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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: 2005-07-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, 5 favs. and up, !Craphawks, hawks, ..., 100 points or more (Chapter 1), Top ten [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-22 4:50
Viewed: 18197
Favorites: 20 [view]
Points: 349
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello!This photo was taken seven weeks ago at Heybeliada.Have a nice and sunny week and 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 3:40:10 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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Hi Sebnem,
Amazing capture!
Excellent timing, sharp and clear image.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-08-22 5:08]

HI Sebnem.
WOW, such great action. and perfect focus and composition!
What more can I say!
I love the patterns in the out stretched wings

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-22 5:12]

Hello Şebnem!
Excellent action capture.POV,colours,details of the wings and anything are wonderful.
Thanks for posting...

WOW --- I'm drooling all over my computer !!!

Hi Sebnem,
Another excellent action capture from you.This's very sharp.TFS

Hi Sebnem,
Right on the spot - amazing capture.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-22 6:02]

And they can be quite vicious too, can't they? The brown one looks like a juvenile getting a bit of telling off by an older bird.
Stunning capture Sebnum, and it so sharp and clear. This is such a good action shot. Very well done. TFS.

Mükemmel zamanlama ve çok iyi iş çıkartmışsınız.Eliniza sağlık..Selamlar..

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-22 6:07]

Hello Sebnem,

Great capture! Good colors and you just got the right bird in the frame. This is a great scene. I believe the right bird is already showing a halo; you should be very careful with sharpening. I know as I often sharpen too much myself. ;) Anyway, well done & TFS!


Hello Şebnem!
Wonderful in flight capture.Moment you caught,sharpness,expression on young gull is perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Superb capture Sebnem! Fantastic interaction of the two, perfect title..Exposure, DOF, sharpness, details, colors, composition all top-notch..Excellent technique also.
This is Very well done!

Very good in-flight shot, Sebnem.
You caught a great action. Well exposed, good details and nice colours.
You did a excellent work.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-22 8:05]

Woooow ! Amazing action and capture ! You are skilful for action shot ! Colors and sharpness are very good. Congratulations Sebnem and thanks for sharing.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-22 8:34]

Hi Şebnem!
Amazing action shot.I liked timing,POV and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

Super shoot.
Grunt to wyczucie odpowiedniego momentu.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-22 9:50]

Real drama in the sky. Superb scene and moment, Şebnem. Blue sky is perfect BG for this action shot. I like it very much!

Great action shot Sebnem!
Details and lighting are very good. I like the POV as well. I just think that there's a bit too much space on the left.
Overall, superb post.

Hello Sebnem, excellent action shot - very clear and colorful. Fantastic composition and great details. Superb colors. Well done & TFS!

merhaba şebnem hanım,tek kelimeyle mükemmel bir kare yakalamışsınız.tebrikler..

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-08-22 15:34]

Hi Sebnem
Excelend picture
beautiful sharpening

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-08-22 15:58]

Excellent shot, good capture. I like the colours and sharpness, too. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-22 18:28]

Hello Sebem, lovely capture. The action is terrific and very good exposure and composition. Excellent shot.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-22 18:57]

Hello Sebnem,
What a great action shot i like the wonderful light and colours the composition is great. I like your Canon lens 100-400 is usm a great one !

Have a nice week & TFS,

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-22 22:05]

Şebnem, how nice you posted another shot - and you're back in great style.

What a fascinating capture, what a moment.

Excellent colors, great action.

I know these shots are not easy, but you did really great.

I'd be really happy if this were mine.

I like colors and contrast. There seems to be a halo on the bird which is on the right. Oversharpness? Anyway, a fantastic capture.


Wow, evil birds. Amazing capture with wonderful timing and great sharpness.


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-22 23:54]

Hi Şebnem! I do not have the time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley.

" The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating.
The paths are not to be found, but made.
And the activity of making them, changes both the maker and their destination. "
(John Schaar)

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Have a wonderfull day!

