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* California Gull *
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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-12 18:07
Viewed: 4556
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
California Gull (Larus californicus)

Here is a young California Gull that I managed to capture last year in Rocky Point with my old XTi.


This is the state bird of Utah, remembered for assisting Mormon settlers in dealing with a plague of Mormon crickets. A monument in Salt Lake City commemorates this event, known as the "Miracle of the Gulls".

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hi Everton
beautiful scene with the impressive opening of feathers,fine capture

Grand perspective here, Everton.
The California Gull lloks majestic in its flight over-head. You have captured plenty details on the bird and the blue sky supports the subject very well.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-13 6:39]

Hi Everton.
Firs-class in-flight image of the gull. You have frozen this charming bird at so attractive pose simply perfectly. Sharpness, exposure, colours are fine and very natural. Bravo.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-05-13 12:23]

Hi Everton,
what i like most about this is thin strip of surf along the bottom, helping to put this Gull in context with its environment. Looks like the pacific waves were roling in that day. Like the colours too, well done.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-13 12:51]

Hi Everton. This isa fine close up of the Young Gull. You have taken it with good detail and naturalcolours. I like the POV with the small amount of sea in the picture. well done TFS.

Hello Everton
great in-flight shot of this california gull, with superb wings position
the details on the feathers are very beautiful and i like also the blue sky and the notion of liberty of this image
have a good night

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-13 18:02]

Hi Everton,

A beautiful in-flight shot of this Gull. You captured him in a nice position with the wings looking very graceful. Nice colors and details against the blue sky.


hello Everton

excellent photo of this California Gull in-flight,
fine POV and framing, excellent sharpness and details,
we can feel the gull's flight speed, TFS


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