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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05
Categories: Seascape, Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya 77mm Super-HMC CPL MCPRO1
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Karatash's other favorite -I-, jmp *2, Alex99's favorite photos, Beautiful Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-22 23:57
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A beautiful morning from one of my favorite places in Turkey; Dilek peninsula-Great Menderes Delta National Park.
The island visible on the left horizon is the Greek island Samos.

Buyuk Menderes Delta, Turkey: The Buyuk Menderes River meanders for 500 km through western Turkey before reaching the Aegean Sea with a large delta, consisting of several lagoons, extensive salt steppes and mudflats (the biggest in Turkey). This area holds up to 1000 avocets, 3000 cormorants, 15000 flamingos, and 32000 coots in the winter.

To the north the delta is bordered by the steep hills of Dilek peninsula, a craggy, mountainous piece of land jutting out to the Aegean sea, with pristine coves and bays, and remote Mediterranean forests and scrub. This is the home of the Bonelli’s eagle (1-2 pairs), olive-tree warbler, ruppel’s warbler, krueper’s nuthatch, cinereous and Cretzschmar’s buntings.

Dilek Peninsula and Büyük Menderes Delta National Park (27,675 ha.) are important for their intact habitat, maquis communities, and high ratio of Euro-Siberian elements and wildlife; this area is also an IBA.

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To horia: thxSelenE 2 11-26 05:33
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Good morning Selen! Turkey is wonderful!!! Amazing colors. Beautiful landscape. Nice POV. Very nice picture. Good luck!

Gerçekten büyüleyici bir manzara; Açı, ışık ve derinlik mükemmel. Tebrikler,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-23 0:32]

Hi Selen,
Exquisite scenery with such wonderful colours and details. Superb lighting, exposure, DOF and composition. It actually seems like a dream landscape and how lucky you are to be present there in person. Excellent POV to portray this charming environment and ambience. Kudos.

Hello Selen,
A lovely landscape, captured with fine vibrant colours!
Strong foreground interest creates this fine feeling of depth, the diagonal shoreline takes my eyes to the beautiful cloud formation in the horizon...
A well balanced composition, a treat to my eyes!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hello Selen,

Beautiful landscape! Wonderful colours, good composition and sharpness.
Well done!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-23 0:46]
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Hi Selen

This is a fantastic looking place! WOW!
Looking at the picture and reading your description makes me thing that i would really love going there on one holiday in the warm season...Do you have any tips? A reasonable place to stay and weather i can visit this national park or delta freely?
Anyway, your shot is outstanding and presents an amazing set of colors and tones. From the rich forest in the FG, to the nice sandy beach, blue water and white fluffy clouds, this landscape shot and composition has everything!
The exposure is also superbly managed and your circular polarizer balanced the light very well. Excellent POV and details throughout the entire scene as well.
Overall: superb job!

Bravo and TFS

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-23 1:31]

If it is your dream, I like it.
And maybe it is my dream too. It's so great to feel the lovely waters of the sea adn rest it the place there there is nothing but sea, sky and the beach.

Very good landscape, well done!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-23 1:39]

Wow Selen!
what an amazing looking place! Stunning colours and so well composed by you too. I love the reflection of the clouds just below the islands on the horizon and the way you've filled the foreground with that wonderful vegetation. You have handled the strong harsh light very well and produced a beautiful image. One for my favourites, thanks you.

Hi Selen!

A classical, yet very pleasant landscape. I like the composition with the aperture on the right very much. The colors are fabulous and the whole picture invites for a rest. From the point of view of the exposure, just be aware of the burnt whites in the clouds.

Kind regards


Hi Selen,
A real painting! Fantastic picture!
Excellent chromatism and sharpness.
Perfect combination of elements.
Thanks for sharing this marvel.
José Roberto

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-23 4:17]

Hello Selen,
This is a beautifulsea/landscape taken when the Med. was very calm. Excellent lighting, colours and composition that at least equals the standard of TN's landscape photographers.
Well done, thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-23 4:46]

Hello Selen,
This really looks like paradise. Excellent point of view chosen and absolutely amazing sight. I like to see the soft transition between sea and sky. It makes us dream.
Thanks a lot

Just dreamy Selen :)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-11-23 7:46]

Merhaba Selen hanım,
ortamı çok iyi yansıtan ve imrendiren,çok güzel bir kompozisyon olmuş,ellerinize sağlık.
İyi hafta sonları..

Hello Selen,
Congrats, a wonderful image...
Superb compo and colours!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-23 8:32]

Hi Selen

True Aegean Blues - wonderful shot - I also really like the tree tops. A beautiful shot - which encapsulates the look of an undisturbed Mediterranean coast.

You probably know this - but the english worg meander - for a winding river - come from the River Menderes.


Merhaba Selen,
my total respect and compliment towards this excellent landscape photo from you!
you had everything in it as a landscape photo require!
very well done and well composed!
have a wonderful weekend, my dearest friend!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-23 9:40]

Hi Selen.
Breathtaking shot. I have been amazed at once as I has seen it. Bravo. Terrific reproduction of the beautifulness of the charming place. Stunning lights, transparency and clearness of the lovely colours. Simply outstanding framing and sharpness of the pictured view. Refined work of great Master and feeling artist. My congratulations.

