This is one of the best and moody shots of mallards I've ever seen! Love the POV and DOF. Birds are perfectly sharp, in good, interesting poses, colorfull. Water around also is very good, especially bubbles which turns in blurred spots on BG. I really like it my friend!
Happy Valentine's to you and Ekrem! [I hope he's at liberty from army today].
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-02-14 4:35]
original y agradable captura,
detalles y buena compo.
buen pov. Maravillosas burbujas,
Ben de Ballikayalar'i merak ettim :o) Bir daha Istanbul'a gelisimde listemde. Baloncuklarla beraber aldigin kompozisyon cok ilginc olmus. Eline saglik.
Happy valentines day to you too :o)
Lovely photo! I like the composition and the way the mallards are positioned. Sudaki baloncuklar deterjandan mi? Gerci kopuk yok ama...
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-02-14 5:27]
Very artistic and beautifully composed shot! Sharp details and great effect from the rain drops. Very nice sharp horizontal focus along the ducks. Lovely!
Many thanks, Ulla
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-02-14 6:32]
I like so much this scene!
The effect of the rain on the water creates a very special moment, with all that bubbles creating such textured surrounding for the ducks.
DOF use is excellent, you played so well with the focus range on the couple of ducks.
Great light captured and the low POV used.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,
Şebnem hanım merhaba ,kabarcıklar çok ilginç bir görüntü oluşturmuş , keşke sol üstteki dal parçası kareye girmeseymiş , başarılar bol şanslar.
- claudine (0)
- [2007-02-14 8:01]
I love the effect of the rain here. This shutter speed makes it look like little bubbles. Low POV, composition and details are good and I like those well saturated colors. Happy Valentine's Day to you :-)
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-02-14 8:25]
Unusual and funny subject and perfectly done picture. I especially like impressive moderate blurred BG and blurred a little bit foreground. The main subject id sharpened, coloured and detailed perfectly. Very impressive and creative picture. My best regards and TFS.
- jcoowanitwong (13752)
- [2007-02-14 8:29]
A brilliant picture. The effect of the rain and those bubbles are fantastic. This is perfect 10. With best regards,
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-02-14 8:45]
Sad indeed! But if Valentine's Day is the ONLY sad day in their lives then they are doing well. I love the textures created by the raindrops on the water surface. Great composition and colours
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2007-02-14 9:08]
a fine and arty picture with good low POV.
the details and exposure are as well.
The rain is a great bonus.
Well done, my friend.
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-02-14 9:37]
Thank you for also thinking about us, the single TNers. :)
This is really a marvelous photo, the drops of rain that created all these air bubbles are really wonderful and the water come alive. I really love the colors captured in the ducks and how the stand out from its gray surrounding. A great low POV and a perfect DOF.
- star74 (2474)
- [2007-02-14 9:46]
Su kabarcıklarının ön ve arka planda bulanıklaşıp orta planda net olması çok güzel bir etki yaratmış,
Başlık ve çerçeve de çok hoş olmuş,
Merhaba Şebnem hanım,baloncukların kadrajın her yerindeki tekrarı,çok estetik bir kompozisyon yaratmış. Sadece, sol üstteki dal biraz bu ritmi bozuyor ;)
Ellerinize sağlık, selamlar.
- stevkds (1811)
- [2007-02-14 10:42]
Very pretty shot Sebnem.
This is such an amazing view. Great atmosphere. Very well done. tfs. Stev
Call it 3-D effect or whatever, but I see the "meloncholy mallards" like I'm seeing them with my own eyes, Sebnem.
The blurred raindrops both in the foreground and background give that impression of virtual reality. There is this strip at the middle of the image where they 'swim' frozen in mid-action.
And they do look somewhat thoughtful, so your caption does the mood of the picture full justice.
Those pearlish grey bubbles in the sharp focus area on the surface of water look like tiny UFOs. I can feel them drifting for a moment and then bursting.
Could I ask a question: Why did you use high speed continuous shooting mode?
Happy Valentine's Day to you too!
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2007-02-14 11:18]
Très belle composition j'aime beaucoup toutes les gouttelettes d'eau sur ce lac.
Très bon travail et la présentation est très jolie.
