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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: 2006-12-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon EF500/4L IS + 1.4x II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-18 4:11
Viewed: 5639
Points: 170
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello,
This photo was taken last saturday around Buyukcekmece Lake in European side of İstanbul. I used Canon 500mm f4 lens+1.4TC, no tripod (from the car).Distance between me and cormorants was about 25m.Image stabilazer turned on.
I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thanks to Raptorman for correct ID

Pygmy Cormorant
(Redirected from Phalacrocorax pygmeus)
Binomial name
Phalacrocorax pygmaeus
(Pallas, 1773)
The Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It breeds in southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia. It is partially migratory, with northern populations wintering further south, mostly within in its breeding range. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe.
The Pygmy Cormorant breeds colonially in wetlands with still or slowly flowing fresh water in coastal deltas and well-vegetated freshwater lakes. It builds a nest of grass and twigs in a low tree or reedbed, into which it lays its 3-6 eggs. Both parents incubate for 27-30 days, and nestlings become independent after 70 days.
It is a medium-sized green-glossed black bird, 45-55 cm long and with a 75-90 cm wingspan. It has a long tail and short thick bill. Adults have small white feather tufts on the head neck and underparts in the breeding season. Non-breeding birds have a white throat. The sexes are similar, but juveniles are duller and browner.
This species is distinguished from the Great Cormorant and the Common Shag by its much smaller size, lighter build, and long tail.
It feeds mainly on fish, often hunting in groups, and perches in trees between fishing expeditions.
The Pygmy Cormorant is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmy_Cormorant"


Technique:
Camera Model: Canon EOS 30D
Shooting Date/Time: 12/16/2006 11:29:21 AM
Shooting Mode: Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ): 1/500
Av( Aperture Value ): 6.3
Metering Mode: Spot 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
File Size: 7219 KB
Drive Mode Low-speed continuos

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Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Fotoğrafın küçük formunu görünce yine havada yakalanmış bir dövüş sahnesi sandım. Tıklayınca baktım ki heyhaaaat, yanılmışım :). Ama bu yanılgı insanı üzen bir yanılgı türünden olmadı. Bu ne hoş bir kompozisyon böyle! Su resmen ayna gibi. Çok duru ve berrak. Yansımalar mükemmel. Ancak bu kadar güzel alınabilirdi bu kare. Hani bazen filmlerde derler ya, "olay budur abi" :)
Selamlar
Fevzi

Merhaba Sebnem,
Very interesting composition. Very neat image. Reflections are amazingly sharp and clear.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

Merhaba Şebnem,
Suya yansımalar o kadar net ki kaç tane kuş var anlamak zor:)
Kompozisyon,renkler ve detaylarıyla çok hoş
Tebrikler

Hello Sebnem,
Almost like reflection from a mirror. Very beautiful and impressive picture. Congratulations. Also wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
JC

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-12-18 4:44]

Hello Sebnem!

Excellent photo! Surface of lake is crystal clear and looks like glass. I like reflections of cormorants and different poses of them. Very nice, calm mood. Tight composition of birds isn't bad.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Ekrem, Cem and rest of Family my Friend!!!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-18 5:02]

Sebnem, agradables reflejos y bella composición, una miágen simpática... saludos TFS.

hi sebnem,
lovely post,
well composed shot,
nice pov,reflections on water looks good,
well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-18 5:45]

Merhaba Şebnem hanım,
Karabataklar simetrik yansımalarıyla harika bir kompozisyon oluşturmuşlar. O kadar ağır ekipmana rağmen tripodsuz çok iyi iş başarmışsınız,her unsuruyla çok mükemmel..
Ellerinize sağlık, iyi yıllar :)

quelle magnifique exposition , c' est une capture formidable, les couleurs et le BG extra
félicitations
edith

Merhaba Sebnem,
Yansimalar harika cikmis! Kompozisyon ve ısik cok guzel. Once sabah 9 civari cekilmis gibi geldi ama bilgilerine tekrar bakınca 11:29 mus. Keyif yapiyorlar sanirim :o) Tek elestirim sunumun hakkinda ufacik bir detay; cerceve rengi; olmasaydi ya da siyah olsaydi... Eline saglik.
Sevgiler

Hi Sebnem,
a very nice picture with very good POV and composition.
I like the mirror effect and the nice colours.
IMO is't a bit soft, but since the others not comment that, it must be me.
Well done, my friend.

