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Perfect symmetry for Siggi


Perfect symmetry for Siggi
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Copyright: Mehmet Atatur (matatur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 245 N: 1626] (5312)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A study in Conchology (seashells) 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-24 12:15
Viewed: 7142
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
MERHABA DOSTLARIM,
Since the copyright controversy in TN seems to be resolved, I decided to go on posting my shell photos and choose a beautiful bivalve, a member of the Tridacnidae family (giant clams) well known from the Indo-Pacific region, to demonstrate the finer points of bilateral symmetry seen among some bivalves, and would like to dedicate this close up to a kind soul and a very good nature photographer, Siegfried Potrykus (siggi).
Hippopus hippopus is a medium sized tridacnid measuring up to 30 cms longitudinally, but the present individual is only 13 cms. It is a typical filter feeder and lives on sandy bottoms. The symmetrical shells characteristically sport a strong carina from umbo (the beak like origin of the shell) to anterior edge (seen at top right). The shells are rather triangular in shape (could be seen in a previous posting of mine), have several low, strong radial ridges with a few close riblets between. The ribbed area in front of the carinae is wide, generally a little flattened but concave near the umbo beaks. The wentral margins of the shells are strongly undulating (not seen in this dorsal aspect). The byssus threads used for attaching the mollusc to the substratum, and secreted from the foot are not very strong or numerous for this sand dweller so the byssal gape (the dark, oblong area at lower left) is very small posteriorly. Inside of the shell is usually creamy white.
To demonstrate the almost perfect symmetry* of this bivalve, I tried to orient the optical axis of my lens toward an imaginary point between the umboes while keeping the axis within the sagittal (symmetry) plane of the shells, that plane lies perpendicular to the picture plane, so the lens axis is also perpendicular to the same plane. The close up was taken under unilateral available daylight with open shade conditions, a contra placed white cardboard passive reflector at left was utilized for providing some fill-in light, the shells were placed over a black backdrop.
* There is no "perfect symmetry" in natural objects, either living or not.

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Sayın hocam büyüleyci bir kare daha. Gerçekten renkeri, simetrisi ve detayları ile nefis bir kare. Hocam bu kabuklardan bizim biyoloji müzemiz için bir koleksiyon hazırlamamız mümkün olur mu? Veya bir kabuk koleksiyonu hazırlasak türlerini teşhis edeblir misizin?
Selamlar
Mustafa

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-24 12:18]

merhaba hocam
gerçekten muhteşem bir mimari mükemmel simetri, hayranlık duymamak elde değil
koyu fonda, ışığı, renkleri, netliği ve detayları başarılı bir yakın çekim
eline sağlık
selamlar
izler

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-24 12:19]

Hi Mehmet. I think siegfried will love this. This is one of your best. The shape , detail nd colours are first class. Very good use of the lighting. As always i like the dark Bg. well done TFS.
Nick..

Merhaba Mehmet, lovely dedication to our friend Siggi, wonderful shell with fantastic colors, superb details and splendid sharpness, I like a lot, BRAVO, very well done, ciao Silvio

hocam, bugün size uydum ben de notları sonradan ekledim:) o yüzden ziyarette birazcık geciktim. bir yandan da sizinle komşu olduk. diğer komşunuz da Mustafanın oluşu sürpriz oldu.
çekime gelince, her zamanki gibi bir ustanın elinden çıktığı belli nefis bir yakın plan çekimi olmuş. renkler, fon, kompozisyon, herşey harika. elinize, emeğinize sağlık hocam. dostumuz Siegfried için de güzel bir ithaf olmuş.
saygı ve selamlarımla iyi geceler hocam.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-24 14:28]

Hi Mehmet,

A most beautiful shell and a fine dedication to Siggi after his wonderful post yesterday. The colors and patterns are marvelous. I love the symmetry. As always, striking against the black background.

Jane

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2009-02-24 15:04]

Hi mehmet,

I see you have a very impressive collection of these shell photos.

The symmetry and colour are beautiful, and the black backdrop works very well to make the subject stand out.

I will definately have to give your collection a closer look when i have some time as they look really quite fascinating.

TFS

Ewan

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-24 15:09]

Hi Mehmet,surely one of the most spectacular shell never seen in your gallery! A lot of colors and a beautiful sharpness,my great compliments,today 2 points are not enough,Luciano

Hi Mehmet,

This is a stunning image with exceptional detail, those colours are amazing.

A beautifully photographed and well presented image, certainly one of your finest works to date.

t.f.s Rick :)

Koyu arka plan tercihiniz yine harika bir sonuç vermiş. Büyüleyici bir kabuklu. Deniz kıyısında yaşamadığıma üzülüyorum bazen..
Saygılarımla... Özgür

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-02-24 23:25]

Merhaba Mehmet,

Lovely specimen, beautifully recorded. I love the illumination, giving a dramatic effect of diving into the depth of the clam.... This is a superb job,my friend!

