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Copyright: angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 470 W: 19 N: 798] (3083)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-5000z
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-10 14:25
Viewed: 3083
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Ring-billed Gull i saw at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck New York.

The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is a medium-sized gull, measuring 45 cm from bill to tail, having a 50-cm wingspan and weighing about 0.7 kg. Its white head, neck, underside and tail contrast with its grey wings (or back when the bird is at rest). The wing-tips are black with white spots and the legs and feet are yellow-green. A black ring encircles its yellow bill near the tip.

In appearance the adult Ring-billed Gull is similar to the Herring Gull, but the Herring Gull is bigger and has flesh-coloured legs and feet and a red dot on the lower part of the bill rather than a black ring.

Young Ring-billed Gulls are a mottled brown, much different in colouring from the adults. With each successive moult, or shedding of old feathers, they lose more of the brown and develop more of the white, grey, and black patterning. They attain full adult plumage when they are three years old.

Signs and sounds

The Ring-billed Gull’s notes are higher pitched than those of the Herring Gull. Vocalizations are a loud hiyak . . . hiyah . . . hiyah-hiyak or yuk-yuk-yuk-yuk-yuckle-yuckle. It also makes mewing squeals. Its anxiety note is gah-gah-gah.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-10 14:35]

Hello Angela,
A fine closeup of this gull, the details are sharp and the eye is captivating, thanks for sharing.

hello angela
bienvenue sur TN, tu auras surement de bons commentaires avec cette macro parfaite, bonne netteté, belles couleurs et de bons détails
merci a toi de partager


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-11 11:39]

Hi angela. a good close up of the gull with nice light in the eye.good detail and colours in the bill. a good POV/DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-12 8:22]

Hola Angela.- Bella foto de esta Gaviota, Ya veo por que su nombre en el anillo del pico.
gran claridad y hermosos colores blancos.

Hello Angela
This is a lovely sharp picture of the gull..you have got great detail in the eye which is so hard to do..perhaps the flash (which was obviously needed as I can see its quite dark) has just slightly over exposed his chest..this is by no means a criticism.
To be honest youve managed all this with a compact which certainly shows a flair and skill in your work.
All the Best

Bonita toma Angela. Buen encuadre y colores naturales. Algo justa de enfoque y subida de color pero buen conjunto.
Creo que el primer contacto con NY. Un abrazo desde España: J. Ignasi

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-14 9:28]

merhaba angela
beautiful portrait photo of this cute gull
i like composition, point of view, blurred background, lighting, colours and details of beak and eye
thanks for sharing

Hi Angela,
Nice picture and close up of this seagull nicely composed and presented, excellent point of view with beautiful colors and sharp portrait, very well done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-17 19:09]

Hello Angela

A lovely portrait of this gull.
I like the crop and the BG ,nicely composed in the frame.
The details are sharp and the colours are natural.
Nicely done.


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