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Fashion Show: Wedding apparel


Fashion Show: Wedding apparel
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Marumi MC-UV 58 mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-07 5:27
Viewed: 6121
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 166
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fashion Show "Odessa: Winter 2008"

Posting this picture, I experience double fillings.

First, I am very impressed with resplendence of white colour tones of gull plumage. I took whole series shots of this specimen at continues shooting mode but only this one has so rich white colours and such kind of sunlight illumination effect. In other shots grey colour tones of the feathers dominate.

Second, I prefer clean water surface of the sea (or sky) as a BG for in-flight seagull pictures. I suppose this BG is too motley despite the fact that it is natural.

I have only one reason for apologies. If you will see my next shots you will understand that this sea-BG is the cleanest I could find.

Some more (virtual) reasons.
This shot is taken on famous Winter 2008 Fashion Show which took place nearby Odessa. I have been invited as the press photographer. There were so many charming spectators around the 3D-scene: seagulls, swans, ducks, etc. You can see them near a podium. I had been obliged to impress this scene, to reflect that excitement and delight which visitors tested from demonstration of new winter models.

I can confirm, that the wedding apparel presented by this cute seagull, have caused general approval among present spectators.

And what do you think about this?
____

I am very grateful to my friends for the help with seagull ID.
They are
rousettus (Ahmet Karatash)
Pentaxfriend (Thijs van Balen jr)
Neccip (Necip Perver)
Izler (fatih izler)
Argus (Ivan Kruys)
uleko (Ulla Kruys).

Some info about Black headed Gull (Larus ridibundus, Laughing Gull) you can find here.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To iris: Many thanks.Alex99 1 03-10 12:06
To Tobias__Ortmann: Thanks a lot.Alex99 1 02-13 23:17
To marmottelolo: Many thanks.Alex99 1 02-13 23:15
To JoseMiguel: Many thanks.Alex99 1 02-09 22:10
To Maite: Hearty thanks.Alex99 1 02-09 22:05
To Argus: Wedding ring.Alex99 1 02-09 22:02
To mrcrow: BG.Alex99 1 02-09 21:57
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This Model is just smashing, Alexei.
What a spotless white apparel and what grace in the movement!
You have mastered the art of capturing flying birds, my friend, and how!
Bravo, and thanks for sharing this "show".
Ram

Hello Alexei,
Superb photo with nice seagull posture and sharp details
Congratulations
Albert

Beautiful! The whites are indeed outstanding! Great job! Cheers, Klaus

In flight Gull shots are a dime a dozen. This one is the extreme exception. I think you know what I mean. It has a quality which I cannot describe without going into depth, which brings out many other qualities..and so on...and this makes it a simple, yet ironically complex picture in two ways of thinking. Boil all that obfuscation down and we have a good image of teh gull..you do your work and homeweork very well..
bob

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-07 6:42]

Hi Alexei, i can understand your concerns over the background, but personally i feel that this is perfect, because it shows this gull in true context with it's surroundings.
That aside, this has to be one of the best in flight shots i've seen. I am no expert by any means, but the sharpness, details, DPOF and exposure on the white feathers all seem amazing to me...oh and i think this seasons line is fashion is very nice too ;o)
Paul

This is realy wonderful Alexie. I love the sharp detail and well exposed features of this bird's wings, etc. The pose shows the bird in movement and the blurred BG reveals the environment. No problem for me. Your note through me for a loop for a moment. I thought you were trully attending a Fashion Show as a press photographer. :-) Have a great day, or for you, evening!
Richard

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-07 6:53]

Alex, it's so wonderful!
You captured very beautiful bird and sharp and colour are really great. I like the background of blue water and white and dark birds.
I see, it's time for me to study 'the birds photography'

Hi Alex
Very dynamic shot. Great compo, perfect sharpnes and fantastic background with OOF birds. Look like an impresionists painting
Best wishes
Krzysztof

