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Copyright: Seyfettin guner (gunershot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1839 W: 0 N: 2887] (22328)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-16
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): why backslapping is wrong [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-03 8:03
Viewed: 13716
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bir kayanın çatlağı arasındaki bir avuç toprağı
mesken tutmuş olan bu sevimli bahar çiçekleri
sizlere yabancı olmasa gerek...
Mavinin değişik tonları, beyaz ve lila
renklilerini köy yollarının kenarlarında mutlaka
görmüşsünüzdür. Tanıdınız mı? bu güzelleri...
DR.Seyfettin Güner

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  • Great 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-02-03 8:23]

Hi Seyfettin,
This is a very wise interpretation of Spring - colors, colors, flowers and flowers!!!
A fantastic artist's palette! Wonderful colorful environment.
Good lighting and composition.
Well seen!
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Olá Dr. Seyfettin,
I agree with Francis Xavier about this picture: a great interpretation of Spring, plenty of colours and lights.

over saturated.
over exposed.
poorly composed.
poorly focused.
am i looking at a different pic than everyone else?

Selam Seyfettin Bey,
Güzel çiçekler ve iyi bir kompozisyon. Bu arada likenlerin güzelliğini de unutmalı.
Hep beraber, dayanışma içinde yeryüzünde yaşamın devamın sağlıyorlar. Üstadım, biraz desatüre etmeli gibime geliyor, özellikle mavi tonlarda
Ellerine sağlık
Selahattin E

  • Needs Improvement 
  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2010-02-03 9:55]
  • [8] [+]

In accord with "trampas". Is it a problem with your camera or a problem with the PP traitment ?
Best regards

Hi Seyfettin,

Wonderful colors,amazing shot of these flowers with beautiful colors of rocks,these colorful rocks truly attracts us as I experience on rocky mountains but this one is very nice,well captured and beautiful presentation my friend.

Best Regards,
Mushtaq Hussain

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  • akg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 0 N: 171] (2264)
  • [2010-02-03 10:40]

Dear Dr. Seyfettin,
very colorful spring time beauty!
Warm regards,

  • Great 
  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-02-03 10:53]

Merhaba Seyfettin bey,
kahkaha çiçekleri değil mi?Bizim bahçede de açıyorlar.Bir de beyaz renkleri var galiba.Ellerinize sağlık.Necla.

Hi Seyfettin

While it is generous of your friends to praise you for this work, I wonder at their motives. I think they want you to return the favour and praise their work, and that they have no interest in helping you improve your photography.

To me, that is not friendship. :(

You have made some photographs that I enjoy very much, but I think this is not so good.

There is a lack of sharpness in this image - partly due to slow shutter, I think, but also due to the focal point being "past" your subject (the flowers.) This is called 'back focus' and it means that the object in the fore, where the eyes naturally alight, is blurred - while the background is sharp.

Compositionally - although the uppermost flowers are in a 1/3rd "golden zone" of the frame, the lower flowers are visually stronger, and are the ones that should be placed in a golden zone.

Additionally, of the three upper flowers, one shows strong overexposure and resulting loss of detail, which really is not an acceptable error in qualified photography.

Finally, as a general rule, a subject that is "busy" (i.e. a lot of colours, details, edges and shapes) seldom works well if it fills the frame. Choosing your subject and angle so that a greater portion of the shot was empty uncluttered space would greatly improve this photo.

Please understand that I am not trying to trample your ego, but in honesty I believe that offering praise for this shot is an insult to your intelligence, and not what a genuine friend would do!


In agreement with Trampas, Jean and Rewshearer.

Vastly overexposed, no detail, no sharpness - really just very poor and it is beyond me why certain Treklensers are praising this snapshot.

  • ErikSven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 946 W: 156 N: 558] (3098)
  • [2010-02-04 1:40]
  • [8]

Hello Seyfettin,

I won’t repeat the shortcomings some others TrekLens members already were so kind to point out to you. I think Rew’s critique perfectly sums up my opinion, as well concerning “TrekLens friendship” as concerning the technical aspects of this photo.

I just wanted to add that you seem to have recurrent problems with your colour balance: a kind of purple haze I already pointed out (http://www.treklens.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=535098) but that keeps coming back in your photos (in this case on the rocks). As it occurs so systematically, I think this might be due to your camera and, perhaps, to the fact that you to use the automatic mode (at least, I guess).

My suggestions:
- use the manual mode of your camera (if it has got one) and try to underexpose systematically (which is easier to fix in PP-work than overexposure, you will keep more detail),
- if you don’t have a manual mode, systematically reduce the purple tones with a post-processing software (many free software available on the web).

Hope this helps…

TFS & kind regards,

+1 to comments by Rew, Erik, and Trampas.

I also see camera shake, try a tripod next time.

I see colors, but it's more like a cacophony, rather than a symphony or melody.

Not to let you down, but sorry, it does not make the cut, as far as my book is concerned...

Ciao Seyfettin

I love your color palette here!
Skillful close-up work, and the result is admirable ...
DoF spot on isolates the subject well,
with sharp fine details in this nice flower!
Lovely for look at.

Have a nice weekend,


  • Needs Improvement 
  • eMBeer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 243 W: 56 N: 2] (24)
  • [2010-02-08 11:30]
  • [5]

unsharp, overexposed, oversaturated with very weak composition... Agreed with previous critiques saying thre same (trampas, rew, Kilted-Arab, dcpixel, ErikSven)

Seyfettin Bey,
Çiçek insana sevinç ve mutluluğun ilk duygularını veriyor,İçine girmek devam etmek istersen yürüyorsun!
Tebrikler,sağlıklı günler.

Merhaba my unforgettable brother Seyfetin,

You ever loved flowers, nature and i learned to love your works.
beautiful colors, excellent work.

Parabéns e um eterno abraço,
Your brother forever,

I think this is overexposed and the colors are not soothing to my eye..theres too much happening in the composition.Make it simple and arresting next time.sorry. thanks for sharing anyway

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