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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: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-06
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, 100 points or more (Chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-31 8:52
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Favorites: 15 [view]
Points: 216
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken three weeks ago from my fathers window.It’s my favourable place for training macro and flying gull shuts:)My plan was to shut fighting gulls and crows and I didn’t used my 1.4TC for getting faster autofocus speed.I cropped about %30 from original frame and added
+15 contrast at PS-CS2
Have a great day,thanks for looking!

Camera Model: Canon EOS 30D
Shooting Date/Time: 1/6/2007 5:47:30 PM
Shooting Mode:Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ):1/400
Av( Aperture Value ):5.6
Metering Mode:Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation:0
ISO Speed:200
Lens:500.0 mm
Focal Length:500.0 mm
Image Size:3504x2336
Image Quality:RAW
White Balance Mode:Auto
AF Mode: AI Servo AF
Parameters Settings
Tone Curve Standard
Sharpness 3
Contrast 0
Noise Reduction: Off
File Size:6884 KB
Drive Mode:Low-speed continuous shooting

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-31 8:57]

Perfecto momento para un perfecto disparo Sebnem.
La estética composición basada en la ubicación y conjunción exacta del ave y el sol componen una gran escena con la imagen partida a la mitad por el horizonte.
El gradiente de colores es realmente maravilloso brindando una atmósfera de absoluta calma.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Perfect moment for a perfect shot Sebnem.
The aesthetic composition based on the location and exact conjunction of the bird and the sun compose a great scene with the image parted in half by the horizon.
The gradient of colors is really wonderful offering an atmosphere of absolute calm.
Thank you and regards... Ricardo

Merhaba Sebnem,
Amazing color-effect shot here!
I like a lot the tones you got with everything else than the sun.
Great the bird detail centered into the vanishing sun.
Excellent timing here, and I like a lot the composition.
Congratulations, thanks for share and my best regards,

Hello Sebnem,
Marvelous picture. The sun here is so big and beautiful. The calm sea shows peaceful evening. The seagull makes this picture alive. With best regards,

Merhaba Sebnem,
Harika bir gunes batisi... Renkler nefis cikmis. Kompozisyon da cok guzel. Ufuk cizgisinde hafif saga egiklik var gibi geldi, WS 'a yukluyorum. Eline saglik.

hi sebnem!
what a great picture!
fine composition and
great feeling!
very well done!

Hi Sebnem
I love sunset photos and these one is fantastic. Beautiful sun and the bird as a bonus. Interestin composition.
Very good job
Best wishes

You were able to catch the right moment!
Beautiful picture
Bye Tom

Hi Sebnem, great photo except that the horizon is not exact horizontal.
TFS, Jan-Arie

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-31 10:38]
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Hi Sebnem.

5+1 things are needed to get such amazing picture.
1 – Sun, 2 – sea, 3 – coast, 4 – sky, 5 – seagull.

You are created really poetic picture with tremendous subject and great delicatness of execution.

6th are your talent and skillfulness.


Hola Sebnem,
Espectacular la belleza y composción, la tonalidad del color y la luz son excelentes. Un cordial saludo

Preciosa compo Sebnem, me recuerda algo así como un "holocausto nuclear", con ese sol de luz tan intensa. Una muy buena presentación y una gaviota muy oportuna. Saludos amiga.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-31 11:32]

Merhaba Sebnem,
Really wondeful colours of this sunset over sea. Seagull against the sun enhaces eve more this really calm and beautiful photo.
José M.