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-08-23 1:04]

harika yakalamışsın... seyri çok hoş, nefis bir görüntü...
eline gözlerine sağlık...
her zamanki gibi süper, tebrikler Şebnem...

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  • Dom Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 4 N: 28] (94)
  • [2005-08-23 4:18]

Very nice action photo Sebnem !
I'll look forward to your next pictures and surely browse the ones you posted lastly !
Dom :)

Hi Sebnem,
Incredible. Kind of shot you get once in a whole year! Luckily, they were close, giving you a sharp image with a good DOF. No nits, despite the difficulty to get this as well. When a fight turns into a ballet... Looks like you have a juvenile (left) and an adult.

Greta capture Sebnem,
Good detail and great POV. Well composed. Good colours & notes. Nicely exposed and great timing to get this action.
Well captured, thanks for posting.
Have a good sunny week Sebnem.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-23 13:12]

what a shot Sebnem,
fantastic capture, the details are great, the pov is good, it's a very good action shot, this look likes a war, very good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-08-23 13:46]

Excellent "action on the air" shot Sebnem.
Very interesting; 2 different kind gulls attacking each other and the white one's feet just like ducks,woow what a details on the air.You captured really good.Well Done,Bravo.
Colors,sharpness,focus and note perfect.TFS
CT of Chicago

Wow Sebnem, you have once again taken a very good photograph. This is a fantastic actionshot. You got the focus spot-on. The composition could also not have been better. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.


Hi Sebnem,
This is an excellent capture. The birds are perfectly frozen with excellent detail. Perfect timing to get this one. Nice Work!

Wow, Sebnem! This is a fantastic shot. You captured this action so clearly. The gull sure looks surprised. Everything is wonderful.. POV, composition and colors. Exceptionally done! :-) Thanks for sharing such an amazing shot.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-08-24 9:37]

Merhaba Şebnem hanım, yine muhteşem sahne ve mükkemmel bir fotoğraf.Yalnız merak ettiğim bir durum; çok kolaylıkla halledebileceğinizi sandığım mavi fon üzerindeki beyaz lekeler. Yine de fotoğrafa bir şey kaybettirmiyor. Hoşçakalın.

Hi Sebnem, this is a great photo, very sharp. Well done.

Hard to take in such good focus.

Take care, Yan

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-24 23:26]

Hi Sebnem
Awesome shot!excellent timing ,on air you captured them both good details.POV&Composition is nice.Thanks for sharing such a visual delight to us.

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-08-25 19:24]
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Πολύ ωραίο στιγμιότυπο φωτογράφισες Sebnem!!!
Η κίνηση είναι μοναδική και οι λεπτομέρειες πολύ καλές.
Μπράβο!!! (gr)

Great action shot! Good timing! We can see nice details on the wings. Excellent POV.
Very good work! TFS

Hi Sebnem

This is excellent timing. Great POV, exposure, light and detail. Congrats!

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-08-26 13:36]

O detalhe da asa aberta é o que primeiro chamou a atenção... soberba na sua nitidez, ângulo e textura. Esta asa aberta já valeu a foto.... He... He...
Momento único...!!
A foto está perfeita, muito booooommmmmmmmmmm!!!

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  • Vicky Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (468)
  • [2005-08-27 5:06]

Wow Sebnem, what timing! You must have seen it happen before it did!
Excellent action shot. Composition brilliant considering the time you had and the composure on your part is outstanding. Great work.
Best wishes, Vicky

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2005-08-27 10:35]
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Hi Sebnem!
Fantastic shot of dramatic action on the sky.
Nice view,good colour and sharpness.

Great action shot. Very sharp and clear. It's amazing how you managed to shoot this one so well.

Amazing action shot, so clear and sharp on the focus, the lighting is perfect also. A beautiful view on the underside of the gulls wings. Excellent work.

