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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: 2006-03-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma APO 100-300 f/4 EX IF HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !Unusual Colours, !UP CLOSE, !"The eyes have it...", 100 points or more (Chapter 1) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-27 4:29
Viewed: 5785
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 114
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello ,
This photo was taken last week at Darica.I dont know is it worth posting?;)
Have a great week and hope you’ll like it.

Wild Turkey
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a large gamebird, one of two species of turkey.
Adults have a small featherless bluish head, a red throat, long legs and a dark body. They have a long dark fan-shaped tail. Their wings are a glossy bronze. As with many other species of the Galliformes, they exhibit strong sexual dimorphism. Males have red wattles on the throat and neck and are significantly larger than females at 117 cm length compared to 94 cm. The males typically have a "beard" made of modified feathers sticking out from the middle of their breast. In some populations, female turkey may also have a beard, but it is usually shorter and thinner than the males.
The breeding habitat is wooded areas, usually with clearings, across most of the United States and parts of southern Canada, where they are permanent residents. They nest on the ground at the bottom of a tree, shrub or in tall grass.
Male birds display for females by puffing out their feathers, spreading out their tails, inflating the wattles on their neck and drooping wings. Males are polygamous, and they form territories that may have as many as 5 hens within.
Wild Turkeys forage on the ground or climb shrubs and small trees to eat berries. They are omnivorous, eating acorns, seeds, berries, roots and insects, sometimes snakes, frogs or salamanders.
They are relatively weak fliers and will escape on foot if possible; at night, these birds roost in trees. They are capable of achieving speeds of 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour) in flight.
Only the males "gobble"; the females yelp. The males also emit a very low-pitched drumming sound. This bird was Benjamin Franklin's preference as the national bird for the United States. It has been adopted as the official game bird of South Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma and Massachusetts.

Techique: Nikon D200
2006/03/19 15:20:35.6
Lens:Sigma 100-300 f4
Focal Length: 275mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
1/800 sec - F/4
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Sensititvity:ISO 400

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Hello Sebnem,
Very nice shot, amazing portrait. I like details, colours, sharpness and framing a lot. Congratulations...
Well done.
Ali Rıza

Great portrait. I like very much your way to see the world.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-03-27 6:33]
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merhaba sebnem hanim. hakkaten bu naturedeki modeller size poz vermeyi seviyorlar. renkleri, kompozisyonu ve netligi ile basarili bir yakin cekim olmus. elinize saglik

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-03-27 6:38]

Hi Sebnem!
It is worth posting for sure! Turkey from Turkey ;-) I love dark mood and red colours of head. Definitelly kind of photo which I like very much! Not too dark for me, with great composition with turkey emerging from darkness. Great work my friend!

Hi Sebnem,
It's a good portrait, perhaps the extra shadow was intentional..you know, to hide his good looks :) I did a workshop, but not real happy with the results. Perhaps this one is better left in the subdued lighting ;-}
Well done & Thank You.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-27 6:48]

Hello Sebnem,
A dark (but not too dark!) moody portrait and well worth posting.
Nice detail and great colours.
Ugly bird but a great shot of it none the less!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-27 6:54]

Hi Sebnem, good shot with good atmospheric mood. Well done and TFS.

Hi Sebnem,
I like this portrait. Strong contrasts of light and shadow. Very well saturated colors, and the detail is sharp. The texture of the turkey's head looks great. Nice shot!

Hello sebnem, What a great photo, The showdos provides excellent contrast, The colors are great, Details are sharp. Excellent, Photo, TFs Kyle

Hello Sebnem,
I like the shadowy portrait, in the frame, only the red regions and the bill are seen, so it has amazing aspect . I like the Marhowie's workshop too.

Hello Sebnem,
Very good shot! I've never liked this birds, but they look pretty odd what makes pictures of them interesting. I like the colours here though the picture is too dark for me because the eye is hiden in shadow.
Overall, nice post.

