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Black Headed Gull

Black Headed Gull
Photo Information
Copyright: Doug Whincup (dougsphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 5 N: 190] (849)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-09 13:10
Viewed: 2999
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another from my Farne Islands trip - this from Inner Farne - of a vocal black headed gull.

The light had dulled so I had to ramp up the ISO a little, but I saw this one standing on the rock and wanted to try to isolate it and capture it "mid swawk" (apologies for the phrase but it's all I can think of!). I crouched really low with my monopod and wanted to keep the depth of field as low as possible to try achieve the best foreground and background blur to make it stand out.

Thanks for looking, hope you like it!


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Hi Doug,
EXCELLENT... Great timing.
What a beautiful bird.Fabulous colour.
Excellent sharpness an details.
Thanks for sharing...


excellent photograph with all perfection. great art it seems. congrats.

Nice shot, good pov and compo. Love the farnes, but would like to get there earlier in the morning then they usually go :(


  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-07-12 15:24]

Hola Doug.
Lovely BG. very well focus on the main subjet. I also like the pose of this Gull

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