Annoyingly beautiful!


Posted by Ramesh Kodavatiganti on Thu Apr 27, 2023 1:47 am

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Was on the boardwalk by the lagoon's edge waiting for the waterfowl to swim by - was focussed on a bonding pair of Common goldeneyes. Much to my surprise  this short billed gull lands on a tuft of grass and squawks away victory. Settling down soon on the mound it was a perfect subject for a closeup of its beauty. Steadied myself sitting down and resting the gear on the sidewalk railing was my quick option for a tripod. Image cropped by 25% to focus on the beautiful eye. 

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by Danny Young on Thu Apr 27, 2023 2:42 am
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Eye see ;) Excellent closeup shot Ramesh and a good read as well. Funny how close some birds will get and how familiar they are to us humans. Excellent shot.
 

by david fletcher on Thu Apr 27, 2023 2:55 am
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Danny Young wrote: Eye see ;) Excellent closeup shot Ramesh and a good read as well. Funny how close some birds will get and how familiar they are to us humans. Excellent shot.
+1.  I have similar thoughts when viewing this.  Nicely done Ramesh.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Apr 27, 2023 5:59 am
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Great closeup and their eyes are really beautiful.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Apr 28, 2023 4:27 pm
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Great showing of that gorgeous eye, beautifully contrasted to the white feathers.I Like this!
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by dandc on Tue May 02, 2023 1:36 am
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Awesome close-up - the touch of beak is the perfect eye draw to guide the viewer throughout the portrait.
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