Merci et au revoir...JP
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-02-14 11:22]
Great interest with the bubbly scene..reminds of champagne..Thank goodness they're not "alcoholic" and "melancholic" at the same time ;}}
Excellent use of DOF to isolate the subjects here..Nice colors and exposure, sharp detail.
Well done & TFS.
PS - and forgive my lame attempts at humor :)
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-02-14 11:36]
Wonderful shot. Superb colours and sharpness. I like the water bubbles and the syncronisation of the two . Wonderful DOF and POV with perfect details. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-02-14 12:25]
Merhaba Sebnem focus ve DOF super ve tam su ustunde cekilmis gibi cok guzel POV ve yagmurlu hava cok iyi olmus bu lens cok guzel Selamlar Necip
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-02-14 12:33]
Thank you for this Valentine:-)
It is a beautiful picture; great point of view. You did a good job with that big lens.
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-02-14 13:30]
je trouve ta photo vraiment magnifque, tres bonne présentation et toutes ces gouttes c' est supers
bravo et merci de ce beau partage
- Silvio2006 (101976)
- [2007-02-14 14:10]
Thanks Sebnem and a great Valentine day to you:), you are magic, this is a wonderful amazing photo, splendid sharpness on the mallards, great effect of bubbles in blurred BG, magnificent light and colors, superb photo!
- hester (11638)
- [2007-02-14 14:25]
I love the effect of the rain on the water. Your POV perfectly captures this. Lovely composition and sharp details. Great shot
- smirnese (218)
- [2007-02-14 14:25]
an expected-from-you post again:) two thumbs up! rain drops are great texture on the shot. and i must confess they really look melancholic on a lake of tranquillity. colours are great and the blurred bg highlights the beauty of the picture.
- izler (44)
- [2007-02-14 14:44]
basligi ve zamanlamasi ile bizlere harika bir nature fotografi sunmussun. kompozisyonu, bakis acisi, renkleri, netligi, detaylari ve cercevesi basarili bir calisma ortaya cikmis.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-02-14 16:17]
The compression of the scene by the long lens and extender is what makes this look so great. The rain drops and bubbles look fantastic. I agree with you on the 500mm as a great long lens. Someday :(
- horia (16656)
- [2007-02-14 17:07]
This is a simply FANTASTIC shot! WOW!
So moody and so beautiful all together.
The low POV does wonders to the perspective, the DOF is impeccable and blurres nicely both the FG and the BG and the details are super-sharp.
Besides that, the colors are just lovely, but most of all the bubbles on the water crate such an unique atmosphere that give this picture its "extra something" that all the photographers crave for...and you managed to find it here.
The pose of the ducks are also wonderful and add to the overall superb composition.
BRAVO and TFS
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-02-14 21:11]
finely composed shot,
lovely natural colours,
nice pov, good dof,
the rain drops looks lovely,
tfs & regards
- arfer (0)
- [2007-02-14 23:08]
I really like the low POV,and the composition.Any lower I think the lens would touch the water lol.It puts the viewer right into the shot.The surface of the water is amazing.The focus and details are super.TFS
- halki (471)
- [2007-02-15 1:08]
Very nice capture.Composition are wonderful.Thanks for posting.
- fyapici (7499)
- [2007-02-15 5:44]
Merhaba Şebnem Hanım.
Aslında bu yazımı size dün yazmıştım ama "Add" tuşuna yıklamayı iş yoğunluğu nedeni ile unutunca kayıt edilmemiş. O yüzden orada Useful işaretli ama yorum yok :) Hoş yorum için söylenecek söz de yok ama beğenimizi belirtmeden geçmek de olmaz. Sİzden beklenen kalitede mükemmel bir kare. Teşekkürler paylaşım için. Selamlar
- RAP (7405)
- [2007-02-15 6:50]
Merhaba Sebnem... perfecto uso de la profundidad de campo para captar una maravillosa escena con gran punto de vista y un encuadre acorde para la presentación.
El exacto foco sobre ambas aves y el desenfoque anterior y posterior está realmente muy bien logrado con delicados colores y muy buena agudeza a pesar de la baja velocidad de la captura.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo
Merhaba Sebnem... perfect use of the field depth to capture a wonderful scene with great point of view and a framing in agreement for the presentation.
The exact focus on both birds and the front and rear out of focus is really very well achieved with delicate colors and very good sharpness in spite of the slow speed of the capture.
My best regards... Ricardo
- doganizler (8)
- [2007-02-15 10:55]
Selam Şebnem Hanım
Tek kelimeyle mükemmel bir kare, çok etkileyici ,tebrikler....tfs *****
- Hay_kes (4027)
- [2007-02-15 16:09]
Merhaba şebnem hanım,
Harika bir kompozisyon.Netlik uygulamasına hayran kaldım.Renkler süper.Eline sağlık.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-02-15 16:25]
lovely composition, those tine bubbles look like pearls on the water surface. Gorgeous POV and lovely details.
- garyfudge (1098)
- [2007-02-16 3:41]
A truly wonderful shot full of interest.
Sharp and the eye is drawn through the shot from foreground to back.
Beautiful, a true inspiration!
- sayat (1457)
- [2007-02-16 8:33]
Yağmur etkisi mükemmel olmuş. Derinlik de çok etkileyici, elinize sağlık, şahane kompozisyon.
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2007-02-16 9:05]
well captured excllent colors bg POV DOF Perfect details very crisp nicly composed and captured photo well done and TFS Kyle
- babak (1202)
- [2007-02-16 17:16]
Very artistic shot myfriend well done
- annagrace (2996)
- [2007-02-16 19:46]
Wow, Sebnem, I love the bubbles on the water! I've missed a couple of your recent posts, fantastic as always, and thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you in June!
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-02-17 6:38]
Hi Sebnem ,
excellent moment and great captured.
nice colours and great sharpness, light.
thanks for sharing
- anel (40572)
- [2007-02-17 7:31]
Very special picture, suggesting so well the cool rainy weather. I like so much the bubbles on the water fading more and more towards the background. Original shot.
- twin (3259)
- [2007-02-17 8:20]
sen bu işi biliyorsun...
harika olmuş gerçekten...
çok beğendim... süper yeminle...
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-02-17 9:42]
Superb capture of two mallards in heavy rain. They are sharp and well lit. The bubble effest of the raindrops falling on the the surface of the water is fantastic and creates a very artistic impression, at the same time as giving the viewer an urge to seek cover!
You must have become wet yourself.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-02-17 10:03]
I like very much the splendid point of view that you chose for this marvellos picture. Sharpness is excellent, focused on those beautiful mallards.
I hope they chose righly the gifts for their mates, probably those wonderful bubbles like stars on the water.
My compliments and TFS.
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-02-17 14:24]
Quite original and aesthetic photo of this mallards. Excellent composition, dof, colours and atmosphere.
Best regard, José M.
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-02-17 15:29]
Los detalles de estos dos patos son fabulosos. Las gotas de lluvia dan otro aire a la escena.
Agradable fondo con un estupendo DOF.
- captainsgirl (4088)
- [2007-02-17 19:27]
love the effects of the rain on the water! Looks like they are swimming in bubbles! Great photo and a nice one for valentines day.:o)
thanks for your commments on my photo "Looking for Lunch" :o)
- radz (436)
- [2007-02-17 21:02]
Very beauitful pair,lovely composition!!!
- livios (16942)
- [2007-02-17 22:36]
Sebnem, this is an unusual shot.
Maybe, I'd try to add a little bit more of lighting, but it's just an opinion.
But, at the same time, mood is great... A hard choice.
Anyway, congratulations indeed. Great pov, composition.
- nezihi (307)
- [2007-02-18 1:31]
cok guzel bir kompozisyon.ellerine saglik.
- oki (587)
- [2007-02-18 6:48]
I like the way you present vour photos. The raindrops in combination with the ducks way of swimming around is perfectly accompanied by your text,
- BEHRAD (449)
- [2007-02-18 11:03]
Perfect sharpness & composition.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-02-18 13:59]
ce que j'aime sur cette photo c'est la multitude de petites bulles sur la surface de l'eau crée par les gouttes de pluie.
il devait vraiment faire mauvais temps!
- blakitan (5517)
- [2007-02-19 1:01]
Excelent shot under rainy condition.
Thanks for sharing.