Hi Sebnem,
Your shots at movement is really great!
This is near to perfect. I don't have any think to say to be improve the quality of it!

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  • hvdp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 24 W: 1 N: 3] (210)
  • [2005-08-31 2:28]
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Very nice shot!
The wings shape is very graceful, and your notes are useful.

Congrats on 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excellent shot and well done on the composition and details.
Nicely timed, excellent work.


What a truly brilliant capture Sebnem, great timing and what a moment. All areas nice handled maybe composition could be better but what excellent technique. 7/10 Very well done.

Excellent shot Sabnem. Action and sharpness are amazing. Very usefull the notes. Well done.

Well done with this arial acrobats. Interesting capture with impact. I am not sure on the composition but find it difficult to visialize another compo as well.

Wow! what a fight! this is one of the greatest photos of nature that i've ever seen. great moment! thank you for sharing.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-09-06 0:48]

Another woooooow shot! man...this is just excellent!!! Sebnem, you have captured it sooooo well, so clear, so in details, sooooo sharp! Excellent captured, thanks for sharing my friend, very well done.

Hi Sebnem.

How could I miss this fight. Fantastic capture made by great skills, great luck and timing. Excellent details in the wings, wonderful colours and perfect composition. Excellent job you did here - hats off.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-09-09 17:24]

Hi Sebnem, what an excellent shot you presented! It's simply breathtaking. Nothing else to say. TFS

Bonsoir Sebnem,
Extraordinaire capture, quelle bagarre.
Exposition, couleurs, détails.
Excellente technique, très pro.
Merci du partage.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-09-12 23:56]

Merhaba Sebnem!
Extraordinary picture.TFS.
With best wishes from Makedoniya.

Hello Sebnem
Excellent timing and a wonderful capture. Very sharp and clear image. Superb!!

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  • rosana Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 31] (475)
  • [2005-09-13 9:15]
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Hello Sebnem I had to comment


It's unbelievale what you have here!!!

Hello Sebnem! Wow, have you captured an amazing flying exercise! Fabulous clarity, wonderful action, love the play of sun and shadows on the wings. Very well done, thank you, Linda

What a shot, full of action. :)

Magnificent work. The sharpness is excellent. Colors and lighting very pleasant! TFS!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-09-17 14:47]

Bonjour Sebnem, very great capture with a very great timing. Superb shot, congratulations Didier.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-09-17 15:59]

Excellent capture Sebnem! Nothing more to add to previous comments.

Très belle photo, netteté et couleurs magnifiques. Tout est ok, félicitations. José

Simply awesome. What a moment you cpatured! TFS!

Fantastic, perfect catch!!!!! What a great moment to capture!......

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2005-09-29 11:55]
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Everything is said above about your nice photo. What can I say more, except that I like it so much, and as my wife said «WOWWW, what a good shot,
extraordinaire»! Congratulations, Sebnem.

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  • gantzt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 67 W: 0 N: 36] (338)
  • [2005-10-03 17:14]
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Wow. Good eye to have captured the one taking a nip at the other.



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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-04 6:28]

hi Sebnem. fantastyczne zdjêcie akcji, doskonale to uchwyci³a¶. ¦wietna jako¶æ techniczna.

Great action shot!
Wonderful clarity and contrast. The forms are so interesting.

beatyfull photo :-))

Just a perfect shot ! Very nice technically, as there surely was not a long time to take the shot.

Thanx for sharing !

Ouah, it s really a very, very incredible picture!!! Congratulations. At the right place in the right time!

An excellent and well titled capture Sebnem!!

Congratulations, and thank you for sharing it with us.

Great work on this brilliant capture Sebnem.
It must feel great to get over 100 points for a picture.
The timing was excellent.
Do you know what type of gulls these are.There are so many.At first I thought the attacker might be a gannet,but I may be wrong.