Cheers!

Ishi

Günaydın Mehmet Hocam,yine insanı içine çeken,ışıklı bir tünelde sonsuzluğa yolculuk hissi uyandıran nefis bir kare.Her fotoğrafınız beni sürekli başka alemlere taşıyor.Çekim kalitesinin yanı sıra benim için nefis anlatımlar.Siteyle ilgili sorunun açığa kavuşmasına çok sevindim.En çok üzen konu,sizin gibi samimi paylaşımda bulunan dostların fotoğraflarını izleyemeyeceğim,güzel birliktelikler sona erecek hissine kapılmam olmuştu.Hallolmuş olması çok sevindirdi.
Sayın hocam,size ithaf ettiğim fotoğrafı,çekim olarak siteye uygun bulmamış site adminleri ve silmişler.Çok üzüldüğümü bilmenizi isterim,saygılarımla :)

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-25 0:50]

Merhaba Mehmet,
Hocam sizin karelerin bu üç boyut etkisine bayılıyorum. Uzansam dokunakmışım hissi veriyor gerçekten. Siegfried için de hoş bir sürpriz aynı zamanda.
Tebrikler.

Hüseyin

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-25 2:05]

Salam and Merhaba Sir,
very well composed in its artistic beauty and symmetry.
You have balanced the light effectively and bring the superbs inner light into glow.
Well composed with sharpness.
The excitement ands the wonder is always presence in scrutinising the nature.

Regards,
Foozi

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-02-25 3:21]

Gerçekten; harika renkleri, desenleri ve mükemmel simetrisiyle, seyrine doyum olmayacak güzellikte.
Ellerinize sağlık hocam selam ve sevgiler.

Hi Mehmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful giant clam. Superb composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Metin Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 16] (176)
  • [2009-02-25 4:32]

Selam
bir kabukta sıradışı renkleri bir ararada görmek müthiş bir duygu böyle bir sanatı gördüğün ve gösterdiğin için teşekkürler!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-25 5:18]

Merhaba Mehmet Bey,
Harika bir çalışma olmuş yine.Siyah zemin üzerinde detaylar daha belirgin,renkler daha canlı görünüyor.Çapraz kadraj,ışık,netlik mükemmel.Her yönü ile 4/4 lük bir eser olmuş.
Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-25 5:20]

Mehmet This is a beauty. Lovely sharp picture. Excellent colors. Ganesh

Hello Mehmet
The symmetry is perfect as your title says...What is equally perfect is your use of light which adds a sense of mystery and intrigue as it shadows away to the left of the subject.
An Excellently prepared photograph.
Best Regards
Billy

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-25 9:48]
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Hello Mehmet,
A superb illustration of this large bivalve, the sharpness and side lighting giving a qwonderful effect to display its near perfect symmetrical beauty in an excellent way.
Having said that it would be nice to see another POV as well, but perhaps you already have that in mind!
Thanks for sharing this fine image,
Cheers,
Ivan

Hello Mehmet,
Beautiful macro lovely colors and texture. Well done.
Regards - Adil.

hello Mehmet
beautiful picture
great details and sharpness
good colours
super shot
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-26 9:41]

Hello Mr. Mehmet.
Self away on business voyage 3 days abroad on the way and no time had the marvelous photo me dedicated is to be admired. First I thank you very cordially. Thanks for the nice words. Their photo is made amazingly good. The lighting and colors are perfect. By your person I found the shell as photo object. Thanks also for it.
Best regards Siggi

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-02-26 13:15]

Sayın Hocam,
Bunu sürekli dile getiriyorum ama sizin fotoğraflarınıza yorum yazarken genelde cümle seçemiyorum:)Gerçekten harika bir kare.... Simetrisini bayıldım. Modellin güzelliğini çeken eller ortaya çıkartıyor.
Ellerinize sağlık, Hocam.
İyi günler

Salam Mehmet.
I think siegfried will love this. This is one of your best. The shape , detail nd colours are first class. Very good use of the lighting. As always i like the dark Bg. well done TFS.
Well done..
**MAB**

Mehmet Bey,
renklerin uyumu, simetrisi, detayları...
Saymakla bitmeyecek bir mucize gibi.
Seyrine doyum olmayan bir kare
Ellerinize sağlık...
Salih

Hoş bir Tridacnid makrosu olmuş hoca. Arkadaşımıza da yakışmış. Elinize sağlık.
Bayram

Merhaba Mehmet,
what a wonderful picture of Hippopus hippopus taken with superb sharpness and lighting, perfect simmetry in a very nice diagonal composition, the contrast of the vivid colours against the black BG is fantastic.
TFS.
Best regards.
Maurizio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-28 18:37]