Merry Christmas and A Happy 2007.

Hi Sebnem.
As usual, nice captured moment and fine pose of the birds. I really like the reflections in the (what?: ice or water?). Very nice lighting and colours. Great distance, but quality of the shot is perfect. TFS and best wishes.
Alexei.

Hello Sebnem,

Interesting picture of 3 cormorants... I like their reflections on the water... 3 cormorants and 3 differents behavior!

TFS,

Michel

Hello Sebnem,

Excllent colors Bg POV DOF Perfect details very crisp, nicly composed photo

TFS Kyle

Merhaba Sebnem,
I like specially the reflections of your photo, it's like if the birds were standing over a mirror, so clear and sharpen...no waves, no disturbing stuff around!
Thanks to your POV, we can observe the morphology of these birds, from profile and frontally with the extended wings.
Congratulations and regards,
JM

Sebnem hanım merhaba , fotoğrafınız çok güzel ancak bu kuşlar karabatak değil , bunlar çok daha nadir bir tür olan Cüce Karabatak yani Phalacrocorax pygmeus. Bu yanlışlığı düzeltirseniz iyi olur , teşekkürler , başarılar...

The glassy and still water of the lake is like a veritable mirror here, giving a true reflection of the birds positioned in a theatrical composition, Sebnem.
I value this picture as a great sample of graphic art, not to mention the goldmine of information you have put together on this species of the Cormorant.
Wishing you too a Happy New Year!
Ram

Como en un espejo. Buenos reflejos Sebnem, los tuyos desde el coche y los de estos patos en el lago.
Una estupenda composición.
Saludos amiga.
JL

Hi Sebnem,
Compo and reflections are well done...
Especially like the triangle in the compo.
The one with the spreaded wings is a bit soft though; I don't know whether it could be the DOF range or a 'moving' aspect such as a too slow shutter speed or shaking. I think it is DOF?
Wish you and your family a Happy NY and a Merry Christmas!
TFS
Annick

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-18 12:11]

Hello Sebnem,
Best wishes for the season to you, too!
Lovely tranquil well presented capture of these Pygmy Cormorants, each individual performing his own action.
I guess that to avoid disturbing them you must have taken this shot at quite a distance but despite this it is pretty sharp.
TFS, regards, Ivan

salut sebnem
la mise au point n'est pas super sur l'oiseau qui ouvre les ailes,mais j'adore les reflets dans l'eau.
tres sympa ce cliché.
laurent

HI Sebnem,
it's a beautiful arrangement and they present themselves in a cute pose.
The mirror-effect is excellent, I like it so much, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Sorry, not much time in the last weeks.

Allo Sebnem,
This is a very nice picture and this water is amazingly calm! It really looks like a mirror, wow! You caught excellent details in a very nice POV and composition. Great lightning and exposure! This is very well done. Thanks,
Claudine
PS, I didn't know that you have this specie of birds in your country...

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-18 13:34]

Hi Sebnem

What a great shot, lovely composition and a great pose, I think the one in front is shwing off but the two behind are just ignoring it, the reflection is superb on the lovely calm water and is as sharp as the actual shot.

