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Copyright: linda mccloskey (lindamc18) Gold Star Critiquer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 0] (384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-03
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-03 11:18
Viewed: 4006
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this was at smith point beach feeding the seagulls.
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-03 11:47]

Hi Linda.
Excellent close-up of fine gull and very impressive distance of shooting. Great details and sharpness of the image, nice reproduction of colour tones (especially white tones). Crop is disputable a bit but it is not a point. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-02-03 11:49]

Very nicely done. Color and sharpness are good. Problem however is that the image shows quite a bit of jpg compression artifacts - that you could avoid, by using less compression - at an image size of 34 kB you have plenty of room - that would make the image visibly better. Other than that - good job!
Cheers, Klaus

Hello Linda fine focusing and so close, good detail on the eyes, although wings and feet cropped you came up with a good composition. tfs rgds Necip

Hello Linda,
Fantastic close up, very good sharpness and colors, excellent pose!

Wow Linda,
Lovely cloesup of this sea gull,
very nice colours with great management of exposure, perfect focus on his eyes and splendid blu sky,
well done,

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-04 13:10]

Bonjour Linda
Très belle prise, excellente netteté, couleurs et très beau sujet, un cadrage plus large aurait encore augmenté la qualité de cette image.
Amicalement Robi

Hi Linda,
Not easy to make this shot! Excellent sharpness and composition. Great colours and simplicity.

very nice colours Excellent sharpness and composition....

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-06 16:32]

Hi linda,

Very good in flight shot, great sharpness, excellent focus on the eyes and the gull looks great in front of a vivid blue sky!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-06 20:50]

Hello Linda

Awesome eye contact here.
The crop is lovely and the composition is well done.
Wonderful colours ,the contrast between blue and white is super.
Excellent exposure.


hello Linda

this is a superb shot of this seagull in inflight,
i love the POV of your image, the underparts of the seagull,
but you should zoom less to have it all his body in the image,
i kno they have gracious flights and are fast, TFS


Hi Linda,

Lovely detailed shot of this Gull. I really like the cropping. Although you have cropped the wings the tail feathers and feet, you're asking us to look at the face, and that's exactly where we look. Excellent technique.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-02-26 18:13]

Very nice closeup with wonderful detail. Those eyes just draw your attention to them. Love the deep blue sky in the background. Good job!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-27 4:13]

Hello Linda, very good tight crop shot of the Seagull. Very good details and great exposure, thanks!


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-04 5:57]

hello linda
nice fly photo with good timing
i like POV, BG, light, colours and sharpness

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