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2007 is flying away...

2007 is flying away...
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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: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (III), Happy New Year 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-30 14:44
Viewed: 3575
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends,

Another year is passing by...

And time is flying away just like this Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) flies away...

We cannot freeze the time like our cameras and lenses can, nor we can turn back the time...

So cherish and enjoy every minute of your life, do not waste a single second and don't do anything that you'll regret in the future...

I wish you all a great New Year!

Happy New year
Bonne Annee
Felice anno nuovo
Godt Nyttċr
Feliz Ano Nuevo
Gott nytt ċr
Shchastlyvoho Novoho Roku
Feliz Ano Novo

loot, rcrick, thijs, Mariol, MMM, Luis52, scottevers7, matatur, spalaxtr, fartash, uleko, rousettus, hester, Silvio2006, Alex99, cecilia, red45, Maite, dkaved, izler, dB_grafix, marhowie, egeerhan has marked this note useful
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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2007-12-30 15:46]

Hi Selen

A great shot of this bird! Sharp details, and a nice composition.

I Wish you an very happy new year as well.

Thanks for sharing this one, and keep enjoying nature!


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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-12-30 16:55]

Hi Selen,

Your symbolic picture illustrates your thoughts brilliantly.
I wish you all the best for the New Year, and to freeze with your camera the most amazing moments on Earths.
La Multi Ani! (in Romanian)


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-30 17:33]

Hello Selen,
Beautfully captured inflight of this lovely species. Thanks for this great image your lovely works and Happy New Year to you.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-12-30 17:53]

Hello Selen
Excellent image.Happy new year and TFS all those nice image thrue the past year.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-30 18:13]

Hi Selen. What a nice Photo to say that this year is almost over. Exelent image and great note too.
Happy new year to You too Selen.
Regards from Mexico.

Hi Selene,
Excellent in flight shot here. Action is frozen well with nice sharp detail. Colors are really nice. Hope you have a great 2008!

Hello Selen,
A beautiful image to mark the milestone!
And I wish a HAPPY NEW YEAR will come your way!
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-12-31 1:00]
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Hi Selen

Thanks for your good wishes and for this fabulous image. With appreciation for all the other wonderful postings you shared with us throughout the year and may there still be loads and loads of the same for the coming year.

As the New Year dawns…
may it open up more opportunities for you,
lead you unto the path of continued success,
happiness & good health.

A wonderful 2008 for YOU and your loved ones.

Best regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-31 1:58]

Hi Selen,
Wonderful shot and such an poignant scene of the Buzzard flying away as the year 2007 from us. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and perfect lighting. I like the natural surrounding here and the thorny bushes presents a fine effect. The blue sky acts as a superb BG. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos. TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-31 2:43]

Hello Selen,
Excellent symbolic photo with very beautiful colours.
I wish you all the best for 2008 too,

Hello Selen,
You created a perfect symbol for the departing 2007 with your Buteo photo, TFS and a happy year for you too.

Beautiful! This picture; your notes, I'm speechless :)

Thanks a lot for this nice moment and great concept.

Happy New Year to you!


Selen merhaba,
2007'ye güzel bir bay bay olmuş. Arka planın karlı olması yeni yıl mesajı için güzel olmuş. Eline sağlık. Mutlı yıllar. Mustafa

Hello Selen
Very intersting scene you captured,
Perfect focusing,composition and POV,
Superb shot.

Best wishes for 2008 :o)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-31 5:05]

Hello Selen,
Thank you for this farewell to 2007 and for your good wishes for the coming year! Thanks also for all the interesting and excellent shots you've shown us here on TN, especially those from the Galapagos islands!
TFS and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

merhaba Selen hanım,
sanki şahin değil de 2007 gidiyormuş gibi. elinize sağlık güzel bir çalışma olmuşl. bol ve güzel fotoğraflı, sağlık mutluluk içinde güzel bir 2008 diliyorum. selamlar.

