci et au revoir....JP

Merci pour l'envoie et bonne fin de soirée.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-05-29 23:55]

Hi Sebnem, this is a very good shot of this gull, taking his bath. I've never seen a gull do this. This is a very timely shot. You froze the action perfectly to catch those drops of water the way you did. Your exposure is very good. You've isolated the background yet the bird is still in reasonable light. Very nicely done.

Thanks, John

Hello Sebnem,

Just GREAT... Excellent...

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-05-30 12:11]

Merhaba Sebnem,
Excellent Seagull capture.
I like your excellent exposure,timing,colors,pov,bg and frame.TFS

Belle photo, bel eclairage, bonne photo, bien les goutes d' eaux. Amitiés Thomas

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-30 16:17]

merhaba sebnem
epey bir aradan sonra guzel bir kare ile aramiza donmussun
isik ve golge etkisiyle su icindeki bu martiyla hos bir atmosfer yakalamissin
kompozisyon, renkler, netlik ve detaylari basarili bir calisma olmus
eline saglik

Hi Sebnem
This looks like a painting! The detail is so sharp, especially the water droplets. The dark background shows off the light coloured Seagull very well.
TFS Janice

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-06-01 17:48]

Hi Sebnem, suburb lighting, great timing.. as usuall. Excellent. Reina

This is a very beautiful capture. Besides the technical skills, the reflection and all this drops atmosphere are really cool. Very elegant capture, your high speed worked perfect in this case. Thanks and best regards.

Awesome! with great colours and detail, well photograph...

merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
son günlerde harika karelerinizin devamını göremedik, umarım kısa zamanda yenileriyle buluşuruz.
aksiyon, netlik ve komposizyon mükemmel, süper. ellerinize sağlık, selamlar

Your work is so incredible! Perfection - but that's reflected in the three digit points each photo has accrued.
The colors in this one really caught my eye - - - you managed to get the great lighting on the subject but the background is wonderfully 'evening.'

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2007-06-05 12:37]

Hi Sebnem,
Wow, that new lens is really working well for you. Fantastic clear detail in this image. I really like the central composition too, with the water splashes it works really well. Beautiful colours and a good exposure.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-06-05 14:19]

terrific "action"-shot, sebnem! :-)
superb low pov, the water flying around is amazing and the light and colors absolutely wonderful.
fantastic job & best wishes from cologne, thor.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-06-05 14:55]

Bonjour Sebnem, fabuleuse photo d'une mouette s'ébrouant dans l'élément liquide!! Great contrast and perfct focus on the bird; congratulations, Didier.

hello sebnem!
A very nice situation you
capture here,great exposure
and with good sharpness!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-06-07 1:23]

Bonjour Sebnem,
Wow ! Original shot for this common bird. Great light and contrast.
The "+++" : smart composition, subject, droplets, pose, POV, warm colors, sharpness, DOF, nice blurred BG, light & exposure, contrast, useful note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations my dear friend and thanks for sharing.

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent shutter speed setting that shows incredible freeze frame capture of the water being shakened off by the gull. :)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-08 3:42]

Sebnem selam,
Ben bunu gormemisim, sehir ve pc'den uzak oldugum zamanlardan birine denk gelmis. Isik, renkler ve su damlaciklarinin etkisi nefis. Cok estetik ve dinamik bir fotograf, ellerine saglik. Sevgiler.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-06-08 14:11]

Selam Şebnem Hanım,
Çok güzel bir an yakalamışsınız.
Netlik,kadraj ve detaylar mükemmel.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Hello Sebnem
What a wonderful moment to shoot,
Superb shot ,friend, TFS


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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-06-10 16:42]

Dear Sebnem,
with this picture you have neatly documented your mastery of photography.
Since you do quite different things for different shots I appreciate really very much that you give the detailed Camera settings and circumstances in your note. Thank you very much for presenting your great pics and the good notes.
My best regards,

Great capture Sebnem, I love how the spray has been freezed. The subject is nicely illuminated from the Background. well done.

Hi Sebnem,
This is a wonderful photo! Great with the splashing water. I also like the fine lighting and the colours very much. TFS. This will be in my favourites.

