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Happy New Year

Happy New Year
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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: 2011-03-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, Nikon TC20EIII, Hoya PRO1 DMC UV(0) 77 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-31 3:32
Viewed: 3651
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
By this clear shot I want to express my gratitude to all TN members and wish prosperity, happiness and health in coming New 2012 Year!

Let New Year will be successful, full of happy news and events, remarkable photos, attractive posts and meetings here.

With best regards, yours Alexei.

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Gracias por tus palabras Alexei.

Estoy mirando tu fotografía con la música de fondo " Could You Be Loved " de Bob Marley
y es realmente fantástico.

Un abrazo desde Catalunya y feliz año 2012:

Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Hello Alexei,
Great in-flight picture. The image is crystal clear and perfectly presented. Very well done. Wishes you a prosperous new year.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-31 5:15]

Hi Alexei,
Perfect capture of flying bird. Excellent detail and nice blue background.
Happy New Year 2012.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-31 5:29]

Hello Alexei,
Excellent and very beautiful photo of this gull flying into the new year. High quality!
Happy New Year to you and your family,

Hello Alexei!
Excellent photo full of light!
Happy New Year!

Hallo Alexei,
a fantastic capture of this Gull in flight, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, great timing and excellent point of view
Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-12-31 7:00]

wonderful capture and great action
Happy New Year!

Thanks Alexei for the nice comment
and also a Happy new year to you and Family

You have post here a very sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-12-31 7:16]

Happy New Year to you and your family Alexei!
An excellent in-flight of the Common Gull taken with top sharpness and natural colours with a fine contrast against the clear blue sky BG. The composition suits the POV and the upward wing pose.
Best regards,

Ciao Alexei, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic fly, perfect focus, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2012, ciao Silvio

Alexei...your ability to show the birds in flight,with superb poses ,shown to us in this your last post of 2011
best wishes for a happy and peaceful 2012 with your loved ones sERGIO

Hello Alexei

Happy and wonderful new year also for you,
excellent close-up in-flight shot of this Gull,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details
of is white plumage, excellent contrast, TFS

p.s. I finally have a new camera it is a DSLR !
(but i have not done bird photos with it yet)

Hello Alexei,
Absolutely amazing capture with perfect clarity, exceptional colors and superb details.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Lovely contrast against the background.

Fantastic mid-air photo. The fast speed has allowed perfect details to be captured. Good depth of field with everything in focus. Excellent exposure. Nice colours of white and blue. A fine photo
all the best for 2012

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-31 8:42]

Excellent image with fine details and colors.
Happy New Year!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-12-31 9:12]

Hi Alexei,
Superb work ..
Perfect lighting and detail, natural colours.
Happy New Year!

Hi Alexei,
amazing photo of this beautiful bird. Perfect sharpness and details. Amazing colours.
Happy New Year 2012!!!

Hello Alexei,
A Prosperous 2012 to you and your family. Magnificent in-flight shot!! Sharpness, detail, colours, POV and blue BG is excellent. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-31 13:17]

Hi Alex,happy new year to you too and your family and thanks for this beautiful pic! Luciano

What an amazing post of this in flight capture, Alexei. The plumage details on the white bird is fabulous against the spotless blue sky.
Have a wonderful brand New YEAR 2012 dear friend.

Hi Alex - Wow.. cant get better than this, the POV, sharpness of a flying bird amazing. tfs. NHY

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-01 6:22]

Splendid image, Alexei!
Great sharpness and perfect POV; excellent white balance and beautiful light. Nice blue backgrund. Very well done!
Happy new year!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-01-01 6:57]

Hello Alexei,
Thanks a lot for your wishes and your well taken bird-picture at this beginning of a new year. May it be a sign of some more light and and peace in our troubled world.
As usual a very fine and pleasant picture.
To you and your family just the best for the starting year.
Kind regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-01 9:48]

Hello Alexei.
Happy New Year!Fantastic capture with great lighting and POV. Well done!Best regards Siggi

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2012-01-01 9:56]

Hello Alexei
thank you for your wishes receive mine in return, that this year is placed under the sign of the natural image.
Magnificent realization of a big brightness.

