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Friendly gull

Friendly gull
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Copyright: Tom and Martina Trnka Dobis (DOBIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1, Kenko Polarizer (PL)
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-08-06 13:30
Viewed: 4301
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I made this picture in one cloudy day on our holiday. I put it to treknature because of Martina :-)
She likes this photo...
The Yellow-legged Gull, everytime arrogant and cheeky bird. Some times I thought that the seagulls are not birds, but waste disposal shell.
The Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Larus

Yellow-legged Gull is similar to Herring Gull but has yellow legs. Western adults have a grey back, slightly darker than Herring Gull. They are much whiter-headed in autumn, and have more extensively black wing tips. They have a red spot on the bill like Herring Gull.

These are omnivores like most Larus gulls, and they will scavenge on rubbish tips and elsewhere, as well as seeking suitable small prey in fields or on the coast, or robbing plovers or lapwings of their catches.

Eggs, usually three, are laid on the ground or cliff ledges in colonies, and are defended vigorously by this large gull. The call is a loud laugh.

Silke, Hil, Alain_cdn, horia, Dando, Zeno has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-06 13:59]

Hi Tomas

I like this shot a lot, Nice colours and detail, I like his face and agree with Silke that you can hear his laugh.
Good framing too.

TFS Hilary

Hello Thomas,

You have a great picture here, but I think that the upper part of it is distracting.

Please see the workshop, I hope you like it,



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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2006-08-06 15:17]

Nice photo.
This seagull looks like quarell with somebody :)
Good colours and DOF.



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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-06 15:35]

Very nice picture, Tom!
Great close-up of this beautiful seagull.
Excellent POV, nice sharp details, lovely colors, good framing and composition.
Also great moment with its beak oped :)

Bravo and TFS

  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-08-06 16:24]

Hi Tomas, A very well captured shot with excellent details and colours. Very well composed within the frame with good lighting. Well done and TFS.

  • Great 
  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-08-06 17:56]

Tomas, bella questa foto!
Bello il momento dello scatto, ottimi i dettagli e bei colori, bravo!

Hi Tomas,
Superb close up shot of this sea gull. Sharp, neat, and great details. Nice blurry BG. Well composed.

Ben Lakitan

  • Great 
  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-08-07 3:51]

I like this capture for the simple reason that we rarely get to see these fellows in full voice. I can imagine the sound now :)
Excellent clarity, well-handled lighting, good colours.

Hi Tomas,
A moment well preserved. Sharp and clearly seen image. Great composition and pov. I like the cloudy mood of this picture. Well done.

  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-14 12:42]

Hi Tomas,

Great expression in this gull.I like the sharp details. A totally blue background would be better, I think.



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