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-07 7:05]

Hi Alexei,

A very nice capture,very sharp and I like the BG,which is formed by the OOF spectators of this fashion show,well done and tfs

Paul

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-07 7:23]
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Hello Alexei,
At first I found the OOF birds in the BG of this fine in-flight capture of the Black-headed Gull a bit distracting. But the eye quickly adapts to concentrate on the gull and when it does so, it is a joy to see the position in flight, the lighting and as always in your shots, the technical excellence.
No HP22 this time but where's the wedding ring? :))
Best wishes, Ivan
No

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-07 8:18]

Hello Alexei,
Wow, this must have been the star of the show!! Excellent in-flight capture showing great details and fine colours in the beautiful light. I rather like the audience too; it looks very natural and the colours match very well. Nice blue for the background too. Well done!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

your background although busy is well out of focus..only slight areas imping on the clarity and detail of the flight shape and could have been cloned easily..at the legs and upper wing edge..
at least you filled the frame
cheers
geof

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-07 8:30]

Hi Alexei,

A perfect title for this beautiful shot. The Fashion Show must have been spectacular. I love this flying gull in all of her splendor. Beautiful face and superb wings. Your whites are perfect and details razor sharp. She stands out very well from the interesting background. Can't wait to see more.

Jane

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-07 8:34]

Hola Alexei.
Great and sharp image. Nice and wonderful white colors of this seagull.
I guess You put some magic here.
Your friend
Luis52.

Hello Alexei,

Great picture of this seagull. Very nice POV. Excellent DOF. The baground is excellent too. Wonderful light and natural colours.
cheers,
Mariki

Hello friend Alexei,
This is a top quality image of a seagull in flight!
Just like you said, the white colour tones on the plummage is just awesome!
perfect sharpness, beautiful colour and so much details
absolutely beautiful!
my compliment to this
well done
greeting
Tony

Hello Alexei,
Technically outstanding. Of course;-). You are an excellent fashion photographer as well.
On the gullflight instead of on the catwalk.
YSL aka Annick;-)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-07 10:37]

Hello Alexei,
what a cracking shot!
This is one of your best bird photos so far!
I love the BG because it's speckled with more blurred Seagulls :-)
Very crisp with great sharpness.
Superb pose with good composition.
Nice lighting.
Very well done my friend,
Joe

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-02-07 10:37]

Hi Alexei
This is a very nice composition
very good sharp and detail
very well done.

Hello Alexei.

Very batiful image, creatively composed.

Regards.
jose Luis.

Fascinante toma Alexei. Gran elegancia en esos blancos tan puros y una potente luz muy bien controlada ( increible luz...). La pose del ave en vuelo está muy conseguida y el fondo no puede ser más sugestivo. Es una toma que impresiona desde que la ves, una de esas tomas llenas de encanto de las que se ven pocas: enhorabuena !!
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-02-07 12:04]

Hello Alexei,
Great shot, very good POV and pose. Sharpness,details and colors are excellent.
Very well done .TFS..

Hello Alexei,
Oh I do like this very much, I like the mottled background with the spots of black and white so fitting with a formal affair! The seagulls bright white feathers accenting the scene beautifully. TFS
Donna:o)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-07 13:15]

Hello Alexei,
Excellent moment and timing in a wonderful composition. Wonderful pose. Superb sharpness and details. Great OOF BG and very beautiful colours.
Regards,
Peter

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-07 13:17]

Bonjour Alexei
Superbe capture, excellente gestion de l'exposition (haute vitesse) très belle couleurs et sujet. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

Alexei,
We have obtained a "Canon"; wonder if it will make images as good as this one.???
Really, the ART is the product of the Artist and NOT from his tools.
Congratulations, once more. GREAT IMAGE.
Mario from Calgary that is not that cold anymore.
Warm greetings. Right now, 14:45 hours 7th. Feb. 0*C. NOT BAD!!!

