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Ancient Gull

Ancient Gull
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ptaki [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-26 4:09
Viewed: 4645
Points: 27
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken during our Bulgarian holidays in ancient city of Nessebar. Full of tourists, sellers, plastic souvenirs and 'ancient' ruins which are building now, but also with few beautifull, really old buildings and amazing, narrow streets. Unfortunatelly this was one of few days with grey sky, so picture may looks little dull.

Situated on a rocky peninsula on the Black Sea, the more than 3,000-year-old site of Nessebar was originally a Thracian settlement (Menebria). At the beginning of the 6th century B.C., the city became a Greek colony. The city's remains, which date mostly from the Hellenistic period, include the acropolis, a temple of Apollo, an agora and a wall from the Thracian fortifications. Among other monuments, the Stara Mitropolia Basilica and the fortress date from the Middle Ages, when this was one of the most important Byzantine towns on the west coast of the Black Sea. Wooden houses built in the 19th century are typical of the Black Sea architecture of the period.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-26 4:20]

Hello Greg!
Very nice portrait.POV,details,proud expression on face,framing,DOF and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Yes, I know the town very well :-) I'm rather negative if backround is concerned. The white sky makes the gull even darker and causes the chromatic abberrations around its head. The dividing line sky/roof distracts attention from the portrait. Just being honest :-) Best greetings! Michal

Hi Greg

Sorry for the quick critique, but my time is limited today. Great work here. Nice POV. Good sharpness and detail. Great work. Thanks.

Nice one Greg! But I miss the Polish blue sky and I can agree with Michal. But you're allowed one dull day on a holiday. Is that the sky I can see through the hole in the beak of the gull? I like your POV looing up at him. A good job, thank you.
How are you going? Improving quickly I hope...

Hi Greg,
Excellent portrait on this gull. Perfect exposure of the bird with sharp detail in the white feathers. Composition and framing are great!

Hello Greg,

I am thinking (there I go again), that perhaps this photo is a reflection of how you really felt about the visit to this place, on this day; and therefore is a good souvenir to have, (better than a plastic one for sure!)

I believe we all have some of these in our archives as well... :-)

Nice eye detail, POV, and note.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

Great idea, going for a walk...

Perhaps not your best Greg. Still, very good detail & POV. I enjoyed the note and historical account you've given. Well done & Thank You my friend.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-26 12:25]

Good portrait Greg. Exposure on the bird is excellent and the details are sharp. Well composed and good POV. The bright sky is a bummer, but there was nothing you could do about that I suppose. ;) Well done & TFS!


Hi Greg,
Nice portrait, good detail and composition.
The sky can't always be a nice blue, and you've done well with the exposure of the gull.
Thanks for posting.

I've got similar photo :-) This seagull was great.

Nice portrait shot Greg, great sharpness and POV, well captured too. Thanks for sharing.

It would've been great if the BG was blue, but still the photo looks very good. The POV and framing is perfect, nice details to.
I like it very much.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-27 2:32]

ładny portrecik, ostro, ładnie odcina się od tła. Wygląda jakby ptak stał w cieniu. Dobra nota i robota.
Pozdr. Al.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-10-31 3:18]

Hello Greg!
Wonderful close up.He seems thoughtful;).Colors,POV,details,framing and composition are perfect.Thanks for posting.

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