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Grey - Headed Gull

Grey - Headed Gull
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-05-19 14:12
Viewed: 802
Points: 10
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Grey - Headed Gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)

I have captured this Gull recently at Marieval Bird Sanctuary, early in the morning, just after Sunrise. Although it's not my first post of this species, but different locations, different lighting conditions give an opportunity to go for different images to enhance the quality of Photograph. Mainly early morning light helps a lot to play with exposure and I personally like shade of light in Photograph, so I prefer Golden Hour moment.

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To lousat: Importance of Golden Hour and CompositionHotelcalifornia 1 05-20 08:10
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Hi Srikumar difficult light and location behind the branches that come out of the water and you had to blur to get the best details on the seagull. You caught the best from this situation,i like the perfect symmetry with the reflections. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Sri,
The photo's gorgeous, I love everything on it from lights to timing, but first of all composition, of course. However, personally I feel you were too sharp with Luciano in your answer.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-05-24 12:59]

Hi Srikumar
The gull looks quite sharp and enhanced by a favourable depth of field.
Yes, morning light helps in taking good pictures.


Hi Srikumar,

This is a fabulous shot..excellent!!


Hi Srikumar,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the Grey-Headed Gull. The light is giving good colors rendering. Have a nice day.


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