Wow Alexei,
fantastic inflight shot perfectly timed and captured
focus is right and show us many details, great management of exposure,
again a great shot,
cheer,
friendly,
Pat

Hi Alexei,
Amazing, quel POV, quel perfection avec une superbe lumière et de magnifiques détails.
Bravo
Marie

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2008-02-07 14:27]

Hi Alexei, I like this frozen in time and space moment you display here! Good story to go with it too! The sigma 300mm works well in your hands. TFS Murray.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-07 14:31]

Genial trabajo amigo,
sin duda espectacular captura y bello bg...
genial foco color e iluminación,
saludos Alexei.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-07 15:56]

Hi Alex,what say? The pic is so wonderfull that talk alone,perfect under all corners of view and whit a fantastic background,great!! Luciano

hello Alexei

gulls have gracious flightand this is a superb inflight shot,
excellent luminosity of your image and excellent camera
job to get all that details of his white plumage, TFS

Asbed

Privet Alexei,
This is an splendid capture!
I like a lot the magnificent lighting here, details on the whites are so good ones, as well as the gray ones along the wing's feathers.
For me, it doesn't bother the busy background, as it works like a reference of the big group of birds there and the how its natural environment looks like.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,
JM

Hello Alexei,
Excellent in flight shot, good composition and timing, excellent sharpness and very nice colors and light.
Angela

Excellent capture! I like your POV with all the birds behind. Great details of the wings. Good exposure on the whites. TFS!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-08 0:00]

Hi Alexei,
Focus, sharpness, POV, composition, background and exposure control are very good. TFS
Best wishes,
Selen

Hello sir,
Nice and beautiful shot whith excilent mood. Posture of bird and lighting are suprb and it goes realy in your favour. Thanks for sharing such beautiful image. Nadeem Khawar.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-08 1:07]

Hi Alexei

This is an incredible shot - the BG is great - the blur gives the birds the look of a Manet Impressionistic painting and is wonderful, especially with the razor-sharp gull frozen - in superb detail - in front.


TFS

James

PS Hilarious note :)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-08 1:14]

Hi Alexei

This is a very nice shot from you and i really like the original angle you approached here - taking advantage of the black & white colors to make a parallel with a wedding :)
The BG you are talking about in your note i find quite nice actually. Most of the in-flights we see it's true have a uniform BG, but i rather like this one because i know it's natural and it brings something extra - with all those black and white "dots".
The sharpness of the gull itself is impeccable and the exposure is simply perfect here - with a great attention given to the bright white areas.
Splendid work all-in-all, my friend!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

hello alexei,
what a wonderful shot, when i see this kind of images i always wonder when could i be able to shoot stuff like this ? excellent work, perfect timing, well exposed and well composed capture,
another gem to your studded collection,
well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Hello Alexei,

Wonderful post. Excellent sharpness which is amazing to be able to achieve in that position. The background adds impact of looking down pose and very well done for a flawless bird shot.

Regards,
Jusni

Lovely inflight pose Alexei, you have an excellent POV here.
You've stopped the action perfectly with sharp details, excellent DOF, exposure/color. As for the BG it's what it is..I kinda like it :)
Very well done!
Howard

Hi Alexei, wonderful flying seagull with splendid blurry BG full of birds, fascinating composition with great details and superb sharpness, Bravo, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Hello Alexei, excellent sharp shot with very good dof, nice shutter speed to freeze the action. Good exposure on the whites & a fantastic pose with it's head tilted. The form of the wings is just perfect, interesting blurred bg & very well composed. Tfs. Rgds Necip

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-02-08 13:25]
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What a magnificent capture, Alexei! It's so beautiful this seagul in that pose and so perfectly sharp and clear... I love it! The birds black and white on the water are a good point in the shot.
Really a good one.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards
Maite

Hi Alexei,
The bird flying was perfectly captured, details and "freeze" are almost perfect. I not dislike BG with bird, but I found that could be a bit of excess in PP, its the only I can point to you, the rest is 10 points.
Greetings
Hernán

Hello Alexei,
Wow, this is fantastic. I like this seagull movement that you captured with great skill. POV and composition are wonderful. TFS and have a nice weekend.
JC

Hi Alex,

Wonderful dynamic shot, great details in whites! Unfortunately there was a price for that - blacks in the background are not so beautiful. Anyway, good work! Thank you,

Eugene

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-08 18:12]

Hello Alexei, WOW I just want to have a look at your hands and the eyes took this shot. Just want to feel and probably get some magnetic power and pass it in my hands. Lovely I was just showing this to my son and he says just WOW.Ganesh

the detail and sharpness are great.the colors are wonderful.nice capture!

Hi Alex,

Superbly focused! I amaze with sharpness of this image.
Outstanding shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-08 22:40]

Hi Alexei,
I will be back.
Sumon

Acutally, I like the busy background - this shows us the habitat and situation and gives us a complete "FEEL" for the conditions.
What beautiful white! White is so hard to photograph in my opinion. Well done!

Hi Alexei,

the beauty, the beauty ! You have quickly become an expert in bird photography, something that completely escapes me. Thanks forthis truly GREAT contribution.
Best regards
Dietrich

Hello Alexei!
Well, I do not believe that you had overestimated your "talent"!!! Especially when I am watching such bueatiful pictures! It was a very good joke my Friend! :)

I also can not belive that you just started to take pictures of flying birds. This is the second one, and the second which is really great! I like the way you exposed a gull, it is simply "comming from the host"!!! And the pose of the bird - lovely! It looks like someone who is looking for something (are watching at you just before it said: "Alexei, you are so talented photographer, take me a picture!" :>

This is the second photo of your story from ferry line Ilyichevsk – Poti, and I am waiting for the next one! :)
Best greetings from Lodz,
Radomir

Hi Alexei,
This is another superb shot in action! I like this pose you captured and I don't think this BG is too distractive; we feel the agitation and the crowdie place! You caught nice details in perfect exposure. Your gulls are nicer than ours I think :) Thanks,
Claudine

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-09 19:46]

Hello Alexei

Looks like she is looking for a place to park.
Wonderful in flight capture of this gull.
The plumage shows well with excellent feather definition.
The shot is well exposed with vibrant colours.
Well focused with sharp details.
Great job.
TFS

Hi Alexei,
what a beautiful moment - and with excellent sharpness, very well done, thanks, I like it very much
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Alexei,
An elegani in-flight posture has been captured!
Excellent details in the shining white plumage, and the blurred birds on the water makes an interesting abstract background...
Action well frozen, pleasant composition!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Alexei I wanted to say this, but forgot to add earlier, I am AMAZED that you got such sharp, noiseless picture with a 1/4000 sec speed in your earlier shot. It shows how good the light must be at your end. WOW! You are VERY lucky to be in that part of the world sir :-).

Well done,

Warm regards,
Kiran

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-10 4:08]

Hello Alexei, a beautiful shot of the Gull, great exposure, sharp image and great moment, thanks!

Mario

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-10 9:06]

Hi Alexei

Wonderful frozen in-flight shot with sharp details and a great Pose. The BG looks wonderful as well

TFS

Karan

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-02-10 9:51]

selam my friend
successful capture of this beutiful Black-headed Gull (Karabaş martı in Turkish) while its flying
composition, POV, timing, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
TFS
regards
izler

Privet Alexei.

You have captured a very nice model as perfect and faultless, like everytime. We know your perfect technique and it doeasn't need any word to critize. But I'm so glad that see your fantastic shots.

And I'm sorry I come here so rarely because I have to work and have to spend lots of time in my office. But you must know that there is a heart in Turkey and it works for you too.

Sincere greetings
Yours Fevzi

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-11 8:01]

Hi,
beautiful capture Alexei,
Fantastic pose and beutiful clarity of the pic; light is great too,
maybe little distracting backgound, but I like it, nice black and white mosaic!
best regards,
Dejan

Dear Alexei,
Recently I have enough time on TN. Sorry. I can visit this perfect capture of yours. Excellent POV and timing. Sharpness of focus always wonderful. Lighting, white balance and notes also great. My thanks also to you. well done my friend
Ahmet

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-11 16:45]

Hello Alex,
I'm sorry my friend today I don't have much
time, so I'm justing marking today..
But I'll be back tomorrow..

Everton

Amazing shot. I like the community BG very much, not to mention perfect timing, great DOF, great POV and wonderful action shot.
TFS
Best regards,
Kean

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-12 1:25]

Hi Alex,
Splendid shot!
Beautiful composistion with the gulls and coots in the BG!
Regards
Ena

Hello Alexei,

I really like this picture with the blurred bg with other blurred birds and this ons so sharp and so well focused!! The white exposition is astonishing and the wings position very nice! Personally I prefer sea-birds with a water bg instead of sky and the same picture with no blurred birds would have been wonderful too...

You did a great job my friend and TFS!!!

Michel

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-02-12 7:26]

Excellent capture, amazing frozen moment of the bird with fantastic details on the wings. The watching audience in the background offers great depth. Thanks for sharing.

bonjour alexei
tout d'abord merci pour vos commentaires toujours utiles et felicitations pour cette mouette en vol,elle ne semble vraiment pas derangée par votre presence.l'exposition est une fois de plus exceptionnelle.
superbe photo d'oiseau en vol.
laurent

wow amzing shot
great moment perfect timing and really good sharpness and focus
a fantastic shot
tfs Toba

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2008-02-12 23:10]

Semplicemente fantastica!!
Ciao Alexei, vai alla grande!

Grazie.

Franco

Hi Alexei,
Very nice Larus ridibundus in flight. Exposure very good. TFS, Regards,
Mustafa

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-02-15 10:08]

Wow Alexei!
I almost miss this one! Top quality photo for everything: sharpness, exposure, pose, pov, 3D effect... Congratulation mf!
TFS, José M.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-16 14:32]

Hello Alexei,
Wonderful detail and composition in this beautiful image. Very professional quality Alexei. Thank you.
Rick

Hello Alexei,

This gull was demanding to be photographed!
Just look how she is displaying her feathers and looking down to make sure everyone is looking! She is an extrovert indeed!

Superb sharpness and wonderful light! No over-exposure here!

kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-02-27 9:47]

Hello Alexei,
a wonderful in flight shot. Very well timed to catch such a wonderful pose. POV, sharpness and colors are great.
Sky

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-02-28 23:51]

Bonjour,
Magnifique attitude de cette mouette bien mise en évidence par un arrière-plan original.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-03-09 22:09]
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HI Alexei
I remember seeig this shot while coming in sometime ago, when i had no time for critiquing.I promised myself, the day Iam back i should get in here and post my appreciation for this lovely shot and the beautiful theme you have created around it.

Amazing amazing shot, the lighting is stunning and crisp white dress of this one is surely a million dollar wedding gown, designed to perfection by the Big Designer and it is presented to perfection by a master photographer by you.

Well, dear Alexei, You are the best storyteller here in TN,with an uncanny eye for the imagery and a wonderful ability to make astory, write a screenplay and direct the drama to make the perfect runaway hit.Ever thought of making a movie?:)

TFS & Cheers

Hi Alexei,

Very clear shot. Nice tones and lot of details.
I think the background is funny. It gives the impression the gull is thinking. "Gee. So crowdy. Where shall I land?". I like it.
TFS
JM

Hello Alexei,
what a wonderful capture of this gull taken from an excellent POV with a fantastic sharpness and good timing, i like the marvellous posture of the gull in-flight, splendid BG with the other birds in different black and white colours. Superb picture.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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