Bonjour Sebnem
Excellente photo pour c'est couleurs,netteté et qualité d'image.Beau BG

Félicitations! et au revoir....JP

Great portrait shot Sebnem, great sharpness, details and framing, well captured too. Great colours an very nice bg. This is a great compositon. Thank you for posting.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-03-27 13:47]

Hello Şebnem,
Very well composed, and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent. TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-27 14:08]

Hello Sebnem,
this is absolutly worth posting. It's such a great portrait, The way you presented this bird is superp. I like the effect you archieved with this dark b/g and shadow, it sort of adds character. Great composition.

merhaba şebnem hanım.süper bir potre daha.hindi adeta filmlerdeki 'baba' rolündekiler gibi duruyor.herşeyi ile mükemmel.teşekkürler.selamlar.hilmi yıldırım.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-03-27 17:47]

Hello Sebnem, ncie shot...a bit ugly?

I like the picture but I think it is too dark and a catchlight in the eye would have been good. Well done.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-27 18:38]

Hi Sebnem
Wow what a beautiful portrait of this wilt turky.Love this strong colors and look of her royalty face.Nice detail and great colours.
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)
  • [2006-03-27 23:54]

Sebnem, an unusual post. I think it's worthwhile posting.

I like contrast and colors.

A very nice "approach" to show us this vulture.

İyibir kompozisyon, ışık değerleri mükemmel.
Osmanlılar zamanında Mısırlı tüccarlar tarafından İngiltere'ye götürülüp satılan kuşa muhtemelen oralarda, Türklerin yaşadığı memleketten gelen anlamında "turkey" denmiş.
Hindinin Hintçesi "peru", Perucası ise "el pavo." Fransızcada hindinin dişisi, "Hindistan'dan" demek olan "dinde"; babahindi ise "dindon"; hindi hindi yürümek, "dandiner". Ermenicede ona "hintgahav" yani Hint tavuğu denmiş. Hindinin çıkardığı seslere göre ona ad veren milletler de var, Sırpçada "çarko", Rumcada "gurkos", Romencede "kurki" denmiş. En komiği ise Farsçası, "bukalemun". Hindinin gulü gulü olduğu Latincesinden belli, "meleagris gallopavo". Boston Globe gazetesinde çıkan bir yazıda İngilizcede hindinin, "gurk gurk" ötüşünden "turk turk" ve sonunda da "turkey"e dönüştüğü iddia ediliyordu.
daha fazla bilgi için http://www.milliyet.com.tr/2003/12/12/pazar/yazalt.html

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-28 4:29]

You don't see these turkeys too often in NZ. But you show his well Sebnum. Good POV, colours, sharpness and prettiness too!! Well done, and TFS,

Interesting capture Sebnem, good compo and detail but like others have mentioned it is to dark as I can not see on my monitor any details in the shadows. Great note and tech details. Regards Steve.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-03-28 12:32]

This is a very nice portratit Sebnem! The darkness gives it something extra. Too bad the eye is also completely dark. Focus is sharp. Well done & TFS!


great red and black macro with nice details, composition, light and idea!
Good note!
Thanks Ana:)

Wow! the colour and detail looks great...but oh! my he's not so cute:)
Well composed and great portrait shot...

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-03-28 21:53]

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent Wild Turkey portrait.
I like your pov,dark bg,colors,focus,sharpness,note and frame.TFS

Hi Sebnem,
Very nice portrait!
Excellent lighting, and great background,
very sharp detail and great colour.
Well done!

Hi Sebnem,
Hehehehe... Very pleasant portrait of this great guy!
Excellent colours and many fine details, for some reason I think he looks like sad..? Maybe somebody just told him about Christmas? Well... Did you?
Pablo -

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-29 10:32]

Hi Sebnem,
These are one of the most bizarre looking creatures, he looks as if he's had a couple of hours with the Star Trek makeup people :-) I think technically it's too dark, however on the artistic front the light and shadows work extremely well, the tonal contrasts and colours you've captured are excellent. Details are excellent and nicely framed. Very much worth posting!

Hi Sebnem,
The results of this moody shot are excellent.
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and lighting are excellent. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Hi Sebnem,
great textures! Note perfect and composition correct.
Go ahead!

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2006-03-31 3:05]

Hello Şebnem!
İnteresting portrait.I liked darkness and high contrast very
much.Thanks for sharing.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-04-01 15:50]

Wow Sebnem!
What a great low-key shot. I love the saturation and a composition against the black backround!
Best greetings,

Hello Sebnem!
Amazing portrait of this fantastic "beast" ;-)))
Just great close-up with fantastic dark BG.

Hello Sebnem,

A wonderful capture of this wild turkey, excellent lighting, details, colors and BG.

I have seen wild turkeys today myself out in the corn fields near where I live.

