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Gull on the Wing

Gull on the Wing
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-14 2:49
Viewed: 2847
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Gull (Larus canus)is a familiar gull to N. Europe and parts of Northern Britain in summer, in winter more widespread. Prefers open, smooth grassland, playing fields will it will spend time looking for worms. Will join in the scramble at tips and beaches, is usually shyer than the black-headed and much bigger herring gulls. In summer prefers sheltered bays, rocky outcrops and moorland not far from the sea. Size 40cm 370-450g.

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Hello William,
Thanks a lot for your kind words on my latest picture of a bird.
I appreciate it.
In your picture of the Common Gull, the white against the white has turned out to be remarkably wonderful. The white sky, which must be overcast at the time of taking the picture, does not assimilate the white of the bird into it.
As a result, the bird stands out sharply with excellent details on it.
I like your framing too.
Best regards,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-14 7:22]

Bonjour William, I like this shot very much because of the soft light. The grey sky is perfect for the bird, almost the same colour, giving a monochrome feel to your picture. It is also perfectly sharp and you managed an excellent exposure underneath the wings even though you were in a difficult situation. Many thanks,


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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-03-14 15:05]

Beautiful capture of this William! Wonderful whites with great detail!
Cheers, Marx


You are right, our Gull pictures are very similar.

The diagonal framing of the gull is a major part of your picture. It is well focused and exposed. I like that you caught the Gull speaking it's mind.

Thanks for sharing and commenting on my photo. (I will check into the coloration of my shot)


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