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2007-02-19 2:17]
Love the angle of the shot, the ducks appear to stand out boldly against the rain, nice camera work!
- valy67 (9219)
- [2007-02-19 6:40]
Hello Sebnem !
What a beautiful shot ! i love all these bubbles on the water, they give a very special look to your picture, turning these common mallards into an unusual photo. Splendid composition, beautiful natural colors, excellent details. Very well done !
- pjvosman (491)
- [2007-02-19 15:20]
Nice image, and good to see you are still making bird photo's. I flew across Turkey, a few days ago. It looked impressive...hope to visit this year.
- loot (11276)
- [2007-02-19 22:44]
What a stunning capture of the moment with the very interesting and remarkable effects of the rain striking the water surface causing all those lovely little bubbles. The two ducks and especially those yellow beaks strike a brilliant contrast to the darkish water mass.
I like the composition and the colours, details, BG, and exposure are great.
Well done and TFS.
- Graal (5100)
- [2007-02-20 13:48]
great focus and composition. I like the colours also. Friends all told You. Good job.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-02-20 20:55]
Your notes have always been REMAKABLE.
A well presented subject.
Inspite of the rain its clarity is great.
Well composed too.
- milas (173)
- [2007-02-22 11:33]
merhaba şebnem hanım;
Her fotonuz gibi buda muhteşem..o kabarcıklar bir başka güzellik katmış...selamlar
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-02-22 16:48]
Me parece una imagen con una composición genial de gran belleza y plasticidad, mi enhorabuena. Un cordial saludo
- saguzar (7202)
- [2007-02-23 15:20]
SUPERB shot! I love the POV, blurred BG and the bubbles in water. People here in countryside tells when bubbles forms by raindrops occurs, the rain last long time.
One of your best pictures
- HaBeMa (402)
- [2007-02-24 16:14]
Selam Sebnem;su baloncuklari bir harika olmus,renkler,netlik ve genel anlamda hersey kusursuz,elinize saglik....
- lovenature (6391)
- [2007-02-24 16:59]
I love this capture of Mallards and bubbles in the water. Very artistic! I'm really impressed at the clarity of shooting RAW. I'm going to have to try the RAW mode one of these day. The quality here is awesome.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-02-25 7:42]
it is unusual to see all the bubbles on the water and this looks lovely together with the ducks. You have such a talent to show us shots nobody mady before, always so special and beautiful, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- nadine432 (274)
- [2007-02-27 12:00]
tu as su capturer intelligement ces canards
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-02-27 15:43]
Lovely bubble bath episode with these mallards. I think that is a pretty unique shot, I never seen anything like it. It gives it a magical dreamlike feeling. :)
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-03-01 13:21]
I like the accurate DOF here, creating this special effect!
Super details in the birds...
Well composed image with rich colours!
- Viera (494)
- [2007-03-02 9:41]
your sight at the mallards in the middle of so many bubbles is very beautiful!
These mallards have very nice colours,
- anavazao (3829)
- [2007-03-24 17:19]
Hello my friend how are you???
A great shot as usually and a very clever perspective ... you are an artist!
Take care Ana:)
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-03-27 3:01]
Magnifique ensemble. Le bec des canards donne une touche de couleurs intéressantes et les bulles donnent une impression féérique.
- webberworldwide (201)
- [2007-05-24 10:18]
Incredible shot. Nice DOF. I like the bubbles on the surface of the water.
- JPlumb (2904)
- [2007-05-30 18:45]
Hi Sebnem, this is excellent. The raindrops look so real here, your speed was perfect. you have an excellent low point of view to put put the viewer right into the action with these two ducks. Your depth of field with your 5.6 aperture worked very well here. You see the ducks but then the rain on the water gradually fades away into a blur. Very nicely done.
- Finland_in_Eton (876)
- [2007-06-16 4:49]
Superb shot ! Amazing POV and lovely composition. DOF is perfect. What a fascinating image you've captured.
- lemoineth (2286)
- [2007-07-24 2:16]
Belle photo de ces canard triste,bien pris, vous avez su capter cet air mélancolique. Amitiés Thomas
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2009-01-12 18:28]
Harika bir bakış açısı ve sudaki kabarcıklar da çok hoş. Teşekkürler.