- Heaven (7912)
- [2009-01-12 2:09]
You are right to share this picture with us, it's nice and shows us fine details of the Gull. The colour of the blurred background help to highlight them. i also appreciate the short and instructive notes.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2009-01-12 2:22]
Excellent portrait of this pretty Gull, Joe.
There is a tender expression in the bird's eye which you have captured very well.
I too was at the river side these last two days and shot some water birds.
TFS and all the best.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-01-12 3:02]
What a lovely close portrait of a Black-headed Gull! I like its winter plumage, lovely and white! Excellent sharpness and afine contrasting background.
TFS and cheers, Ulla
- matatur (5312)
- [2009-01-12 3:18]
An astonishingly fine portrait of a "laughing" gull Joe, what were you doing my friend, holding the bird in one hand while photographing with the other, or what? Beautifully reproduced details indeed!
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2009-01-12 4:14]
Excellent close-up of this juvenile Blac-headed Gull; good POV and composition, good lighting, sharp fine details.
I can see you have your lens back from service, hope its OK now.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-01-12 7:08]
This gull is widespread in our places and so attractive model for shooting. I also like to photograph it. Your portrait is very nice and delicate. Exposure and reproduction of the feathers and other cute details of the bird are refined. BG also is attractive and looks like canvas in first-class studio. My compliments.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-01-12 7:10]
good sharpness and nice details of the head
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2009-01-12 8:37]
You must have been up very late last night..or I went to bed early. Very nice work. I could spot this one in thumb as yours right off. and you actually added a frame...how keen. Nice eye Joey!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-01-12 9:14]
I only get to see gulls when I travel :-( A wonderful up close and personal portrait with excellent colors and details. I love the magnificent eye. I'm not usually a fan of frames but this background and frame are perfect.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2009-01-12 10:54]
A nice portrait of this beautiful black headed gull. Superb composition and lovely details with very good DOF. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Hi Joe. Good close up of the Gull. As you say more brown the black. Good detail and light in the eye. The bird stands out well from the BG. well done TFS.
Any new on a lens yet.
- yquem46 (790)
- [2009-01-12 13:05]
Beautiful portrait and technically very "clean" image
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2009-01-12 13:11]
Great capture of this juvenile gull Joe.
I'm wondering if it is the same gull we have.
Our Black Headed Gull is quite large, and the head does look quite black.
They are very common along the shoreline here, but also frequent rubbish dumps and town centres too.
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2009-01-12 17:11]
Super colours and light.
The POV is terrific.
Excellent sharp focus and details.
A real beauty.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2009-01-12 17:55]
Nice to see Your excellent gallery, full of great photos again, You see i have been very very busy las days, just until today I have a chance to admire photos from all of You.
Have an excellent New Year.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-01-13 1:05]
Beautiful portrait.POV,framing,BG,clear eyes,expression on face and details are perfect.
Thanks for posting.
- anel (40574)
- [2009-01-13 8:17]
This is avery special picture, a little bit like a painting. Interesting composition and great harmony of colors. I like it a lot.
- gannu (14761)
- [2009-01-13 20:47]
Hello Joey, nice closeup shot and a beaituflly presented. The eye and the beak in the frontal POV is lifting the picture. Well done Ganesh
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-01-14 1:51]
Ciao Joe, fantastic portrait with wonderful light and wonderful golden BG, splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio