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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: 2006-04-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 2), Birds in Flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-23 2:48
Viewed: 7476
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 162
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo is from my archives.Today is first day of our Bairam and it’s cloudy again.I hope this gull brings us sunny days for taking better photos:)
Hope you’ll like it and have a great week!
Mutlu Bayramlar…
Nikon D200
2006/04/01 18:15:42.8
Lens: 50-500mm F/4-6.3 D
Focal Length: 270mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/1500 sec - F/7.1
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode I (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Sharpening: Aut

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Amazing shot, with great light and compo.
Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-10-23 2:52]
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Hello Sebnem!

Picture full of hope :-) I like this kind of photos - sky and silhouette of bird on BG made from Sun. Amazing colours, perfect moment.

By the way - it remainds me my picture with mosque, bird and sun from my second beloved city - Istanbul :-)

Hello Sebnem,
This is a creation more than a bird photograph, a wonderful minimalistic composition in rich warm colours!
Beautiful indeed...
Pablo -

Hi Sebnem,
very beautiful composition, with perfect details and beautiful colors. The photo is really well made a success, the light is not too strong and we see well the bird.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-23 4:05]

Hi Sebnem,

A great composition with nice colors against the shades of the gull,well captured and TFS,


Hi Sebnem,
What a beautiful photo. Such great warm colors and such great control over the exposure, considering you shot straight into the sun. I love the simplicity of the image with it strong silhoutte.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-23 4:36]

Excelente disparo, buena composición, y perfecta silueta, una imagen muy agradable... muchos saludos, Victor

Hi Sebnem this is a great photo.
I like the way you took this image.
Very well done!
Greetings Jan-arie

Hello Sebnem,
Wonderful picture. Very smooth and well seen. Excellent exposure and composition. TFS,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-23 5:14]

Beautiful colours Sebnum, the sky is quite awesome. TFS

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-10-23 6:22]

Hi Sebnem,

Lovely colors and good composition (you pressed the shutterbutton at the right moment:)). I also like the frame a lot. Well done & TFS!


Hello Sebnem !
Another wonderful picture from you ! The colors are awesome, I love all these subtle nuances of orange and yellow. The black silhouette of the bird is splendid, and your timing was wexcellent. Excellent composition too, and a nice frame. Very well done !

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım.
Fotoğraf için söylenecek tek söz Mükemmel. Türkçe'de bunun daha üstü bir kelime var mı bilemedim. Varsa da o kelimeyi hak ediyor :)

Bunu bayram hediyesi olarak kabul ediyor, Bayramınızı en samimi duygularla tebrik ediyorum. Selam ve saygılar

this is so beautiful, sebnem! :-)
glad you decided to share it with us.
awesome composition of the dark gull-silhouette in front of the orange sun
flying through the "burning" sky and a prefectly chosen wing-position.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-23 9:10]

Hello Sebnem
This is a beautiful shot. The silhouette of this bird in this golden morning light is geourgeous. Very well composed and beautifully presented.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-23 9:12]

Hi Sebnem

Thank you for your greeting of good weather to us :)
I don't know if it's from you, but here we're having a very late summer still - today was sunny and there were over 20 degrees :))
Anyway, the shot is a splendor!
The timing is simply impecable! Excellent exposure and really lovelt colors and tones.
Very well framed, too. A truely beautiful composition!

Bravo and TFS

Love this one too. Feel like making it, also, a Fav.
Well focused with so much clarity.
Well presented & composed.
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-10-23 11:07]

Hi Sebnem.
You are the courageous woman. You was solved on such complex step. I congratulate you. You have achieved the success. You have created a surprising picture which complexity of the creation is doubtless. Perfect idea, captured scene, exposure, contrast and widest color rang. TFS and my best regards.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-23 14:44]

Hi Sebnem

What a great shot, I like the simple composition and it really brightens up my dull riny day, superb silhouette with wonderful warm colours.

TFS Hilary :o)

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Muhteşem, harika, mükemmel, harikulade ve süper güzelikte bir kare.(Aklıma bu kadarı geldi.)Tam bir sanat eseri, bir baş yapıt gibi...Elleriniz dert görmesin.

Sizin ve ailenizin Ramazan bayramı Kutlu olsun!!


Hello Sebnem,
Excellent details and sharpness, perfect composition and great colours.
Excellent work! Well done. Thank you.


