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Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 2 N: 565] (2054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-28
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-06 8:38
Viewed: 2750
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I like to thanks to every body, which take your time to stop in my posts.
Iím steal smell leather when you open the door, I only have tree month (torturing this camera)doing it and I make a LOT of mistakes, thank to yours comments, that help me to doing better,
best regards to all of you /lawhill.

The Common Gull, Larus canus is a medium-sized gull which breeds in the northwest of North America (where it is called Mew Gull), Europe and Asia. It migrates further south in winter.
The Common Gull comprises three populations, sometimes considered distinct species: Larus canus canus, the Common Gull, of western Eurasia; L. c. kamschatschensis, the "Kamchatka Gull", of eastern Eurasia; and L. c. brachyrhynchus, the "Short-billed Gull", which breeds in Alaska and western Canada. The European race occurs as a scarce winter visitor to coastal eastern Canada and as a vagrant to the northeastern USA.
This species breeds colonially near water or in marshes, making a lined nest on the ground or in a tree. At 43cm in length and with a 120cm wingspan, it is considerably smaller than the Herring Gull. It is only slightly smaller than the Ring-billed Gull, but its bill is shorter, more tapered, and a more greenish shade of yellow, as well as being unmarked during the breeding season.
Adult Common Gulls are grey above and white below. Their legs are greenish. They have black wing-tips with large white "mirrors", particularly in American birds. Young birds have scaly black-brown upperparts and a neat wing pattern. They take three years to reach maturity. The call is a high-pitched "laughing" cry.
Like most Larus gulls, they are omnivores and will scavenge as well as hunt small prey.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-06 9:00]

Hi Lawhill,
Splendid in-flight shot of this gull. Though the image is a bit soft you have captured a superb pose and is very neat. Excellent POV and the blue sky BG is special. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.

nice action shot with good bird pose.

Lovely in-flight shot! (Sounds like something you get to see on an airplane - an "in flight shot" ...or maybe a drink served)
Getting photos of flying birds isn't easy. I keep trying but I end up with either a blur or a dark shadow.
This has great detail and wonderful composition! :)
The lighting is perfect.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-06 10:47]

Hi Lawhill,

Nice in-flight of the gull. I love the position of the wings. Nice colors and details.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-06 12:05]

WOW Lawhill, amazing capture, wonderful BG, the collors and details are fantastic, great POV and composition.. well done.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-06-06 12:35]

Dang, I still cannot get a good photo of a seagull in flight...You make it look so easy...Great detail and color...Excellent POV...TFS
Best regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-06 12:50]

Hello Lawhill,
Nice in-flight capture of a young gull. Good sharp, well lit shot, the slight rear POV making the central composition about right. Fine blue sky BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

You do so well at gull shots. And I have so many gulls...they are flying outside my window and I am miles from a body of water. Perhaps they sense the great Spokane Aquifer underneath me.

A wonderful clear shot. I will have to get a tele lens from Nikon when I win the lottery.

Bob Pacific NW Wilderness

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-06 16:25]

Hi Lawhill. You do capture some very good in flight shots. this one included. very good detail in the wings and great colours. the clouds break up the sky well. TFS well done .great notes to.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-06 22:52]

Hello Lawhill

A very sharp capture of this gull,the wing plumage is wonderful.Good sharpness and focus.The colours are well saturated.Nicely composed in the frame.TFS


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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-06-06 23:35]

Very nice in-flight capture of this Gull Lawhill. The image is sharp with good detail, and great colour overall.

Thanks, John

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-07 11:44]

selam lawhill; excellent shot of this bird,good details presented , nice BG and POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-07 12:28]

This is nice in-flight view of gull with nice wing position and angle. Beautiful sky background. Good exposure for such a shot. Nice composition too.

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