Hi Sebnem:
This is quite shot, and you did well to capture it so clearly!
The colour of the underwing of the gull being attacked is very beautiful. It looks like a great pattern for a woman's scarf.
Great composition!
All the very best oif the day! John

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-10-13 11:26]

zamanlama ve netlik çok iyi..
ellerine sağlık

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  • davey590 (110)
  • [2005-10-15 18:32]
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Great timing on this one
nice shot
gotta be fast to catch things like this
nice one
Dave R

Hello Sebnem
Brilliant action shot - exposure and focus are spot on. The arc of the wings of the bird being attacked is perfect.

Hi! Fantastic moment, sharp shot, i like it so much.
I made workshop for you if you don't mind, hope you like it.

Sebnem, this is so life photo, fight for survivel in animal world. You are lucky one to have camera pripered fo this moment. Congratulations.

A very exciting capture, love the detail and action caught, well done!


You captured a particular moment! And the definition is perfect as the colours! Congratulation, I think that I put this photo in my favourite!

Hey an incridible photo. My favorite

Most of your shots have very nice quality, etc... but I think that your best is waiting for "the moment" in all of them. This "moment" is outstanding, and is really strong and full of action. Congratulations.

"ouch, that hurts! don´t bite my tail!" *g*
sebnem this is sooooo great!!
wonderful action shot!
looking forward to your next pics,


Very good in-flight shot. I know from experience (allthough limited) how difficult that can be.
You caught a great action. Definitely on the right place at the right time.
Well exposed, good details and nice colours.
You did a excellent job.

Thanks for posting

Hi Sebnem:

what an intense picture.
I really loved how u got the movment in this pciture.

congratulations !


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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2005-11-16 4:51]

Hey Sebnem,
what a fab and funny action shot :)
great timing and exposure
thanks for sharing,


WOW...what a sight.. Awesome. A great composition and well timed.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-09 3:37]

Wow, how did I miss this one, Sebnem. What drama!
Great capture of this scene. The details on the wings of the victim gull are amazing. Well done and TFS. : )

cette photo est vraiment exceptionnelle,arriver a surprendre un voleur en plein vol.

Excellent note - well done and super capture.

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-12-23 12:11]

An excellent shot, not easy to catch in flight.
Good details.
Note: it seems that you have used the clone tool especially around the bird at right hand, is it?

Excellentt capture. Very opportune. Good details, colours and light.

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  • Avare Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 4 N: 75] (514)
  • [2005-12-29 13:37]

Excellent seeguls shot with perfect composed and great timing.Congratulations and TFS :-)

Hi Sebnem, what a fantastic action shot! You really caught the moment here and did it justice with great sharpness and exposure. A shot to be proud of, well done :)

Hello Sebnem...
Totally awesome capture, everything is perfect... So why use more words?
Pablo -

Amazing stop action photo that captures Gull behavior so well. Wonderful detail and clarity. Very well done.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-15 18:37]
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Hi Sebnem!
What a great shot! With such excellent timing! I bet there was tremendous satisfaction in capturing this one...

I noticed you have a Canon D20, Nikon D70, and maybe a Nikon D200 based on your comment to Callie... I'm taking a hard look at new camers and I'm curious with your experience with these which would you now choose if you could choose only one?

Very nice picture!

Great moment!
Excellent sharp and composition!

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-02-18 19:32]

Hello Sebnem ! What a great timing you had to do this great shot. Colors and details are great in action. TFS Donald

günaydin Sebnem , très bon cliché que vous nous offrez là , la lumière et le contraste ainsi la couleur tout est parfait Bravo

Hi Şebnem!
It's an amazing action shot.Well caught and composed.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-02-21 11:41]

Hi Sebnem,
This is just a stunning picture. A perfect capture and well composed too, you've caught the perfect moment with that wing spread. Excellent detail.

