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Toddler Gull


Toddler Gull
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon 70-300mm DO IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-02 23:09
Viewed: 3782
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Im a Toddler Gull
Larus dominicanus
Maori: Karoro


This is the toddler version of the Maori-speaking Black Backed Gull - Karoro.

First year birds are brown with small amounts of white

In the second year the back is brown and the breast and neck are white flecked with brown, like this one. I expect it was born last summer here in Auckland.

By the third year the body is off-white and back and upper wings are brown and black.

In the adult, the head, neck, underparts, rump and tail are white; the back and upper wings are black with a narrow white trailing edge. The bill is yellow with a red spot at the tip of the lower bill. The eye is pale yellow and the legs greenish yellow.

In the adult, the head, neck, underparts, rump and tail are white; the back and upper wings are black with a narrow white trailing edge. The bill is yellow with a red spot at the tip of the lower bill. The eye is pale yellow and the legs greenish yellow.

The Southern Black-Backed Gull Karora (Larus dominicanus) is the largest of the three gull species that live in New Zealand. Black Backed Gulls live in all parts of the country from high country river basins to the urban refuse tip.

I seem to have lost my EXIF data, so I copied this off the original image:

Model - Canon EOS 30D
Software - Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
ExposureTime - 1/640 seconds
FNumber - 6.30
ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 160
ExifVersion - 0221
DateTimeOriginal - :11:02 15:24:49
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 300 mm

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To eng55: Thank youJanice 1 11-03 11:00
To gannu: Steal his foodJanice 1 11-03 10:54
To vanderschelden: FishJanice 1 11-03 00:41
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Amazing capture of this gull. Excellent sharpness on this picture. Well captured.
Best wishes,
Achim

Hello Janice,
I wonder if this one year old Southern Black-Backed Gull Karora (a mouthful)caught this big fish in front of him.
The image is nicely composed with an appropriate low point of view.
Thanks for sharing
Annick

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-03 3:48]
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Hello Janice, What is it thinking of? Not sure what is lying on the ground? Looks like dead bird? Nice shot and good composition. Ganesh smiley tmrw

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-03 9:04]
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Hi Janice,
Lovely scane.Well caught,framed and composed.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2008-11-03 9:12]

Hi Janice,

Great capture of this bird, very detalied and typical atitude .

TFS, Dan.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-03 9:53]

Hello Janice,
Nice portrait shot , great sharpness and DOF, Interesting POV and pose of this gull. well captured too. thanks for sharing
Best regards Siggi

Hi Janice ,
Nice portrait with great details.

well done
Regards
Saeed

Hello Janice,

Lovely scene. Real nature. An dead)fish eating Gull. Nice compo. Excellent sharpness. POV, DOF and BG are ok

Greetings and TFS BOB

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-04 15:29]

Hi Janice,i like a lot this pic and in particular the gull that seem very proud to was choose to enter in your great gallery! Perfect details,colors,and beautiful background,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2008-11-08 20:07]

Hi Janice,

I always notice gulls too. Your image was captured very well. The gull looks a bit rough. But then gulls don't necessarily have an easy life. We saw one in an area we frequent, which couldn't walk well. Thankfully, a person who lives in a nearby house took it away to a place that rehabilitates aquatic birds. Nicely done. TFS.

John

Hello Janice

I like the fact it is picking over the dead fish,very natural looking.
The low POV is well done,and the eye contact is excellent.
Lovely detail and plumage definition.
Well done.
TFS

Wolf

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-09 17:35]

Hello Janice,
Great image of the beach cleaning crew member. Composition, focus, exposure are all spot on, thanks for the great work Janice.
Rick

HI Janice,
Excellent closeup & well composed, a great POV.
Very good detail/DOF and exposure control also :)
I'm kind've "old school" when it comes to the metering though..
I probably use center-weighted averaging too much in my nature work ;}
Well done!
Howard

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-24 7:11]

Hi Janice.
You managed to represent this very cute gull at natural surroundings brilliantly. I like this three-dimensional picture a lot, its clear details and great wide DOF, razor sharpness of the bird and FG and amazing POV and composition. My compliments and TFS. Superb job.
Alexei.

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