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Free as a bird...

Free as a bird...
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos with titles of songs, Flying images [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-18 11:02
Viewed: 4841
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is feeling that I get when I am watching this picture.
The bird is a common gull in fish ponds near the sea, this was a day with cloudy sky but not hevy clouds so the sun rays went through the thin layer of the clouds and created this red colours in the sky,
The catch was delibirate, I saw the gulls and this wonderfull sunset and I decided to try and combine those two together...
This is the combination, cropped a little, I didn't managed to catch more after that, Hope you will like it.
If you see I chose F9.0 because I didn't wanted the background to be blured to much.

Fisher, Luc, ellis49, marhowie, PDP, Andrieux, willie, hummingbird24, Callie, bscheller, TAZ has marked this note useful
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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-02-18 11:24]

Wow... what a color!! This is really beautiful shot. Regards.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-02-18 11:30]

Excelent capture and composition. It's a warm image, which is needed, it is very cold today. Well done.


Nice image with lots of impact, nice colours and a good clear silhouette.

Nice shot, but the sun doesn't look very natural anymore, maybe to much PP.
Pts tomorrow

Beautiful Elroyie.
Great colour and very nice silhuett of the bird.
Very well done.

Great colour! Wonderful shot.
You did it perfect.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-02-18 13:23]

he is beautiful Elroyie,
Fantastic artful shot, good with that powerful red sky and the contrast from the bird and the sun, very good job

A very nice shot. An excellent job to get the nice backround, and freeze the gull in flight.

Magnific. It is only I can say for this shot...

Elroyie, Great shot, great title.. Very artistic shot that has very good impact IMO. Well done & TFS!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-18 15:11]

Gorgeous shot Elroyie, the colours are excellent, it gives the feeling of warmth and the title is great. Super shot.

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  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2005-02-18 16:32]

Nice silhouete shot. Good controlled of the exposure.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-02-18 17:03]

Belle prise très original. Félicitations et bonne fin de journée.

Beautiful picture.
I love the contrast.
so colorful...

Very good capture, nice tonalities of colors on the sky, good composition, well done! Iris

Two in one Elroyie. Nice flying bird in the sunset. Everyones dream. Very good work. Well done

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-19 2:03]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: great.
All photos is very well, Elroyie. I would like I could write a critique on all of them.

This is such an amazing photo! I almost got my sunglasses out for the view. There is almost a surreal quality to this scene with the shadowed bird and the red sky and the sun! This is a masterpiece to me. Keep up the good work, Elroyie, I will look forward to more...

Tones, colors are really impressive. I like the design of the photo, it is really strong to emphasize the mood of it.

Hey Elroyie!Very,very nice shot!I like the 'black' bird.the red is a very good contrast.composition is very good, with the bird above the large sun.well done!

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-02-20 15:03]

Hi Elroyie
This rocks! One on my wishlist, but not yet successful, I love the way the sun seems to be burning, You did very well here!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-26 18:00]

Elroyie, a poetic shot. Strong and vivid colors, a nice pov. Composition is great too.

P.S.: I added your picture to two themes. I hope you don't mind.


I've put this into my favourites, because I think it really captures the essence of freedom. It's very beautiful, thanks alot for sharing!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-14 11:42]

Waouh ! Quelle compostion classe et belle ! C'est de l'art à ce niveau là !
Very well done !

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