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Copyright: nedim miletli (halki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-07-26 9:52
Viewed: 4769
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello! This is my first post on TN and taken yesterday at Halki Island.Seeguls are symbols of prince islands in Istanbul.
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.

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  • Tage Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 43] (251)
  • [2005-07-26 10:15]

Welcome to TN, and congratulations for this sharp picture of a seagull. It is not easy to get sharp pictures of flying birds.

Nice first post, Nedim.
It's not easy to catch a bird in the air. You manage, well but
I think you should have more space infront of him and less behind. Good details and nice colours.
Very well done.

Welcome to TN.

Great shot for start Nedim!
The photo is almost perfect, has great quality, good colours and light. However I agree with others in the matter of framing.
I think the photo can be "improved" just by cutting the part on the right equally tight as on the left.
Anyway, this is really good shot and I like it very much.
WELL DONE and welcome to TN :)

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-26 16:26]

Merhaba Nedim TN'e Hos Geldin :)
You have a nicely captured Marti Photo here and i love the focus and sharpness you captured in this frame also expression of Marti looks cool.TFS
CT of Chicago

Welcome on TN Nedim.

Very nice first post. the gull is nice and sharp with plenty of details in the plumage. The colours are very nice and the handling of light is very good avoiding to burn the white feathers. I know how difficult it is to get these fast flying birds in the right position but still I think there should be more space in front of the gull. Good note too.

I made a ws to show what you could have done. Unfortunately I have reached today's limit so you will have to wait untill tomorrow.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-26 19:52]

Hello Nedim,
A great capture!
An excellent point of view and good sharp detail.
Just a little more space to the front would improve the composition.
A good first posting and an excellent note too.
Very well done and welcome to TN.


Hi Nedim,
Welcome to TN. An excellent first post. Very good color and detail in your subject. I agree he needs more room on the left. I tried alot of these shots, and I know how hard you worked to get this one. Nice Job!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-07-26 22:53]

Very good action shot!
Great details in eye and wings, good colour.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-27 3:49]

Welcome to TN Nedim ! What a superb Seagull that you have well captured ! Colors, details and sharpness are very good ! About composition : perhaps more space in front of bird, but it is not easy with action shot... Thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-27 4:08]

Hello Nedim!
welcome to TN.Very nice first capture.Sharpness,POV,details are perfect.As before said framing is a little tight.Very well done!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-27 4:18]

Welcome to TN Nedim!

Very good first shot. Nice pose of this flying bird, composition with blue sky and quality. Pity that there isn't more space on the left side. Good work and I hope you'll post more.


Hello Nedim!
Very nice first post.Yes it's symbol of prince islands.Wonderful in flight capture,sharp and clear.Well come to TN!Thanks for sharing.

This is an excellent first post and welcome to TN Nedim! Very sharp and clear with excellent details and exposure..A bit close on the rt wing tip..Very well done!

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-07-27 14:10]

siteye hoş geldin nedim...
gayet başarılı bir fotoğraf...
ellerine gözlerine sağlık...

Hello and welcome to TN Nedim. This is a very good first post. To get a flying bird sharp on your sensor is pretty difficult and you managed perfectly. Colors are good. I have only one real nit and that's the composition; there's too less space on the lefthandside. I did a very fast workshop.

Keep em coming.

Well done & TFS!


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-27 15:09]

Nedim, welcome to TrekNature, and what a fantastic first post. It's easy to notice we can expect great shots from you.

Other members have already mentioned and suggested another composition. Apart from that, the shot is really great for me.

Excellent point of view, sharpness and depth of field.

Maybe that would be nice to include above the camera and the lens you used to take the shot.

I do hope to check more and more from you.


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-28 22:48]

Hello nedim,
Welcome in TN, you did a great action shot i like the colours & sharpness, very well composed.



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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-07-29 21:59]

Bem vindo ao Site do TrekNature..!!!

Muito boa foto. Nitidez. Bom momento. O Workshop do Pieter resolveu o pequeno problema!!

Tenho certeza que vai aproveitar sua estada no site!!

Obrigado! (TKS)


Hi Halki, and welcome to TN. This in-flight is impressive. I think you have recieved enough critique and I will only ask that you give is some Camera details. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Nedim,
For a first, this photograph is splendid! The details of this bird in full flight are excellent. Cheer.
TFS, cordially,

Welcome to TN, great first shot. These in-flight ones are hard to get sharp and you've done a great job. Good exposure, the light is just right, well done.

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-08-02 10:06]

Fantastic shot! Full of details and nice colours.
Surely one of the best sea gull in flyght.

Hello Nedim

Welcome to TN.

Impressive first post from you! The point of view is great allowing a good view of the underside of the Gull. Exposure is handled well on the whites, not an easy colour to photography. The clear blue sky has given this a nice background for the Gull. Sharp details. Only change would be more space around the bird. Wel done. Look forward more photos from you. Thanks.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-03 16:53]

Hello Nedim, nice shot. Very well done to get an in-flight shot. The details are good and you did well with 1/1000 to freeze the action. For the composition I would suggest more room in front of the bird - so it has space to fly into and so the wing doesn't seem cramped. There is also some overexposure on the whites.

It's a good shot, and not easy to get these so well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-06 5:58]

Hi Nedim!
Personal assessment of the photo: great. Not enouph space to the left, as you already know.
Strong visual impact.
A difficult shot.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Have a good weekend and welcome on TN!

Merhaba Nedim abi,

Nice colors and good details.An excellent first post:)

TN'de çok güzel bir başlangıç yapmışsın.


Great photo, very clear and so hard to capture. A success. Take care. Yan

Fabulous capture of this gull! I like how you can see through the feathers to see the wings. Have a great weekend!


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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-23 9:45]

Hi Nedim!
Wonderful in flight capture.I liked clear eyes and feathers very much.Thanks for posting.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-19 4:44]

What a good shot of the flying seagull. Excellent capture Nedim, it isn't always easy to capture one in flight. So well done and thank you for sharing. Bravo...

Hi Nedim,
Wow! This is a stunning capture! The detail is excellent and the pose is great. Excellent action shot and capture!

Hello Nedim!
Very nice and interesting in flight shot. Nice capture with good framing and detail you have caught.Congratulations...
Özür diliyorum, nasıl oldu da sizin fotoğraflarınızın farkına varamadım.Çok güzel bir kare yakalamışsınız...Ellerinize sağlık. Yorumlarınız için teşekkür ederim.İyi günler

good note! Nice view with great details!
Nice light!

Hello Nedim,
A beautiful capture of the seagull in flight!
Image packed with action... great colours and very good details!
Pablo -

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-31 3:29]

Hi Nedim,
Excellent detail and texture here. I agree with Gert, more space in front and less behind but a lovely shot, nice warm colours.

Bonjour Nedim
C'est une belle prise de vue de ce seeguls. Belle présentation, les couleurs et les détails sont jolis. comme première photo elle a été réussie.
Merci et au revoir....JP

Very sharp action shot.
I aggree with workshop of sAner (adding sky).

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  • akb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 4] (243)
  • [2006-08-24 8:48]

Merhaba Nedim
Çok harika yakalamışsınız.Yüreğinize sağlık

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