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*Too big to Swallow*

*Too big to Swallow*
Photo Information
Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DiII, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB, Hoya 62 mm UV
Exposure: 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-27 11:43
Viewed: 3938
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Black-headed Gull having trouble swallowing its meal.

Photo taken on the beach of Bettystown, Co.Meath.

Kameramodell Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 22.08.2007 15:21:12
Aufnahmemodus P (Programmautomatik)
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/500
Av (Blendenzahl) 9.0
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Belichtungskorrektur 0
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 200
Objektiv 18.0 - 250.0 mm
Brennweite 250.0 mm
Bildgröße 3888x2592
Bildqualität Fein
Blitz Aus
Weißabgleich Automatisch
AF-Betriebsart One-Shot AF
Bildstil Landschaft
Schärfe 4
Kontrast 0
Farbsättigung 0
Farbton 0
Farbraum sRGB
Rauschminderung Automatisch
Dateigröße 2987 KB
Transportart Reihenbild-Aufnahme

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Hello Thorsten,

Just at the right place and the right moment. A great capture. Wonderful natural colors. Sharp with fine details. Good POV, BG and DOF. Regards and TFS Bob

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-27 12:01]

Hi Thorsten.
What an unique shot. I like it so much. And its quality is perfect. Great details and colours, perfect DOF and composition, amazing timing. Bravo and TFS.

Bonjour Thorsten,bravo pour les excellent détails dans le plumage et les couleurs.Tfs

Oh Thorsten, splendid capture very well timed, wonderfull colors and sharpness with a lovely reflection, very good composition nicely framed
well done,

Hola Thorsten,
Muy buena tu imagen, me gusta como se ve a la pobre gaviota atragantada con ese bocado; capatda en el momento justo. Me alegra ver tus fotos nuevamente en TN

Hi Thorsten,
Oh, yuk! Reminds me of my chihuahua's when they're up-chuckin' their dinner :)
Great exposure, DOF, color, and detail mf.
Nice reflection there too..
Well done!

Fabulosa captura y geniales detalles.
Sensacional trabajo.
Un saludo, JL.

Hi Thor,
Well done! Too big meal. Great capture.

Hi Thorsten
Technical quality is great, sharpness, exposure on white parts, mirror effect Everything look great. Very nice natural surrounding.
Best wishes

Hello Thorsten,
wonderful shot with great quality

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-09-30 11:08]

Hi Thor,
Exquisite sharpness of the gull.....love the reflection of the gull in the water with the red beak and legs giving it an extra dimension....super composition.



A powerful funny image. Also with good detail. I might not know a lot about photography, but I know this is good. And what's funnier than waterfowl gagging on it's meal? In my opinion, NOTHING.

Well done,


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-24 5:32]

Hi Thorsten,
Good timing :o) I liked the pose you captured, the colors, composition and the ligthing. TFS
Best wishes

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-11-08 8:26]

Thanks for the tip. I'll be more carefull next time!
This photo is very good. Interesting pose of the gull while eating.
Good colors and sharpness!

Hi Thorsten,
Well composed shot with great detail.Nice reflection.

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