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Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-04-30 20:35
Viewed: 1341
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, the Ring-billed Gull.

1/4000s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


«Familiar acrobats of the air, Ring-billed Gulls
nimbly pluck tossed tidbits from on high.
Comfortable around humans, they frequent
parking lots, garbage dumps, beaches, and fields,
sometimes by the hundreds. These are the gulls you're
most likely to see far away from coastal areas—in fact,
most Ring-billed Gulls nest in the interior of the continent,
near freshwater. A black band encircling the yellow bill
helps distinguish adults from other gulls—but look closely,
as some other species have black or red spots on the bill.»



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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-04-30 21:34]

Hi Asbed,absolutely perfect this in flight capture another time! A wonderful capture with the open wings,well exposed and very sharp,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Asbed, great capture of fantastic inflight gull, perfect focus, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed,
Well captured this Gull. Beautiful exposure and details. In BG OOF tree looks nice as supporting composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Week,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-05-01 19:14]

Hello Asbed,
A great in flight shot of this Ring-billed Gull. Perfect white balance showing the best whites as well as those coal black wing tips. You nailed the focus, every feather is superbly detailed. Good eye contact and attractively composed.

Bonjour Asbed,

L'oiseau est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du Goéland à bec cerclé en vol. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hi Asbed,
Beautiful action photo in your unmistakable style. Very spectacular pose (and timing as you managed to freeze the action into the image), the gull's forming a nice V, really lovely. Great lights, colors as well. I can also imagine a tighter crop, on both sides and at the bottom also, just with the bird and some of the branches only. But your choice is great, too, the image's pleasant to look at. Elegant work!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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