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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: 2006-11-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon EF500/4L IS + 1.4x II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Birds of a Feather, 100 points or more (Chapter 3) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-07 5:58
Viewed: 6892
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 180
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken for months ago at the coast of Buyukcekmece Lake.It is at European Side of Istanbul and approximately 80 km far from my house.I used car window as support an 1.4TC.It was sunny and windy day.
Have a great day and thanks for looking:)

Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kingfishers are birds of the three families Alcedinidae (river kingfishers), Halcyonidae (tree kingfishers), and Cerylidae (water kingfishers). There are about 90 species of kingfisher. All have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. They are found throughout the world.
The kingfishers were traditionally treated as one family, Alcedinidae with three subfamilies, but following the 1990s revolution in bird taxonomy, the three former subfamilies are now usually elevated to familial level; a move supported by chromosome and DNA-DNA hybridisation studies, but challenged on the grounds that all three groups are monophyletic with respect to the other Coraciiformes; which leads to them being grouped as the suborder Alcedines.
Kingfishers live in both woodland and wetland habitats.
Kingfishers that live near water hunt small fish by diving. They also eat crayfish, frogs, and insects. Wood kingfishers eat reptiles. Kingfishers of all three families beat their prey to death, either by whipping it against a tree or by dropping it on a stone.
The Old World tropics and Australasia are the core area for this group. Europe and North America north of Mexico are very poorly represented with only one common kingfisher (European and Belted Kingfishers respectively), and a couple of uncommon or very local species each: (Ringed Kingfisher and Green Kingfisher in south Texas, Pied Kingfisher and White-breasted Kingfisher in SE Europe).
Even tropical South America has only five species plus wintering Belted Kingfisher. In comparison, the tiny African country of The Gambia has eight resident species in its 120 by 20 mile area.
The six species occurring in the Americas are four closely related green kingfishers in the genus Chloroceryle and two large crested kingfishers in the genus Megaceryle, suggesting that the sparse representation in the western hemisphere evolved from just one or two original colonising species.

Camera Model:Canon EOS 30D
Shooting Date/Time:11/5/2006 12:23:31 PM
Shooting Mode: Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ): 1/800
Av( Aperture Value ):9.0
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
Flash: Off
White Balance Mode: Auto
AF Mode: AI Servo AF
Parameters Settings
Tone Curve Standard
Sharpness 3
Contrast 0
Noise Reduction: Off
File Size:6907 KB
Drive Mode: High-speed continuous shooting

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-07 6:08]

Hi Sebnem

This is another wonderful capture from you!
Just like in your previous post, the pose of the subject is really terrific nad this time this fluffed-up kingfisher look great!
The details and colors are wonderful, the BG is nicely isolated from the subject and the composition is lovely, with plenty of room in the direction of the bird sight.

Bravo and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-07 6:14]

Hello Sebnem,
This looks like an unusual place to see a Kingfisher. Very fine capture though, sharp details and lovely colours. Stands out nicely from the background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

bonjour sebnem
j'ai bien peur de ne jamais pouvoir faire une photo de metin pecheur car ici ils sont assez rares.
merci de partager avec mous et bravo pour la qualité de la photo.

Merhaba Sebnem,
What a spectacular shot of the kingfisher! Wonderful colours, great sharpness, and an outstanding compo. Tfs,Jay

hi sebnem,
impressive capture of kingfisher,
the shot has been composed well with lovely colour tones,nice pov, good dof, the picture is sharp with good details,
tfs & regards

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-03-07 6:28]

Cute shot,it got different perch ..Clean b/g gives bird good pop up feeling..Nice composition&POV.TFS!

Great shot! Very sharp and lovely colours. These birds are real beautiful.

Regards, Peter

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-07 7:13]

Hi Sebnem,
Although I don't like the point of view, your capture of this kingfisher has excellent colors and sharp details. Thanks for sharing Sebnem.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-07 7:16]

Hola Sebnem,
bella captura original pov.
encuadre, detalles,
colores agradables.

Hi Sebnem ,
very nice image.
excellent details and beautiful colours.
great BG , sharpness and light.
great work.

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Mükemmel bir paylaşım. Kadraj, renkler, kısaca herbirşey yerli yerinde. Hani derler ya "işte budur".

