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Portait of seagull

Portait of seagull
Photo Information
Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 43] (570)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-03
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-29 2:59
Viewed: 3758
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another photo from Drava river in Maribor.

Stroll along the banks of the river Drava and admire and get acquainted with the colourful company of its “inhabitants”, which have colonised the water banks and river bottom. Swans, black-headed gulls, ducks which bring additional life to Lent, as they let you feed them!

Birds, you will meet along the Drava

In the region of Maribor the river Drava hosts over 90 different species of birds, of those approximately a third are nesting birds, the remaining only stay with us for the winter (wintering species) or due to stopping overnight and feeding. At the island Mariborski otok on the river you will most frequently come across the following species of birds: Grebe, Greylag geese, Mute swans, Mallard ducks, Common kestrel, Black coots, Black-headed gulls, Pigeons, Tawny owl, Kingfishers and large Woodpeckers …

Also under the surface of the water life is diverse – there live numerous species of cyprinoids from the carp family, Carp, Barbel, Golobčka, Sabljarko, Sneep, Blicca bjorkna, Whiting, Rudd, Vimba vimba, Grass carp, Silver carp and others.

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Great image Serghei! I liked the depth conveyed in the photograph, the slanting foreground and the backlit beak. Burning / underexposing the bird's back would perhaps make it even better?

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-23 11:08]

Hello Serghei,
this is really very beautiful.Excellent sharpness and pose. I do enjoy the contrast between the bird and the bg.Best regards Siggi

Hi Serghei,

The tight frame is putting the bird in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the seagull. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.


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