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This Gull was sitting on the wall above our patio waiting for a hand out . I like the way the wind played with his feathers and thought I'd share it with you Smile
Thanx for your amazing response to the Double Hibiscus yesterday !! Special thank you to Gary [ Growmore], Brian [ Brian 65], Eric [Gypsyman] and Jan [ janlea] for their encouragement in gracing me with their UA's !!
May this day be filled with joy !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Mar 2013 - 8:43 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Ruffled Feathers
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:9 Apr 2013 - 4:21 AM
Tags:Sea gull, Wildlife / nature, Windy
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 4:31 AM

Lovely image well captured.

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
9 Apr 2013 - 5:05 AM

Good capture of the universal seagull.
Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 5:12 AM

A good capture Herman, looks like the wind was strongGrinGrinGrin

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 5:26 AM

When we see a group of seagulls, they always face, together, into the wind. Great capture Herman.

Peter

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 6:30 AM

I hope he was rewarded with a titbit, Herman Smile Well captured. Carol

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Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 6:48 AM

Excellent shot Herman, the feathers being blown in the wind works really well.

Andy

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 6:55 AM

Looks so lovely and beautiful, Herman. Good timing.

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114310 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 6:59 AM

fine shot...here, they hide until I throw out the stale bread and then they suddenly descend like magic WinkWink

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Badgerfred
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9 Apr 2013 - 7:22 AM

Nice close up Herman, great detail,
Fred.

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 7:27 AM

Great image with lovely blue skySmile
NettaSmile

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anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
9 Apr 2013 - 7:34 AM

Good morning Herman what a nice crisp image great capture Smile

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barbarahirst
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9 Apr 2013 - 7:48 AM

Well ruffled.....
Fab. Image

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 8:14 AM


Quote: Well ruffled.....
Fab. Image

Ha ha well put , nice image Herman Smile

Rod

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achieverswales

What a cute Gull, exposed and composed excellently Herman, they know when there is food about.


Regards

Trev.

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luckybry
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9 Apr 2013 - 8:32 AM

perfect

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Caziwinkles
9 Apr 2013 - 8:33 AM

Super shot - looks fab against the blue sky. Hope you rewarded him for posing so nicely...! Wink

Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51264 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 8:34 AM

Beady-eyed, and a lovely contrast against the blue sky, Herman.

Dave

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kathrynlouise
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9 Apr 2013 - 8:39 AM

Morning Herman. A beautiful shot, the gull does look good against the blue sky Grin

Kathryn

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9 Apr 2013 - 8:53 AM

A great shot, Herman- you don't often see feather ruffled like this!

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
9 Apr 2013 - 8:56 AM

He's caught wonderfully - love the softness of his chest feathers.

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Growmore
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9 Apr 2013 - 8:59 AM

Nice one Herman with that lovely blue background.
Gary

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Tish1
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9 Apr 2013 - 9:28 AM

Cracking! you may have wind but at least you have blue sky. This is a stunning shot; the contrast against the blue sky is striking. The angle is great and as per usual the focus is sharp.

Tish

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mossy
mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 9:39 AM

Im going to have to get my seabird guide out to see if i can ID this, Smile

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
9 Apr 2013 - 9:40 AM

such a lovely looking bird with neat background. well done

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gary_d
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9 Apr 2013 - 9:51 AM

Well done with the whites which look natural. - gary

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morpheus1955
9 Apr 2013 - 10:00 AM

Superb shot Herman, excellent detail and colours

Hugh

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 10:02 AM

A great image Herman, well captured, like the white of the gull against the blue skySmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff

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lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
9 Apr 2013 - 10:15 AM

Very nice image well taken.
Allen, Smile

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digital_boi
9 Apr 2013 - 10:21 AM

good exposure control here Herman whites are spot on

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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9 Apr 2013 - 10:30 AM

these critters get everywhere great shot tho

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9 Apr 2013 - 10:40 AM


Quote: Im going to have to get my seabird guide out to see if i can ID this, Smile

Hartlaub's (without my guide) