Long John Silver
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-04-20 10:53]
Hi Beverley. I hope you had a good trip. This is a fine close up of the Gull. You have captured fine detail and warm colours. I like the pose on one leg you often see them doing this not to sure why they do this, TFS,
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-20 10:57]
I see that you was having a good trip for the weekend!
the lighting is superb here for the closeup on the Gull single legged!
sharp image with good colour
have a great week ahead!
- jai_glenny (775)
- [2008-04-20 11:06]
A lovely sharp image, the pose makes me chuckle to boot.
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-04-20 11:33]
Very nice capture of a gull in this strange position. Nice composition, sharp details and very nice warm colours.
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-04-20 11:42]
Fantastic capture, goos composition and point
of view, exellent sharpness and depth of field, nice
blurred background, beautiful colors, good contrast
and fantastic details in the plummage, great pose
and nice eye shine.
Beautiful photo of this Gull. Good sharpness, details and splendid warm light. Nice pose.
- loot (11276)
- [2008-04-20 13:41]
A nice capture here of Long John Silver and don't worry, you're not the first person that got caught out by a gull and its one legged stunt. Its amazing how that other leg can disappear between the feathers. The late afternoon light actually gave this bird a lovely soft colour cast. The details came out nice and sharp and perhaps the only slight pity might be that the left hand side of the head went slightly missing in the darkish BG. Otherwise it's a great capture.
Well done and TFS.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-04-20 13:47]
Great shot - really good detail and wonderful lighting. Great isolation of subject too.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-20 13:55]
I'm not sure if I have seenn this Gull before. I love the face - almost looks like he has a mud mask on! Cute pose standing on one leg. He has a nice sparkle in his eye.
- waminda2020 (320)
- [2008-04-20 15:21]
I just want to one of the multitude saying congrats - well done
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-20 17:00]
i love the one leg pose of this kind of birds and of ducks too,
excellent shot with fine POV, framing and DOF,
beautiful luminosity on the subject, great sharpness and details,
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-20 22:22]
Wonderful shot of this blackheaded Gull standing on one feet. Very impressive sharpness and very skillful control of lighting and exposure levels. The BG looks so nice and I like the expressive eye. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-04-21 9:13]
Simply perfect picture in every aspect. Pictured scene is amazing as well as the quality of the image. Superb exposure and colour reproduction. Precise DOF, great sharpness of the bird and very nice perfectly smoothed and coloured BG. Bravo and my compliments. Well done.
- Hil (5035)
- [2008-04-21 11:55]
Superb capture of the Black Headed Gull,
Nicely composed and I like the pose on one leg
Very nice details.
Good light and beautiful colours.
Nice light in the eye too.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-04-22 1:53]
i'm looking forward to my trip to the Lakes in June i can tell you :o) I really like the light in this one, nice and bright but not OE. The single leg thing here is a classic Gull pose! I wonder if they do this to keep the other one warm and then swap over...anyway, lovely stuff, keep it up.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-04-23 1:06]
He is only training for his balance act, hehehe!
Jokes aside, this is a beautiful portrait of a lovely bird!
The plumage is well exposed and comes out with fine details, and the bird stands out well on the background...
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2008-04-23 14:34]
splendid pose very well captured, excellent focus and lovely colours,
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-23 19:59]
The POV is wonderful,the one legged gull is well seen with lovely sharp detail and beautiful colours.
Excellent eye contact.
- jackart (1965)
- [2008-04-23 23:47]
I know this birds very well, I can see them everyday behind my window, but this is great shot of this seagull. Great sharpness, excellent POV and interesting and very well blured background.
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-04-24 1:27]
Ha,ha! What a great title for such a splendid shot! You make the fact to watch Nature and photography not only delightful but funny too. I like a lot this element. Excellent job, Bev.
Thank you very much for sharing.
My best regards
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-04-24 6:02]
Hi Bev, where is other leg?:) splendid capture of beautiful bird, superb details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio