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like a angel

like a angel
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Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-12 18:29
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Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) is a medium-sized gull.
Adults are 49cm length and with a 124cm wingspan. They have a white head, neck and underparts and a relatively short, yellow bill with a dark ring. The back and wings are silver grey and they have yellow legs. Their eyes are yellow. This bird takes three years to reach its breeding plumage; its appearance changes with each fall molt.
Their breeding habitat is near lakes, rivers or the coast in Canada and the northern United States. They nest colonially on the ground, often on islands. This bird tends to be faithful to its nesting site, if not its mate, from year to year.
They are migratory and most move south to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, also the Great Lakes.
This gull is a regular wanderer to western Europe, and in Ireland and Great Britain it is no longer classed as a rarity, with several birds regularly wintering in these countries.
These birds forage in flight or pick up objects while swimming, walking or wading. They also steal food from other birds and frequently scavenge. They are omnivorous; their diet may include insects, fish, grain, eggs, earthworms and rodents. These birds are opportunistic and have adapted well to taking food discarded or even left unattended by people.
In the late 19th century, this bird was hunted for its plumage. Its population has since rebounded and it is probably the most common gull in North America. In some areas, it is displacing less aggressive birds such as the Common Tern.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-03-12 18:32]

nice pose good action capture nice focus good colors

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-12 18:32]

Hi Mircea, What a fantastic shot of the gull. the composition the colour and focus all spot on well done.


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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2007-03-12 18:42]

Una foto con una plasticidad asombrosa. Gran POV y DOF. Un saludo y TFS.

Josť Luis

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-03-12 18:50]

Hola Mircea.- Hermosa foto de esta ave. Muy nitida y con exelente fondo. La foto es muy bien lograda apesar de su dificultad. Felicidades

That is a stunning shot, tack sharp focus and fantastic balance of colours. Perfecto!


Hi Mircea,

Fantastic action shot ! Technically perfect. Good DOF and lighting and pleasant attitude of the model.
Well seen and captured.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-12 20:58]

Great POV, Mircea.
An unusual perspective and pose caught.
Sharp detailas in this symmetrical presentation.
Good light on the head.
TFS. : )

Hi mircea ,
what nice image.
excellent mood with great focus and colours.
excellent work.
thanks for sharing

WOW. this bird in flight is great!!! Good details, focus, clarity and sharpness. Very very good. The look on its face is good too!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-13 3:47]

Hello Mircea,

What a pose, what a lovely moment for taking this Ring-billed gull, composition with the wings in a U form, this is fantastic!


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-13 3:56]

Hi Mircea,

A wonderfull inflight,with an excellent POV,the colors,exposure and DOF are well handled,I like it a lot,well done and TFS


Hi Mircea, beautiful in flight capture of this gull with excellent detail. It was very kind of him to turn his head like that for the pose.

Thanks, John

Excelenta imagine. Detaliile sunt super. Compozitia si pozitia pasarii imi plac foarte mult.
Te-ai specializat, vad, in action shots. Foarte tare :)

Felicitari si TFS!

Da, asa se poate spune. Frumoasa captura. Foarte buna claritate a subiectului, focusarea e super. Imi place. Bravo.

Comme un chef d'orchestre , regardant battre la musique

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-13 9:53]

Hi Mercea , very nice action picture.Also very sharp .

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-13 18:11]

Hi Mircea,
The best pose, pov and details. Outstanding exposure and composition.
TFS, Josť M.

Hi Mircea,

This is a superb shot, absolutly splendid !
Wonderful POV, splendid colors and details !


Mircea when I compare this post to the previous gull I wonder what PP was done.
Can you enlighten us as to what PP was involved?

I feel as if this bird was "cut out with scissors" when I look at the wing feathers. Tfs, Jay

PS I look forward to learning more...

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