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Resting Gull

Resting Gull
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Copyright: Ken Slade (Ken52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6, 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gull view [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-07 16:21
Viewed: 3439
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another Ring-billed Gull. Normally, I would not post such a common bird is a resting position, but I was very pleased with how this photo turned out, so I decided to share it. Hope you enjoy.

Aperture = f8.0
Shutter = 1/1000s
ISO = 200
Focal Length = 220mm
Sunny Conditions
Under-exposed one f-stop

JoseMiguel, Juyona, Adanac, Alex99, snowfalken, scottevers7, jeanpaul has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-07 16:57]

Hi Ken, You say another Gull. I would like to get one like this. Very sharp with good colour. TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-07 17:19]

Hi Ken,

This is not common in my book. It's a wonderful shot. Colors are fantastic, as are the details. I love his crooked looking beak.


Hello Ken
well done and caomposed, A little tight on the cropping on the tell of the bird but well details on the bird itseld, The colors Bg POV DOF spot on
TfS Kyle

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-07 18:03]

Hola Ken,
magnífica imagen, y buena captura,
detalles y bella compo... saludos

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-07 21:28]

Hi Ken,
Colors and details highlight tthis excellent portrait, thanks for sharing.

Hi Ken
Magnificent image!
I like a lot the POV and the clear and razorsharp details got.
It's really good the light there and spaecially their incidence on the eye.
I like the composition made with the gull and the generated waves around.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-08 10:54]

Hi Ken.
One of the best gull shot. Amazing pose of the bird and outstanding quality of the picture (may be cropping on the left is strong a bit). Great details. sharpness, illumination of the gull image and tremendous reproduction of the water with waves. BRAVO. Excellent job.

Hi Ken,
Very good image; I like that wing and its colours and detail.

Hello Ken,

Very good capture of this gull! It seems it is almost floating on the water surface. Excellent and well exposed details! I love the ripples in the blue water! Good idea to use the polarizer on this subject!
The light in the eye area is excellent and the white silhouette contrasts nicely with the blue water. It was a good idea to use the f/8 aperture since it gives you a deeper DOF, it is probably the setting with the sharpest results and there are no distracting objects in the water which you could blur with a larger aperture. Very well done! Thanks!

With Friendly Regards,

Hi Ken,
It did turn out very well! Nice quality soft light is what makes it look so great. Exposure looks spot on here. The colors and detail in the plumage look excellent. The water color looks good and the ripples are a great addition.

Bonsoir Ken
C'est un très beau goéland
belle photo très bons détails aissi que les couleurs .La présentation est très belle.
Merci et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-13 23:09]

Hello Ken

A beautiful shot of this gull.The focus is spot on.Excellent sharpness and details.Wonderful eye contact,and natural colours.A very good low POV too.TFS


hello Ken

i like the contrast that there is bitween the subjects colours
and the backrounds colours, this puts the subject in evidence

thank,s for sharin this photo

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