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Black-headed gull

Black-headed gull
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Rix (Mike-Rix) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 1 N: 18] (187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 G DX IF-ED
Exposure: 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-15 15:19
Viewed: 3281
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) in Leiden.
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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 260 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-01-15 15:41]

Hi Mike,
Welcome to TrekNature....I hope you enjoy this wonderful site at least as much as I do.A nice one to start out with as you've caught a lovely action shot and a good pose of the bird in flight.The contrast and colours are good.A touch of noise is visible.I do recommend you upload a larger image (600*800).Have a great evening!
Regards, David

Hi Mike, wonderful flyng Black-headed gull, great pose, splendid colors, very well done, welcome on TN, ciao Silvio
PS Why you post a so beautiful photo in so little format?
You can post since to 800 pixel and 200 k:)

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-01-15 16:04]

Hi Mike,
Welcome to TN :)
Lovely inflight pose well captured,
Cheers :D

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  • marty Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-15 18:14]

pov *****
BG *****
subject ***
Comp *****
Sharp ****
exp *****

Hello Mike,
A very good capture of this gull, it seems that is on their final approach to land.
I like a lot the POV used here and the pose of the bird with the upper position of their wings.
It can be seen some noise on the sky, but i dont know if it is due to the jpeg compression.
And remember you can use the full 800 pixels wide in your posts, so we can better appreciate and enjoy all the deails on the photos.
Well done and a warm welcome to TN,

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-01-16 2:56]

Bienvenue sur TN
splendide capture .
Tu devrais ne pas reduire autant ton image car l elle est trop petite


Hello Mike,
Good shot with Larus species. I like the POV of this picture :)
On the other hand some noise reduction and a little better DOF would be nice :)
Greetings from Lodz,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-30 17:40]

selam mike
here is beautiful black-headed gull photo while its in activity
i agree with other members about a bit noise...
i like composition, point of view, blue sky background, colours and lighting
thanks for sharing

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