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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: 2005-05-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animal portraits, 100 points or more (Chapter 1), Great Portraits Part Two, Gruiformes (Turnalar, Crane-like) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-12 2:46
Viewed: 6011
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 104
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I'm jealous about it's eyelashes ,can be used in a mascara advertisement ...
I had some shots of seriema before.But it moves very quick and most of them were flu! so I didn't post any of them. Last weekend I had a chance again and even hard light conditions I wanted to share this beauty with you.Hope you'll like...
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Cariamidae

Genera and species
Cariama cristataChunga burmeisteri
The Seriemas are a small and ancient family of tropical South American birds, belonging to the family Cariamidae, that are related to the rails and bustards.
They are terrestrial birds which run rather than fly. They have long legs, necks and tails, but only short wings, reflecting their way of life. They are brownish birds with short bills and erectile crests, found on fairly dry open grasslands.
They feed on insects, snakes and lizards. There are two species.
· Red-legged Seriema, or Crested Cariama, Cariama cristata. This is found from eastern Brazil, to central Argentina. It nests on the ground, laying two eggs.
· Black-legged Seriema, Chunga burmeisteri. This is found in northwest Argentina and Paraguay. It nests in a tree, laying two eggs.
The two extant species of seriema are thought to be the only descendants of a group of large carnivorous Pleistocene birds, the phorusrhacoids, which are known from fossils.
The seriemas have an extensible second claw that they can lift from the ground. Although this resembles the dinosaurian sickle claw, it is not curved enough to be a real weapon.
Nikon D70
2005/05/08 15:53:39.9
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 220mm
Digital Vari-Program: Portrait
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/2000 sec - F/5.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
Auto Flash Mode: None
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Noise Reduction: OFF

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Another clear detailed close up portrait, just a tiny bit of burned out detail in the highlights that would be easily fixable in PS if necessary.

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-05-12 3:05]

Title of this photo made me laugh :)
Good composition with all details.
Colours are good.
Well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-12 3:11]
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Merhaba Şebnem. Çok güzel bir portre. Üstteki tüyler nedense biraz karanlıkta kalmış ama sorun değil, tamir edilebilir:). Harika detaylar ve iyi bir kompozisyon.
Nerde çekiyorsun bu ilginç kuşları? Çok merak ettim.
Ellerine sağlık.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-12 3:15]

That is a wonderful shot, Sebnem. It is hilarious... and very colorful. I love the sharp details on the feathers, and of course, I love the blue mascara. Thank you for sharing about this very beautiful and unusual bird. : )

Halo Sebnem!
What a wonderful portrait! Just perfect!

Beautiful portrait, great details and beautiful colours.
Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-12 3:28]

Beau et intéressant portrait photographique bien réalisée pour ce superbe oiseau. Jolies couleurs et très bonne netteté sur le plumage.
Wonderful & Well Done !

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-12 3:36]

Excellent portrait.
Lovely colours and very nice detail.
A great capture,very well done indeed.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-12 4:13]

I love the mascara and blue eye shadow Sebnum. The blue tones nicely with her eyes. Good composition and excellent details and clarity. Well done

Tack sharp and awesome. Brilliantly composed. Well done!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-12 4:29]

Merhaba Sebnem!
Excellent capture of this interesting bird. Details are incredible and your title is superb :-) The bird reminds me some old ladies who think that they're still girls ;-)

A beautiful shot, Sebnem.
Great colours, very good details, DOF and well composed.
Excellent work.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-12 5:24]

Hi Sebnem, very nice portrait with excellent details. I love the black BG, very ncie work. I don't think you should be too jealous of the eye-lashes, I'm sure yours are fine :-)

Wonderful portrait Şebnem!
Lighting,details,your note and tittle are perfect.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-05-12 6:05]

Great picture with well matched title :-)

It’s an excellent portrait with a lot of details and great colours.

Thanks for sharing

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-12 6:52]

Fantastic portrait! Very funny title, razorsharp details and great colors. Well done & TFS!


Superb close-up profile Sebnem! Excellent details, colors and sharpness. The Dark Bg works very well..Great use of flash, Very well done!

çok başarılı bir fotograf.renkler keskinlik ve detaylar mükemmel.gözünüze sağlık şebnem hanım.

You mean, 70's mascara add. LOL
Excelent shot and well composed with lots of details. Excelent work on this portrait.


Great portrait Sebnem,
Great title for this post. Good detail, well composed and very sharp. Lovely colours and good exposure.
Thanks for posting

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-05-12 16:44]

Very nice portrait with good sharp details. Like how the dark lashes frame the iris. Good job.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-12 20:15]

Sebnem, you've done it again.

Excellent composition, great sharpness and pose.

