An alien skeleton
Very interesting image. Great colors and amazing details. It would be nice to find out what it is.
Good capture and TFS
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2009-11-15 5:57]
I must say that similar studio shots are very difficult. You have presented us another great photo with all the details clearly visible Perfect presentation for a sea shell field guide I like it very much
- SelenE (13972)
- [2009-11-15 6:01]
Merhaba Mehmet Bey,
Benim koleksiyonumda da olan bir parca, formunu cok begenirim. Cok estetik duruyor. Ellerinize saglik
- goatman04 (10573)
- [2009-11-15 6:04]
A fantastic capture with lovely colors, sharpness & intriguing details. Great POV, BG & composition. Very nicely taken & best compliments.
- serp2000 (570)
- [2009-11-15 6:22]
Superb! My congrats! I like your shot! Wonderful colours management, excelllent sharpness! TFS!
- Juyona (16891)
- [2009-11-15 6:27]
buenos detalles y calidad.
Merhaba Mehmet Dostum,
The small aperture and excellent use of flash have resulted in an almost totally sharp capture of this attractive species of Murex, a specimen that looks almost if not entirely intact to me! I cannot image a better POV to display its features.
TFS this beauty,
Have a good week,
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2009-11-15 6:44]
a very fine picture, the shell is well exposed with fine colours
and it's well seen against the black BG, I not fond of complete black BG, but that's a matter of taste.
The shell is veru sharp with good DOF.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-11-15 7:11]
a GREAT sharpness picture with very good light and beautiful colours
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-11-15 8:10]
Hi Mehmet. beautiful just about sums this one up. also taken with fine detail and sharp focusing. with natural looking colours against the dark Bg.
well taken TFS.
- KOMSIS (10674)
- [2009-11-15 8:24]
Mehmet bey selamlar,
Harika bir güzellik ...
Bakış açınızla, zenginleşen, mükemmel formuyla dikkat çeken bir deniz kabuklusu...
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-11-15 8:31]
Merhaba Mehmet, you are right is realy like an nalien skeleton, superb macro with splendid light and fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-11-15 8:53]
Lovely this Murex on black background!
Very good light, perspective focus!
Best regards Siggi
Bir İzmirli olarak fotoğrafını ve verdiğin bilgileri çok beğendim Mehmet bey , eline , emeğine sağlık .
- NinaM (4077)
- [2009-11-15 8:56]
Bonjour Mehmet! I rarely post a comment on your pictures but I have to say you are the most tenacious of photographers, and also among the most perfectionist. Your collection of seashells is magnificent and beautifully shot. What knowledge also that you bring to TN and having had a comment from you on my post is an hommage to me. Many thanks for your perseverance, great artistic eye and passion for your art and knowledge. This sea shell is a wonder and I didn't know there were so many different sea shells... I live in the country not on the edges, so that leaves me ignorant with oceanic beauties.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-11-15 9:01]
Very beautiful photo of this shell. The colours are great against the black BG. Excellent overall sharpness with good details. Perfect POV. Nice composition.
- hugeknot (106)
- [2009-11-15 9:34]
Thanks for sharing! A truly wondrous specimen, well photographed.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-11-15 9:58]
Every your shell is more beautiful than another. And your collection is unique and wonderful. Simply terrific shapes of this specimen. Sharpness and details, pleasantness of the colours are stunning. I like arrangement in the frame is amazing. Bravo. Perfect job.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2009-11-15 10:28]
Ciao Mehmet. Another of your spectacular macro shot in excellent details and perfect light's management. Good DOF. Bright colours in contrats with black BG. Well done.
- Mello (2419)
- [2009-11-15 10:57]
Great pic Mehmet.
Very well done with good DOV and POV.'TFS.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-11-15 11:37]
Özel bir parça hoca, nefis olmuş. Elinize sağlık.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2009-11-15 12:13]
a fantastic picture of this beautiful Murex, superb sharpness and fine detail, a very plesing composition with a perfect exposure.
- Ishi (13387)
- [2009-11-15 23:27]
This is one you best images of the beauty of a shell. A great specimen, superb lighting and black background and foreground make this a real gem.
Thank you for sharing this, my friend!
