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Seagull Hatchling

Seagull Hatchling
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-29 13:15
Viewed: 4843
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is 'George', we found him the day before this image was taken in a park in central Helsinki. It was on the grass and very hungry - hungry enough to eat an apple.... we simply could not leave it there to die.

He is now staying with us (in the garden) with a healthy appetite and growing fast.
Any tips on how to bring him up to be an independent (and respectful) adult are very welcome.

We believe it to be a Herring Gull, Larus argentatus.
It is a large gull which breeds across North America, Europe and Asia. Some herring gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in winter, but many are permanent residents.

They live up to 32(!!) years old...

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To hester: seagulls looksshirgold 1 06-29 13:27
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Hi Shir,
So nice little chicken!
Well done: good sharpness, details and colors.
Right POV.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-29 13:20]

Hi Shir. What a cute little bird he is. dont see many young Sea gulls.very good detail and sharp focus. good colours .with a very nice POV and DOF.well done for saving him. hope he gets on ok.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-29 13:25]
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That is so sweet, the young seagulls are obviously nicer looking than the parents. Great POV and nice sharp details



Hi Shir,
What an excellent capture of this little Seagull!
I like so much the focus got of the head, and how you managed the DOF to get everything else so nicely blurred. Even the short hairs of the bird, -in a radial position-, creates an effect almost like motion blur.
You've got a high quality image.
I'm sorry I cant help with any tips to bring him back wild.
My compliments for the pic and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

Hola Shir.
Una entrañable fotografía con magníficos detalles y una nitidez envidiable.
Estupenda composición.
Saludos y buen weekend, JL.

Bonsoir Shir
Cette photo est super belle,la netteté est superbe et les details sont très bons ,impressionnant cet oeil.
Bravo et au revoir ...JP

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-29 22:34]

Such sharp details on this cute little chick, Shir.
I have never seen a seagull chick before.
I did not know they had spots.
Great focus and exposure.
TFS. : )

Hello Shir,
Great shot! It is sharp and detailed, has strong colours and ... it plucks at the heart strings as well!
kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-07-08 2:41]

Hi Shir, if you ever need some babysitter... cuteness factor is right there. Great shot, hope you can still manage after this shot. TFS Reina

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