Hi Sebnem,
wow - what a moment - I need sunglasses to look closer. I love this flying bird as a silhuette against this orange sky, again a wonderful shot, I like it, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Sebnem,
fantastic capture. It's going to my favorites. Colors and composition perfect. It's a excelent "decisive moment".
Go ahead,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-23 16:07]

Simple but effective compo Sebnem, with perfect POV, backlighting and framing.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, backlighting, framing.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: nothing

Beautiful post, indeed.
Best regards... Ricardo

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-23 16:59]

Merhaba Şebnem,
Wonderful post that puts together all kind of feeling. Technically perfect, this warm sky with the bird reaching the sun is simply an art work. Congratulation and thank you very much. This helps to have a great week!
Best regards, José m.

Merhaba Sebnem,
Very aesthetic piece of work. Great colors and nicely composed picture. Very neat. Well framed.

Ben Lakitan

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-23 18:36]

hello Sebnem!
great composition. Excelent colors, sharpness, sihouette and frame. This is very difficult to take.
Excelent done MF!


Sizinde bayraminiz mubarek olsun...

woooo very nice! love the colors and a great shot of the gull against the sun..TFS
Donna :o)

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-10-23 22:05]

Momento maravilhoso!
Cores maravilhosas!
Ótima nitidez.
Contraste ótimo.
Montagem muito boa.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-24 2:30]

I love the feel of this image, Sebnem. : )
The warm colors are beautiful, panning out in a gradient.
The composition is simple and produces a very strong visual impact.
Very artistic. TFS. : )

Hi Sebnem,
Very nice image. Pefect timing and I just love the placement of the sun...looks as though the gull s carrying it along. Nice limited colour palette too. Well done.

Hello Sebnem!
Over the ages, many artists have used paint and brush to depict this archetypal picture of a bird's flight in front of the setting sun. To depict the cosmic beauty of it or to convey mystical meanings through the image, I don't know.
And now you have done it with you digital camera.
Your caption "Heavy Load" and your message of hope on the first day of the Bairam makes me believe you too have tried to convey more than the sensuous beauty of it.
It is possible I am making no sense here, so bye for now and God bless you!

Hi Sebnem,
I didn't see this new post until now :) What a great scenery and composition. Those colors are wonderful and you caught the bird at a really good timing. This is a beautiful post!Thanks,

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-10-24 10:20]

hi Sebnem, Mutlu Bayramlar and lotof excelent photos like this one.

hi sebnem
l'instant precis pour donner l'impression que l'oiseau porte le soleil.bravo.

Bel effet que cet oiseau qui passe devant le soleil qui n' est pas éblouissant d' ailleur. Thomas

Bonjour Sebnem
Très belle capture de ce magnifique oiseau passant devant le couchant de soleil .Tu as bien saisis tous ses détails dans cette belle prise de vue, profondeur de champs et composition.C'est le rêve de tous les photographes de réussir une scêne pareil.
Merci et au revoir...JP
Les sourire plus tard

Hello Sebnem,
Very artistic image and well taken. I like the simplicity of composition and the warm tones pallette. Excellent exposure time.

Çok güzel görünüyor,
tarzınızda bir kıpırdanma var sanırım,
kadraj ve renk tonu estetik dozu artırmış..

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-10-25 14:25]

Beautiful shot,love the composition.TFS!!!!

Hello Sebnem,

I really like this type of photo alot, Excellent colors, Bg, the bird POV excellent Nicle composed and capture.

TFS Kyle

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-10-26 2:38]

selam sebnem
gunesin tam da parlama yapacagi yerde kusu o noktaya oturtmussun. kompozisyon, objeleri kadraja yerlestirme, isigin kullanimi, renkler ve uyumlu bir frame ile harika bir sonuc cikmis ortaya
eline saglik

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-10-26 16:04]

Hi Sebnem,

This is a very beautiful picture, with very warm colours and a great silhouette of the gull.
I love the simplicity of the subject, wich makes it also a very strong shot. Good choice of framing also, it looks like a piece of art!
Thanks for sharing.

Greetings, Nel

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-10-27 2:29]
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Merhaba Sebnem,
Cok sade ve guzel bir kompozisyon olmus, renkler cok hos, eline saglik.

Hi Sebnem,
This is an excellent silhouette shot on the gull. Perfect composition and framing here. The gradient of colors radiating from the sun across the sky is very beautiful. This looks great!

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-10-27 11:24]

Merhada Sebnem,
Well what can I say that other haven't!A truly amazing image.So simple and yet so beautiful.A perfect decisive moment as it crosses the setting sun.Good work and a pleasant evening.
Regards, David

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-10-27 12:56]

it's a very good shot for the sun Sebnem
what a capture, to get it on photo in a fine composition, good idea and very good job.
gr. jaap

Hi friend the perfect moment! Great colours, perspective, POV, textures, framing.....
Another great shot ... Take care ana:)

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-10-28 2:11]

Hi Sebnem,
Great shot with great pov,colors,silhouette,frame,note and compo.TFS

Lovely shot, has a good feel about it, good use of light and shadows.