Hello Sebnem
Excellente capture c est extraordinaire d avoir pu prendre une telle photo en pleine action. super composition tout est prfait
merci et bravo ...JP

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  • ArcapA Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 14 N: 50] (247)
  • [2006-02-23 12:46]
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Hi Sebnem,
I have seen many photos but this one is one of the best. It is amazing how you got this perfect timing and clarity. Congratulations.
Well done.

Exceptional image Sebnem! The intricate design under his out stretched wings! The in flight battle and lost. Excellent DOF and POV. Wow what excitement!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-03 7:19]

Hello Sebnem,
A fantastic capture.
Great ariel action shot.
The details are superb here and the exposure perfect.
Very nice indeed!

Have a good weekend

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  • nebihe (37)
  • [2006-03-07 4:12]

tebrikler sebnem bu ne güzel bir kopozisyon:)
ellerinize saglik

Yasu Sebnem. This is a perfect timeming you shot and the photo is very clear and sharp.
Thanks for share.

This shot is..great!!!!
very good composition with good details & colors. well done.

Hi Sebnem, What a beaut! This is one of those one in a life time photos. Perfect DOF, POV, Focus lighting and composition. Can say anything more than excellent!! Would give you two smileys if I could.Keep shootin!

Incredible shot!! Brava.
Thank you for the critique

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-03-20 5:57]

Wow!! Another difficult composition to take. You really like action shots!!! Nice timing! Seagulls are kind of very competitive and aggressive birds. Very good POV! Cheers, Gabriel

Excelent, Sebnem!!!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-04-09 8:44]

Hi Sebnem,
Attack vey well captured. Circular wings of attacked and the angle of the attacker: descriptive, symbolic, ... I like it!
José M.

Very good capture while she's collecting some feather for her cushion :)

Excellent photo here sebnem, perfect capture with a lot of action to see. Everything is perfect in everyway . TFS Kyle

that is such a moment wow...dew:) I cant beleive u were there right moment...awsome capture....:)thanks for your recent visit:)

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-04-26 23:59]

Hello Sebnem! What a nice gallery you´re posting here! Wow! I´ll be your guest!!
Well, this is a wonderful photo, presenting amazing scene in nice colours and sharp details. Unic!
All the best!

wow!this is a fantastic wildlife photography full of action and drama!...and thecnical perfect with a outstanding composition ,colours and sharpness!Bravo!!

haha, This is painfully beautiful.that guy's face expression is so well-captured! If i was him, what would I do?? hehe.
thanks for sharing

A good example of what Cartier Bresson named as "the exact, decissive moment". Wonderful!

Best regards.

Hello Sebnem,
Wow,It's great.

Hi Sebnem,
What a fantastic shot, you've taken.
I know how hard it is to take photographs of birds...
Well done for this shot taken at the right moment.

Fotografia favolosa, come le altre che ho visto.
Bravissima, ti metto tra i miei favoriti.

Gracias por elegirme entre tus favoritos!!
T u toma con la nitidez y oportunidad para hacerla es indescriptible realmente documental y fotograficamente impecable!!

Hello Seb,
This picture is I think almost famous :-).
Better hide for paperazzi :-)
Annick Vanderschelden

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-06-29 16:48]

Wonderful action shot. Exposure, details, and lighting is great. Nice capture.

Hi Sebnem,
Only one word - amazing!!!


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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-07-10 15:55]
  • [2]

I can understand why this picture scors so high!


What an excellent shot.
So clear and almost pin sharp.
Excellent action photo.
Well done



Excellent picture of two superb sea birds with brilliant colors! Great composition and POV! You've captured a unique moment. The picture is very sharp with good exposure and DOF! Outstanding job! Congratulations and TFS!


Excellent action shot. Very uncommun shot. Perfect timing. Whish I could give several big fat green smiley's for that one.

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım.
Eski fotoğraflarınıza bakıyordum da.
Büyüleyici... Tebrikler.