Thank Heavens, I am now free from work pressure and back to my enjoyment of TN pictures.
And what a mind-blowing work I am being treated to through this pictures of yours, Sebnem!
How you have managed such a picture of the setting sun staggers the imagination.
With various shades of its hot colours distinctly separated from each other, the sun seems to be melting and disappearing into the sea.
To top it all, that bird at the exact mid point on the lower part of the glowing orb seems like a miracle some divinity has blessed you with, Sebnem, for we only IMAGINE about such things and seeing them for real is nothing less than a miracle.
I am awed by your work, dear friend.

bonjour sebnem
je suis agreablement surpris de ce resultat,notament la luminosité alors que le soleil et encore tres haut dans le ciel.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-31 11:54]

Merhaba Sebnem,
After seeing your wonderful bird photographs, this one came as a suprise. The telephoto view is refreshing after seeing myriads of underexposed needle-point sunsets. But to you, this is probably another bird photo, no :)? Exposure, sharpness and depth-of-field are all very good. Congratulations and best wishes,

Hello Sebnem,
Wow ! Your father live in a nice place ;-) Great moment with the bird in front of the sun ! The sun colors are superb. Because I am jalous, I will say that the frame is a bit distracting and perhaps a more rectangular composition...
Congratulations my dear friend and TFS.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-01-31 12:38]

Hello Sebnem,

WOW!!!! What a wonderful picture! And across a window!!! I'm impressed! The sun is awesome with its reflection in the water... Having that bird crossing it is just fantastic! Great job and excellent title!



Uaoohh, thath's wonderful Sebnem, your bird is going in to the sun, amazing composition with splendid colors it's super, thanks, ciao Silvio

Hi Sebnem,
This is really amazing. Not only the sun is magnificent but catching the gull right in the middle of it is great! -the exact moment.
TFS - Shir

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-01-31 14:30]

selam sebnem
basligi ve kompozisyonu ile harika bir gun batimi calismasi. bakis acisi, renkleri, detaylari ve netlik harika. ozellikle gunesin suya degermis gibi etkisi muthis
eline saglik

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-01-31 14:59]

Hi Sebnum, your dad has a wonderful view from his place. The colours are great, and I like how you have managed to show thge bird right there in teh middle of the sun - well planned.
But unfortunately the horizon is slightly tilted to the right. That's a big problem with sea views...

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-31 15:13]

wow great sun, lovely colours and the bird is just the icing on the cake



a very dificult photo to expose but you really managed very well...great composition and colours, and the seagull is the cerise in the top of the cake!
only one remark:the horizon line is a little tilt and you put it in the middle of the frame(you break 2 rules of composition LOL!)
best regards

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2007-01-31 16:47]

Beautiful! You have captured the shot at a perfect timing, with the seagull silouetting the sun. The sun itself is amazing. Im impressed of the way you have captured it directly without overexposing the sun and/or underexposing the foreground. How do you do it? Do you underexpose the picture by high shutter speed and correct it in PS afterwards? I dtend to get a very dark foreground if I shoot directly into the sun.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-31 17:10]

Hi Sebnem,
Very beautiful capture, with amazing color and mood, thanks for sharing.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-31 17:33]

Hi Dew,
a perfect sunset composition with just the right incrediens. Perfectly timed with getting the bird into your POV. Superp colors and the textures are excellent.
Great shot.

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-01-31 18:19]

Wooooooow great place to train shooting Sebnem. The sun is marvelous and your readiness to shoot the bird in that position id very good.TFS

wow.. very nice shot. Perfect motive and colour presentation. parada.. very well done. tfs. Stev

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-31 18:39]

Merhaba Şebnem hanım,
çok güzel bir gün batımı fotoğrafı.
Renkler ve kompozisyon mükemmel.
Ellerinize sağlık, selamlar.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-01-31 19:15]

I don't know if I can say anything else...

Excellent work,lighting,DOF,colors,BG and presnetation are on the superb!


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-31 20:33]

Hello Sebnem,
So we can say farewell to the bird starting his travel towards the sun. There is a very nice record of a band called Dead Can Dance "Within the Realm of Dying Sun". Your shot would a perfect illustration to that record :-)
Best greetings,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-31 20:39]

Hola Sebnem.- Un bella postal la que hoy nos presentas aqui. Hermosos colores y gran nitidez de esta puesta de sol. El ave en medio del sol le agraga gan valor a la fotografia. Saludos Luis52.

