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Posted by gregc on Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:34 pm

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Silver gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) landing on the water. Common bird, less common view.

ISO320, 24mm, f10, 1/1250, by Canon plus Ikelite.

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by Karl Egressy on Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:57 pm
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Nice image. I like the wings up pose and the background.
 

by Cindy Marple on Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:47 pm
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Interesting view with the above and below the water action. I'd crop the right side of this to eliminate the distant tree/shrub which is drawing my eye away from the subject. You caught a good moment with the wings up, and the clouds in the sky add.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:29 pm
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Cool idea, the POV is really interesting and I like that we can even see the legs.
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by paul fletcher on Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:15 pm
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A very unique image, Greg, the sky and clouds in the background, look great, as well.
 

by Des on Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:50 am
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Greg, I think this is really strong image and I like the very unique view of the gull. It is not often that I suggest a tighter crop because I like images that allow the subject to breath. But for this I think you could crop in closer - loose a bit of the sky and the tiny bit of land on the right. Of course, this is just a personal preference!
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:47 am
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Well done for this unique, split level view, Greg! I really like it, and a click shows the sharp detail in the gull. The wider view with the clouds and coastline really give a nice sense of place.

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by david fletcher on Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:22 am
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Interesting and unique image Greg. Large view a must to enjoy at its best.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:38 am
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Very artistic and different. Creates a lot of interest and curiosity-wondering how you did this.
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by gregc on Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:32 am
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Very artistic and different. Creates a lot of interest and curiosity-wondering how you did this.


Thanks Cynthia, I look for these types of situations when I am snorkelling with my camera in housing. This is on a small island 10km offshore, the birds here are very focussed on catching fish and often allow a closer approach than on the mainland.
 

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