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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-14 8:22
Viewed: 4716
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Seagulls are very common but not to those of us in Arizona!

Gulls are birds in the family Laridae.

They are typically medium to large birds, usually grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They have stout, longish bills, and webbed feet.

Most gulls, particularly Larus species, are ground nesting carnivores, which will take live food or scavenge opportunistically. The live food often includes crabs and small fish.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-14 8:25]

Hi Jane,
Great to see you back after such a long time.
Just marking this one for writing a proper critique later. Sorry, absolutely tied up.

Hello Jane, wonderfull colors and sharpnes on this wonderfull pic, I love the pose of seagull and your perfect composition,
very well done,

Hi Jane,
a nice gull picture even if it a bit to bright and some parts
are overexposed. Good sharpness and fine details.
The gull standout nice from the blue sky.
Well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-14 9:22]

Hello Jane,
I like this composition and the pose of the gull very much. Pretty sharp too and fine colours although the light is very bright on the white plumage.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-14 9:50]

Hello Jane,
Very nice capture of a Yellow-legged Gull with excellent pose and composition against an Arizona sky!
The lighting and sharpness are pleasing too, even though the front of the gull is a tad OE.
TFS and have a nice weekend,

hello jane,
fine capture of the seagull, sky makes fine bg here, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Hi Jane, lovely seagull, beautiful composition with splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-09-14 11:06]

selam jane, excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely bird .nice pov and blue bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

Hello Jane,
what a beautiful view of the seagull from Spain!
good exposure and focus that brings clarity, vivid colour and details !
well composed and well seen

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-14 11:52]

Superb composition and great details. The bit of OE can be controlled in Highlight/Shadows, though it is not too distracting here


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-09-14 12:51]

Jane, exposure in these kinds of shots is not easy at all, so that one can see some overexposed areas. Anyway, a nice image with great composition and pov. I like pose too.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-14 13:13]

Hi Jane. We have two many over here . you have captured a good shot. showing fine detail and colour . it stands out so well against the blue sky. well done TFS.
Have a good weekend.

Hello Jane a fine closeup superb focus and good composition have a nice w/kend best rgds Necip.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-14 18:42]

Hello Jane ! It's great to have you back ! We surely missed you a lot ! I really like the composition on this one, the sharpness is good and the exposure is well done (maybe a bit OE on the high lights here on my PC) Thanks !


Jane is also my wifes given name;
Somehow a wonderful picture. I say that because gulls are so common and yet this picture is somehow different. Perhaps it is the quality of the light or the vibration of the light...or the blue which is deep but not over saturated. It is a mystery but a nice one.

Hi Jane,
Beautiful seagull from Spain. The seagull is beautifully posed for you. Great pov and composition.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-14 22:23]

Hello Jane

The colours are beautiful.The blue sky makes a wonderful back drop for this gull.The details are very good.The plumage shows well.TFS


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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-09-14 22:40]

Hi Jane,
Great capture with excellent color and POV. I assumed you had seagulls in Arizona, I thought they were EVERYWHERE :-)

Best wishes,

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-09-14 23:09]

Hello Jane,
Nice to see your work again! I must had a blast, going away
from our very hot Arizona.. indeed I went down there to museum
on a cloudy day.. I thought it is my chance to scape the heat..
but must have wonderful pictures, can wait to see the next one


Hi Jane,
A beautiful capture of this common gulls. But not so common for me because sea is about 80Kms drive from my place. Nice details and composition. And a very nice POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-09-15 2:42]

Hi Jane, this pov works very well indeed. The clear blue sky really pushes the Gull to the front. Nice pose and profile showing that beak. Good exposure on the white chest, very fine details and good sharpness. Great composition.

Hello Jane
Excellent shot of this Seagull,
Perfect focusing,BG and composition,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

Great POV!
Well composed - great angle on this and the pose is perfect.

Superebes détails, magnifique ciel bleu.

Great pov and dof.
Great contrast of animal with the BG.
Best regards,

P.S. How you like Europe?

Hi Jane,

Superb POV...
Good shot...
All the best.


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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-07-22 12:12]

Howzit Jane,
Nice POV, image sharpness and detail.Clean background and I like the frontal visual space to which the gull is gawking.Well done and TFS.

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