They have increased in numbers over the last few years in this part of Ontario, I even mistook a large group of them for deer last year, until I downloaded the shots and zoomed in to find turkeys... :-D

Great job, thank you for sharing!

Hello Şebnem!
Wonderful portrait.I liked POV,contrast and BG very much.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-04-04 19:42]

"I dont know is it worth posting?;)"

No! ;-)

An excellent portrait. They live in wild here.

Thank you Sebnem. Have a good day/evening/night.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-04-04 22:31]

Love the contrast between the dark background and the red colors of the bird's face. Great details and perfect exposure. Thanks for sharing, Gabriel

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-06 14:58]

Hello Sebnem, great shot of this Turkey, amazing contrast and POV, very well done for this portrait. Best regards, Didier.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2006-04-07 10:47]

Hello Şebnem!
Lovely portrait,i liked details and contrast a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-04-13 19:25]

Hello Sebnem,

Fantastic light, very nice shot.
Details, colours, sharpnes and framning a lot.

TFS :-)

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-04-18 15:00]

Hi Sebnem. Fantastyczne zdjęcie, doskonały pomysł i wykonanie. Gra świateł i cieni oraz dwóch kolorów.

What a face! Great details of a real gobbler!

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-03 23:55]

Hello Sebnem! What a interesting picture you´ve posted here! Excelent exposition, presenting mysterious colours and BG. Lights are great, and sharpness either. Well done!

Hello Sebnem,
Very nice portrait of a rockstar - can't remember his name but anyway. Great details on the nose and mouth. A little pitty that the eye tunrs very dark. Good note as expected. TFS.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-05-08 14:53]

Hi Sebnem.
Is normal yours wonderful portraits, i like your vision , your point of vision in yours photos, if you want travel some day to mMexico?...is welcome my home is your home. One more time wonderful close up.


Hello Sebnem! Yes, this was very worthwhile posting, it is a striking portrait of the wild turkey! I live near marshland in Ontario Canada and wild turkeys have been reintroduced here so we see them frequently now. Love the black background with just the hint of red to mirror the head--gorgeous composition. Very well done! Thank you, Linda

Hello Şebnem,
Very nice portrait.I liked contrast between BG and face of turkey very much.Thanks for sharing this unusual work with us.

While looking at this picture in retrospect, I realize it is absolutely pointless to try a workshop on it. The image is perfect in every respect and even the slight noise in the BG adds to the sum total of the beauty of it. I have great respect for Howard for his professional acumen, but even his effort to improve on it has left me unimpressed.
Great work that truly reflects your abilities and aesthetic sense as a photographer, Sebnem.

Hello Sebnem,
I like the play of light on this wild turkey. Very fine portrait. Cheers

This is an amazing portrait, such beautiful detail, color and lighting. It inspires me to include sometimes into one of my paintings, so I saved it in my favorites - hope you don't mind.

this is a very nice one Sebnem,
after a look into your fantastic archive I came out on this one.
the light and the details are the winner in this great shot, the point of view is very nice and yes I like the good job here, well done.
gr. jaap

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-03 6:23]

Continúo disfrutando de tu portfolio Sebnem, encontré esta maravilloso primer plano con una atmósfera de intimidad, gracias al efecto de luz logrado.
Excelente nitidez y color profundizan más esa intimidad.
Mi admiración... Ricardo

I continue enjoying your portfolio Sebnem, I found this wonderful close up with an intimate atmosphere, due to the achieved effect of light.
Excellent clarity and color deepen more that intimacy.
My admiration... Ricardo

... later

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  • Aliza Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 3] (98)
  • [2006-09-17 7:27]

Müthis bir poz, aristokrat durusu adeta:)
Ne kadar net bir fotograf, renkleri capcanli, süper bir calisma olmus, tebrikler!
Ellerinize saglik.

Merhaba Shebnem bu resim cok hosuma giti ve ilginc bu bakislar korkunc isik iyi olmus golgeler ve contrast super ellerine saglik Selamlar hosca kal Necip.

Merhaba Sebnem hanim,

The look on this shot is almost "evil". I like this presentation.
I agree with Howard that this one is best left alone ;) It is an awesome capture in its own right. Tfs, Jay

It was definitly worth posting this one.
Only once in my life I saw a turkey all red like this one you have posted, in REAL life.
I had fed it a bit of "booze".
Best regards,

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