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Learning from Wind

Learning from Wind
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Copyright: Marco Rossi (Urfaust) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1844 W: 60 N: 3004] (13317)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-23
Categories: Nature, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment, Action, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D-80, Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS-DX
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Century Club (more than 100 points), Jure Dolzan's favs 2, Silver Tulip Award, Vandana's Favorites I, Marco's Feelings [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-17 13:48
Viewed: 4607
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 124
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]

I would like to learn from wind..
I would like to breathe..
explaining my wings... fresh air..
feeling the lightness.. fast, to go away...
warm sunrays over me.. the look intense..
without certainties, without uncertainty..
without molecular weight..
absence in presence.. awareness, conscience.. essence..
i’m there.. i’m everywhere...
i'm starting to being..
learning from wind..

special guest.. Tiromancino..

comments and critics are welcome..

Crop, adjust contrast and light..
the strange effect on the right wing.. is that.. probably it's the trambling of the wind over the plumes of the wing.. the seagull is focused.. and the original picture (more detailed) has the same effect..


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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-08-17 14:03]

Ok , welldone Signore Italiano
Good sharp shot in two simple colours , white blue

Interesting POV, good timing, good result...

hi marco,
wow, outstanding sharpness of this gull in flight !
very clear details.
you caught a bright happy sunny light in here.
fantastic compostion with the sea and the mountains.
i like the colours combination blue/white.
a delightful shot !
tfs - carole

Bravo Marco!
Colores, nitidez y composición, perfectos... te felicito!
Saludos y hasta pronto!
Mical :)

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-08-17 15:45]
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Hi Marco,

Great shot, very sharp and good contrast, I like the colours and details here, wonderful sharpess and close up, as if you are just flying from the back.

Well done, thanks for sharing


Great shot Marco, I love it! Beautifully metered, wonderfully sharp, an excellent POV and good composition. Rich tones and colours.
Very nice indeed

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2007-08-17 17:01]

Hi Marco,your image is nice & sharp,with lot's of detail,it is
not that easy to capture this subject this clearly,they tend to be quite erratic when flying with the wind.TFS


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2007-08-17 17:23]

Ciao Marco! È una foto grande di questo gull "che appende" nel vento.

Hi Marco, I admire the photograper capture bird in fligth, beautiful shot, great great great capture. Probablemente mi ingles esta mal escrito pero no importa realmente me ha maravillado tu foto.


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-08-17 17:51]

Hola Marco,
precioso trabajo,
sensacional perspectiva,
colores y buen pov y dof,

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2007-08-17 18:29]

Nice capture. TFS. K2

Absolutely stunning!!! Great POV and contrast, beautiful blue tone, excellent sharpness!
Very, very impressive. Congratulations!

Hi Marco.
Very good shot.

Hi Marco,

If I didn't know any better I'd say you were flying behind this seagull! Wonderful shot in sharpness as well as toning. What kind of lense did you use for this one? I'm thinking about the 80-400 VR, but that's quite slow in focus... So tell me, which lense??!! :-)

Greetings, Dennis

PS: The youtube clip you give a link for is just wonderful.

Wawwww Marco..
Aber das ist eine wunderschones Bilder mit scharfes Farbe und auch eine SUPER POV!
Gute Arbait meine Freund;-)

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2007-08-18 1:40]

Hi Marco,
a vast and boundless space of blue wind and white wings.
in this universe there are nothing but blue and white lights. even the sense or the imagination is colored with blue and white. so the all lives dream blue stories with blue joy and white sad, and also feel the air of blue wind against white wings. this seagull is the flying soul of the white wish.
thank you for imaginative and beautiful picture.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-08-18 4:08]

Hello Marco!
Wow! Excellent capture of this seagull. We could think of "Jonathan Livingston". The colors are so great. It's just perfect! A pleasure for the eyes. Thanks.
Best regards

hey Marco
good angle & pose, excellent framing, beautiful pic ;)

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-08-18 7:28]

Hi Marco ;)
excellent point of view, great composition...my compliments...
J ;)

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-08-18 7:30]

selam Marco;
verygood captured..super pov..bravo

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-08-18 7:54]

Ciao Marco,

This is a heart winning composition my friend. Feels like you are also airborne along with this beautiful seagul. The dominance of blue hue is providing a cool impact of the vision. An excellent shot my friend, well done.

Many thanks for sharing this.

Hello Marco,
outstanding sharpness and many details in this gull in fly, splendid composition, well done, I like it,

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-08-18 14:24]

Beautiful light on that gull, Marco, and a very nice scenery in the backdrop too. My only nit-pick is the tilted horizon...
Anyway, TFS

merhaba my friend marco
wonderful blue colours and composition.beautiful thought and seagull.
best regards.
gükan akçakır.

hello! this is so beauty!!!!!!!!!!

Ciao Marco,


Ottimo punto di vista e composizione. Bella definizione.



Masterful capture! I tried getting a gull recently, but my camera wouldn't co-operate. The shutter delay threw me off!
This is excellent beyound compare!


