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Copyright: Cem Sozer (Comandante) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 841 W: 38 N: 430] (1408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-03-03 11:36
Viewed: 5270
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody...
This is my first shot for TN.
I live in Heybeliada(island).Heybeli is near the İstanbul.We wake up with the voice of gulls here.Heybeliada is a nice place.


Larus canus
I.D.: Sexes similar: small bill; dark eyes; small body size. Breeding: light gray upperparts; white head and underparts; all-yellow bill; black wing tips with large white spots; yellow legs. Non-breeding: black-tipped bill; black, terminal tail band and wing tips; brown mottling on the head and underparts.

Size: L 15-16 in. (38-41 cm).

Range: accidental migrant in the southern U.S. Rockies; rare to uncommon migrant in the Canadian Rockies; winters in small numbers in western Montana.

Habitat: migrant through open habitats.

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Vry nice shot to start !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-03 12:07]

Welcome TN! Very nice opening shot!I have also lots of seagull shots because its also very common where I live...I liked the composition.Well done

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-03-03 15:30]

Merhaba Cem, Çok güzel bir başlangıç. Fotoğrafın keskinliği göz dolduruyor.
Eline sağlık.

Wow, if this is your first shot, I can't wait to see what else you've done. I love this lovely action shot. The birds are so sharp and clear, your note informative, and the blurry background very well composed too. Welcome to TN, it looks like I'll learn a few things from your photos. I only wish there was the rest of the top birds wing, but it's amazing you got this shot in the first place. Well done.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2005-03-03 17:08]

This is a very nice shot and composition for a first presentation on TN. What will be the others in futur.
Very good focus on the two birds.
Welcome Cem.

Warm welcome to TN Cem. Your picture is really woNderfull. What a shot! I look forward to your next posting. You just missed a tiny piece of the wing of the chaser. The light is ecquisite and the composition is really fantastic!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-04 1:51]

Beautiful gull ! Nice composition and good DOF.
Very well done !

Wow, what an action shot, and so sharp as well. I can't believe this is your first TN shot! Well done.
It's such a shame that a wing is out of shot, but at this speed who can blame you!
Well done, and welcome to TN.

Almost perfect, unfortunately you've cut the wing.
Great exposure and sharpness.
Well done.

Very good flight-in Cem.
The sharpness are great, very good composition and colours.
Pity you cut the wingtip.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-05 9:37]

It's a great first shot, very good quality and the whites are controlled very well. As for the composition it would have been a real winner had the top gulls wing was in the frame but as it is I'd crop off the top one and focus on the bottom gull, that one has alot of impact. Excellent shot. I have a feeling that the ID is in fact Black-headed gull, Larus ridibundus, they have white heads in winter. I can't tell when you took the shot as the date on your camera looks a bit out!

Well done Cem and welcome to TN.

Amazing action shot. Position of the birds, subject sharpness and blurred background make it a winner. ...You already know about the missing wing tip.... ;-)
Welcome to TN.

Its a lovely action shot, Clem. The compo needs a bit adjusting. I would level the horison and try to see if I could do something with the clipped wing. I think Pauls idea is a good one. The details are very sharp and the exposure well handled at this speed. Very well done.

This is exceptional! As much as I am fairly new in this area, and considering the esteem I hold for my fellow TNers, I think the impact is in the interaction of both birds.
You have wonderful composition and detail. Colors and lighting are excellent. To my eye you have a winner here. Thank you for sharing.

Superb quality of this photo! It's really good job. And great moment you captured!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-14 14:42]

Good action shot Cem. You've caught these 2 birds so well - no blurred wings at all. Very well done. TFS.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-03-15 4:12]

I know how tough to bring both birds to focus,thought the wing has been cut,still you got nice shot,sharpness&good details.

Cem, excellent sharpness and control of light.

Nice action shot with a great background.

I tried an workshop.


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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2005-03-24 19:51]

Wow! So clear, so beautifull colors....

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-29 11:48]

An excellent first performance, Cem.
I do not want to repeat what the others wrote.
I shall thus content with wishing you the most cordial welcome on TN.
In the pleasure to admire your next sendings and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-03-30 22:04]

Excelente tiro. (Excellent shot)
Muito boa composição.
Boa foto.

Hi Cem,

Istanbul must be a terrific place to live.
You did a good job here - very detailed with nice colours.


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-21 19:53]

Hi Cem, you did a great action shot i like the colours & background, great sharpness.

Well done !

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-27 7:36]

A wonderful and very sharp capture.
Good action shot,lovely colours and detail.
Fabulous,very well done.

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2005-05-03 15:38]

Super action shot - very clear and well set for you despite the speed they are flying. Well done. TFS. Tim

This is an amazing capture! The sharpness is absolutely perfect and your timing is impeccable.

I look forward to seeing more of your posts soon!!


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-05-15 3:34]

C'est super bien fait Cem, dommage que l'aile d'un des volatiles soit légerement tronquée. Félicitations Didier.

hello:) what a beauty couple:) great moment:) really right time:) lovely photo:)


This is superb shot Cem! Excellent sharpness, details, exposure colors and the action is great!! Very good work! You have maximized the potential here of your Fuji S5000..

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-06-26 1:33]

Martilardaki yakaladigin netlik muthis Cem.
Focus ve sharpness Martilarin detaylarini daha cok ortyaya cikariyor.Bana bizim Egedeki dog fightlarimizi hatirlatti baslik:)TFS

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-07-04 9:54]

Hi Cem. ¦wietne zdjêcie , ³adnie uchwycona akcja, bardzo dobra jako¶æ techniczna.
Very well done.

Hi Cem
I just discover your first shot for TN... What a start !!!
This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful pic of gulls I ever saw. All is perfect, I miss words to express my admiration.

Fantastic capture!
Colors, moment, theme, all is great.

Very nice capture Cem. You manage to keep the subjects sharpned, although they were probably moving pretty fast. Excellent composition and colours. Very well done!

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  • Tage Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 43] (251)
  • [2005-07-26 20:10]

Nice action shot.
The focus is right on, and the colors are great.
Congratulations and welome to TN! We hope to see many more of your pictures.

Very good capture!
Good details, colour, and composed.

Hi Cem,
Very nice shot! The composition, details and colours are perfect.
TFS, cordially,

PS: For when new photographs?

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-22 15:05]

Hello Cem!
Great action capture.Timing,colours and light are great...
Thanks for posting...

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-26 4:58]

Hello Cem!
Wonderful action shot.POV,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for posting.

What a magnificent shot Cem,
What amazes me most is that I haven't seen this post before now!
Very sharp and clear detail, excellent colour and well composed.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

Hi Cem you are extraordinary with your camera, these seagull are noisy but very funny to look at, real clowns, sharpness and contrast with the background is well shown.

Wow. Great capture of the action and even greater control of focus in such as fast shot. The birds are really sharp.



Merhaba Cem,

Mükemmel bir fotoğraf.Başlığında çok esprili:) Yanlız martının türü Karabaş Martı yani Larus ridibundus(Black-headed Gull) kış giysisinde.Kanımca üsttekinin kanadıda fotoğrafa dahil olsaymış,çok daha güzel olacakmış.

Genede çok iyi,netlik,ışık.Paylaştığın için teşekkürler

Hello Cem!
Wonderful, excellent capture.Beautiful gulls. I liked POV, colors, lighting and framing a lot .Thanks, have a nice days.
Çok güzel, ellerinize sağlık.

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