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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-18 7:03
Viewed: 3584
Points: 26
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Nice Light
Great Black-backed Gull
Larus marinus

A permanent resident along the St. Lawrence, the Great Black-backed Gull nests either alone or in colonies, most often in the company of other gull species and Common Eiders. It often establishes its territory on high ground, with a commanding view unimpeded by vegetation. The nest is a depression lined with plant matter, feathers and other materials, and generally holds three eggs. Incubation lasts some 27 days and is shared by both parents.
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Taken in Lafontaine Park near my home. We can see these gulls there only at this time of the year for one reason: fishes. There are two pounds in this park. Each autumn they are emptied to make place with a skating rink. For a reason that I am unaware of some people deposit of red fishes in these ponds during the summer. And with the autumn the seagulls regale themselves until the first frost.
Thank you for looking.
Have a good weekend!

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To Fisher: very shy indeed...Luc 1 11-18 09:44
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Hi Luc,
It's a beautiful picture with great reflections and lovely colours. The details and composition are good too.
Great work, MYB.

Well composed and a beautiful shot Luc. Very good detail and color with the waters reflection along the head and neck very pleasing. Well done!
Thank You.

Hi Luc,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition.
I saw one the other day. I'll try and capture it again. Very shy.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-18 9:21]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful capture.Reflections on water and white feathers are very nice and intersting.Colors,sad expression on face,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Excellent details and sharpness, great composition and great colours. Excellent work! Well done, Luc.
Thanks, have a nice weekend too.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-18 11:07]

It looks like he is floating on a sea of gold. Nicely seen and captured!

I really like the lighting in this well exposed picture it almost give one the impression that it is animated or that could be from sleep deprivation. Very nice shot Luc. Paul :)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-18 13:54]

Hi Luc, this fellow looks like he has come from NZ, as our juvenile Black-backed gulls are very similar, even down to the coloured mark on his lower beak. Perhaps he did fly from NZ just to see you!
Beautiful gold and blue colours of the water, and the reflections shining on the gull look so good. Brilliant capture, well shown...
Kia ora

Great capture Luc,
The water reflecting on the gull is a very nice touch.
Good detail, sharpness, colour, composition and very good exposure.
Excellent shot, have a great weekend.

Hi Luc:

Nice composed and sharpness picture.
I really like the reflections in the water....


Hi Luc

Short on time today, but this is an excellent shot. Very well composed. Good use of light. Sharp, clear details. Well done. Thanks.

Very well taken Luc, very sharp focus and the gold in the water gives it something special. Very well done


Hi Luc,
Excellent shot here. The colors and detail are great. I love the golden reflections in the water. Well done!

Hi Luc.
Lovely colours and reflections, and great composition too. The blue looks a bit artificial but quite artistic.
Nice different shot, thanks my friend.
Regards, Felie.

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