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Wide open wings flight of the Gull

Wide open wings flight of the Gull
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: 2013-05-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-10 8:48
Viewed: 988
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, a photo from my spring 2013 archives.

1/4000s f/7.1 ISO1000 50mm (35mm eq:75mm).


« Familiar acrobats of the air, Ring-billed Gulls nimbly pluck
tossed tidbits from on high. Comfortable around humans,
they frequent parking lots, garbage dumps, beaches, and fields,
sometimes by the hundreds. These are the gulls you're most likely
to see far away from coastal areas—in fact, most Ring-billed Gulls
nest in the interior of the continent, near freshwater.
A black band encircling the yellow bill helps distinguish adults
from other gulls—but look closely, as some other species have
black or red spots on the bill. »



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Hello Asbed,

Against such blue sky, This solitary Gull is really looking nice. Nice light on wing. Good sharpness and well lighten. Well captured my friend.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-10 13:25]

Hi Asbed,fantastic capture of this gull,the best wings position to watch the transparencies and the details in the best way,i like the decentralized composition too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Nice, my friend.
But the sun was in the wrong backlit position.
It's good but not great as I would have like the sun from the front.
No intention to disrespect your work.
Kind regards

Top photo in flyght Asbed.

Thanks for sharing.


Hello Asbed! Amazing seaguul in flight. Fine dynamic scene. Good title, very original. Perfect exposure. Ideal quality. Fantastic effect. Good luck!

Hello Asbed,
Gull is looking like a big bird the way it was captured.


Back-lit expanse of this Gull's wings in the hallmark of your image, Asbed.
With your daring camera settings, you once succeed in obtaining a delightful in-flight capture.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-04-11 16:08]

Hello Asbed,
Great inflight shot of this nice looking Ring-billed Gull. I like the way the back lighting appears to have illuminated the wings. Wonderful focus and an attractive blue sky as a BG.

Bonjour Asbed,
Une très belle lumière et une formidable opposition du sujet sur l'arrière plan sans oublier la parfaite coordination entre la vitesse et la profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2015-04-13 5:41]

Very nice picture, I like it, I also like the composition. Congratulation. Saludos.

Bonjour Asbed,

L'endroit où est placé l'oiseau indique le mouvement. La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails du Goéland à bec cerclé en vol. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Ciao Asbed, great capture of inflight gull with open wings, excellent clarity, perfect focus, fantastic light, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed
Superb capture of this gull in flight.Great backlight effect.Excellent freeze.TFS.
Have a good week and thank You.
Best regards

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