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Chroicocephalus ridibundus 3

Chroicocephalus ridibundus 3
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-31
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-02 5:07
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chroicocephalus ridibundus (Linnaeus, 1766). Adult winter plumage.
Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus ridibundus is a small gull 3844 cm long with a wingspan of 94105 cm.
The summer adult has a chocolate-brown head witch looks black from a distance, black tips to the primary wing feathers, and red bill and legs. The hood is lost in winter, leaving just 2 dark spots. First-year birds have orange bill and legs, more dark areas in the wings, and in summer, a less fully developed dark hood. It feeds on fish, insects, seeds, worms, scraps and carrion.
It breeds in Europe, Asia and coastal eastern Canada. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south. Some birds in the milder areas of Europe are resident.

In Cyprus Chroicocephalus ridibundus is a very common winter visitor.

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Hi Christodoulos

Fantastic In flight shot, with perfect tilt to reveal superb details from tip to tip. Nicely done.


Hello Christodoulos,
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. It is enough light and the timing is perfec to see the spectacular colors of this gorgeous specie.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-02 6:28]

Hello Christodoulos,
Awesome photo in perfect clarity, colours, sharpness and composition. Perfect timing in this pose too. Fantastic DOF.

Hello Christodoulos
A picture with optimum quality.
Superb colour and sharpness.
Best wishes,

Hi Christodoulos
extreme nice dof from wingtip to wingtip

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Excellent capture this Black-headed Gull in its relaxing flying mode.Even in such motion you were able to capture details in all parts of its body!Amazing shot.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up shot of this small gull with a very fine POV a little bit
higher than the bird to show the wing details in the flight pose,
as always great focus, sharpness, details, wonderful light, TFS


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-01-02 9:49]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent black-headed gull,regards..

hallo Christodoulos
super good picture with great sharpness and beautiful colours
i like this composition
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos, A super in-flight shot with such high quality in sharpness and colours. The tilt flying moment was captured wonderfully. Thank for sharing and Happy New Year

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-01-02 10:56]

Hi Christodoulos.
What a clear in-flight picture. Clarity of the image, clearness of the colours, are stunning as well as precise exposure and reproduction of the gull feathers and all other details. Nicely selected DOF allowed to place all bird in focus. Pictured moment and wingspread of the gull are also very impressive. I like nice a bit clouded sky as a canvas for the gull so much. Great job. TFS and warm regards.

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of fantastic gull, perfect focus, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-02 14:29]

Hi Chris,truly beautiful,looks like a peinture! Fantastic in flight capture and top quality as usual!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-02 23:35]

Excellent flight of this lovely gull captured beautiful with good composition in square format..lovely lighting and details. tfs.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-03 11:17]

Hi Christodoulos,
Another great image of flying bird.
Amazing colors and sharpness details with nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

Giasou Christodoule
Perfect moment, excellent composition and detail.
Good exposure and interesting background.
Nice eye contact. A beautiful photo
regards yiannis

Another superb flyght capture MF Christodoulos! Details and sharp are perfect against the soft blue like BG.


Hi Christodoulos

Fantastic In-flight shot.


Hello Christodoulos,
Just great!
Absolutely perfect catch.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-01-06 0:33]

Hello Christodoulos,
This is a remarkable shot, how well taken! Perfect pose of the Gull, great luminosity, excellent management of light and most beautitul fine tints. Bravo again!
Kind regards

This is a stunning image! I would love to have a blown up version for the wall in my lounge. Congratulations, this is remarkable. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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