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Enfes bir yer ve harika bir sunum! Yeşilin maviyle buluştuğu yerler favorim ve burası ziyaret edilmesi gereken yerler arasına kaydedilmeli. Fotoğrafın güzelliğinin yanısıra not etme ekstrasıyla birlikte favorilerim arasına alıyorum. Yeşilliğin arasından sahile süzülüp bir de şnorkel keyfi yapmalı orada!
Teşekkürler ve tebrikler!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-23 11:11]

Wow! What a fabulous place!!
I love the tropical coloured sea and the billowing clouds.
This is my idea of paradise!
+++ Fantastic composition with the clouds leading to the island on the horizon.
Gorgeous colours and great lighting.
I like the cloud's reflection on the sea.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

merhaba Selen hanım,
belki çoğu yorumumda (sadece sizinkiler değil) hep aynı kelimeleri kullandım ama samimiyetle ve hep içimden geçenleri yazmaya çalıştım. O yüzden tekrar aynı düşüncelerle yazıyorum. Kuş fotoğrafçılığındaki kadar manzara fotoğraflarında da çok başarılı çekimler yapıyorsunuz. olağanüstü güzel bir yer ve harika bir çekim. Gerçi memleketin her yeri cennet gibi. İşte burda da olduğu gibi, berrak masmavi deniz ve yine mavi göklerin yemyeşil doğayla buluşması. İnşallah herkes değerini bilirdi asırlarca bu güzellikler korunur.
Açı, renkler, netlik son derece güzel. Kenardaki çam kompozisyona zenginlik katmış diyecektim, tekrar baktım. Sadece o değil, beyaz bulutlar, arkadaki ada olmazsa olmazlardan. elinize sağlık. selamlar.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-11-23 14:54]

Hi Selem,
Thank you very much for sharing the dream vision with us. The can can't be more beautiful and the photo can't be better!
José M.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-23 15:23]

Hola Selen,
maravilloso lugar,
sensacional pov y color,
espléndida postal,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-23 17:26]

Hola Selen. Muy bella foto de esta bahia. Exelentes colores del azul del mar. Foto muy hermosa.
Saludos Luis52.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-23 18:02]

Wow, you captured this landscape like a pro, it is so beautiful we could think we are in Indonesia islands. It is a real dream, yes, and with your skills this photo is sharp, clear, light is great, all that's left to do is be there... in dream, everything is possible! Thank you,


Hi Selen, Beautiful landscape just stunning, excellent dof, what a magical place. Cheers Rick :)

Hola Selen,
Precioso la composición del paisaje que nos presentas, la luz y el color son muy bellos, saludos
José Ramón

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-24 2:45]

Hello Selen, that's a very well done seascape picture. The POV is wonderful, the water is fantastic and you've doen a perfect exposure. The 10-22 is a great lens ! Thanks,


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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-11-24 18:06]

A feast for the eyes! Very well composed and just gorgeous in color! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

Bonjour Selen
C'est tellement beau que je pense que as trouvé l'endroit idéal pour un meeting TN.... ce serait le top, c'est magnifique, bravo
Amicalement Robi

Wow Selen...This looks sort of Caribbean. The water colour turned out fantastic. A very impressive vista, with clouds doing a nice wide angle look.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope your week is good.

Preciosos colores los de esta panorámica.
Encantador paraje para evadirse...
Un cordial saludo amiga, JL.

indeed a dream, wish I was there now, TFS Ori

Hi Selen,
Splendid landscape. I love the colours and composition. TFS

Hi Selene,
It's so easy to understand why this is one of your favorite places.
It looks like paradise!
I like very much the wide blue palette got here, and the clear waters.
You've made a very well balanced composition with it.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

I like this shot very much. Good curves with the beach. Beautiful scene. It is like a dream.
Best wishes,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-27 11:41]

Hello Selen

Wow what a paradise!
Right now outside it is grey skies and snow.I see this image and my imagination starts to runaway.
Excellent focus and details.
The colours are well saturated.

Hi Selen
This is a nice "seascape", great composition and great point of view.

Hi Selen,
Ohh,Ahh I don't have to say much more but this. Th clouds coming from Samos form a stretched out giant hand. Ohh Ahh.
Thankk you for sharing this great pictur but also for the excellent note that accompanies it.
Best regards

Hi Selen

I can see why it is one of your favourite places. The view is great and the sea so clear.

Great composition and POV


Such a nice and eye-pleasing wide angle shot Selen Hanım, sorry I noticed this shot a little late, I used to snorkel at this exact location and have many nice memories, thank you for reminding me.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-06 4:15]

Another stunning picture, with so beautiful colors, great sharpness and excellent DOF. I love those clouds reflected upon the limpid waters. It's so curious and beautiful!
Congratulations and TFS

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2007-12-12 22:35]

Hello Selen!

Stunning shot. I love this place from first sight :-) Great composition and unique colours of sea.

you work make me feel magnific sensations, you are very talented, congratulations and greetings from Chile...

Tablodan farksız bir fotograf .ellerine saglık selen

Hallo Selen
This really looks like a hidden paradise and just the place one would like to escape when the daily rat race just get too much. Very well composed, with excellent colours and sharpness. Amazing clarity and detail in this shot. The whole scenery looks so peaceful and creates a relaxing mood. I would not mind to go and hide away there for a few days, just enjoying the fresh air and admiring the wonderful nature. Staring right behind the horizon were you cannot see anymore makes you miss somebody you do not even know.This surely is a dream vision.
Kind regards.

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