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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: 2008-03-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-28 19:38
Viewed: 5215
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Ring-Billed Gull taken at Hudson Park in New Rochelle New York.

medium-sized, white-headed gull, the Ring-billed Gull appears similar to the Herring and California Gulls, but is smaller, with a shorter bill that has a broad, black ring around it. The Ring-billed Gull is slightly larger and bulkier than the Mew Gull. The white body and tail, slate-gray back and wings, and black wingtips with large, white spots (windows), typical of most gulls, are all present on the Ring-billed Gull. The juvenile is mottled brown mixed with adult plumage characteristics. It has pink legs and a pink bill with a dark tip. As the bird matures, the legs turn yellow, and the bill becomes yellow with a black ring. The adult's eye is also yellow. The adult in non-breeding plumage has brown streaking on its head. The Ring-billed Gull takes three years to reach maturity.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-28 20:43]

Hello Angela, very sharp portrait of the Ring-billed Gull! Well composed, nice details and very good exposure. Thanks!


Hi Angela,

Beautiful portrait shot
Lovely colored eye
Perfect compo, POV and BG
Great sharpness

TFS Thijs

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-28 23:30]

Hello Angela,

Very nice portrait of this Gull, well composed and well framed
..Well done


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-29 0:43]

Hola Angela,
bello retrato y foco,
maravilloso encuadre y detalles,

Hello Angela,

Lovely photo.Excellent sharpness with good details.I liked very much.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-03-29 9:51]

Hi Angela

Great capture of the gull, nicely composed with the gull filling the bottom quarter of the frame, nice details, good exposure on the whites with a lovely OOF BG.


Hello Angela, superb detail with a very nice portrait composition. Excellent exopsure on the white and fantastic detail on the eye tfs rgds Necip

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-29 11:42]

Hi Angela.
What a refined portrait work. I am impressed with exposure of the image, reproduction of the dull plumage and excellent farming/composition of the image. My compliments and best wishes.

Bellissimo ritratto, ottimi POV e composizione, eccellenti dettagli, in particolare dell'occhio, molto bello lo sfondo. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-29 15:29]

Hola Angela.
Muy bella la foto de hoy. Gran calidad en la fotografia, por lo que se aprecian los finos detalles de esta "Gaviota"
Saludos Angela.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-29 17:14]

Hi Angela,beautifull portrait,excellent colours and sharpness and very interesting note,have a nice day,thanks for share,Luciano

My aunt and uncle used to live in your area of this photo...but that was in the late 1950's....oh my gosh... I am dating myself...but I have been there hence...very nice reproduction of reality! And add the touch of an artists eye you did it well...Congrats on this one!

beautiful sharpness and great detail.very nice composition.wonderful capture!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-29 20:54]

Hello Angela

A beautiful gull portrait.
The colours are rich and well saturated.
Wonderful eye detail and colour.
The plumage shows well.
Very good lighting.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-03-30 0:31]

Hello Angela,
beautiful portrait!
great sharpness and pose captured!
regards, Dejan

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-30 3:40]

Hello Angela,
These birds quite often are seen as ugly scavengers. Scavengers yes, ugly far from it and your outstanding portrait displays their beauty exquisitely, great work.

Excellent exposure, nice details Angela.
I like the composition and color, great DOF, BG, and profile POV.
Well done!

Hello Angela. Beautiful mug shot at this gull. This will make very interesting avatar :-) Excellent sharpness and flawless detail and I especially like the eye. Looking hard enough making me think if it is staring back at me. Very well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-02 11:20]

hello angela
good portrait photo and beautiful gull species
i like POV, BG, DOF, light, colours, sharpness and details

hello Angela

in few days it will be my first TN anniversary, one years ago
i would never love portrait shots of birds, but after beeing
in TN viewing beautiful shots like yours, i started to love
portrait shots, but i am not ready to do this kind
of bird shots, maybe this spring or summer

lovely portrait shot of the Ring-Billed Gull, fine POV
and i love your framing, i love that you kept a very good space
where the bird is looking, excellent focus, lovely softness
of the composition with great details, TFS


Hi Angela,

I really like this portrait; you've captured lots of details in the white plumage, you've framed the shot well and the soft grey background complements the subject matter perfectly. Very effective shot.


Hi Angela!

What a perfect expo, there are wonderful details in the white feather! Very good portrait pose, just as it knew you were taking the photo. Showing the eye very well, what makes this gull so beautiful is the eye's and bill's color match. Nice bokeh in the bg makes the image complete. TFS!

Best regards,

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-04-06 20:20]

Hello Angela,
WOW! fantastic profile shot.The POV, DOF, sharpness, details, background are all remarkable.Good composition and framing too.
Thanks for the share,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-12 2:24]

hi Angela,
very nice profile of this bird. Perfect compo, very good colors harmony. A great soft image.



Hi Angela,
beautiful portrait of this gull.
Sharpness is very good and the colors are natural.
TFS Tatjana

Hi Angele,
Nice crop, good composition, nice colors and great DOF. Background is very clear, eye contact is fine. Thanks for sharing. Regards.

Hello Angela.

Excellent image portrait, nice composition and color.

Jose Luis.

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