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red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Seagull soaring over Marmara Sea in Istanbul. I tried to shot these birds from our ship during trip to Prince's Islands [where Cem lives], but without great success. Only two pictures are so-so. This one isn't bad, but POV could be better - probably bird was too fast ;-) Capturing birds in flight with compact camera is very frustrating job ;-)

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red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
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Edited by:marhowie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5731 W: 1197 N: 98] (486)

Hello Greg, I used a very light layer of gaussian blur to cover the noise in the BG. Very slight USM also.
Howard