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Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 18-55 Canon EFS, 58mm Hoya PL-CIR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Brazil, Seagulls, Birds in Brazil 2, Favorites, Nice Birds, Birds of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-18 22:57
Viewed: 5103
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The close up of the "Gaivota" (Sea Gull) with details from the contour. Yes, he tryed to bite me...
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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-18 23:05]

Hello Jose

An almost poster like quality to this shot.Excellent POV and DOF.The details are tack sharp.Amazing details in the plumage under the beak,and the droplet of water on the beak too.I love the deep dark blue BG.But my favourite element of this photo is the exquisite detail and colour of the eye.Excellent work.TFS


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-19 0:56]

Hi Jose

You say it tried to bite you, but obviously the taste did not go down well because if this big bird got into a feeding frenzy it would have devoured you for breakfast. Oh sorry, I see it is only a macro (or is it maxi) close-up of a small sea gull (chuckle). Ok, in that case ‘shame’ on you for scarring the poor little bird by pushing your ‘rebel’ into its face. No wonder it bit you (ha-ha-ha).

Jokes aside, without a doubt it is a wonderful in-your-face capture and the details and contrasts are absolutely magnificent. The colours are stunning, the dark blue BG is a wow, and the exposure is perfect. The eye is a knock-out. So alive, so much detail, so brilliant!!!

Very well done and TFS.

Hi Jose,
The detail and clarity in this one are just wonderful.You are easily able to sense the texture of its feathers and moist shiny beak.A clever cut and composition...spot on.The decisive moment of the drop of water was cleverly captured.Excellent work.....well done.
Regards, David

Hello Zeca,
Tight framing makes this a dynamic and interesting composition!
Very good profile portrait with nice details like the reflection in the eye...
Attractive rich colours, fine details!
Pablo -

Hi Jose,

Wow - wonderful capture - very effective close up and excellent composition!

Beautiful sharpness and detail, I especially love the light reflecting off the beak and eye, and the droplet of water just finishes it off really well!


Hello Jose,
This is an impressive close-up. Details are very good and I like to see this little drop on its beak :) I must not have been easy to balance the white and I think that it is a little OE but it is still very agreeable to look at. This is an unusual picture with interesting composition. Good idea! Thanks,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-19 6:04]

Hola Jose,
He tried to bite you ha? :o)) Wonderful portrait with good focus, sharpness and a great bacground color. I liked the water drop in its beak a lot. TFS

Intéressant gros plan bien détaillé.
Bonne journée.

Olá Zeca!
Precioso y origibal POV, con unos detalles en las plumas. También me gusta mucho el acercamiento y el encuadre. Muy bien manejada a la exposición, sin que las partes blancas se sobreexpongan.
Hasta la proxima

Zeca que foto espetacular! Noooosssaaaa. Sabia que você equipado ia arrebentar. Só estou comprovando isso agora. Esta é uma de minhas fotos favoritas a partir de já. Precisa me contar como foi que fez esta arte.

Hi Jose,

Great close up, how did you manage to get so close to this bird? Fantastic details, colors and BG.

Well done & TFS.

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