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The Ring-billed Gull in-flight

The Ring-billed Gull in-flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 14:08
Viewed: 2321
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, the Ring-billed Gull flying
over the river Rivière-des-Mille-Îles north
of my city (island) of Laval where i live.

1/1000s f/11.0 ISO200 50mm (35mm eq:75mm),
50% of cropping from the original shot,
habitually when i shoot in-flight i higher
my ISO to 1000, here i am only at ISO200,
before this shot i was shooting non in-flight
and later i forgot to higher the ISO.

from the All About Birds website

« Many, if not most, Ring-billed Gulls
return to breed at the colony where
they hatched. Once they have bred,
they are likely to return to the same
breeding spot each year, often nesting
within a few meters of the last year's
nest site. Many individuals return to
the same wintering sites each winter too.

Migrating Ring-billed Gulls apparently use
a built-in compass to navigate. When tested
at only two days of age, chicks showed a
preference for magnetic bearings that would
take them in the appropriate direction for
their fall migration. The gulls also rely
on landmarks and high-altitude winds to
provide directional cues. »



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Very nice shot Asbed. A very humble looking seagull. An amazing picture for ISO 200. I especially like the way you framed the bottom of the picture with clouds. Very nice shading to the bird as well Asbed. TFS Trevor

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-07 14:23]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice photo of this gull in flight. Good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Excellent composition with a pleasing background.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-07 14:50]

Salut Asbed,c'est vraiment merveilleuse,une photo de qualite' impressionante,quels details et quelle magnifique lumiere sur les ailes menagee' au top,une parmi tes meilleures sans doute! Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Ciao Asbed
Bellissima foto di gabbiano in volo con grande nitidezza e ottimi dettagli.
Grazie della condivisione.
Ciao Nico

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-06-07 15:30]
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This is a nice picture, well framed and a pleasure to look at. I think gulls make good pictures while in flight.

Hello Asbed,

A really excellent capture of this Ring-Billed Gull in-flight with beautiful colors, details & timing. Great composition & presentation...mon ami!

TFS & best wishes!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-07 22:19]

Hello Asbed,
This is a superb capture!
I like the contrast of light and shade and despite a relatively close shot of this Ring-billed gull, the position of the clouds in the BG give the impression that the gull is high up. Excellent sharpness and composition too.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Dear Asbed,

A well taken capture of a seagull in-flight!
The sharpness and clarity are well done, and the way you isolated the bird so nicely against a blue sky is worth praise. Nice colors and well kept light on this flying beauty.
Good work!

Best regards,

Hello Asbed,
great capture of this gull with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I especially like the clouds under the gull that enhance the impression of the large height its flying in.
Best wishes,

Bom dia Asbed
Excellent in flight shot!Perfect timing,wonderful colours and light and great sharpness also.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-08 5:23]

Bonjour Asbed,
Une grande réussite ta photo. Magnifique d'avoir inclu dans l'image les nuages.
Cela fait rêver..pourrait inspirer une partition de musique ou une histoire. Bravo!

Bonjour Asbed,
Très bonne coordination de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier le sujet dans une belle attitude amplifiées par sa formidable opposition sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-06-08 7:33]

Fatastic capture, Asbed! Details of the plumage are superb. Splendid light and shadows.
The bird is placed in the image perfectly and stands out against the blue sky very well.
The white clouds add beauty to the composition.
Well done my friend: congratulations.
Cuiao! Vanda

Ciao Asbed, great inflight capture of lovely gull,fantastic sky, perfect focus, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed,
very nice photo of this bird in flying. Excellent point of view. Amazing colours and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Asbed.
Stupenda composizione di questa foto eccellente nitidezza di questo uccello con relativi dettagli,splendidi colori naturali ed un’ottima gestione della luce molto molto bella complimenti.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-06-09 11:14]

Hello Asbed,
A perfectly timed capture showing a Gull in beautiful light that makes it almost look translucent. Excellent focus, sharpness and colours and I like the clouds floating below!
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Bonjour Asbed,

Les nuages aident au cadrage de l'oiseau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du Goéland à bec cerclé en vol. La qualité de la lumière rehausse les couleurs de l'image.

Bonne journée.


Hi Asbed,
this is really a good picture of a flying bird with good clarity and and sharpness.
nice work.
with best wishes.

Hi Asbed,
This is again an outstanding in-flight capture, with perfect timing, shutter speed, focus and composition. I like the negative space in front of the bird also and the way how you played with lights and shadows. Superb shot! Bravo!
Best regards, László

Hello Asbed,
Very good NOTE about this species.

Nice captured even using 17-50mm lens.Good details and light.In BG sky's exposure is also nicely managed.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

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