The bg works well too.


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-12 20:15]
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Hello Sebnem, very nice portrait with excellent details, i like the beautifull colours & great sharpness, dof & pov are perfect.

Very well done !


Ps: thank you for sharing :-)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-12 21:50]

Un super portrait de cette oiseau, l'éclairage et les couleurs sont parfaits et exceptionnels.

Merci pour l'envoi de cette belle photo.

I have not seen this species or heard of it before. Lovely capture for a night shot. The eyelashes are lovely. :) Very well done.

wow:) exellent shot:) great DOF:) I love it much:) I also admire eyes of this animal:) great colour:) I love it

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2005-05-14 6:42]

Wow! Excellent. So clear, so sharp. Well done.

This one is a little gem, Sebnem. So sharp, so detailed and with soft exposure and colors.
A combination of photographic qualities leading to a beautiful portrait. BG helps too to enhance your subject. Very well done!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-05-15 11:40]

Şebnem Hanım merhaba,
yine çok güzel bir fotoğraf göndermişsiniz.Netlik,renkler hepsi birer harika. Sunuş şekliniz de çok tatmin edici.Tebrikler ve başarılar.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-05-16 21:18]
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Muito boa imagem... excelente portrait.
Boa foto! Gostei.
See: Siriema


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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-05-17 14:02]

Hi Sebnem
A stunning mugshot of this Seriema. Just beautiful, no nits. I shot one last year in London Zoo, but nowhere this good. I think this is a great pic - TFS.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-05-19 23:30]

Hello Sebnem.
Personal assessment of the photo: perfect.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-05-23 14:27]

Beautiful colors and contrasts in this photo. Incredible sharp and bright also. I took a picture of this bird also and I know it's hard to picture this bird. It moves constantly and really drives you mad.
The darkness of the background is marvellous.


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-02 13:02]

Harika bir baslik:)Renkler,netlik focus ve bg harika.Elinize saglik.Bravo.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-18 6:48]

Hello Şebnem!
Great capture!Details ,colours and composition are great.
Thanks for posting.

I really should visit your gallery often Sebnem! A very beautifull crop with great detail you've captured here. The dark eyelashes in front of the iris make her(?)almost "sexy". A great portrait of this bird!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-06 23:07]

Beautiful eye!!!DOF is spot on.TFS!!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-01 20:17]

Hi Sebnem.
Great close up,wonderful details, this portrait is excellent,beatiful photo, congratulations.

Hallo Sebnem. Absolutely an incredible shot!! Exposure, sharpness and colour superb. Excellent work.

hello Sebnem,
I must tell is the best bird portrait of you. Perfect details, colors, light, etc, etc...
It´s a beautiful bird from north of my country, but not lives in my zone. In Argentina it´s known as "chuña".
Thanks for sharing

Hi Sebnem,
The details are most awesome!
The exposure with the dark background works sooo fine, directing all attention to your feathered friend!
Excellent coloures, as always...
Pablo -

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-02 12:23]

Merhaba Şebnem

Wonderful portrait shot.Beautiful eye color :) + mascara.
Excelent shot and well composed with good details
Well done


Bonsoir Sebnem c'est un très joli portrait que tu nous as envoyé.C'est vrai que plusieurs femmes seraient jalouses de son maquillage.La composition et les détails sont supers.
Bravo et merci....JP
Je suis a court de sourire ,a demain.

Hi Sebnem, nice portret and very good coloures. Thanks for show us this interesting bire. Excelent explanation about it,.

Hello Sebnem,
Wonderful clarity and sharpness. Very nice composition and pov. Adorable picture. Regards,

Hi, Sebnem.
Great portrait with very nice light. Very good details and sharpness. Nice BG.

Hi friend,
the sharpness is great indeed! all the tiniest details are so clear.. Take care Ana:)

Love your carefully structured notes.
Excellent register.
Well composed, & very well presented.
Great clarity.
Best regards,

Hi Sebnem, lovely portrait, perfect details, great colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-01-09 14:37]

merhaba sebnem
bu sevimli ve de guzel renkleri olan kusu; karanlik arka plan uzerinde, isigi ve flash iyi kullanarak basarili bir sekilde kompoze etmissin. renkler, fokus, netlik ve detaylar harika
eline saglik

Merhaba Sebnem mascara ve rouge yapmani cok beyendim mavi gozlerde guzel :-) detailar cok iyi cikmis her zamanki gibi professional resim ellerine saglik Selamlar Necip.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-27 9:49]

Hi Sebnem,
Splendid portrait shot with amazing sharp details on its plumage. The lighting has created a fine effect and it stands out majestically against the dark BG. The blue around its eyes and the red bill together looks fabulous. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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