TFS Hilary :o)

Ciao Sebnem, lovely photo of this group of pigmey cormorants. Nice colors, good composition, splendid reflections, very well done.
Merry Christmas and Happy new year, Ciao Silvio

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-18 14:38]

Una bella composición Sebnem donde la imagen se confunde con su propia reflexión, gracias a la absoluta quietud de las aguas.
Me gusta mucho el punto de vista y la correcta iluminación con el foco ligeramente soft (imagino que por la gran distancia de la captura) pero que no desmerece la calidad de la presentación.
Mis mejores deseos... Ricardo

Beautiful composition Sebnem where the image is confused with its own reflection, due to the absolute still of the waters.
I like a lot the point of view and the correct lighting with the focus slightly soft (I imagine that for the great distance of the capture) but that non deteriorate the quality of the presentation.
My best wishes... Ricardo

fantastic pic, nice birds, they come to Israel as well, TFS Ori

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-12-18 15:41]

Cze¶æ Sebnem. Tradycyjne fantastyczne zdjêcie. Kadr ujêcie, ostro¶æ i kolory idealne. Robert.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-12-18 16:06]

Hi Sebnem, great capture. Good poses from all three birds and great reflections. Well done my friend and have a great christmas.

Best wishes,
Dean.

Koçaman bir ayna ve üzerinde kuşlar..
Diğer fotoğraflarınız gibi bunuda çok beğendim.
Saygılarınla.
Kemal Mert

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-12-18 17:52]

selam sebnem
orada isler karismis :) kim kimdir hangisi suya yansima? ama hakkaten dinamik bir kare yakalamissin. bakis noktasi, renkler, netlik, detaylar ve suya yansimalar super
eline saglik
selamlar
izler

Hola Sebnem,
Preciosa y original composición, de gran belleza plástica. Un cordial saludo

Bonjour Sebnem
C'est un magnifique prise de vue que tu nous présente . Le bébé sur la roche nous laisse a penser qu'il est sur le dos de sa mère.Les couleurs et la présentation sont très belles.Intéressant les reflets comme un miroir dans le lac.
Merci et au revoir ...JP

Hi Sebnem,
An excellent reflection captured on these Pygmy Cormorants. Great quality light and a spot on exposure. Nice warm colors and tones. Pretty good detail. The pose and overall composition are superb
Scott

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Muhteşem bir "AN" karesi.Müthiş bir zamanlama ve mükemmel bir kare olmuş.Renkler, detaylar, yansıma hep 4/4 lük ve kusursuz.Elinize sağlık.

hAyAti

Selam,
çok güzel,
çünkü yansımanın m.getirdiği estetik katkı, suyun duru sade geriplan oluşturması, öten karabatağın yakalandığı kritik an, soldaki kuşun oluşturduğu denge gözönünde tutulmuş. Tebrikler

Muy buenas Sebnem
Bonitos reflejos de estos cormoranes y una gran nitidez, la pena es que el del primer plano este fuera de foco.
Un saludo, Jorge

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-19 3:55]

Hi Sebnem

What an impressive capture!
The composition here is most wonderful, capturing these 3 cormorants as well as their brilliant reflection.
The warm lighing did well to enhance their colors and gave you these perfect sharp details.
Also the POV is excellent and the DOF very beautiful.
Great work - as usual!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-12-19 7:00]

Hi Sebnem nice composition,handheld of 500mm lens is awesome..Nice reflection..

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2006-12-19 10:08]

Tek kelimeyle şahane! İlk bakışta da kolay anlaşılmayan, çözülemeyen bir duruşları var kuşların. Tebrikler.
Sayat

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-12-19 12:09]

Hi Sebnem,
Nice capture of these cute cormorants.
I like your reflections,pov,focus,colors,note,frame and lighting.TFS
Chris

Hi, Sebnem.
Lovely trio. Or must I count also from water. In any way nice reflection. Well composed. good light and exposure.

Well taken, good detail and excellent reflections. Best wishes to you and your family during this joyous season from mine.

