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California Gull

California Gull
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Copyright: Alfredo Wang (alfhwa) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 19] (93)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s SLR, Nikkor 70-300mm / F 4-5,6 G AF
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-12 13:18
Viewed: 3614
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was taken during the ferry to and from Alcatraz. These birds follow the boat all the way, and you can get great shots with the bay area as the backdrop.

The California Gull Larus californicus is a medium-sized gull, smaller than the Herring Gull but larger than the Ring-billed Gull.

These birds forage in flight or pick up objects while swimming, walking or wading. They mainly eat insects, fish and eggs. They also scavenge at garbage dumps or docks. They may follow plows in fields for insects stirred up by this activity.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hi Alfredo,
Excellent composition. Nice DOF and very hard angle to get this all in. I like this a lot. Well done. Tfs. Steve

excellent shot Alfredo
splendid lighting and very sharp image, perfect focus and wonderfull exposure, blue sky in background is fantastic,
cheer and thanks for sharing,

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-12 13:52]

Fantastic capture Alfredo!
Details and exposure are amazing!
Great DOF
Regards, Dejan

Hello Alfredo,

Very nice composition. Sharpness is good. Beautiful blue sky compared to our sordid grey sky today.

Hello Alfredo!
Thanks for your last comments about «Quiet Moment»

This picture is really beautifully done!!!
Fantastic colours and excellent contrast. We can see clearly feathers under wings against blue and clear sky! A great shot my friend!
My best regards,


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