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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flying images, _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, 5 favs. and up, 100 points or more (Chapter 1) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-04 3:45
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Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 162
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On saturday I went to Heybeliada to visit my mam and brother Cem(comandante).Heybeliada(Halki island) is a wonderful place for nature loveres and seagulls.
Here I took a lot of seagull photos and this is one of them.Hope you’ll like it.

Gulls are seabirds in the family Laridae and subfamily Lari. They are closely related to the terns, and more distantly to the waders, auks and skimmers. Most gulls belong to the large genus Larus.
This versatile species breeds in a range of habitats, including cliffs, beaches, small islands, inland sites and even buildings. They also exploit rubbish dumps, particularly during winter .
Gulls are in general medium to large birds, typically grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They have stout, longish bills and webbed feet.
Two to six eggs, which are variable in colour and patterning, are laid after April; incubation, which is carried out largely by the female, takes between 25 and 27 days. Both parents share paternal care of the downy chicks, which fledge after around 30 days.

Camera Model: Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time: 7/3/2005 3:50:10 PM
Shooting Mode:Sports
Tv( Shutter Speed ): 1/1600
Av( Aperture Value ): 9.0
Metering Mode: Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation:0
ISO Speed:400
Lens: 100.0 - 400.0 mm
Focal Length:100.0 mm
AF Mode:AI Servo AF
Drive Mode:Continuous shooting

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Hello Sebnem

Excellent timing in this capture. The exposure is stunning. The blue/grey background is spectacular. Impressive shot. Thanks.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-04 4:03]

Hi Sebnem, this is fantastic! I can only say, congratulations on a very fine piece of work.

Wow!What a capture!
Fantastic shot, sharp image,perfect light.SUPERB!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-04 4:37]

Sebnum - SUPERB capture. Wonderful action shot, just stunning. Very well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-04 4:40]

What an incredible shot, Sebnem. What timing! Perfect on all counts. Congratulations on a fantastic capture, and TFS. : )

Congrutulstions .. exciting time ..you must to be go bird photo safari.

hello Sebnem:) amaizng photo great POV and exellent DOF. I admire it much:) so lovely and beauty photo:)




Hi Sebnem!
Wooooooooooooow! GREAT moment! Just superb!

Wow! This is incredible. Excellent pov and dof.
Amazing sharpness and detail and also excellent timing! Superb. Thank you for posting.

Hi Sebnem!

This is amazing! What a shot! The bird is very well exposed, the pose is utterly amazing, the composition is very strong and the colors are fine. I have just one nit; there's a halo appearing around the bird. I am afraid you oversharpened it. Anyway, this still is a striking picture. Well done & TFS!


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-04 6:34]

Fantastic photo Sebnem! Perfect timing and composition. Bird's silhouette against blue sky looks superb. Congratulations!

S U P E R B !!!!!
Très bien capturé ce moment, j'aime beaucoup.
Bravo !

Hello Sebnem,

This shot is absolutely fantastic! Cheer for the control of the catch of sight! TFS, cordially.
Composition: ****
Contraste(Sharpness): ****
Couleurs(Color): ****
PDC(DOF): ****
PDV(POV): ****
Note: ****

Ce cliché est absolument fantastique! Bravo pour la maîtrise de la prise de vue! Merci pour le partage, cordialement,

Wow... that's amazing! Lovely and unusual pose. Incredible sharpness. That's a great shot. Bravo!

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-07-04 8:23]
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Çok güzel bir aksiyon fotoğrafı, tebrik ederim. Netlik harika. Kuşun etrafındaki halenin sebebinedir acaba? Sevgiler.

netlik çok iyi. gerçekten çok iyi yakalamış ve dondurmuşsunuz. yakalanan an harika.
çekim değerlerinizi verebilirseniz sevinirim.
kuşun etrafında oluşan açık renkli bölümün nedeni yüksek feather değeriyle arka planın seçilip koyulaştırılması mı acaba diye merak ettim?
elinize sağlık.

Happy birthday Şebnem!
Very nice action capture.moment you caught is great.Details,sharpness end composition are excellent.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-07-04 12:33]
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Hi Sebnem, great action shot. Awesome details, Dof and PoV. Perfect light and composition. Congrats and happy birthday :))
Thank you for sharing.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-04 12:41]
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A fantastic shot Sebnem!
Superb detail,excellent exposure and a great POV.
Very well done.


Happy birthday,have a great day!!