Hi Sebnem

Wow... stunning! :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-01 3:08]

That image is surreal, Sebnem. Breathtaking!
You could not have captured a more perfect moment,
with the gull flying right in the middle of the setting sun.
The colors are just magnificent. Congratulations.
TFS. : )

Hola Sebnem
Preciosa foto en todos los aspectos, mis felicitaciones.
Un saludo

Hi Sebnem,
Absolutely awesome photo - I love sunsets, I've got an album full of them and none of them come remotely close to this.
Well done

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-01 6:53]

Hi Sebnem

What a charming capture!
This is indeed a picture-postcard!
The view from your father's window is one that i'm sure inspires gelousy to just about everyone ;)
The mood of this picture is amazing and the composition impeccable! The colors are brilliant and the details lovely.
I really like the picture just as you posted it (i'm not saying that the workshops are bad...not at all...but i just like yours better :) ).
One more thing: the composition is OUTSTANDING!


Hi Sebnem
THAT ROCKS! Great timing and camera work to get this shot. The 500 did a superb job compressing the scene. My only suggestion might be to crop some of the water off the bottom, maybe about 25% of it. That would get the horizion line out of the middle of the scene and give it more of a panoramic feel. I love how the colors of the sun appear to be running onto the water.

Hi Sebnem,
Just wonderful. What a photo and what a colors. Superb job on the exposure and on the moment captured. The bird in front of that amazing looking sun is so beautiful. I just need to add this to my fav's

Hello Sebnem,
This is so beautiful; it looks like a postal card. I love this composition, colors and exposure. Well seen and well done! I think that the horizon's line could be tilted a bit to the left. Thanks,

Hi Sebnem,

Wow, what a great moment to catch, perfect!
Very lovely and relaxing atmosphere, beautiful colours, great sharpness and composition.
Very well done!

Greetings, Nel

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2007-02-01 11:06]

Hello Sebnem,
Fantastic macro of this beautiful sunset. Great saturated iridescent colors, air and water with traveling gull. Absolutely beautiful!
Well done,

Merhaba Sebnem!

And here I thought I had the best window in the world where I can shoot the sunrise in the morning , and the sunset at night! But seeing the sun like that over the water is tremendous!

Is that over the Strait of Marmara?

Now abt the gull, first of all, how do yhou train them??? Secondly what are they called in Turkish?

What a shot! I shall add it to my "collection".

Thanx for sharing, J.

PS Careful! Someone may want this for a travel brochure

Hi Sebnem,
Your sun bird is probably delivering good news; a 600mm?:-)

hi Sebnem,
splendid lying of sun with this bird which passes at the good time a catch of sight that I orrait liked to make congratulation

Belle photo, d’un don de notre terre, elle nous donne ces spectacles magnifiques partout dans le monde. Amicalement d’un amoureux des « lever et coucher de soleil ». Thomas

Hello Sebnem,

Excllent shot with wonderful colors Bg POv DOf perfect detaisl very well comosed and capture phot excllent work

TFS Kyle

Hello Sebnem
The setting sun is showing so many beautiful colours. The way the water is magnifying the bottom of the sun is very unique. A nicely captured seascape.
TFS Janice

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-02-03 6:14]

Söze yer bırakmayan, muhteşem bir kare. Elinize sağlık.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2007-02-03 11:55]

fantastic Sebnem,
this is realy art with the camera, very good photo job and everything is said allready, very good photo job, well doen.
gr. jaap

Hello Sebnem,
Very good timing..Once for the setting sun, twice for the gull seen flying into it..
It almost looks like an atom bomb at that first nano-second...call me strange ;}
Just don't call me late for supper :)
Very well done.

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-02-03 15:02]

this is what i do...get everything set up...pov etc...then the wait for that bird..!!!!
i usually give up but you got it...
brilliant sunset and full of wonder as the sun flattens itself on the hot belt of air near the horizon..
have you seen the green flash..