Greg

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-19 20:29]

Hi Sebnem
Good composition. I like the reflections on water. One of them is givingyou a real pose :) Good colours, sharpnes, details, POV and DOF. Also good note and frame.
Well done mf and TFS..
osse

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-12-20 20:42]

Hello Sebnem,
I like this reflections in water, they add quite new quality to the shot :-)
Best greetings,
Michal

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-20 22:17]

Hello Sebnem,
Very nice shot. Good POV and excellent details. Very calm day as the water is acting as an mirror. Very well composed and presented.
Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you.
Sky

Hello Sebnem,
This is a pleasant situation so well captured!
The simplicity of the compøosition is very appealing, good colours and fine details...
Lovely reflectgions!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Well done Sebnem.
You really cashed in on the lights direction and these conditions, with some awesome reflections.. The "triad" composition and unique combination of poses works very well :)
Happy Holidays mf!

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-21 11:52]

Hi
I like your composition and pov. The reflection in the water is super.
tfs paula

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-21 14:03]

Stunning! it looks like they are standing on a mirror. I love the relationship between the three birds - it is a great composition. Lovely colours and great light

TFS

Karan

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-12-21 15:58]

Hi Sebnem,

What lovely birds and a perfect reflection!
I like the three different positions of the cormorants.
Great composition and excellent sharpness.
It's a very good shot, so thanks for sharing.
A merry chistmas and happy new year to you too :-)

Greetings, Nel

Hello Sebnem,
Nice picture of this trio. I like the nice reflections in the water.
Best regards
Hernán

S.,
Wish you the same for X'MAS & the coming new year.
The reflections of the PC are perfectly registered
though you clicked them from 25M. Congratulations.
Highly IMPRESSIVE. Great clarity.
Love your notes.
Best regards,
Mario.

Sebnem, love how you captured them looking up - and the lighting and colour are just right in imo...
Cecilia

Merhaba Sebnem A great shot of the cormorants I love the reflections they perfectly clear and still. I find it difficult to get so close to them. Well done Have a merry christmas and hope the new year is prosperous and you share with us many more of your amazing photographs Selamlar Necip.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-12-22 13:41]

lovely shot Sebnem,
the sharpness is not whole good but even the pov is fantastic, good reflection and very good job, have a fine days.
gr. jaap

Sebnem, this is an excellent picture. Great colours, excellent sharpness and brilliant reflection. This is a great composition. Well done. Thank you for posting.
Gr.
Heinz

I like these very much. They are so strange, I see them air drying their wings often in Asia.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-23 8:05]

Merhaba Sebnem,
Almost impossible to distinguish between original and reflection. Great composition that need time to understand, as poses mixed with reflections create a rare and beautiful relationship amongs the three birds upside and the two downside.
Lovelu Sebnem,
I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!
José M.

Bonjour,
Quel bel ensemble.
Bonne journée et Joyeuses Fêtes
clnaef

Merhaba Şebnem,
Bunlar bildiğimiz karabatakmı?
Yoksa farklı bir türmü ,çok güzel çekmişsin.Yansımalar netlik herşey harika.
Selamlar

Amaizing shot my friend .....
I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Great details, light and reflex ..... great work!
Take care Ana:)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-24 16:51]

Hello Sebnem

A beautiful composition,with excellent DOF.The details are very sharp.I like the lighting.The water and reflections are amazing.TFS

Rob

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-12-24 18:55]

Hello Sebnem, good shot. Great to get three all toghether like this. I like that they are doing different things. ideally, I would like some more separation between them. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-24 20:07]

Very nice shot Sebnem. The reflections are great and the bird spreading it's wings is in an excellent pose. Too bad the other bird is directly behind him as it distracts a little and spoils the composition. Other than that; great work!

