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I知 Full Now!

I知 Full Now!
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): FEATHERS OR FOUR LEGS..! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-25 5:32
Viewed: 4840
Points: 108
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
的知 full now, so I think I leave..!

Just relax, this is not the start of my new life as a bird photographer I知 just reporting from something happening yesterday.

Every morning, while making my coffee, I feed a couple of magpies living around the house. Just some sliced bread, that痴 all but they seem to appreciate and come around every day. However this morning they were beaten to the food by a gull

8-10 pieces were consumed right away, the gull didn稚 bother to pick the bread like the magpies do! The bird swallowed the pieces like they were small fish

I noticed the magpies sitting in a nearby tree, watching the gull eat 鍍heir food. Later, after the gull left I of course had to slice more bread for my regulars..!

The image was taken through the not quite clean kitchen window

WORKSHOP 1: Gull approaching food on funny paddles

WORKSHOP 2: Gull swallowing a slice of bread like it was small fish

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Great shot - clear and well defined, sharp with good contrast, interesting POV. The white is perfectly exposed.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-25 5:38]

Hi Pablo,
Wonderful shot of the Gull with immaculate sharpness and superb exposure of the plumage. The focus and lighting are spot-on and you have captured a nice pose. Excellent POV and DOF. The surrounding vegetation and setting is well portrayed. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Pablo,
An excellent shots of gull with superb POV and DOF,you have captured nice poses of gull with good composition.

hello pablo,
nice capture, liked the way you have managed the exposure, nice notes, well composed shot with fine pov,
tfs & regards

Hi Pablo,
Lovely shots with nice story behind the scene. On the spot focus and exposure. POV and composition are great. Very well done.

Hello Pablo !
I like both the picture and the story ! Sharpness and details are excellent, exposure spot on, nice natural colors, beautiful composition and POV, and a great pose of the bird. I also like the WS pictures, they are a nice addition and they illustrate your story. Very well done !

Hello Pablo,
perfect sharpness, clarity on this fellow!
good exposure and focus indeed
well done

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-25 11:07]

Hi Pablo.
Beautiful composition with this gull on rooftop and green vegetation with red fruits in BG.Well focused and very good exposure with very nice colors and details in plumage.I like your story and all three the picture which her nicely presented.Very well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hi Pablo,
Excellent documentation work!
I like the sequence of pictures on your workshops, to show the action of the gull.
You managed to get it very clear and with plenty of fine details.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-25 11:46]

Superb colours and details and a delightful story!!

Hi Pablo,
Great photo of the Gull. Nicely composed. Details, sharpness very nice. also POV. TFS
well done

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2007-07-25 17:03]

Hi Pablo
This one is poseing for you. Grat shot as usually from you.
Well done
my frean


Pablo you have set the bar high for our jump. If there is anything worth learning in photography, I would always hope you are there to answer questions. Your pictures are of course wonderful and as close to heaven in nature as one would want to go or achieve. Your love for this thing you do is plain for many to see....


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-25 23:38]

Hello Pablo,
Very nice capture,workshops are also interesting.POV,lighting and pose of gull are wonderful.Have a nice day!

Hi Pablo,
After this one I am back on track with your photos. I am glad you mentioned you shot this through your window. I was already concerned that you had some moisture in your camera or lens. :)
A photo of a good recording that guls are more and more adapting to human life. You see them nowadays all over our country. I do hope that this was one time visit, since I perfer magpies over guls.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-26 1:35]

Pablo, Excellent caption and lovely shot. The expression are superb. Focus is perfect.Ganesh

Hi Pablo,

A nice image of the seagull, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-26 5:12]

Hi Pablo,
your composition, sharp focus and exposure control turns an ordinary shot of a common subject into something very pleasing on the eye. Nice variety of textures and rich colour tones.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-26 8:33]
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Hello Pablo,
Gulls are usually not so striking in their normal environment by the water, but when it is on a ploughed field or as in this shot, on an old dark roof with a green BG, it nearly shines!
You caught this Common Gull sharply in a fine pose and as usual the composition is superb with the gull looking down the sloping roof that forms a fine diagonal line.
TFS and best wishes,

Hi Pablo!
Oh dear I'm so glad you gave you magpies new breakfast!
I wonder if your seagull will be back tomorrow too!! Ahhhh a cliffhanger.....:o) TFS

Hi Pablo, lovely gull in great pose with excellent sharpness, I like also the two WS, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Pablo,
Beautifull catch and nicely composed,superbes couleurs et nettet et une belle profondeur de champ,...bravo..

Hola Pablo.
Maravillosos detalles en esta exquisita escena.
Perfectos y equilibrados colores y agradable presentacin. La iluminacin es inmejorable.
Hasta pronto amigo, JL.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-26 18:22]

Nice shot considering it was taken through a window. The best thing about your phot, I believe, is the perfect exposure. I like the composition also, but not so much the surroundings of your subject. It would be nice to see the gull in a more nautical setting.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-07-26 21:16]

Hi Pablo, man, these guys are everywhere. Do you live close to water, and do you know what kind it is? It almost looks like the Silver Gulls we have in Australia. The shot is good and clear, even though you've shot it through your window. He stands out very well against the roof and that tree below.

