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Uploaded: 12/11/10 6:09 PM GMT
Successful pick
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Food successfuly picked by this gull. :)

Nikon D3000, Tamron 70-300 Lens, 300mm, f5.6, 1/1000, ISO 200, Handheld



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12/11/10 6:15 PM GMT

Wwwwwooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwsss! 10 X

Tanju this photo is stunning, the water stupendous! Love the composition and lightning! This is a SHOW! CONGRATULATIONS my friend! So beautiful DT in my computer for now.
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Susie Sun
12/11/10 6:31 PM GMT
You've used very proper settings (e.g. a very brief exposure time) for a handheld focal lenght of 300mm, Tanju. The result is sharp and amazing. Very good photography again! Kudos, my friend.
Regards, Cornelius.
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12/11/10 9:02 PM GMT
I agree with Cornelius.This is Amazing,Tanju.
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12/12/10 12:19 AM GMT
Tanju - Excellent image my friend. Thad
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12/12/10 12:43 AM GMT
Nice lighting, and composition. For this scene, though, I'd recommend ISO 400, and with the extra lighting "budget", stop down your lens to f8 or 9. You'll have a fuller tonal range, and sharper details as a result. ;-)
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12/12/10 12:49 AM GMT
And successful shot. You really caught the moment. Fantastic water, too.
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12/12/10 1:02 AM GMT
Oh, very lovely. Good for the bird, but sad for the prey. There is always somebody who isn't happy. I love the photo very much.
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12/12/10 12:12 AM GMT
Perfect timing !! Tedi makes a very wise comment abobve :)
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12/12/10 2:29 PM GMT
Amazing action shot Tanju.
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12/12/10 4:17 PM GMT
Another outstanding photography ,and the detail again is lovely and sharp,Plus the silky look of the water and colour is stunning.
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12/12/10 4:18 PM GMT
Nice shot Tanju.

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12/13/10 12:23 AM GMT
The water looks wonderful and the shot is so clear. Is that simit in his beak?
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12/13/10 10:59 AM GMT
Thanks for all comments.

The food this seagull picked is either some piece of bread or 'simit'. Some people feed them by small pieces of bread or simit. Simit is some kind of 'cake' or 'cookie' with a circular shape and sesame on it. So, Cindy you may be right about 'simit' and Tedi, don't be sad, the 'prey' is not what you think.

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12/13/10 4:47 PM GMT
Really successful pick. :) Wonderful shot.
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12/15/10 2:38 AM GMT
The lilting waves are absolutely exquisite and you caught the gull at exactly the right moment. I suspect it might have even added to its appeal had the bird been located a little to the right, flying into the picture instead of out of it, but I understand we can't control all the possible factors in capturing a fleeting moment. Very well done!
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12/16/10 10:10 PM GMT
The texture of the water is outstanding.
Perfect action shot Tanju !!
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12/18/10 4:45 AM GMT
Beautiful capture Tanju. The water is killer and the gull is sharp and the narrative is there to be seen in the marks in the water and the food in the beak, great shot. What edoctober says is generally true, that you want moving subjects "entering" an image rather than "leaving" an image, but maybe in this case, as the bird has finished it's "task", the "leaving" makes more narrative sense, additionally, if the bird was to the right, the track in the water showing where the gull picked up it's food would be out of view.
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02/05/11 6:52 PM GMT
This is so flawless. Love it. Thanks for sharing it.
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