Hello Sebnem,

excllent capture perfect detail svery crisp I really like this POV alot well composed and captured photo

TFs Kyle

Merhaba Şebnem,
Bu kuş her haliyle harika,
Renkler,bakış açısı,netlik ve detaylar çok başarılı,

Merhaba Sebnem,
Beautiful capture of this young kingfisher!
I like so much the POV and the way it makes seems their beak so large in proportion with the rest of the body.
Nice the colors and patterns got on their plumage.
You did a very good composition with the bird and the surroundng elements.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Sebnem
A smiley for this tender concern...;-)

hello sebnem!
nice one on this beautiful bird!
the pov is not perfect but with
good sharpness and fine composition
well done!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-07 11:00]

Hi Sebnem,

A lovely shot of the Kingfisher in a nice natural setting. I love him all fluffed up like that.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-07 11:08]

Hello Sebnem,
What a fine capture of a Kingfisher: I would love to be able to take a shot like this!
Every aspect is excellent: sharpness, composition, BG and lighting.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

Hello Sebnem,
Nice shot on this Kingfisher. Great sharpness and color s contrast. I like the way you composed this picture. Very well done and tfs.

tres mignon ce petit oiseau pas connu ici, belles couleurs et j' adore ces petites plumes qui volent au vent
bon travail, merci

Una delicia de foto.
Este Martín pescador da la impresión de estar desamparado.
Muy buenos detalles Sebnem, me gusta.
Saludos, JL.

Merhaba Sebnem,
soooooo cute, what a nice bird, I love this shot, again so special to see it sitting there with all the fluffy feathers.
You can be proud to see such a beauty, I also would love to see such a bird in free nature.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-07 13:34]

Hi Sebnem.
You have applied your first class equipment at full measure. Very hold composition and lovely colours. This cute guy is reproduced perfectly with great feelings. Nice pose, plumage and sharpness of the image. Sweet shot and my best regards. TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-03-07 14:35]

You can see it is a windy day from the lovely ruffled feathers. Sweet capture with lovely bright colours and sharp details. Really lovely



Hi Sebnem, I never see this bird before this evening, thanks, fantastic colors, wonderful details, great sharpness, as your usual very well done, BRAVISSIMA! ciao Silvio

Merhaba Sebnem composition is great nice pov and good low angle. It's a sharp shot nice colours I hope one day I will get a nice Kingfisher shot :-) tebrikler selamlar Necip.

I can see that the wind has ruffled the feathers of this kingfisher, Sebnem.
The cute little thing is just sitting on the rock, seemingly undecided about what to do next :-).
As usual, another unusual picture from the very versatile Sebnem!
You are looking somewhat down from your point of view while taking this shot, so this is kind of new perspective in shooting a bird -- different from the normal 'bird-on-a-branch' type.
Great shot!
Thanks for sharing it.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-03-07 15:10]

Selam Şebnem Hanım,
Bu sevimli fakat bir o kadar ürkek yalıçapkınını çok güzel kadrajlamışsınız.
Renkler,netlik ve duruşu harika.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-07 15:22]

Selam Sebnem,
700 mm focal length bu urkek ve hizli capkinlari yakalayabilmenin zorlugunu acikca anlatiyor :o) 70-300le beni deli etmislerdi, 100-400'le de halen farkli taktikler gelistirmem gerektiginin farkindayim. Eline saglik. Selamlar

Hi Sebnem

Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ce petit oiseau. J'aime bien son regard qui te surveil du coin de l'oeil. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hi Sebnem.
Excellent coloured presentation. Picture is good arrected. Great atmosphere. Very well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Sebnem,
A nice shot on this Kingfisher. Well composed and framed shot with the rock and blue water in the nice OOF backround. Colors and detail in the plumage look great.

Voilà un charmant oiseau qui semble sortir du nid !
Bonne journée.

Hola Sebnem,
Otra imagen encantadora y de gran belleza, me gusta la composición y los preciosos colores tan naturales. Un cordial saludo

I see them all the time in Asia. They are too shy, I never can get close enough for a good snap. You are so lucky! Beautiful picture of a cutie!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-08 9:39]

Very cute little creature and I love the colours that mirror the water. Superb PoV and composition

A cute capture Sebnem.
This young kingfisher is giving you a nice pose. His colours are beautiful, an interesting feather pattern. I like the BG colours of the rock and water. Very pretty.
TFS Janice

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-08 12:04]

You obviously have a good eye for spotting these little birds, even in a car. This one is as great as the rest of your portfolio. Excellent technique, but also superb composition: the position of the kingfisher in the frame and the background are exceptionally well-designed. Tebrikler.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-03-08 12:06]

Sebnem, a cute and amazing image.

I do enjoy composition, colors and bg.

