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Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull
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Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Kodak DX6490, 52.6mm
Exposure: f/6.8, 1/480 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The Look Of Seagulls [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-12 19:37
Viewed: 4439
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Ring-billed Gull
To our knowledge, it is the most common seagull and most abundant in our area. We can observe it close to the river, along the rivers, etc. The summer, for example, a large colony remains with the dam Beauharnois. These are also the seagulls (and not gulls) which attend the accesses of the restaurants with fast service (McDonald, Kentucky, etc.) as well as the dumps. When the farmers plow their fields, at once a group of Ring-billed Gull regales larvae of insects thus dislodged.
Ring-billed Gull nozzle has a black circle around the nozzle. Its legs are yellowish or greenish clearly. The herring Gull resembles to him much but this last is larger and its nozzle has a red point on its lower mandible. However, by far and without binoculars or telescope, it is possible to confuse them.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-12 23:45]

Très joli ce goéland Jean-Paul, même si on ne l'apprécie pas beaucoup en général c'est quand même un magnifique oiseau. Bonne compo, belle netteté et bon éclairage. Merci.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-12 23:56]
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Hi Jeanpaul
Very nice capture of your one legged friend. Probably the other leg was just pulled in under the feathers, but it is amazing how many gulls one find with a leg (or at least a portion of it) missing. This could be the result of some game fish having a piece of the gull.
Your composition is great and the colours are very natural. Good DOF brought out some nice details on the bird while the darkish BG enhances the bird. The exposure was well managed showing excellent contrast between the whites and greys.
Well done and TFS.

Très bel oiseau et très belle photo. J'aime beaucoup la composition, les détails et la belle netteté de l'image. L'oiseau est bien mis en valeur par l'arrière-plan sombre.
Du beau travail !

Hi Jean and Paul. Great photo. Excellent colors DOF, POV, excellent. Keep up the good work. TFS Kyle

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-13 11:07]

Hello Jeanpaul!
Lovely capture.POV,details,pose of gull and composition are

Hello Jeanpaul!
Very nice shot.I liked pose of gull and composition very much.Thanks for sharing.

Hi Jeanpaul,
One of those late nights. Hopefully all back to normal after tonight.
Well worth a big green :)
Thanks for posting, have a great Easter weekend.

Hi Jeanpaul,
Nicely exposed with great color and good sharpness. Good POV also. Interesting note, pointing out the difference between the ring-billed and the herring gulls..
Well done!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-04-14 17:53]

Jean, getting a great exposure with such white feathers is not an easy task.

I like pov and composition, as well as pose.

Bonjour Jean-Paul
image très bonne de cette belle goéland, tu as pris bons ses détails des plumes et du sol, qui est uniforme et souligne comme fonds. Bien les couleurs et l'exposition

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-15 20:42]

Hi Jean Paul,
this is a beautiful gull. The details are amazing. Sharpness, color and POV are excellent. Just lovely.
Joyeux Paque..Sky

Great bird with nice note and composition!
Great colors,focus,DOF and frame!
Thanks Ana:)

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