Bonjour Selen
Quelle belle fin pour 2007...
Très belle prise, netteté et couleurs, bravo
Meilleurs Voeux pour 2008
Amicalement Robi

Merhaba Selen,
Excellent and meaningful composition for a new year greeting and wishes!
A great notes to appreciate your thoughts!
also sincerely wishing you and family
wishing you well

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-31 8:23]

Hi Selen. First thanks for all the great pictures this year. and a fine one to end the year with great in flight shot full of detail and natural colour.
May i wish you a very happy new year and all the best for 2008.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-31 8:46]

Hi Selen

Stunning image! Amazing in flight capture with great composition. I love the setting as well. Perfect exposure and sharpness. It is a lovely image



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-31 10:27]

Hi Selen.
Nice words of the note and wonderful in-flight picture as always for you. Great scenery which is so beautiful as flying bird. Great colours, details and clearness of the image. Bravo and all the best in 2008.

Hello Selen,
Very nice composition and good pov, good sharpness and dof, lovely colors.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-31 21:14]

Hello Selen

The shot is well focused with sharp detail and it captures the feel,"2007 is out of here".lol
I think the lighting is wonderful,and the blue skies and snow are superb.
Very well composed,your low POV works very well here.
Very lovely



Best wishes and Happy Hunting in 2008!

Merhaba Selen, 2007 is flying away as your splendid buzzard, elegant composition with frozen ground and superb blue sky, very well done, HAPPY NEW YEAR, ciao Silvio

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-01 11:07]

Hi Selen,
a great shot of this Buzzard with super sharp focus and a beautiful snowy setting. A lovely way to celebrate the New Year, thanks very much and all the best in the coming year!

Just stopping by to wish you and your love ones the Joyous Happy New Year...


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-01-03 1:24]

Hello Selen!

All the best for you in 2008!

Szczesliwego Nowego Roku! [in Polish :-)]

Yeah, 2007 gone. Only blue sky left. But not in Poland - we've got grey days and snow ;-)

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-03 7:19]

Dear Selen
Seeing at this precious special shot that you captured so perfectly I want to take the opportunity to thank you for all the great moments enjoying your marvellous pictures and your pleasant comments. I hope to keep enjoying a lot more postings from you during the coming year.
Have a great Night and may 2008 will bring you great moments and lots of Happiness!!
With my best wishes


Hi Selen,
A lovely moment frozen in time. Well done in having the right angle to catch it on the backdrop of the blue sky as opposed to the bushes.This has made it stand out very well.Good detail and the DOF has given us its surroundings and taste of winter.Happy New Year!
Regards, David

bonjour selen
c'est un tres beau shot,c'est juste un peu dommage qu'il y est plus d'espace derriere le rapace que devant,enfin pas bien grave.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-03 15:11]

Merhaba Selen hanım, renkleri ve detaylarıyla güzel bir fotoğraf olmuş.Tebrikler.
Mutlu Yıllar.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-01-05 23:22]

merhaba selen
eski yilin bırakıp gitmesini guzel bir turun harika kompozisyonu ile anlatmissin
bakis acisi, zamanlama, isik, renkler ve detaylari basarili bir calisma
eline saglik

This is my favourite type of shot Selen as you know.
What a nice scenery capture as well as a good in flight.
I like your words to accompany this photo.
Keep it going in 2008!!!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-06 7:31]

Hello Selen, great shot of this flying raptor ! Fine details, well composed in a beautifulsurroundings. Well done, thanks !


Hi Selen,
Yes, 2007 is in the record books..and for the record, I borrowed your title this day. It seemed so right ;}
Excellent inflight capture & theme for the year-end.

güzel kompozisyon güzel benzetme ellerine saglık tebrik ederim Selen

Selen merhaba , güzel ve etkileyici bir kompozisyon , senaryoda tam oturmuş ,sana ve ailene mutlu ve sağlıklı bir yıl dilerim .

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