Regards,
Pieter

Hi Sebnem
Nice shot.good composition and lighting.
I like it.
Regrads

Behrad

Hi Sebnem,

Nice picture. Very sharp, good POV and I like the reflection in the water. The framing is good too.
Well done
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Kim

très belle photo de ses cormorants, leur netteté est superbe, leurs reflets dans l' eau extra.joyeux noel et bonne année Thomas

Hello Sebnem,
Nice to see them together in different poses. I like the reflections as well. It would be ideal if the front one was in focus and stand a bit more on the left or right.
Overall, nicely spotted and nicely shot :-)
WELL DONE!

Hi Sebnem,
Captured some images of cormorants just this week as we have a large flock on its way to africa.Wow, the mirror-like water here is just wonderful.I like the different poses of the birds.Well captured and TFS.
Regards, David

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2006-12-28 11:17]

merhaba şebnem hanım;
4/4 lük bir çalışma, yansımalar muhteşem...herşey çok güzel...tebrikler selamlar

sebnem hanim,
herkes yazmis zaten,diyecek birsey kalmamis.Harika.
1.4 u cikarip deneyin,daha keskin netice almak mumkun.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-12-30 11:19]

Hi Sebnem,
fine scene, good captured, pleasant reflections and stopped motion. I like it. Well done.
Happy New Year to You and your family!
Aleksander

Dear Sebnem,

three charmingly individualistic poses combined in one image, three perfectly isolated character actors dancing on a mirror in a very well balanced composition - that is unique.

Sebnem, thank you for all your beautiful contributions, comments and critiques in 2006. All the best to you and your family for 2007 - Happy New Year!

With best regards,
Peter

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-12-30 17:56]

Sebnem, this is very nice.

A great moment deserves a great photo - and you did it.

Congratulations on everything.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-01 8:57]
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Hi Sebnem

This mirror has perfectly caught all the brilliant reflections of the three pygmies. The shy one on the left, the pretender and attention-seeker in the front, and the big talker on its pedestal at the back. They are just adorable, all three of them.

Lovely work, well presented through this beautiful composition. The excellent colours, sharp details, and great control over the exposure gave this photo a very pleasant and appealing look.

Good work and TFS.
Regards
Loot

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-01-02 16:38]

Hello Sebnem !
What a splendid shot ! The pose of the birds iswonderful, and the reflection on the water is perfect, just like a mirror ! Wonderful composition and excellent details on the birds, beautiful light and colors.very well done !
valérie.

harika bir çalışma olmuş ellerine sağlık paylaşımın için sağol.........

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-04 12:26]

Hello Sebnem,
You offer us a nice composition made with dream equipment of professional ;-)
The "+++" : subject, POV, composition, great reflection, exposure, colors, useful note...
The "-" : sharpness seems a bit soft...
Congratulations my friend and TFS.

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,

I can hear the one sea-raven screeching: "HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!"
The coloration of these cormorants is quite different from the ones I see here < the shags >.

Very good moment to shoot with the reflections in the water.
The sharpness on the screech-shag is best.

Tfs, Jay

My favorite birds...

Selam Sebnem;buzun üstündeki yansımalar sanki orada 6 kuş varmış gibi o kadar gerçekci olmuş ki çok sonra fark ettim,muhteşem,tebrikler...
Habema.
:-]

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-07-13 18:00]

Hello Sebnem
As usual ... a perfect picture ... all details are just perfect.TFS
Donald

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-07 4:14]

Hi Sebnem,
Wonderful shot of the Pygmy Cormorant with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours. The lighting and focus are superb and I like the fabulous reflection on the calm waters. The expression and pose of each bird is so distinct and eloquently illustrated. Excellent POV to portray the scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Hello Sebnem,

I like the reflection from a mirror. It's amazing so sharp you captured this photo. Nice composition. Natural colors. POV and BG are good. Interesting notes. Regards and TFS Bob

Muhteşem yansımalar. Ayna gibi...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-24 4:33]

Hi Sebnem,
very lovley and exciting shot. excellent clarity and superb display of reflection.
nicely composed with great clarity and well thought shot.
A high skilled composition and outstanding presentation.

regards,
Foozi

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