A beautiful image Mehmet,
Amazing colors and excellent DOF!! Composed very well with perfect exposure!! Very informative notes! TFS.
Ron

Hello Mehmet,

Fantastic photo with beautiful colours with definition.
Light docus and sharpness are excellent.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-03-01 19:05]

Hi Mehmet,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful shell with such awesome colours and details. I like its shape and your exclusive presentation.
TFS.
Sumon

wowww , superb composition with wonderful colours , perfect sharp and very fine details ,
great POV ,
well done !
septimiu

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-03-03 0:51]
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Merhaba Mehmet

This is a grand dedication you make for Siggi.The details showing well in the ambient lighting.Good sharpness and colours especially with this PoV.I like the way you angled the composition to give it a view that is most appealing to the viewer without losing the significant features.

I dont know whether it is anything to do with my laptop's brightness setting, i feel the reflector worked a tad too high on the right side pulling the exposure high just at the edge in that corner where the yellow and white merges well.I do like the progressive lighting you have managed to highlight the radiant colours of the shell.

Educative as always:)
TFS and Cheers

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-03 13:55]

Hola Sr. Mehmet.
Perfect photo to. Siggi should be happy for this excellent present.
You have a wonderful portafolio My friend. Full of grat photos and notes.
It is always a pleasure to see them.
Your friend
Luis52.

The ocean is full of mystery....While we go into space with billions of dollars, we tend to forget the rich history right under our waters.

A fine image in colours and patterns. Of course with your highly skilled credentials, we have come to expect nothing less than the best...and it also shows in your students and in some who follow your techniques.
bob

Hola Mehmet,
Preciosa e interesante galería con magníficas fotos, gracias por compartir este excelente trabajo, saludos
José Ramón

Hello my friend Mehmet:

Not that I forgot to comment your picture, I've followed with great interest, even I have a file with all your work. I spent a few days without a post or comment on anything in TN. I had no pictures to put on the website.

Regards my friend.

Josep

Hi Mehmet,

Good close up and sharpness and bg as usual.
Beautiful colours, I learn a lot of these shells.

Gert

Another gem of a picture, Dr Atatur.
The subject looks three dimensional in this capture.
The colours and designs on it are truly mind-boggling.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation you have presented so very effectively.
Warm regards,
ram

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-05 10:19]

Hi Mehmet.
Beautifulness of the shell and quality of the image are stunning. Shapes and colouration of the object are terrific and you managed to reflect all beauty of the subjects fantastically. Especially is lighting is spot on. It allows to show all wonderful features of the shell by the best way.
Alexei.

Good to be back ! mee too. This is a very good picture and i'm always amazed by the play of light and shadows in your picture.
This picture is classic example of your mastery over light and shadows.

Merhaba Mehmet,
fascinating structures and colours shown in perfect precision.
Made with distinctly artistic approach, the image shows a fascinating effect of visual switching of perception of what is convex and what is concave at the upper right.
High value image, and a very nice dedication to Siggi.
Can spend a long tome just looking at it.
With thanks, and best regards,
Peter

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-03-16 14:39]

Hello Mehmet !
I love this "perfect symetry", and the colors of the shell are wonderful too - yellow, white and purple, really pleasant to the eye. The black BG makes it stand out wonderfully, and I also like the composition, the well-chosen POV. Very well done !
Valérie.

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2009-03-21 22:43]

hi Mehmet,
you show us a really perfect symmetry of a nice shell, the image is very clear and nice, interesting, as always, your description, bravo
kind regards
franco

Hi Mehmet,

Nice colorful symmetry and fine dedication of this coral. Texture and pattern are very interesting.

TFS and best regards,
Jusni

Merhaba Hocam,
I` ve read about that the symmetry and the golden ratio Leonardo da Vinci used in his masterpieces were the same ratios in the natural shells.
I loved the colors and the symmetry and ratio of this beauty.
Best regards!
Sibel

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-04-10 6:21]

Mehmet bey selamlar,
Nefis bir kadraj ve pozlama örneği...
Net ve renkleri ile, makro değerlerde.
Işık kullanımı ve simetrik desenler ilgiyi arttıyor.
Emeğinize sağlık.
Seyfi.

Hi Mehmet.

This is a very attractive subject! The red and yellow color really pops out. I like the repetition of shapes and patterns. Your photo shows excellent detail. I also like that you have chosen a solid color background. It really helps the subject to stand out.

Thanks for sharing this excellent collection of photos!

Regards,
Randy

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-25 6:19]

Hello Mehmet,
Although I'm not giving much critiques on your photos, I like them very much. This one is a good example. The clear colours are so beautiful. Good sharpness, details and an excellent composition. Very nice dedication to Siegfried and I'm proud to give you the 100th point.
TFS and regards,
Peter

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