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-11-15 23:32]
Merhaba Mehmet Bey,
Mükemmel bir kare olmuş.Pozlama,bakış açısı,alan derinliği,kontrast ve detaylar 4/4 lük.
- anel (40574)
- [2009-11-16 2:00]
Hello dear neighbour,
This is such a fine and perfect shell-picture! The Rock snail shell is of such great beauty in both shape and color. Very interesting also to read about the spines and why they are so useful.
Perfect picture for a publication!
Thanks and kind regards
- hansh (2762)
- [2009-11-16 7:22]
Is is almost like a sculpture, very artistic.
Beuatiful colors and sharpness and with a very interesting note.
- nasokoun (62)
- [2009-11-16 7:31]
figurative disposal and attractive result, the composition and the management of light are exceptional!
keep photographing MF! TFS
- fiyo (15161)
- [2009-11-16 8:55]
Mehmet bey gönülden tebrikler, çok mükemmel bir sunum.
- jlinaresp (17292)
- [2009-11-16 13:10]
Hello Mr. Mehmet!
You bring us a surprise, eh? ...What a strange shell, is incredibly complex. You are right in saying that resembles a backbone of some creature from another world!
As always, the light is accurate and appropriate. The angle of the photo deserves special mention, is very good!
Thanks for sharing MF!
Have nice day...
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2009-11-16 14:03]
exceptional addition of your gallery
details are impressive in this beautiful shell...... really unique!!!
- roges (6264)
- [2009-11-17 2:35]
Yine olağanüstü bir resim. Slendide detayları ve renkler. Bir süper oyuncu kabuk kaplar. Çok ilginç ve açıklama verilmiştir.
Güzel bir gün,
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-11-17 7:00]
I've never seen a shell like this before - it is really fabulous! Your capture is wonderful showing the details and colours very clearly.
Thanks for the interesting note too. - I wouldnt like to step on this one with my bare feet!!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- izler (44)
- [2009-11-17 7:36]
kalite standartlarını değiştiren bir sunum daha
fonu, ışığı, netliği ve detayları harika
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-11-17 11:58]
Hello friend Mehmet,
this one I never been seen before and what an beautiful shell.
It looks like a fish.
Great detail and colours are very fine.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2009-11-20 2:40]
i love looking through your gallery, it like a museum for exotic marine life. The specimens you find never cease to amaze me. As usual, this one is shot in your own unique studio style, and is as effective and eye catching as always. Great notes too, well done.
tfs and have a peaceful weekend.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2009-11-20 8:49]
DIAS YA SIN ADMIRAR TU PRECIOSA GALERÍA MEHMET. COMO SIEMPRE UN BUEN TRABAJO CON LAS LUZ Y LOS COLORES, APROVECHANDO INCLUSO EL EXCESO DE ESTA EN ALGUNAS ZONAS.
PRECIOSO TRABAJO: JOSEP IGNASI.
- fragman (43778)
- [2009-11-21 3:40]
indeed the most beautiful shell, great capture, great DOF, TFS and greetings Ori
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2009-11-22 9:05]
A fascinating specimen and lesson. I wonder if ancient peoples used these as combs.....very nice being back among the pros..
mesaj için epeyce geç kalmış olsam da bu vesile ile bayramınızı kutlama imkanı da bulmuş oldum. iyi bayramlar dilerim hocam.
uzaktan bakınca veya pul şeklinden, daha çok bir yelkenliye benzettim. her haliyle müthiş bir güzellik. çekim deseniz aynı şekilde mükemmel. usta bir elden çıktığı her halinden belli. zevkle izlenen bir kare. elinize sağlık hocam. yeni karelerinizde görüşmek dileğiyle sağlıcakla kalın. selamlar.
- jojo1984 (394)
- [2009-11-29 7:21]
very nice compo details and colors
tres plaisant a voir
bravo et merci
- cknara (159)
- [2009-12-01 4:47]
I like the way u have taken the picture.Sharpness throught is something very good.I had similar problem.I tried few things,later changed the angle of view.Now i can try with changing aperture.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2009-12-03 17:48]
Now this is a real wonder of nature, Mehmet.
However, it is your tremendous skill at this kind of imaging that has brought forth the most impressive aspect of this intricate yet beautiful shell.
Thanks a lot for sharing this masterpiece of a picture.
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2009-12-04 1:29]
Another superb shot, Sir, with another superb enlightening note!
Thanks for the share!
- jconceicao (3174)
- [2009-12-06 11:40]
Light,colours and definition are splendid.
This is a very impressive specimen. The spiny appearance of this Venus Comb Murex
does give it a bit of an alien look, as you mentioned. You once again did a great job to
capture the beauty of this fine example. The delicate placing of the shell in relation to
the composition adds ouzels of visual impact. I just love it. The wide range of the DOF
ensured a crisp image with lovely fine details. The f/22 aperture did well to cover the
entire range of the shell. The exposure management was great. The indirect sun light
created some soft shades to highlight the textures and design of the shell.
Very good work and TFS.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2009-12-26 13:41]
wow, this is amazing and I love this one very much. Excellent sharpness, we can see every detail, very well done, thanks.
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-12-30 15:45]
from all your Molluscs photos this one it is the one that the eyes is catching more
de toutes tes photos de mollusques c'est cette photo qui frappe le plus à l'oeil,
and i also thought that it was a skeleton of a strange fish,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,
great luminosity of the subject with the background all dark,
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-12-31 18:59]
this shell looks like its floating in the cosmos.
Very beautiful indeed in its superbs neatness and sharpness. I like the sharp thorns in the best condition and very lovely wirthout any spoilt parts.
A beautiful and careful work well presented and done.
- red45 (31094)
- [2010-01-24 12:01]
Your portfolio of shells is just amazing, but I think this is one of most beautifull. You're right - it looks like skeleton of alien specie. DOF, POV, colours and details - all are perfect. Also black BG and light are superb. Pure buty here and in rest of pictures from your gallery. Impresive work!
- Heaven (7912)
- [2010-02-04 12:26]
Your "Alien Skeleton" is superb and surprising at the same time. Maybe because on one hand it looks so delicate and fragile and on the other hand quite strong. The whole really has an alien aspect and could be the model for H.R.Giger's monster. I'm impressed by your technique and I wonder how you create this black background. The effect is terrific!
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2010-04-10 12:44]
splendid documentation of a Murex snails highly elaborate elegant structures and very delicate subtle colours. A masterpiece of distinctly artistic documentary photography. My congratulations!
With thanks, and best regards,
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2010-04-21 11:54]
Truley a fantastic image of a beautiful ornate shell! I have never in my life so many protuberants pop out from a shell like that. Your DOF does the image justice as both front and back of subject is perfectly focused.
- lazyman (1023)
- [2010-11-30 23:13]
Excellent tone and beautiful shell with interesting shape!
It's so amaging innumerable branch that has grown from main body.
It looks that this shell have beautiful body and elegant color.
So, this shellfish is a lady who wears a fashionable dress. It sees and the impression is deep without getting tired.
- vanda (3673)
- [2010-12-01 8:33]
What a beauty!! Great macro of this splendid Murex, with perfect sharpness.
The light is absolutely fabulous and I like the great contrast against the dark BG.
Congratulations on this great work.
Thanks for your visit and comment
- Adanac (21378)
- [2010-12-02 19:13]
What an incredible shell, very intriguing and superbly captured. Thank you Mehmet.
- tcr (3384)
- [2011-01-02 6:33]
Very curious and interesting shape of this skeleton.
The exposure was well balanced. Well done.
- Alan_Kolnik (2616)
- [2011-03-14 16:33]
All your shell pictures are excellent, but like others I find this one particularly fascinating. You achieved great depth of field and the whole shell appears sharp.
- Emi_1987 (1116)
- [2011-03-25 3:36]
Woow, what a beautiful shell never saw this types quite unique in every pint of view, great details and colors, interesting educative description. Thanks for sharing!
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2012-04-01 9:56]
Merhaba Mehmet bey,
Hopefully you return to TN with some new photos soon. This pic is excellent, with the bombastic contrast you always have on your images - and the subject really looks like an alien skeleton! Congrats for the capture and tfs.
Best regards, László