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Special POV

Special POV
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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: 2012-02-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, Kenko AF 1.4x Pro DG, Hoya PRO1 DMC UV(0) 77 mm
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-16 23:07
Viewed: 3480
Points: 69
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While spring is going to come in Odessa only today or tomorrow, I want to share once more cold winter shot taken at the same place where my previous picture was captured.

Despite the absence of sunlight and overcast weather, modest colours of the shot and details, the image reflects the busy situation at the seashore near ice edge where people gathered for feeding wintering birds (you can see many of them on BG).

Struggle for a piece of food quite often generates unexpected scenes and allows to photograph birds at unusual foreshortening.

The image is cropped a bit and resized strongly.

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Hi Alexei,
Fantastic shot,perfect timing.Great clarity,superb sharpness and contrast.

Hello Alexei,
A very good shot,good moment!Nice compozition with perfect detail.Excellent light with even illumination.Congratulations-
Have a nice weekend!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-17 0:16]

Hello Alexei.
Lovely sharp focus and details.The plumage is well defined.Nicely composed too.
Best regards Siggi

yes it is a special POV, good capture of this flying bird with great sharpness and colour.

Ciao Alexei, fascinating capture with fantastic pose, excellent sharpness, splendid light, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-17 1:17]

Hello Alexei,
Fantastic close photo taken from an ideal frontal POV. Excellent sharpness, details and timing. Beautiful natural colours and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-17 2:11]

Hi Alexei,

Superb in flight shot. Impressive sharpness and very vivid photo.
Well done.


Delightful action shot, Alexei. Exceptional sharpness and superb WB control to capture such fine details on the white wings of the bird. The bird looks cheerful and happy through its facial expression.
It is a great pleasure to see your meritorious work here on TN off and on.
Thanks and warm regards.

Alexei my dear friend
An image with quality so perfect can only be yours. I am always so glad to see a posting from you and Peter Stoeckl because then I know I look at quality and perfect workmanship. It is always a pleasure to look and appreciate what you bring forth with your camera and this one is exception. It is a lovely dove which you once again photographed and presented so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-03-17 4:41]

Hello Alexei,
A very fine POV in this in-flight capture of Larus cachinnans.
Most of it is sharp with a surprisingly good DOF for the f/4.5. The frontal view of the head is great with a nice view of the winter plumage.
A great shot and thanks for sharing it! This species of gull is a rare visitor to my country.
Enjoy your weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-17 5:02]

What a timing and what a spectacular result! Magnificenf face to face whit the bird from a different and interesting pov,and great sharpness too despite the mouvement and the difficult light.Very well done,have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Alexei,
excellent shot of this bird,good details presented , nice BG and POV well captured with splendid colours,

Bonjour Alexei,
Trčs belle et originale attitude du sujet mais il me semble qu'il manque de la profondeur de champ pour apprécier pleinement la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

hello Alexei
super sharpness and great details of this bird
nice composition
greeting lou

HI Mr.Alexei,
Beautiful picture of this in flight bird with good details & sharpness.
I like the composition. Very well done & TFS.

Hello Alexei,
A very nice species of birds. Amazing details and splendid colors.
Lovely composition with exceptional contrast against the background and wonderful sharp details. Spring is coming very slow in Romania.....I am waiting for the arrival of spring flowers....
Thanks for sharing!

Great photo Alexei! Interesting scene, perfect timing, very good composition, wonderful soft lighting and good sharpness.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-17 18:58]

Hello Alexei,
A wonderful, as you say (cold weather image). This particular gull looks like he was ready to land right in your lap. Excellent sharp focus and great white balance. He seems to have a tiny hole in his left foot. Well done!!

Hello Alexei

Great shot of the take-off of this gull,
fine frontal POV, excellent focus sharpness
and details, beautiful eye-contact.

I see that your photo it is shot with the lens
Nikkor 70-200 F2.8, actually i am taking courses
on photography in a college specialized on photography,
with a lady i am doing a team work (shootings on studio),
she has the lens Nikkor 70-200 F2.8, i took it
in my hands and oh boy it is a heavy lens !



Hello Alexei.
This is truly a fantastic image with pin sharp focus on the head. The take off moment is perfectly executed in stunning shallow focus.
Thanks and kind regards.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-03-18 1:31]

Hi, I'm looking for Kenko AF 1.4x converter but it is done amazing, beautiful and TFS.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-03-18 3:06]

Privet Alexei,
Really it's interesting POV the bird come flying directly in camera. I wish you interesting photos in more favourable weather.
Regards, Pawel

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-03-18 15:27]

Hi Alex!
Spectacular image. You captured the seagull in flight with perfect timing! The image is perfectly clear and one can appreciate the fine details of the plumage very well. Not only a special POV but also a great DOF.
Congratulations my friend on this excellent work.
Have a nice week.
ciao! Vanda

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-19 5:08]

Hello Alexei,
Really interesting this shot taken on almost eye-level! And excellent sharpness too. Fine colors and good contrast despite the overcast weather. Well chosen square framing too.
Well done as usual.
Have a nice week

Hi Alexei,
Great photo but did you survive the collision? A Great frontal action photo with great focus point and extremely great sharpness and detail! Excellent low POV and DOF my friend. Great work and tfs.
Best regards,

Ciao Alexei. Great POV and excellent details for the gull in action! Very good light/white's managment.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-03-21 12:16]

Hello Alexei,
A great in-flight view of a fine gull facing you with its feet dangling! Excellent focus showing sharp details and natural colours.
Excellent timing and well framed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-22 5:23]

Hello Alex,
this inflight shot must be difficult. The surrounding is white as its feathers. The view is well frozen ns I have seen its pretty details and good eye contact.
Nice work and lively presentation.


Bien "congelada" y encuadrada. Buen formato, enfoque y captura de los blanco
con una luz soberbia: parece quye quiera salir del encuadre !!
Un abrazo Alexei: Josep Ignasi.

impressive scene and moment, very attractive, with a great photo performance!
regards Alexei

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-03-28 2:40]

Hi Alexei,
Timing and a very nice landing ..
Beautiful natural colours, composition and POV-DOF.
Best wishes,

Hello Alexei,
Great captured of this bird in-fight, superb precise timing, very well exposure, nice sharpness and lovely point of view,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Hallo Alexei,
a fantastic capture of this gull in-fligt, excellent point of view and great visual impact, superb sharpness and marvellous natural colours
Best regards

Hi Alexei,
Beautiful in-sight (or "around-landing") photo, really taken from special POV. I like the perfect timing and the shallow DoF, which isolates the bird so well from the uninteresting, boring background. I even should like to see this scene captured with f/1. :) Great job of you again. Congrats and tfs.
Have a great Easter, friendly regards, László

Hello Alexei
WOOW now this is a great timing, awesome details white balance. Very beautiful, well done!
Regards Hedesan

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