Wonderful image, Sebnem, fantastic color and your timing was impeccable. I hope Eid ul-Adha treated you well, have you been to Mecca?

I hope you have a great rest of your weekend,


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-10-28 22:14]

Very nice image Sebnem, shot at the right moment. Thanks !


Hi Sebnem,
It's amazing. I like this beautiful composition and fantastic shot.

Great work

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-10-29 2:17]

Hi Sebnem,
Awesome shot, with perfect timing and exposure. The simplicity of the composition makes it even more attractive - Beautiful in every sense!

Hi, Sebnem.
Very nice one. Excellent timing and composition. Beautiful colors.

Walll!!! O que é isto?!
Simplesmente perfeita composição e cores!
É foto de se guardar pra sempre!!!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-10-29 21:14]

Sebnem, this is very nice.

Great contrast, excellent mood.

A poetic and suggestive image.

Hi Sebnem
Real great shot.
Very good composition.I also like the colours.

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  • akb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 4] (243)
  • [2006-10-31 9:55]

Merhaba Şebnem hanım
Olağan üstü güzel bir kompozisyon.Başka yazacak bir kelime yok.muhteşem.Elinize sağlık

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-31 22:45]

Hello Sebnem

A very beautiful artistic image.Excellent composition and POV.The colours are well saturated.Very well framed and presented .TFS


Muy hermoso este cielo, y con la gaviota mucho más. Perfecta luz así como una composición muy bien conseguida.
Saludos Sebnem.

Wonderfully simple. Excellent clarity in the background and sharpness on the bird.
Perfect exposure as well.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-11-03 15:51]

Hi Sebnem,
Very nice action shot! Beautiful colours and light, perfect timing and exposure!
Very well done!

Hello Sebnem,
Interesting shot and very different from what I'm used to from you :) It's well composed and provides a distinctly bright back-drop to the gull in silhouette.
Nice overall effect..You missed a sensor spot or two ;)
Have a nice weekend mf.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-11-05 22:17]

Hi, Sebnem.

Wonderful capture, great color, sharpness and composition, is a magnific photo of great visual impact, is artistic.


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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2006-11-07 15:57]

Hello Şebnem.
Excellent composition!Great timing.
Thanks for posting.

hello SEB
tres bonne composition , cet oiseau devant le soleil c'est super, bonnes couleurs nettes
bravo et merci du partage

Awesome image - Brilliant work...
Well done.

Hello Sebnem,
very powerful, highly iconical poetical image, taken with amazing skill. Excellent! Have a great day! Best regards,

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-11-11 16:41]

Hello Sebnem, this looks good, (Herring?) Gull is the sunlight against the sun. Lovely feeling and good composition and capture. Well done.

Hello Sebnem.
I always try to be sincere in my critics, and I must say I dont like the framing here, but that is only a personal taste, as the rest of the shot is beautiful. The timing is super, and exposure great, I suppose is not easy a "direct to the sun" shot like this one.
Thanks and best regards.

This is very much your kind of style Sebnem and I just love it. Every now and then you pull something really special out of the bag like this. Your composition is excellent and the warm tones add to the excitement. Even though the bird is a silhouette, there is a little detail in there which amazes me. Very well done.

Merhaba Sebnem tam zamaninda yakalamisin ve technical cok guzel tebrikler Selamlar Necip.

Hi Sebnem, amazing baklight composition with splendid colors, very well done, * Happy New Year * to you and your family.
Ciao Silvio

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-01-14 11:53]

merhaba şebnem hanım;
çok güzel bir kare, yani hangi fotonuza baksam ayrı haz alıyorum, herkes gibi sizde yanlış meslek seçmişiniz :)

hi sebnem!
very beautiful with great feeling!
fine composition

Hi Sebnem ,
excellent image.
it is fantastic, great colors.
excellent composition.
perfect image.

Stunning photo ! What a beautiful color that sky is. Lovely composition. Silhouette of the gull is in perfect focus, good crisp edges. Great job ! TFS, Mish

Acabo de descubrir tu galeria.Tiene una fotografias realmente buenas asi que la visitare mas veces.

Un saludo.Manuel

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-28 5:48]

Hi Sebnem,
an excellant shot.
Very well composed with brilliant colours.
Very well done,

Selam Sebnem:"Hayirli Bayramlar dilerim"

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-13 2:35]

Hi Sebnem,
with hundred less you scored 13k more, that it outstanding and really excllent. The prove is this capture of the flying bird. The sunset and the colours are superbs and indeed you waited for really a good moment.
Brilliant composition in an excellent presentation.


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