Wash and Brush up
- NinaM (4077)
- [2007-12-18 15:57]
Hi Debz, you are right about the light, it is fantastic on this one! We can see all the details and the colours are so bright and beautiful. I really like the pose of the gull and you made a very nice composition with it. The background is smooth and it is a great shot. Thanks!
- sherlock628 (241)
- [2007-12-18 16:15]
All of the many hues of blue and shades of white simply make this a delightful image. Could not have been done without perfect exposure and focus. BG is very complimentary to the Gull. Very nice work.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-12-18 16:40]
I love this shot of the gull!! Perfect pose and as you said, perfect lighting. The colors are magnificent. The details are razor sharp. The feathers and the face are amazing. The background is a dream. A favorite of mine for sure.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-12-18 16:57]
Your great camera work has taken full advantage of the good lighting in this splendid composition. Thanks for the great image and note Deborah.
- bobair (44)
- [2007-12-18 18:44]
birds always look so clean because they preen and preen and the bird in this shot is well seen.You are so very right about good light making all the difference in the outcome of a photo shoot.In this shot you have very nice side lighting that makes the animal look more 3D like and that pose is not run of the mill either as it adds interest to a common subject.An excellent focus,great colour and a fab point of view bring this gull to life.I like it. Thanks for showing us this lovely action shot. Bob
- Mariol (8221)
- [2007-12-18 20:42]
Nice picture of this Black-Headed Gull. I like the dynamic of the composition and the rich colours as well. TFS
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-12-18 22:47]
Very beautiful capture of this Gull
Excellent pose by the bird, superb sharpness and
great composition.. Well done
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-12-18 22:52]
Moment d'intimité saisie au bon instant.
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-12-18 22:59]
splendid shot with an wonderfull lighting, perfect focus and great deeph of field,
lovely pose and excellent composition,
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-12-18 23:07]
Just marking this wonderful post for the moment, lest I miss it, and will come back with a proper critique later.
I like the pose and the clear winter light. The gull stands out well because of the low light and shadows. The detail in every feather is great.
We have a lot of Black-Headed Gulls in Cambridgeshire, but interestingly, we now have increasing numbers of Lesser Black-Backed Gulls too.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-12-19 0:24]
belle attitude de l'oiseau,il est parfaitement net et relativement detaillé.
l'exposirtion est maitrisée.bien vu.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-12-19 1:44]
Very, very, very sharp photo Deborah!
The detail is immense!
Funny pose you have captured here and your POV is perfect!
Well composed as well.
Perfect lighting and natural colours.
Those orange legs are very cool :)
Great DOF that gives the BG a nice blur and so doen't distract from the gull.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2007-12-19 7:47]
Hola Deborah.- Muy hermosa la foto de esta Gaviota. El fondo difuso luce exelente. La pose muy hermosa, y una muy interesante la nota.
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-12-19 9:18]
Amazing sharpness with perfect exposure and focus of this great composition of yours, my compliment!
very delightful and pleasing photo to view and enjoy!
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-12-19 13:32]
Hi Debz. You have captured a very clear shot of this bird. as you say the sun light makes all the difference. excellent detail and colours. a nice pOV. well done TFS.
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-12-19 14:00]
Hello Debz a fine sharp capture with great DOF control good pose and fine light/exposure nice highlight detail best rgds Necip.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-12-20 5:47]
Hi Debz, strange pose for this gull, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- zielman (51)
- [2007-12-20 8:21]
Good lighting and sharpness. This is an Lovely picture
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-12-20 10:39]
Hola Deborah, una preciosa toma la que nos muestras con una potente luz pero bien controlada. Me encanta el equilibrio del conjuto así como el encuadre.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi.
- Heyshamite (2193)
- [2007-12-20 11:43]
Unusual pose smartly caught.
Good colours. Maybe a little over-sharpened judging by the outline.
I like it.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-12-22 0:08]
Nice capture of this fun looking activity!
Super details in the bird, that looks like very dedicated to the task at hand...
A fine, well balanced composition with attractive colours!
- hester (11638)
- [2007-12-22 13:19]
I'm glad I read your note, I was about to ask where you got the sunshine from! Wonderfully close, sharp and detailed image. Great POV, I love the pose and the composition is excellent
beautiful pic, u have the skill to catch very intimate moments, perhaps this pic is a little too sharpened? happy holidays, Ori
- arfer (0)
- [2007-12-23 11:38]
The colours are rich and deep in this shot.
I like the action you have caught as the bird preens.
Very well focused with lovely plumage detail.
The lighting is natural and well handled with very good exposure.
- krvanheuven (632)
- [2007-12-23 12:18]
Great shot. Superb POV and the lighting is very good. The handled the expose well.
I like it
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-12-31 1:13]
brilliant colours, tack sharp details, wonderful light, a most elegant composition - and what a charming pose!
Looks as if you have been working as a celebrated fashion photographer for Vogue before turning on water birds.
All my best wishes to you - Happy New Year!
- dB_grafix (3019)
- [2008-01-20 2:23]
I totally missed this one Deborah.
Wow. The action is great as is the details and focus.
Rich colours and a good POV make this spectacular.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-01-25 3:26]
What a swanky Gull you have here. A lovely image to look at. A beautiful close up filled with a variety of details. I just love the orange legs and snow white plumage at the bottom of its body. I like the way the bird is grooming itself and the pose you have managed to capture is really eye-catching. A very special moment. Thanks for sharing.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-01-30 3:53]
This is a fine action shot, the Black-headed Gull is taken in excllent lighting as he preens his feathers. Technically this image is first rate and the composition and OOF couldn't be better.
Thanks for sharing this one,
Best wishes, Ivan
- aido (4046)
- [2008-02-02 8:08]
Superb work. Spot-on exposure in what could have been a difficult situation. That in turn renders some great detail, sharpness is perfect (for my eyes at least :-)) I don't think it's oversharpened, I don't see any halo effect anywhere. Looks right on the mark to me. As you say light is great and good colour too. Nice offset composition, nothing I could even suggest to improve this.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-02-05 4:09]
This one has that something special Deb..I like it!
The POV, details, and composition are excellent, great light here :)
Very well done,