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A Chip Eater

A Chip Eater
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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: 2005-11-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-28 21:48
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A Chip Eater
Ring-Billed Gull (young)
Larus delawarensis

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I could also have entitled this photograph: eater of popcorn or bread eater. In fact, he eats anything. But because he is one of the last birds to leave our regions, I admire him much and for his beauty and his tenacity and in more of his courage for to importune us, even if it is the hunger which guides his behavior.

Thank you to have eaten this image ;-)
Good Holidays' shopping! I know that it is our inassouvissable need to love and to be loved which makes us adopt this strange behavior.

scottevers7, marhowie, hummingbird24, Dave, Janice, dew77, red45, fiyo, wallhalla15, coasties, Athila, alejandroguzman, metcher has marked this note useful
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To Dave: a Gull as a pet...Luc 1 12-05 03:50
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Hi Luc,
Superb portrait shot on this gull. I love the tight close crop and framing. The colors and detail look amazing. Great shot, I love it!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-29 0:27]
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This is beautiful! Luc.
My closest contact with gulls was when I worked offshore in the Gulf of Mexico many years ago.
As does Scott, I also really like the tight crop And framing on this one.
I wonder if anyone as ever made a pet of a gull? I know crows make good pets when they are acquired young. With the gulls importuning behavior someone might even be able to train one... just a thought.
I really appreciate you! Thanks for sharing,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-29 1:24]

Hi Luc, I like how he has tucked his head into his neck, as if he is sheltering from the cold. Garbage eaters they are, and this fellow looks quite attractive. Great shot, perfect focus and colours. Very well done, I like hom, well I mean I like his portrait. Ours live here 100% and never leave.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-29 2:39]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful portrait.POV,framing,BG,details,clear eyes and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi luc!
What a "clever" eye!
As all your portraits - PERFECT!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-29 2:58]

Hi Luc!

Slightly sad gull today? Lovely portrait, excellent POV and composition with blue BG. You're right - it's beauty for sury. And I can say you that Polish gulls also eat everything ;-) Best wishes my friend!

Hi Luc,
Excellent capture!
Superb detail in eye, great colours,
very nice frame.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-11-29 6:36]

Hi Luc,

Good picture. Well exposed and excellent composition. sharp details, good POV & DOF. Well done & TFS!


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-11-29 6:41]

Hello Luc,
Excellent portrait !
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.TFS

Seen in this way, Luc, the gull appears to be a beautiful creature, with little of the aggressive behaviour that we associate with it.

Superb portrait, with excellent details, perfect colors, POV, BG and lighting.

Another fine posting from you.

I thank you for sharing this wonderful composition with us.

Very sharp and perfect exposure Luc. Very well composed profile with and excellent POV & crop. Very well done my friend.
Thank You.

HI Luc,
It's a good portrait with nice light.
Very good details, nice colours and good POV.
Very well done, MYB&F

Hello Luc, this is an excellent portrait. Brilliant sharpness, details and POV/DOF. Well captured too. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Luc

Love this close portrait. Very well composed. Nice catchlight and great note. Thanks.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-29 23:28]

Hi Luc!

I am normally not crasy about Gull picture since its so commun. But when it's sharp and well exposed than it looks better. Here you did quite a portrait of him or her. Excellent highlight detail.
Good work and TFS.

Hi Luc:

Amazing close up of this bird.
Very well composed and great DOF.


Great portrait. Good exposure. Nice white color details. Eye is just perfect.

Gorgeous. The colors are wonderful, especially the whites. In this portrait, this gull looks very satisfied with his popcorn meal. Stunning detail. Well done.

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