Hello Sebnem, this is a great photo. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. TFS

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-07-04 14:18]

Πολύ ωραία σκηνή φωτογράφισες Sebnem!!! Η εστίαση και οι λεπτομέρειες πολύ καλές. Μπράβο!!! (gr)

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-07-04 14:22]
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Bu harika olmuş Şebnem hanım...
çok güzel bir şekilde asılı kalmış...
detaylardaki belirginlik ve ışık mükemmel....
kuşun hareketi ve pozu muhteşem....
gördüğüm en güzel simit&martı fotoğrafı...
ellerine gözlerine emeğine sağlık...
gerçekten çok beğendim...
ve çok teşekkürler bu harika kareleri bizlerle paylaştığınız için...

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-04 15:04]
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Happy birhty Sebnem !
You did a fantastic action shot, very well composed i like the lighting & colours, sharpness is great.

Very well done,

Şebnem Hanım Merhaba :)
Mükemmel bir zamanlama, mükemmel bir poz ve mükemmel bir sonuç. Tebrikler çok etkileyici.
Selamlar, sevgiler.

Ps: Fotografı gördüğüm zaman dikkatimi çeken konular hakkında diğer yorumculara verdiğiniz cevaplar sayesinde bilgi sahibi oldum. Teşekkürler.:)

Excellent capture, perfectly timed. Good details, colours and composition. Perhaps a touch over sharpened (but it's your birthday, so no problem!!)
Wonderful shot, have a lovely day/night. Thanks for posting

Hi Sebnem.

That is an excellent stop action shot. Perfect timing, and the exposure looks dead on. Nice Shot!


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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-07-05 0:35]

BRAVO !!!!!!!
Excelente captura (good shot)
Momento único!

Very well captured and a great angle. Great detail and very sharp
well done

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-05 3:34]

Wow, incredible !!! Wonderful action shot ! Great pose in fly, good colors, DOF and details ! Congratulations Sebnem and thanks for sharing.

Everything've been said already ;-)
This is really excellent shot though the halo is a bit disturbing.
I like it very much.

Very impressive capture Sebnem, excellent timing and very sharp detail. Composition is correct as is exposure. Very nice work.

Excellent shot of the gull. Well done on the details and composition. A beauty.


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-05 9:16]

Hello Sebnem!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent shot.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Excellent in-flight Sebnem! Perfect timing, perfect sharpness, Great work!!!!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-05 14:30]

Şebnem, this is another amazing shot by you.

Excellent sharpness, action and composition.

It's a pleasure to check this rather funny shot.


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-05 15:43]

Woow What a catch:)Super capture sebnem.
I love the composition,colors,sharpness and pov.TFS.Harika bir zamanlama:)

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  • faik (11)
  • [2005-07-06 17:11]
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Great capture Shebnem. And yes, it is too sharp as some others mentioned. But, I love all of your pictures. Happppy Birthday !!!!

Great in-flight, Sebnem.
Very good pose and action. Well composed, very good details and exposure.
Excellent work.

BTW. a late Happy Birthday.

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  • asfur Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 33] (569)
  • [2005-07-08 16:12]

harika bir zamanlama !!
detaylar çok iyi olmuş, tebrik ederim :)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-09 3:08]

Bonjour Sebnem, c'est une super grande photo que vous avez réussi là ! Du grand art, c'est absolument magnifique, tout est bon, mes félicitations Didier.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-07-11 5:22]

Awesosme shot!!!!!What great moment you captured.Perfect timing&good details too.Very well taken Sebnem.Am sure it must be treat for eyes. Thanks for posting.This is going to be my fav shot.

hi sebnem! :-)
as many before i have to admit,
this is a unique shot!
it´s one of the few photos that make you
say "wow!".
it reminded me a little of
hitchcock´s "the birds".
just one question,
who threw the bait? *g*
all the best,

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  • DLM Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 2] (124)
  • [2005-07-19 18:04]

Hi sebnem,Wonderful shot ,your timing is amazing,Nice crisp image.
Well done.

Hi Sebnem,

.... lack words me, PERFECT!!! GOOD JOB!!!


Hi Sebnem,
great capture. It's really a "decisive moment".
Contrast and focus perfect. Note very good too.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-07-26 7:17]

Superbe pose de l'oiseau,l'action et la qualité photografique sont fantastiques.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-07-29 17:08]

Hi Sebnem,

You caught this one at the right moment. Very clear, sharp and up side down photo.
I like it a lot.



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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-01 8:21]

Hi Şebnem!
Excellent action capture.Details,colours and composition wonderful...
Thanks for posting...

Incredible bird in flight shot. Super sharp and beauiful background. TFS!