Great saturation and contrast.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-08 13:25]

Merhaba Şebnem hanım,
Kompozisyon, renkler, netlik.. hepsi de mükemmel olmuş.Bazı kullanıcılar TC lerin bazı durumlarda görüntü kaybına neden olduğunu söylerler ama sizinki hiç de öyle olmamış, çok harika..
Elinize sağlık, selamlar.

This is a wonderful capture Sebnem. I always see this kind of bird either perched or flying but hardly on the ground. Very nice shot. :)

Good morning,

He is just cute, I like the pose. Nice OOF BG resulted in this kingfisher stands out.


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-03-09 8:47]

Dört dörtlük. Elinize sağlık.

Hello Sebnem,
What a beautiful little fellow. I like this composition and pose you captured from the bird :) He looks funny. Details are very good with nice colors. I like the blue part on the BG. Well done!

Merhaba Sebnem,

Cute bird, greatly captured.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

What a lonely looking fellow. Stands out well.
He is beautiful, though.
Love your notes.
Very sharp details.
Best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-09 21:52]

Hello Sebnem

He looks like he knows you.Very intimate photo with nature.Excellent eye contact.The colours are well saturated.Very nice details.Well done.TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-10 3:51]

Merhaba Şebnem,
You have captured not just a beautiful bird with wonderful colours and a great composition, but the environment, the sun and the wind!
Best regards, José M.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-03-10 8:58]

Bonita captura Sebnem con armoniosa composición a partir del agradable punto de vista y el atinado encuadre elegido.
Buen OOF y foco que brindan agudeza y despegue del primer plano sobre el fondo de la escena.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful Sebnem capture with harmonious composition starting from the pleasant point of view and the one accurate framing elect.
Good OOF and focus that offer sharpness and takeoff of the forefront on the background of the scene.
My best greetings... Ricardo

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-03-10 11:56]

Wow, this is a truly great shot! No need to say more.


The wind ou talk about is clearly seen in the photo :)
It is a very nice composition, I like the placement of the subject and the pose. Thanks and best regards.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-10 17:48]

selam sebnem
bir turlu yanina yaklastirmayan bu guzel renkli kusu oldukca iyi kadrajlamissin. kompozisyon, bakis acisi, renkler, detaylar ve cerceve basarili olmus
eline saglik

Hello Sebnem!

Great shot, the car window came in handy I guess!
Got a great close up of this guy bracing himself against the wind! TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " The Sky is on Fire " :o)

Fine catch Sebnem, with excellent technique...

Hi Sebnem,
very sweet pose, beautiful lakeside background, very refreshing scene. I am surprised by the kind of encounter you are able to enjoy looking out of a car window. Thank you! Best regards,

Hi Sebnem
Nice shot.
Lovely colours with very good POV.
I like it.


Hello Sebnem,
A cute little fellow, well framed!
Attractuve colours and details in the plumage, and I like his posture... maybe not in the best of mood..!
Pablo -

Hello Sebnem,
A cute little bird looks like alone and scared in your pic. Nice pic of a nice bird.

Hi Sebnem.
Great work, I like it.
Nicely composed, lovely color. I think the light blue of the water has picked up on some of the birds color well. Nice & sharp, well exposed.
Very well done.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-16 13:09]

Hello Sebnem,
catching one of those must be quite exciting, tey are so colorful and have such unique features. I like this shot, he looks abit ruffled up and the pose you getting is wonderful. Very well captured with lovely details.

Olá Sebnem

Foto maravilhosa...lindo pássaro com cores fantásticas!
Um trabalho ótimo e muito bonita composição.


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-03-17 21:06]

Hello Sebnem,
Nice, "very cold" shot of this true jewel among European birds. I like the correspondence between the colour of water and the bird plumage.
Best greetings,

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-03-20 2:19]

Hello Sebnem,
Your fluffy "Martin pêcheur" is nice on its rock. I like very much this species. You have a new tripod :-))
The "+++" : subject, composition, sharpness, DOF, colors, exposure...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations my friend and TFS.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-03-25 9:28]

Hi Sebnem,
You were very lucky, I have seen this bird mayby 3 times, but never this close. Unusual place to rest. Good sharp and detailed. Very nice composition.
tfs paula

Hello Sebnem !
What a beautiful bird ! I love his colors ! Beautiful details, nice natural colors, excellent composition and POV and also a beautiful blurred BG - I really like this vivid blue in BG. Very well done !

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-03-29 18:19]

Hello Sebnem ! What a cute guy, great composition, nicely exposed and sharp, well done, thanks.


Wonderful capture of this little gem of a bird. Great composition to enhance the scene. Very good work.

