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Chroicocephalus ridibundus 4

Chroicocephalus ridibundus 4
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-04
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-05 7:07
Viewed: 2386
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chroicocephalus ridibundus (Linnaeus, 1766). Immature
Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus ridibundus is a small gull 38–44 cm long with a wingspan of 94–105 cm.
The summer adult has a chocolate-brown head witch looks black from a distance, black tips to the primary wing feathers, and red bill and legs. The hood is lost in winter, leaving just 2 dark spots. First-year birds have orange bill and legs, more dark areas in the wings, and in summer, a less fully developed dark hood. It feeds on fish, insects, seeds, worms, scraps and carrion.
It breeds in Europe, Asia and coastal eastern Canada. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south. Some birds in the milder areas of Europe are resident.

In Cyprus Chroicocephalus ridibundus is a very common winter visitor.

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hallo Christodoulos
this one is super good
i like the details and the great sharpness
light and colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Hello Chris,

Hope you are doing fine dear friend. Please accept new year's greetings from me.
This is a one hell of a superb shot of this immature Black Headed Gull. The sharp focus and the clarity of the image makes it almost look alive. The bird is certainly thirty if I am not wrong and the drops of water shine in the sharp sunlight.It is a keeper, great image!
Thanks a lot for sharing dear, take care.

warm regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
This one is a very good photo. Nice natural colors and excellent focus as usual. Perfect composition taken from a excellent low POV with lovely light and best clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful picture of this Black-headed Gull.Majestic pose with very natural looks.Excellent colour and perfect sharpness.Even if we take a glance on its right leg we can see the reflection of light due to water.Nice sight of this thirsty bird.Water droplets and catching light on eye made it ALIVE.
With huge respect on your Photography knowledge just I have a question if you don't mind-I looked carefully on the white and brown feathers,from where black feathers(tail portion)started and it seemed to me that this portions sharpness is little bit more than middle of wing portions brown feather sharpness.So if I focus on bird's eye I will expect the best sharpness on its eye portion and gradually hind portion will be less sharpen than eye area(with my ordinary lens).In post processing,should I use same amount of sharpness throughout the whole body?
Although I don't know how will you take my comment.You know well I am a green horn person in this field.But it's just my opinion which I felt watching this Photograph.If don't like just ignore it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

great pose, greetings Ori

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-05 11:15]

Hi Christodoulos,
Another great image of beautiful gull.
Amazing colors and excellent sharpness details.
Perfect composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-01-05 12:04]

El Viejo Christodoulos ataca de nuevo...
Que decirte amigo?
La delicadeza de esta captura es como siempre magistral...

Un gran abrazo.

Hernán Bortondello

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-05 12:38]

Hello Christodoulos,
This is so real. Fantastic in all aspects. Great timing to get it in this pose. Light and colours are splendid.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-05 14:23]

Hi Chris,very nice pose and spectacular quality,great way to show us this common gull,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos
Another fascinating image from you.
A superb picture with great clarity, light, colour and moment.
Best wishes,

Hello Chris,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
尤其是它的動作 真是奇特少見非常有震撼力
光線亮麗 整體都很清楚
這水波更是美麗 給人一種想像空間
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-05 23:27]

Fine timing to get this lovely Gull drinking water, poetic pose...good details and colors. tfs.

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely gull in nice pose, fascinating reflections, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
Very good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!

Great time for anothe masterpiece from you MF Christodoulos! I like the symetric compo and the amazing reflections.


Giasou Christodoule
A beautiful photo, superb moment to photograph, excellent point of view and detail.
Wonderful light and setting
regards yiannis

Hi Chris,
Fantastic pic. I truly like the gull's position - maybe (s)he tries to protect him/herself (or the food) from another bird which is quite closed, but not visible on the photo. This "curve" in the bird's body really sells the picture. Sharpness is excellent, especially around the tail, and you've had the chance to have supporting sunlight, too. Reflection and waterdroplets are just plus. :-) Gorgeous image overall. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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