Hello Alexei,
fine capture of this flying gull with good sharpness and great clarity. I especially like the lovely blue background.
I wish you a Happy New Year 2012,

Hello Alexei,
Happy New Year to you and your family!! This is a great capture with impressive sharpness and details for a bird in flight. I also like the composition with amazing contrast against the blue sky. Well done!
Best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-01-02 8:06]

Hello Alexei,
A very beautiful view of the COmmon Gull against the bright blue sky! Excellent timing, great focus and well framed!
TFS and all the best wishes for the coming year! Ulla

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-01-02 16:22]

Hello Alexei!
What an stunning shot with a remarkable sharpness, excellent POV and beautiful lightness and sky.Good job, indeed! Bravo!!!
Many thanks for sharing your wonderful pics during all the past year.Thanks also for your kind wishes.May you have too a Happy New Year full of good things.
Best wishes from,

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it!

fantastic capture Alex, congratulations !

the same to you a good 2o12,

un saluto, tino

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2012-01-03 12:48]

Hi Alexei, Another wonderful flying shot, you have so many good ones in your collection. The white on blue and details of the feathers is idea. The eye is clear always best. TFS. Murray.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-04 14:23]

Hello Alexei,
A perfectly captured moment filled with exceptionally fine detail, beautiful natural coloration and just the right exposure. Superb work!!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2012-01-05 13:42]

Bonjour Alexei, first at all happy new year for you too. This flying gull is splendid. Great sharpness and perfect lighting. Very well done, best regards, Didier.

Hello Alexei,

all the best wishes for 2012 with good healthy for you and your family.
Nice image with good pov, details and sharpness.
Exellent white balance.
Fine colors.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-08 10:46]

Hi Alex!
Sorry, I was in the mountain and I had problems with Internet.
Many thanks my friend. Happy new year to you to and your family.
Great capture of bird in flight. Sharpness and details are superb. Splendid contrast against ther blue sky.
A nice photo to greet the new year:)
Ciao! Vanda

Very good detail in those whites Alexei, well composed frame.
And WOW, it's a miracle how this gull can fly with only one wing!! ;-}}
Excellent work my friend, be well.

great white colors performance in this excellent shot!
regards Alexei

Hello Alexei,
This is an absolutely magnificent image! Expsoure control, definition and overall quality are supreme! And please do accept my belated best wishes for the year ahead of us. Well done and best wishes.

Hello Alexei,
Fantastic captured of in-flight bird! superb exposure, excellent sharpness details, a lovely clear image,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Hi Alexei,

Wow this must be one of the best in-flight bird shots on TN to-date most impressive my good friend, exposure/white balance is spot on with fantastic detail in the whites, the sharpness is right on the money, splendid point of view and just love the fanned out tail with what lovely wing extension, excellent work here Alexie and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-20 23:46]

Hello Alex,
such a lovely capture of the white on blue. Excellent sharpness of the bird and the smooth sky is so pleasant to look at.
The sharpness of the feathers and the shiny eye really drives this composition a marvellous one.
good work and splendid in flight shot.


Happy Newyear to you too.:)
Fanatstic image with spot on exposure and focus.
Good details in plumage and the wing position captured. Imparts a message of soaring high in future.:)
White against the vibrant blue provided good contrats and makes the image very stunning.:)

Privet Alexei,
I hope you had a successful 2012 and wish you a prosperous 2013 also. The clearness of your image is simply breathtaking. Eye-pleasing composition, beautiful exposure control with 1/2500, spectacular view... and above all, the photo has its own soul or atmosphere. Gorgeous! Bravo!
With the hope you return to TN soon, friendly regards, László

Hello Alexei,



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