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A Model Poser!

A Model Poser!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-05 0:57
Viewed: 3287
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

This morning I am posting a close-up of a black-headed gull. I captured this on the edges of Windermere in The Lake District.

I know there is a little oe on the white feathers due to the reflected sunlight but I like this direct pose so much that I thought I would share with you all. He just looks to be thinking 'This is the third time today! I ought to get paid for this!'

Here is a little more information from the R.S.P.B. about black-headed gulls:
Latin name
Larus ridibundus

Gulls (Laridae)

Not really a black-headed bird, more chocolate-brown - in fact, for much of the year, it has a white head. It is most definitely not a 'seagull' and is found commonly almost anywhere inland. Black-headed gulls are sociable, quarrelsome, noisy birds, usually seen in small groups or flocks, often gathering into larger parties where there is plenty of food, or when they are roosting.

Where to see them
The commonest inland gull, particularly in N England, Scotland and Wales. Large colonies along the south and east coasts of England.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Worms, insects, fish and carrion.

Many thanks for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the shot. :-

pp sharpened, added borders, signed

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Hello Bev,
Good evening to you from NZ!
what a size and closeup of this blace-headed gull as a model to you!
good head-on pose of it with that beautiful lighting and have good effect on the head area!
good sharpness with much details in the shot
many thanks for the sharing
best regards

Hi Beverley,
A fine capture of this beautiful black headed gull portrait. Sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi BR,

Amazing capture of the gull.
She poses for you... Beautifull !!
Enjoy !!


Well, it's certainly not a shy bird!!..great capture, I like the POV and colours against the background. Very good composition and excellent notes .

regards h

Hi Bev, lovely portrait, great pose with splendid details, good sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Your apt title and my son....it is a long story but he too poses for me. My youngest of 7 is the actor and film producer/maker...He is a genius...but this bird could hardly disguise itself. Way too recognizable:-) Very well done in center as this....the bi-coloured bird does well..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-05 8:23]

Hello Beverley,
Good portrait of this Black-headed Gull with amazing sharpness and great eye-contact. Nice composition and contrasting BG.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-05 9:20]

Hi Beverley. and why not post him he looks a fine looking bird. You have good detail and colours just a little soft on the feathers. but still a good picture. well done TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-05 12:42]

Hi Bev,

Great shot of the Black Headed Gull.
I really light the frontal pose with the excellent eye contact and its nice to see you have got a touch of white framing the head so it stands out from the black BG.
Lovely details, colours and light too.


Hello Bev,
splendid portrait of this black-headed gull, I like his pose , perfect focus and lovely natural colours,

hello Beverley

excellent close-up and portrat shot of this black-headed gull,
lovely smootness of the colours, excellent sharpness
and details of the gull with wonderful eye-contact
of the subject with you, TFS


Hi Bev,

Excellent close-up capture of Black-headed Gull. Very good composition and colours, sharp details and only few details lost on whites.



Hello Beverley,
This is a funny portrait!
The point of view is resulting in unusual shapes and lines, in an almost abstract presentation...
A well composed presentation, a lovely bird!
Pablo -

Hi Bev

Nice pose from this gul you have here. I am always heartened by their seemingly cheeky face/head masks. Sometimes its easy to forget they go and masqarade as normal guls. Top work again.


Hi Bev. I like this mugshot with clean image. The sharpness and detail is just stunning against the muted background. I like the pose as if it is looking at the photographer. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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