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Young Seagull JA - 2

Young Seagull JA - 2
Photo Information
Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-19 4:58
Viewed: 4523
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took these young Seagull during a spotting in Ostend Belgium at the North Sea coast.
This photo was taken at 50 m far, with a little bit fog in background

Thanks for viewing, also a nice weekend.


Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
2/01/2010 14:12:50
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Av(Aperture Value)
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EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-19 5:17]

Hi John,it seem very cold in this day seeing the face of the seagull..ehehe..very great shot from 50 m and whit this light,you work at the best whit your camera and the result is truely professional.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-19 5:41]

Hello John
Excellent capture of this young gull
Thanks for sharing

Hello John,
a superb capture of this young Gull, good sharpness and fine detail on the plumage, a very nice composition with a lovely pose of this cold bird.
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-19 6:19]

Lovely seagull today!
Details and colors are great.

Hi John!

Isn't it impressive and amazing to see what we can do with a good lens? 50m far, and still so good. Even the feathers show quite rich details. I also like the winterly atmosphere created by the grey background. Maybe the picture is a little bit static, but it's a fine portrait.

Kind regards


hallo John
dit is een super foto met veel scherpte en veel details
mooie compositie met een mooie achtergrond waardoor hij er goed in uitkomt
groetjes lou

hello John

excellent close-up photo of the young Seagull, with fine low POV at its level,
fine focus focus great sharpness and details of its plumage, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-19 7:43]

Hello John,
A very nice portrait of a juvenile Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)that has come into its second year.
The lateral POV shows its features with excellent sharpness and colours against a fine BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-19 8:31]

Hallo John,
Een ideale foto met prachtige details, mooie natuurlijke kleuren, een schitterende vage achtergrond en genomen vanuit een uitstekend standpunt. Prima compositie en diepte in de foto.
Goed weekend,

Hi John,
50 meters away? ... wow! great result! the details are very good and the brightness is very well balanced. Excellent command of optics! congratulations!
TFS & Happy week end!

Hi John,

Very fine job with the presentation, quite witty and effective :). Very eye-pleasing image of a juvenile seagull in every way!
TFS and have a nice WE MF!


Ciao John, lovely seagull against a fantastic blurry BG, nice pose, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-19 11:06]

Hello my today's neighbor,
Very nice job MF John. Good details and compo.
Have a nice weekend.

Hello John,
Lovely capture with exceptional details and fantastic colours.
A perfect shot with superb clarity and amazing blurred BG. Nice POV.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-19 11:46]

Hello John,
Quelle belle photo. Nice POV qui nous permet de voir plus de détails.
Une classe macro grand.
Une soirée merveilleuse,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-19 12:46]

Hello John,
Beautiful photo of this Young Gull. Good sharpness, details and natural colours. Excellent low POV.
Best regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-19 12:59]

Hi John. I have to say This is a fine close up of this Gull . You have taken it with fine detail in the featehrs . Taken with natural looking colours. Well taken TFS.

Have a good weekend.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-19 15:43]

Hi John,
beautiful bird with pattern well seen and detailed. I like the colours and the lines that stand out of the greyish background.
Though quite far you managed it very well.
excellent piece of production in good ude of light.


hi John,
very nice capture of juvenile seagull, with nice focus, POV and composition. bluish BG, exposure and colors also very nice.
thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-02-19 23:21]

What fantastic details on that young gull, John.
Amazing patterns on this very common bird.
Good pose and POV... a statuesque portrait.
TFS. : )

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-20 0:02]

Hi John,
Very beautiful capture of this gull.Details are crisp clear
and razor sharp.Excellent POV,BG and framing.have a great
Thanks for posting..

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-20 0:30]

Nice capture John,
good focus and pov.
bg attractive. and sharpness,

Ciao John. The perfect POV for this graphic "bird" in good details against the soft BG. Very well done MF!


Preciosos colores y un fondo excelente. Buena pose del ave y mucho realismo. No se a que distancia disparaste aunque el resultado es precioso.
Buen fin de semana John: Josep Ignasi.

Hello John,

This is an excellent close-up of this Seagull with nice colors, details & pose. Well taken, composed & presented.

Many thanks for sharing & your nice critiques/comments on my posts!

Best wishes!


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-02-20 21:30]

Hello John,
The quality of this image is exceptional. Tac sharp detail, gorgeous natural colors, great DOF and perfectly exposed.
Super job on this one!!

Hi John.
Very interesting capture of this seagull.
Nice colors of it.Good picture.
Congratulations and greetings.Alin.

hello John!
great portrait of juvenile seagull
perfect detail of plummage and definition

have good w.end sERGIO

Hi John.

Excellent shot at this juvenile. Details on the plumage is so well exposed. I like the perch against the spotless sky. Very nice close framing and thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-02-23 2:49]

Merhaba John,
Çok net ve doğal renkleriyle çok güzel bir kompozisyon olmuş.
Tebrik ederim, selamlar..

Hello John, lovely shot of this gull in a lovely pose.
TFS and regards,

Hi John,
From 50 meters far... Incredible. Simple yet pleasing composition, absolutely wonderful sharpness and details, well blurred simple background... These are what the doctor ordered to me, because now I'm suffering from flu. :)
Brilliant job MF. Congrats and tfs.
Best regards, László

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-25 4:44]

Hi John.
It is really first-class of the gull image. Despite the far distance details of the bird are ultimate. Scene at whole is amazing too. Perfect job. My best regards and thanks a lot.

Quelle netteté. Superbe capture. Merci

nice jouvenile, TFS Ori

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-03-09 14:33]

Very well taken and presented portrait. Successful POV-DOF, beautiful color combination and accurate focus.
Greetings and TFS.

Hi John,

The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the seagull. It is well framed. The grey sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. have a nice day.


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