Thanks, John

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-26 21:41]
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Hello Pablo

Excellent capture of this interloper.Imagine what luck he must have felt to come upon this tasty treat.Very good focus and sharpness.The shot has lovely colours and is well composed.I wonder if he too will drop by for something to eat every day.TFS

He is very pretty. He will probably be back, maybe with his freinds? I love birds, I love to hear them!

Hola Pablo,
Bonita imagen, con gran nitidez y detalles, colores muy naturales, excelente iluminacin, Saludos
Jos Ramn

I like the complementary lead-in lines and colors behind the Seagull!

Nice depth of field and positioning!
Excellent composition!

Hello Pablo,
you seem have a lot of chance as bird photographer, this one is well captured, with a tranquil air, as it was really thoughtful...
My greetings,

selam pablo, an excellent shot and very good composition of this bird nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

Hi Pablo,
What a beautiful shot of this Gull.Great sharp, colours and POV.Well done.TFS.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-07-27 11:40]

Hello Pablo,

Lovely sharpness and clarity with this seagull as subject, you show us the eye this is very important. Very well done.

Have a nice weekend,

A bird picture from you is quite a pleasant surprise, Pablo.
I like the way you have captured this "intruder" gull in a wider perspective. What I mean is the rooftop and the trees in the neighbourhood. They make such a natural setting for the picture.
Shall we expect to see some magpie pictures next, Pablo :-)?
Very well done and thanks.

hello Pablo:

nice composition
I like the contrast bewteen the white colour of the seagull and the BG

the position of the bird in the picture is all right



Hi Pablo,
A nice shot on this gull. Soft shadowless light and a spot on exposure. The colors are beautiful. Good sharp detail with great DOF.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-07-28 10:22]

I really like the way the white gull stands out, Pablo. I was looking at a phtography magazine last night that was a demonstration of using some flashes outdoor where the subject was well exposed and the bg rather dark and was struck by how attractive that was. That's exactly what I see here, too (well, using natural light). Well done!

Belle photo de cette mouette tr鑚 jolie et pos馥 sur un toit, bonne nettet et jolies couleurs. Amiti駸 Thomas
je reviens

Great reporting, Pablo.
Arn't you lucky; they come to 'visit' you. We have to go 'hunt' for them. Ha, ha,ha.
I always find it difficult to register 'whites' and 'golden' colours. This one is PERFECT.
Got to learn from you.
Best regards,
P.S. Did you recover your images???

Hi Pablo nice shot plenty of detail and sharpness Interesting composition with the diagnol of the roof. Good dof. tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Pablo,

That's a very good shot and an interesting story to go along with it. I had fun reading both the story and the title :-)
Great sharpness, colours, composition and details.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

Hi dear Pablo my friend,
nice shot and lovely mood.
well composed and details are excellent.
very well done
my best regards

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-29 11:14]

Hi Pablo

I have seen these demolishing the contents on a rubbish bin in the seaside towns. They certainly can eat. Nicely composed with good details. I like the workshop shots as well. They tell a nice story together



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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-07-29 19:50]

Hi Pablo. Very good to see some birds flying into your portfolio! Good clear shot in what were less than ideal light conditions. I like the diversity you show us from Norway. TFS. MURRAY.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-30 0:06]

Hi Pablo,
I think this one will be one of your regulars too :o) Nice capture with a good composition. TFS
Best wishes,

bonjour pablo
cette mouette a l'air bien perdue dans cet environement,c'est un belle surprise et bien prise.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-30 15:06]

Hi Pablo,
Perfect composition, light control, details and history!
Thank you for sharing it, Jos M.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-07-31 23:48]

Hi Pablo!
A strange story of competition between magpies and gulls about your care;-) Good close up of this bird, which sais that sea is somewhere nearabout.

Beautiful clear shot! Beautiful details on this greedy bird. Nice alternate views in the ws too. TFS

Nice exposure, POV, DOF, color, and good detail Pablo..
I like the diagonal split-frame composition here :)
Well done!

Hi pablo nice captured
well focused and very good detail
coloursa re good
well done

Hello Pablo. Very nice of you to drop by my gallery. I can see you do capture stuff with wings and legs too. This is just stunning sharpness and clarity with beautiful plumage. The perspective has always been well taken care of and a brilliant contribution to TN. Well done and best regards. Jusni

Hi my Friend again,
Ah, an animal shot of You... This was on Your intro page as random photo. Absolutely fantastic composition, as the roof making a diagonal line on the whole pic, the off-centered gull in the foreground and Your garden in the bg... couldn't be any better, even if You ask the bird how and where to sit. :) Excellent, by one word. Bravo.
A question to the end: I see You're an active member in critiquing. No possibility for full comeback with new photos?
Have a nice day, L疽zl

Hello Pablo! Nice shot, very interesting note, original title. Good work. Well done!

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