Great shot Marco
Nice blue tones, excellent sharpness and details
well done

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-08-19 1:13]

Hi Marco beautiful actionpicture of this bird.
Gr Jos

Hi Marco - I agree with Inaam about your image being 'a heart-warming composition'. I'd like to rise with the seagull to fly across the beautiful sea to the montains on the distant horizon (and all for free). White wings, white clouds, blue sea, blue sky - very effective. Your iamge has a wonderful atmosphere, suggesting freedom. Well done! TFS! Cordelia :)
PS: Good title!

Ciao, Marco.
Good shot from this flying seagull. The background makes it an interesting picture.
Have a nice sunday.
Ciao from Jan

Ciao Marco,
leraning from this beautiful photo :) The blue tones are amazing... the composition is perfect. The angle of shot is truly stunning. The view ahead is the most beautiful one and the white cloud adds something extra to it. Nice framing too. Well done amigo!

Have a lovely sunny day!

Very nice pov Marco! Were you on a boat?

Hello Marco,

COOL image. Beautiful composition, colors and sharpness.
Very nice note too. Thank you.


Ciao Marco :o)
Wow ! Wonderful capture of this bird ! Great sharpness, excellent POV and so nice blue ! Everything is perfect ... it's a dream to look at this shot while listening to this wonderful song of Tiromancino .... Thanks for those two presents .. it represent a great mood, romantic mood, peaceful ambiance .... I believe I can fly ... tonight I can :o) Thanks
:) later

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-08-20 1:15]

Hi Marco...
Well dan, great shot...
Beautiful blue tones and sky...
Reg. George

Wonderful shot. I love the sharpness of the wings, composition, everything! Perfect! Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-08-20 10:42]

Ciao Marco,
The organization is outstanding here, perfect details and a wonderful effect of the picture. Excellent one sharp details.
Wery interesting POV.
Best wishes.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-08-20 12:25]

Hi Marco..
I like this.. the title is perfect for the shot...
The colors and details outstanding! :)


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-08-21 0:35]

Marco, this is a real beauty my friend.
Superb !!!


Hi Marco,
For some reason I missed this excellent picture. Normally I don't care about all those "gull shots" but this is defenitly an exception! Superb catch mio amicio! Both bird and landscape are perfectly sharp. The composition, with the bird far out of centre makes it an well balanced image, well presented in the nice white frame. I add this photo to my favorites!

Hi Marco,

Beautiful presentation . . I like your note . . Very sharp and great detail . . Great POV . .


The BEST! It reminded me of the Nomads of the sky documentary. Were you there on the set;)?

Hello Marco!
Really fantastic shot!
Great colours and perfect clarity!
Nice point of view!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

Mouette à l'essor mélancolique,
Elle suit la vague, ma pensée,
À tous les vents du ciel balancée,
Et biaisant quand la marée oblique
Mouette à l'essor mélancolique.»
Paul Verlaine » Index des Poèmes » Je ne sais pourquoi

beautiful catch here marco :)
superb sharpness and clarity
the contrast is beautiful


S U P E R !!!
The Silver Tulip Reward !

* domani

I love this photos...
Perfect , High composition...
It's very nice...
Best regards

Beautiful photo - good colours and capture:)

Superb capture Marco, great composition and detail.

Regards Mark :)

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-08-24 14:25]

great capture nice timing and comp

Ciao Marco,
è davvero una presa spettacolare! Gabbiano ben determinato a raggiungere l'Elba, mi pare. Non ti chiederò dov'eri tu, lasciamo che sia un segreto...

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  • KellEy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 393 W: 48 N: 172] (2098)
  • [2007-08-27 17:51]

This composition is more then perfect, it's phenomenal!
The clarity is astounding as well!
I love the blues and whites, well done!

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2007-08-30 13:14]

Ciao Marco
Imagine those beautiful landscapes we could take pictures of, being a bird......and from "out of this world" points of view!
Let's talk about your mastery of composition in this one: Bird and mountain are located on tiers lines.
A mood of freedom.

Hello Marco,
A very good in-flight capture!
Excellent details, and a fine composition...
Well done indeed!
Pablo -

What are you talk a strange effect... Forget that detail there is more strange! Just over... The shape of the cloud is like the shadow of the bird! This is more strange :) I like the angle you catch it! It result a great composition!

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-01-25 20:53]

Hi Marco. It is a beaut, suits wind beneath my wings song as well. This perspective makes it feel like you are the following gull. Original and well cropped. TFS. Murray.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2008-05-21 9:10]

Hello Marco.
It is good time to search in your interesting gallery.
This is great shot and well captured.
Good composition bird on the sky.
Learn to fly. We have to.
Ciao my friend.
Janek Kloss

:) be back

Belíssimo, Marco!! Bravo!!! Excellent focus
and a very beautiful composition. Great job!

Brazilian greetings,

prywitanne Marco!
wonderful compo with AMAZING colours! lovely shot! i like it!=)

Ciao Marco! Excellent flight. Amazing seascape. Marvelous mountains. Nice light and colours. Good sharpness. Original composition. Well done!

Ciao Marco, ogni tua foto fa pensare.
la tecnica è eccellente e messa al servizio di emozioni e idee.
Il gabbiano è perfettamente a fuoco.
Lo sfondo con le varie tonalità di blu è adatto a far risaltare il protagonista.
e questa citazione è un regalo per te
"Se non impari nulla, il mondo di poi sarà identico a quello di prima,
con le stesse limitazioni." Gabbiano Jonathan Livingston - Richard Bach

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