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-03 15:21]

Hello Sebnem

This shot is amazing.The seagull is quite an accent bonus to top it all off.Everything is flawless.TFS


Merhaba Sebnem,
Very aesthetic image.
Great composition and amazing colors.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-03 18:25]

Hola Sebnem, original y magnífica composición, agradables colores y disparo genial... saludos

oh my gosh!!! Amazing photo! the sun is so very BIG!! amazing, love the gull you caught flying to the sun..love it! TFS

thanks for you commments on my photo "wingless duck? ":o)

Hi Sebnem
Belle et intéressante composition photographique bien réalisée pour ce superbe coucher de soleil avec cet oiseau qui vol devant. . Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-02-04 15:49]

Sebnem, this is really very beautiful.

Excellent colors and contrast. I do enjoy mood a lot.

Great composition and saturation.

Yaşamın kaynağı ve orijini olan iki unsur; güneş ve su.. ancak bu kadar güzel gösterilebilir...
Çalışmalarınız bağımlılık yapar tarzda, tebrikler..

Merhaba Sebnem vallah bu resim cok guzel ve satilabilr, professional. Tebrikler her seyi beyendim ellerine saglik Necip.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-02-05 12:19]

Hello Sebnem !
This is an awesome shot ! This sun is truly wonderful, so big and such beautiful colors ! The gull is a wonderful, and his position is perfect, in the middle of the sun. It's a great moment that you captured here, thanks for sharing...

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-02-05 16:59]
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Hi Şebnem

Absolutely awesome, mind blowing, totally breathtaking view and brilliantly captured.

I don’t really think I need to say any more as it is quite obvious that this is one of those few shots that every photographer dreams to be able to take one day. As if the scenery was not good enough, you still had to go and cap it with the bird smack bang in the centre of the remarkable sun that seems to be pouring out on to the horizon. WOW, what IMPACT.

Stunning work and TFS.

Hello Sebnem

What an amazing capture here and the colours - whau. The little piece of land in the left side contributes well and the idea (or was it luck) with the bird in the sun is pefect.

Well done and well seen

Merhaba Şebnem hanım,
Olağanüstü birkare.Süper bir kompozisyon.Özellikle kuşun konumu, çekim zamanlamanız muhteşem.ellerinize sqağlık.


quoi dire de plus que merveilleux
tout est parfait

Hello Sebnem,
This is an awesome sunset image, all said! Awesome.
Greetings and congrats,
Pablo -

Hello Sebnem,
Greeeaaattt photo! I love this view, the sun seems melting in sea waters! Superb and simple composition and colours. Perfect detail is the bird crossing the star disk.

Hello Sebnem.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-02-09 0:31]

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent Sunset photo my friend.
I like your colors,pov,composition,pp work,framing,note,silhouette and focus.Well Done.TFS

Hi Sebnem
Amazing shot.
Lovely colours & good composition.
I like it


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-02-10 11:58]

Superb shot Sebnem!!!!What a lovely POV&Composition!!!TFS!!

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-02-10 20:19]

Hi Sebnem, A beautifully timed shot for TN. Good clarity and especially colours. The inclusion of the land on the left adds to the effect. Good work. Murray.

Dear Sebnem,
magnifique! This ultimate grace and quintessential beauty in perfection leaves me speechless. My congratulations!
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-02-14 4:30]
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This is kind of sunset we often see in magazines or newspapers. I always wanted to take one like this. Absolutelly perfect. Very nostalgic, with superb composition with flying bird. I love shape of sun distorted by atmosphere and of course its brilliant colours. Superb work my friend!

I love how the sun appears to be melting into the Bosphorus. Wonderful image with perfect timing.



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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-02-22 11:37]

selam şebnem hanım;
mükemmel bir konpozisyon, ne dim artık...çok güzel olmuş tebrikler selamlar

breath taking!!!
Lucky dad, to have such a view!

Excellent timing and great, great composition with that seagull in front of the sun.

Congratulations, Femke

I've learnt a lot just from your detailed notes alone.
Then your photos, all of them, are simply put:
Dont know what else to say.
And, yes. THANK YOU.!!!
Your TN friend in Canada,

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2007-03-03 18:29]

Hi, Dew

Great moment, great capture and great composition,is wonderful sunset postal, artistic.


Great Shot.perfect timing, good composition. very nice TFS.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-03-09 13:09]

What a view hey?