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  • mbaqir Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor [C: 23 W: 71 N: 0] (18)
  • [2006-07-30 4:33]
  • [2]

Hi Sebnem
Perfect timing. great capture with good composition.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-28 8:11]

Hi Sebnem.
I only start to photograph the seagulls. And your picture is excellent example to which the beginning photographer should aspire. The captured scene is amazing. Light and shadow, exposure and contrast are excellent. Composition of the shot is very well. Thank you very mush and my best regards.

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  • kona Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 3 N: 0] (875)
  • [2006-09-10 18:44]

Splendid decisive moment and great using shutter speed!kona

Hi Sebnem,
What a beautiful action shot,sharp and clear.
Congrats and TFS

Love your notes to start with.
Your photo is out of this world. Only in Movies one sees "CREATIONS"; in your case this is THE REAL THING.
Your Cannon helped; but it was your dedicated talent that has made you shine.
Focus+balance+composition= P.E.R.F.E.C.T.
Best regards,

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Tam bir şaheser.Fotoğrafçılık adına müthiş bir kare.Müthiş aksiyon görünüm.Eline, gözüne sağlık.


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  • akb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 4] (243)
  • [2006-09-19 3:56]

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım
Tek kelimeyle muhteşem bir kare.Yüreğine sağlık

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  • cgabay (52)
  • [2006-09-24 11:16]

nice catch with nice composition. I am happy to be in treklens. I think I am gointo have chance of meeting new bird shooters.

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-10-01 17:17]

Wow, youve captured these seagulls in just the right moment!
Its awesome! Great details and sharpness too!
I see that the left part of the picture is empty, but I dont mind, since just managing to capture this shot is great!


wonderful shot

Nefis bir görüntü,tahmin ederimki havaya atılan bir yiyecegi kapmaya çalışıyorlar.Tebrikler

What a great action shot!!
I think that to take a picture like this continuous shooting and autofocus are a must!!

Thanks, enrico.

Merhaba Sebnem,
Cok guzel bir calisma ,ellerine saglik


Good evening Sebnem,
it is true that it is impressive this photo!
Details are very good, and I think that there is nothing to do again!
Thank you,

What a great action scene! What a magnificent wings!


Merhaba Sebnem,
Harika bir fotoğraf .Zamanlama,netlik,ışık,kompozisyon herşey çok iyi .Tabi martıların artistik hareketleride cabası..Çok güzel yakalamışsın.
Eline sağlık,
Ali Sözer

Hi Sebnem amazing timing, you take this fatal moment very well, great composition, very well done.
Ciao Silvio

Merhaba Sebnem,
I am dreaming of making this kind of shot.
Just perfect! I agree with all nice words from all TN friends for this photo.

Ben Lakitan

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-01-01 15:30]

merhaba Sebnem hanım;
4/4 lük bir çekim, herşeyiyle mükemmel tebrikler selamlar

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-05 20:26]
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Hi Şebnem

I've been sucking on my thumb for the past 12½ minutes for inspiration on anything useful or new to say about this photo that has not already been said. Eventually I gave it up when I realised it's of no help because after 153 critiques surely everything has already been said. What can I add about composition, colour, details, exposure, etc, but to say BRILLIANT capture, AWESOME action, and MAGNIFICENT posting?

Then it struck me that the total points accumulated at this stage were 305 points and I could not help, but to wonder, "Who would give this masterpiece a 1 point smiley?" The irony is that the old saying is very applicable in this case, "A prophet is not honoured in his own country". Not that I think or want to imply that there was anything malicious intended, but the poor soul also thought that he/she was a happy new member on 'TrekLens'(!) Enough said.

Great work Şebnem and TFS.

