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Seagull J - II

Seagull J - II
Photo Information
Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-26 9:37
Viewed: 4367
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
January 2, I took these sea gull in the port of Ostend

I found this a very good moment, the wing open.

I hope you enjoy.


Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
2/01/2010 14:19:11
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Av(Aperture Value)
ISO Speed
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-26 11:20]

Hallo John.

Een mooie actiefoto van deze meeuw met open vleugels.
Mooi scherp en een mooi POV.

Gr. Hans

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-26 12:15]

Hello John.
Nice simple composition with excellent exposure and very realistic colors. Well framed and presented.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-26 12:26]

Hallo John,
A fine capture of Larus marinus, the largest of our European Gulls. The raised wing pose is great and seen from a fine POV with good sharpness and colours. The water BG is excellent and set in a nice composition.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-27 1:18]

Hi John,the nice and strange position of the wings make a difference,a beautiful moment to take and a top quality pic whit excellents sharpness and colors.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

heel erg fraai John,
erg mooie close up, goed genomen mooie pose, fraaie details, prachtig werk.
prettige dag.
groet jaap

Hello John,

You're right - it is a lovely pose and difficult to capture!
I admire the reproduction of the plumage, great sharpness in details and fine natural colours...
The scene is well framed!

Pablo -

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2010-01-27 7:23]

Hi John,
Sure, it is enjoying and I had seen seagul till I got to Western Australia, there I found this bird very friendly and not scary. Many time I noticed that as this is posing for my camera, here too it looks very beautiful.
Well shot, perfect timing and frame.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-27 8:45]

Hallo John,
Mooie foto van deze meeuw met een indrukwekkende pose. Vooral de enorme spanwijdte van de vleugels valt op. Uitstekende scherpte en mooie natuurlijke kleuren, zowel in de meeuw als in het water. Goede compositie.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-27 9:45]

Hi John,
great capture with excellent details and colors.
Nice framing and playback the seagull.
Even iam I will post pictures of seagulls.
Have a beautiful evening,

Hallo John,

an very good picture from these seagull with good pov and details in the feathers.

Fine colours.


hello John

excellent photo of the seagull « prise sur le vif »,
fine POV, DOF and the way it is framed on the image,
fine focus sharpness and details, the gull's wings pose and
the waves of the foreground gives dynamism to the photo, TFS


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-28 5:32]

Hello John
Wonderful capture this seagull with wings open.
Great sharpness of the details, natural colors!

Hello John,
thank you fory your comment about my picture, congratulations on your gallery; a very beautiful capture of this great Gull (the birds are my favorite photographic subject) taken from a good POV with fine detail and splendid natural colours, a pleasant composition with a beautiful posture of the bird.
Best regards

Hi John, Good clear nature photo of this large bird, in the process of drying its wings. TFS. Murray.

Hi John,

Stunning capture of this lovely gull from excellent POV with flawless details, great DOF and delightful composition.
Thanks for sharing this impressive and dynamic shot.
Have a nice night!


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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-01-29 21:38]

Hi John,
Great close up of this sea gull with its outstretched wings.Well exposed showing the colours and dark tones of its wing.

Hi dear John ,
So nice shot at wonderful moment.
It has great details and nice colours.

Kind regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-31 22:29]

Hi John

Great pose and very good detail in this shot.

Best wishes


Hallo John
I am a bit scarce around the site at the moment, please pardon my short note. What a wonderful capture of this Seagull in a swanky pose showing its striking wingspan in all their splendour. I like the close approach and also the movement you have captured of the water. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi John,

Great pose of this lovely seagull. I like you composition. These birds are very interesting. Bursa city is 30 km far from seaside but in this city seagulls are everywhere on the roof of houses. I don't know why they come here, what they find to eat here.

Bravo and TFS my dear friend.
Greetings & have a nice week.

Hi John,
Simple yet interesting photo with fine pose of the sea gull and great POV. Exposure and sharpness are also excellent. Nice photo, pleasant to see. Tfs.
Best regards, László

Hi John.

Such a beautiful capture in very good action. I like the detailed exposure of the plumage and the ripples make excellent background.

Well done for a great shot and TFS.
Best regards,

Hi John,

The capture of the ripple on the water is an asset to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the seagull. The colors are enhanced by the quality of the light. Have a nice day.


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