Regards, Peter

Selam Şebnem;bi dur ben fotograf makinamı göle atıp geleyim...

Bu karenizde muhteşem olmuş.Elinize sağlık.

Hello Sebnem !
Another gorgeous shot from you ! I love everythin here : the colors, the pose of the bird, the droplets "frozen" in the air, the composition, the POV... Excellent details too. You managed to capture a magical moment and to share it with us. Very well done !

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-06-22 8:07]

This is superb shot Sebnem ..exposure is spot on.
lighting &water droplets makes this shot magical!!TFS!

Wow!! I dont have anything more to say...

Thanks very much for sharing


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-07-14 20:31]
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Hi Şebnem

Wow, what an action packed splash. If birds could smile I am sure this guy would have had a major grin and if seagulls could sing (rather than just squawk) I am sure this one would have given Pavarotti a run for his money. It looks like this gull is totally absorbed while passionately enjoying its early morning dip. All it needed was a cup of coffee after the wash and it would have sung like a canary.

A lovely capture with excellent composition and POV. The colours are rich and stunning. The details are nice and sharp and with a shot like this, who cares about a little bit of aspect loss in the features of the white plumage. The dark water surface and the well removed BG compliments the image of the bird and the appropriated dark blotch (which very much looks like a car parked on the other side of the lake) actually enhances the gulls head even more so. The exposure was very well managed and the shutter speed nicely froze the splashing water droplets in mid-air.

Great work and TFS.

hi sebnem,

GREAT!what a catch!!!and great BG!

hello Sebnem, what a splendid photograph, impressionant!!


Hi Sebnem,

Nice warm tones and the morning light spot-lighting the subject make a stunning effect. Perfect shutter speed freezing the droplets of water in a pleasing way. Good composition and sharpness as usual.


Hi friend,
Wow! You do take some breathtaking shots! This is up to your normal high standard! Wonderful detail and sharp focus on this! I love the colour of this bird!
Take care Ana:)

Hi Sebnem,
Otstanding! The BG colors makes the seagull and water dropeds come out if the picture, like looking directly at the scene!
The exposure is perfect, sharpness as well,... whate else could I add? Just TFS...You have a real impressive gallery! Marta

I wish I did not miss this one when you uploaded it.
I think it is a beautiful capture of a gull. The time of day could not be better.The exposure is brilliant Sebnem. I honestly say it is one of the best gull shots I have seen.
Have a very good week!

Hello Sebnem,
Wow, love the shot, the sunlight on the gull and those great water droplets! What a catch! Great Sharp photo and awesome color. TFS

Hello Sebnem.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.
Great composition.

Jose Luis.

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  • [2007-08-13 8:26]

Hello Sebnem, a very powerful shot, great light, very sharp and beautiful background. Thanks,


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  • [2007-08-15 16:16]

Such beautiful lighting, and awesome exposure. Colors are great and the entire scene is great. Awesome shot.


Wow, I like all the water spray! You take beautiful photos. The expression on the birds face is priceless.

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  • [2007-09-06 21:08]

Wonderful, Sebnem! What a nice capture! The timing is perfect! The sharpness is amazing! The colours are beautiful! Wow!

great pic, TFS Ori

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  • [2008-08-06 3:11]

Hi Sebnem,

I have nothing to add, this picture is perfect. TFS.


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  • [2008-10-31 12:01]

Hi Sebnem.

Magnific and beautiful sharpness, composition and naturals colors, the light is perfect.Good note.


Beautiful shot! The clarity and details in the picture are amazing. The droplets of water look great. Also I like golden sunlight falling on the sharply focussed eye of the bird.

great action shot. Very good shutter speed to freeze the droplets in the air.

Selam şebnem hanım muhteşem bir an, renkler ve deyatlar harika. durgun suda su damlacıkları mükemmel görünüyor.

Merhaba Şewbnem hanım. Çoşkuyla banyo halindeki bu güzelim kuşumuza ait harika bir kare. Seyretmesi keyifli.
Elinize sağlık.
İyi bir hafta sonu dileklerimle..

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