Hello Sebnem,
Thanks to Ricardo's cryptic viewpoint on a recent forum debate, I was led to this great picture which bears your unique stamp.
I would only endorse what Loot has said in his usual analytical and incisive critique. What intrigued me, however, was his curiosity about the individual who decided to award a one-point smiley for your picture. So, naturally, I followed Loot's footsteps to find out that this person has posted only two pictures since September 2006! You too have critiqued the first picture of this person in your usual warm manner.
My point is that people like this guy who appear into and disappear out of TN like apparitions should make no difference either to the site or to its outstanding memebers like you.
One thing is for sure though -- his first picture of a Kingfisher was really good :-)!

Hope you will trust me if I admit I am out of points just now and will return tomorrow to add my bit in appreciation of your great picture which you had posted at a time when I had not even heard of TN!
PS: I have returned with points today.
Take care and warm regards,

Merhaba Şebnem,
Tebrikler, tebrikler!... tek kelmeyle zor olanı
başarmışsın. Herşeyiyle çok başarılı bir kare, bir Canon ile
çekilmiş olması dışında :) selamlar...

Wow Sebnem 311 point tebrikler ve hak etmisin cok iyi bir resim tam zamaninda yakalamisin technical bakimdan her sey yerinde selamlar necip

Merhaba Şebnem,

What a shot to see the adult gull attack the juvenile!

Great - and difficult - moment to capture. Well done! The action of this shot more than compensates for any lack of detain or sharpness.

Tfs, Abu Jason

What a dramatic image. Great composition, birds caught in perfect detail against that stunning blue sky. Beautiful. I agree with sAner re sharpening, I, too, have a tendency to go a bit far. Your photo is almost perfect, though, and the little 'halo' effect is negligible. TFS

Belle prise de bec !
Bonne journée.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-03-17 11:25]

Hi Sebnem!
Really drastic situation
you were fast enough to capture this perfectly in clear light with great sharpness and vivid colours, well done
good work!

Amazing!!! excellent timing.


Amazing scene. Such timing. Lovely colors and details. TFS.

Murali Santhanam

Merhaba Sebnen,
Just wondering how happy you must was when downloaded the image to the computer and realize the magnificent picture you got!
You had an excellent timing and quick hands to shot at this very precise moment.
The expression on the attacked bird is so elocuent, as well as their pose.
Stuning the sharpness and clear details got on their feathers.
You made a very good composition with this couple, with plenty of space around to let the action go on.
Hope to see you posting again pretty soon, we missed you lately.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-30 8:06]

Hello Sebnem,
great action shot.
The timing is wonderful, look at all those details inn that wide open wing.
POV sharpness and exposure is right on.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-30 17:05]

merhaba sebnem
bu guzel martilari havada aktivite halindeyken basarili bir sekilde kadrajlayip dinamik bir kompozisyon yakalamis ve uygun bir baslik secmissin
bakis acisi, isik, renkler ve netlik harika
eline saglik

Hi Sebnem,

What a amazing capture. What a lucky woman you are. Excellent photo. Regards Bob

Şebnem merhaba, fotoğraf tam bir usta işi olmuş. Eline sağlık. Mustafa

hello Sebnem,superbe cet photo,réussir a capturé ce reglement de copte aérien.Bravo


Hi Sebnem,
What an incredible shot!
take this shot of a brawl of birds in full flight is superb!


Hi Sebnem,
WAOUW!!! What a fantastic image, excellent capture in action with good sharpness

Fantastic picture of this amazing scene!Lovely colors and great sharpness!Thanks for sharing,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-17 12:35]

Hello Sebnem,
This is another one I've missed. What an excellent timing and action in a fantastic composition. The sharpness and patterns in the wings of the young Gull and natural colours are amazing.

Olá Sebnem,
que flagrante fantástico esse que você conseguiu, isso sim é sorte e competência, afinal não é todo dia que uma cena dessa acontece. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço

Hi Sebnem,

a pity that you posted the last time no pictures more.
This are a great shot with very nice pov and beautiful colours.


Hellow Sebnem,
Great action pact photo with great detail colour and subject sharpness.Well done on your timing and TFS.

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