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The Ring-billed Gull in low flight

The Ring-billed Gull in low flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-08 12:18
Viewed: 3216
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello, here it is an image of the Ring-billed Gull in low flight,
the river is Rivière-des-Milles-Îles at the north of Laval,
recently i started to do in-flight shots of mallard ducks,
the most important thing is the focus, for the ducks
it is working good, but for the gulls i still have problems
for the focus, this is one rare shot where i did not have problem

and dear friends, please take in consideration
that this image was shot with a small point & shoot camera

from New Hampshire Public Television
Nature Works website, here is some notes
on the Ring-billed Gull


« Range

In North America, the ring-billed gull breeds in the Northwest
from the prairies of Canada south to California. It is also found
in the Great Lakes region, the Canadian Maritimes,
and northern New England. It winters from southern New England
south to Cuba, from the Great Lakes south to the Gulf of Mexico,
and from British Columbia south to Mexico.


The ring-billed gull returns to its nesting site well before
it is time to nest to establish its territory. It usually nests in colonies
on islands in lakes with other gulls and terns. A nesting site may
have as many as 1,000 pairs of ring-billed gulls. »



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To eqshannon: i was standing on a rockCeltickRanger 1 11-08 17:29
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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-11-08 12:46]

Hi Asbed,

It is not easy to capture inflight capture,but you did a great job with the equipment available,,a nice composed capture against a nice BG,tfs and have a nice weekend,


Ciao Asbed, splendid flying gull with lovely details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed,
Very good in-flight capture considering the gear you were using. You have managed to keep the Ring-billed Gull very well in focus, details are sharp lighting isgood and colours natural.

Ciao Asbed,
bella cattura in volo di questo gabbiano, eccellente POV frontale e bella la composizione con BG dell'acqua, molto buona la definizione, belli i colori.

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-11-08 15:33]

Salut Asbed,
Très belle prise de l'oiseau envol.
Merci pour le partage,

Hi Asbed again, wonderful capture of this ring-billed Gull in-flight wit wonderful composition my friend. Colours and low POV is great.
TFS and cheers,

Ps. The TN rules was changed and you could not edit and give :) after a short time:)

Hello Asbed,
Good capture of this gull in flight, excellent sharpness and depth of field, beautiful colors, good light and nice timing.

I am left wondering how you got this angle on the bird...It looks like you were on a dock or something and above it somehow...but the grand height or depth is determined by your location!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-08 18:57]

Hi Asbed.
Once more superb in-flight bird picture from you. Simply great freezing the fly of this fine gull. Details and sharpness of the bird image are perfect, exposure is spot on and reproduction of the water surface is superb too. Bravo and all the best.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-08 19:27]

Bonjour Asbed,
This is a very nice inflight image of this gull over the water. Nice camera Asbed, Merci.

Hello Asbed

A wonderful POV for this grab.
The details are sharp with very good focus.
Lovely natural colours,good use of the lighting.


You do birds in flight so well!
These are hard to do. Well done!

Hello Asbed,
What a beautiful capture by you against blue water of Rivière-des-Milles-Îles ! It has perfect down thrust wings position with superb POV, details & composition by you. Cheers.

Good details Asbed, and I like the comp also..
Great POV :)

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-11-09 8:47]

Superbe photo de ce goéland, Asbed! Les détails sont superbes et la simplicité de l'image vaut mille mots. Merci!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-09 10:19]

Bonjour Asbed, excellent travail sur ce Goéland en vol, jolie image et très bonne technique. Bravo!


Bonjour Asbed,
Tu as pu tirer le meilleur de ta camera Coolpix P60
Le focus est très bon.

Hi ASbed,

The ring-billed gull in flight is impressive. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the bird. The details are clear and sharp. The light is enhancing the colors. The subject is well frame. Have a nice day.


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