Great in flight catch!! Lovely action picture!!
The composition and colours are gorgeous. TFS

Hi Sebnem,
Fantastic shot, a rare moment perfectly caught. The sunlight was on your side too, so the exposure and the fine details are ideal. Congratulations, you lucky :-)!

Hello Sebnem,
Great action of the seagull here and perfectly captured. Alldetails are so sharp and the seagulls face looks somehow a bit melancolic. Great capture- BIG smile.


Hello Sebnem
Great shot, more than great, il a incredible fantastic shot.
Well done.

Fantastic catch in mid air........ I love this phopto!

Great capture I guess everything has been said about it.
Great pose very well caught.
Well done Sebnem.

Good job of capturing the action of this seagul right before it caught the food.



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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-14 16:15]

¦wietna fotka, rewelacyjnie uchwycone, doskona³a ostro¶æ i dobra kompozycja.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-10-20 3:31]

Hello Şebnem!
Wonderful action shot.Details,moment you caught and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful colours, very good details and well composed.
You did a great work.

Spectacular. This action photo of a single gull along with the other, make an incredible series. Well done.

Excellent action. You have some amazing shots in your portfolio. Appreciate your time on my attempts! Thanks again

magnifique sebnem
tres belle precision,bonne netteté et action.

Hi Sebnem, excellent photo. Your DOF,POV Focus and composition is very good. Again one of those once in a lifetime photos. Being in the right place at the right time and taking the opportunity to compose and shoot such a very, very good photo. Well done and keep shootin!! (would give you two smileys for this one if I could)

Ooohh Sebnem what a great shot, I like ti very much, and thanks.

  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-04-02 20:20]

Unbelievable Sebnem ! What I call being at the right place at the right time. Congratulations ! Donald

Bonjour Sebnem
C'est une superbe de belle photo que tu as réussi là ! c'est absolument magnifique, tout est bon,les couleurs ,les details et le Bg
félicitations et a la prochaine....JP.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-29 16:42]

Hi Sebnem
Great action shot.Great composition, details, sharpnes, colours, POV and note.
Well done Sebnem


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  • Tskan (30)
  • [2006-05-05 7:59]
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Tebrikler Sebnem Hanim, harika bir poz yakalamissiniz.
Congratulations, great shot!

Hello Sebnem,
Excellent action in flight, the details in the gull and its feathers are superb; good compositionand exposure.
Congratulations and thanks!

Beautiful close up!
POV, DOF, colours, contrast, framing, details, sharpness and composition are amazing!
Thanks Ana:)

I once found a hermit crab on the beach. His destiny seemed to dry out and dye there. I gave him a chance by throwing him as far as possible back to the see. On its way, a seegul stopped flying and tried to catch. I'm amazed by your pic because it is exactly what I saw then. It seems your were taking pictures next to me that day!
Very sharp action shot. Very detailed and perfectly exposed.

Hello Sebnem
Just wanted to let you know how impressive this pictures is! What a moment. You must have been thrilled. I did not have tme to read all the comments, but I was wondering if this sea gull was doing what ours do here in the states? Our gull pick up shells and fly over any hard surface (road, rocks etc) then drop the shell from a good height. The shell breaks open and....dinner!

Great shot.


Hello Sebnem,
Excellent timing and execution. All settings are perfect. Very well done and TFS.

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  • kona Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 3 N: 0] (875)
  • [2006-09-17 20:24]

AWESOME! Superb capture, magnificent lighting and movement!,I like your photo style.Best wishes, kona

Müthiş bir zamanlama, süper bir kare.Tebrikler.

Merhaba Sebnem ne guzel yakalama hemde cok net ve keskin composition iyi olmus ellerine saglik selamlar Necip

Hi Sebnem, great moment and splendid timing, fantastic action photo, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Sebnem,
Awesome capture of the action!
Impressive freeze of the action where the details in the bird is amazing...
Excellent colours and the situation is very well framed!
Pablo -

What an OUTSTANDIG and SUPERB catch you yourself have made.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-08-15 6:34]

selam sebnem
bu sevimli martiyi havada yiyeceginin pesinde iken oldukca net kadrajlamissin
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, isik, renkler, netlik, detaylar ve bilgi notu basarili bir calisma olmus
eline saglik

Merhaba Sebnem,
This kind of shots are that makes you such successful photographer.
I don't know how you was quickly enough to catch this action shot with the seagull trying to get that piece on the air.
The focus on the moving subject are spot on, and the good light let you caught those sharp details.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

Excelente momento,y un encuadre maravilloso.Enhorabuena

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