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Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull
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Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS + EF1.4x, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jacqueline's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-11 10:29
Viewed: 4466
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawerensis) shot in the fresh snow of my garden in the Spring of 2008.
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-04-11 10:33]

Hi Mario.I see you have gone back into your archives for this fine picture of the Gull. Its feet must have been cold in the snow. You have delt with the bright light from the snow so well. Good feather detail .TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-04-11 10:58]

Hello Mario,
Wonderful shot of this Ring-billed Gull. The white colour is superbly exposed with sharp details. Very nicely composed.
Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-11 11:04]

Hello Mario,
You got a rich filled archive. Very beautiful photo of this Ring-billed Gull in the snow. Excellent low POV, sharpness and pose with eye-contact. Beautiful colours with a great contrasting dark BG.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-04-11 11:19]

Hello Mario,
A nice wintery capture from your archives!
This is an excellent portrait of a ring-billed gull. The POV, light-management, colours and sharpness all contribute to a fine well-composed image.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hi Mario
What a great Ring-billed Gull o the snow!
Snow to the end of March? Interesting!
Great details and very sharp!

Hi Mario,
Nice simple portrait of this beautiful bird.In my view the brightness can be elevated just slightly and carefully not to lose highlight details!Good sharpness and dept of field.Fantastic !
George Veltchev

Hello Mario,
Congratulations for the photo, excellent sharpness and contrast.
Thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-04-11 14:56]

Hi Mario,

I was happy to see this was taken in March and not April! The whites, blacks and greys with the yellow eye and legs are striking. The gull seems to be smiling at you - his beak and eye are wonderful. Amazing details of the face, wings and to your credit of the white areas. I love the pose and composition.


Hi Mario,
I look at this picture and makes me want to applaud! I do not understand how you achieve contrast in "white on white" but I congratulate you! A job without maculae, Impressive light and impeccable detail. A beautiful bird with attitude. Regards, TFS, Happy Week, Jesús.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-04-11 23:14]

Hello Mario
I see for the first time one seagull in the snow!
Perfect details and colors.

Bonjour Mario,

Le flou de l'arrière-plan met en évidence l'oiseau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleur du goéland à bec cerclé. Le sujet est bien cadré. La réflexion de la lumière sur la neige rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Ciao Mario, very diffcult white on white, you take it very well, lovely gull in the snow, beautiful details and excellent sharpness, I like a lot my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-04-12 7:03]

Hello Mario,

I see these Ring-billed Gull not at us Belgian coast.
Regular other types with red to the beak
We see wonderful the eye and the head, this is very important.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

salut Mario

2008, l'année où l'on a eu beaucoup beaucoup de neige...
une très belle photo du goléans à bec cerclé sur la neige
excellent POV et DOF, tu as gérer superbement ta caméra
pour obtenir des détails dans les blancs de l'oiseau
et également de la neige, TFS


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-04-12 13:28]

Hi Mario,
What a great capture Gull on the snow with excellent sharpness,colors and perfect details.Very nice composition.
TFS and regards,

bonjour Mario
image très spéciale de ce goéland dans la neige, les détails sont parfaits
j'adore les couleurs noir/blanc/gris de l'oiseau et du décor
superbe pose et présentation
Passe un e bonne nuit

Hallo Mario
This is a beauty with striking features. I really fancy the proud and almost rigid pose, the somewhat squint pull of the eyes and the lovely details on the tail piece, and I cannot forget to mention the lovely two coloured beak with its unusual shape. This is a lovely image, which you captured well, in an environment we don't see the Gulls in too often. The white snow highlights and compliments the characteristics of the bird well. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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