Great shot of the setting sun and with a gull in it as well it the perfect location. Colours are excellent and well I can only add ditto to most of the previous comments to be honest.

The only things I can add is that I feel it needs a very slight rotation so that the horizon is perfectly level, but I'm a landscaper and a perfectionist which don't always work well together!

TFS and for a wonderful sunset.

Hi Sebnem, this is an awesome shot, well done, cheers, Luís.

Wow! What did I found here!

This is so beautiful with the great mood and amazing light and colours! The bird is excellent caputured against the glowing sunset. Congrats and thanks for sharing Sebnem!

Regards, Peter

Selam Şebnem;yok artık bu kadarı da fazla,benim fotografmakinesini gömecegim sabah ilk iş.:-]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]

Hi Sebnem
I love sunset shot and this one is fantastic. Beautiful colorful background sun and the bird, amazing composition.

Good work

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2007-03-28 15:25]

Hello Sebnem,
Stunning capture .... amazing colours.

Amazing capture Sebnem! Great telecompression on the sun and the bird in transit across the disc is a real bonus. Very nice work.

Hi Sebnem,
Bu fotografin beni Alanyadaki eski gunlerime goturdu.Guzel bir fotograf.Ellerine saglik.Selamlar.


Hi Sebnem,

Gorgeous sunset! It looks as though the sun were melting into the sea. Very well done. TFS :)

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2007-05-14 13:08]

Congratulations, it's very very beautiful. Great capture.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-22 11:45]

selam sebnem; really nice shot of this seascape,good presented , very nice BG and POV, especially the bird which is going through to the sun well captured with amazing colours TFS

WOW!! simply amazing sunset. Perfect shot

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-06-04 11:08]

Sebnem bonjour, very nice capture of the natural surroudings and the top with the bird in flight!! Superb post with an huge sun!! Congratulations, Didier.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-29 11:37]

Hello Sebnem, excellent! fantastic capture, the picture is very sharp and well composed, great colors and light, amazing sunset... Congratulation in capturing a fine picture!

The sun looks liquid, melting into the ocean! What a place to stay! Beautiful! You are so talented!

Very, very awesome this shot.
Excelent colors and compo.

I planned to vote this photo several times and never saw it in the correct moment, now I see it again I must congratulate you for the impressing capture, and send you my compliments :)
Very artistic work!
Regards, Felipe.
PD: The red circle in the border of the sun looks quite artificial, it is a strange effect you captured.

superbe coucher de soleil
et l'oiseau en son centre lui donne un cachet supplémentaire

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-19 8:41]

Hi Sebnem,
Nothing can be better than this. So much beauty and charm in this shot and the effect is just stunning. It must have taken some effort to have the bird right at the centre of the glowing/dying sun. The tranquility of the place and the cool atmosphere is well captured and portrayed. Excellent POV and a superb composition. Kudos.

Hi Sebnem,I do not know how to say it, but it is quite simply splendid


Hello Sebnem, this is surely most beautiful lying of sun which I ever saw, many thanks for shared,

hi friend,
the perfect moment.....The shot is full of colour and texture! take care Ana:)

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-09-18 21:13]

A wonderful moment, Sebnem! Sometimes when I see the sunset I try to find any bird to take a picture like this. It is soooo nice! The big sun is great, and you did a nice work to get it like this. The bird detail... well, it is the difference here. The purple is just amazing...Congratulations!

Hi Sebnem,

I apologise for my long absence. The hectic pace of life leaves one little time for relaxation and hobbies.

The colours are fantastic here. Very good exposure. Well done.


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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-08 19:16]

Hello Sebnem,
This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trabajo de gran originalidad y excelente realización. Oportunidad para captarlo. Impresionantes colores.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Merhaba Sebnem,
Very well timed & composed shot with an excellent light & tones of sunset shades. TFS.

Wow!!! What a photograph. Speechless. It looks like a masterstroke painting from some art gallery. mesmerizing color of the sun in the dark background, presume it is dusk. The unbelievable positioning of the gull, salute to you.


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