Merhaba Sebnem,
Tam anlamiyla dort dortluk bir fotograf.Ellerine saglik.Selamlar.


Hi friend,
Great focus and sharpness! An interesting pose and POV! This is really really close! Excellent job on this macro!
Take care Ana:)

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-04-08 13:28]

Merhaba Şebnem hanım;
süperbir çalışma tebrikler selamlar

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-04-30 21:53]
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Hi Sebnem

A lovely capture of this wind-blown little kingfisher. A penny for its thoughts though. Maybe he was contemplating the possibility of joining you inside the protective environment of your vehicle to be able to escape the wind and the elements.

The composition is splendid with the bird sitting snugly on the 1/3 vertical axis. The OOF bright BG does well to enhance the darker subject and make it stand out well. The colours are rich and the details are well captured and defined. This was a challenging exposure with the white rocks and the darker bird, but I think you succeeded admirably in balancing the lighting.

Well done and TFS.

Selam Sebnem;gagasi lacivert gögsü ve ayakları turuncu yada kınalı özel bir cins tamamen,mükemmel renk karışımı,tebrikler...

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-14 18:13]

Hello Sebnem
What a lovely little thing you captured here!
He seems so lonely and disconcerted!
I love those colors and the large blue beak.
Great sharpness and nice composition.
My compliments and TFS.

Belle photo réalisée sans trembler, les couleurs et la netteté sont superbes. Amitiés Thomas

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Harika bir kare. çekim, renkler, netlik harika. yalnız kuşun bakışları (sanırım TN'ın bütün müdavimleri gibi) sanki 101. kareden sonrasını bekler gibi. bir süredir ara verdiğiniz karelerinizin devamını görmek umuduyla hoşçakalın, sağlıcakla kalın. selamlar

Wonderful capture.


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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-07-03 1:02]

Wspaniala fotografia. Nie wiem jak tego dokonalas. Ten Zimorodek jest rewelacyjny. Wspaniale szczegoly, piekne kolory.

Photo of kingfisher beautiful.



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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-07-13 11:15]

Hello Sebnem,
I love Kingfishers. These birds are beautiful. And this one is very beautiful.
Photo is very good. Sharp, good POV.
Very well done!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-19 4:27]

Hi Sebnem,
a great capture of this Kingfisher.
Very sharp with vivid colours.
Well done,

hi sebnem,

thats not usual to see a kingfisher in this kind of composition.very very nice DOF!like it!
yes,really great!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-07-24 14:11]

Merhaba Sebnem,
Cute Kingfisher capture.
Great pov,dof,colors,note,frame,kingfisher's pose and focus.TFS

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Bizlerin sizden ve karelerinizde öğreneceği çok şey var.Hepsi birinci sınıf, hepsi A kalite çekimler.Elleriniz dert görmesin.


Hi Sebnem, this shot of yours reminded me of one I got just yesterday of a Kookaburra (which is just a large Kingfisher). Mine went swimming which I had never seen before, and after he had this same ruffled look as yours. I like your composition, you have him sitting there, almost looks like he's shivering, and you've kept the water in sight. The shot is sharp with excellent colour and detail. Your notes are excellent as always, and I appreciate the inclusion of your exif data.

Thanks, John

Hi Sebnem.
Nothing else to add... except for my deep love for birds, so I'm mad about this beautiful fluffy kingfisher! You have a really impressive gallery and this makes very difficult to chose...but why chosing if we can have a look to all them!
I see you usually work with the 500 mm... Easy to use,light? And advise? I'd like to buy a telezoom for bird "hunting" but not easy to choose... Marta

Bonjour Sebden
Cette photo est incroyable. Elle est techniquement parfaite (netteté, lumière, couleurs, composition des plans et cadrage). Cet oiseau solitaire face au vent compose une scène qui dégage beaucoup d'émotion.
J'admire l'ensemble de ton travail, qui comporte un grand nombre de clichés de très grande qualité.

Tekrar selamlar şebnem hanım. Çok tatlı duruyor:) Elinize sağlık.

Bu biraz üşümüş gibi duruyor. Çok tatlı. Elinize sağlık.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-02 0:31]

Merhaba Sebnem,
A very beautiful shot of this kingfisher. The colours are lovely and indeed very sharp.
The soft blurry background make this shot beautiful and well composed.
Brillint presentation of the KF in its waiting pose.


This looks like an unusual place to see a Kingfisher. Very fine capture though, sharp details and lovely colours.

Hello Sebnem,
Superb photography of this beautiful bird. Excellent details, composition & lighting against OOF background where it stands out very well. TFS

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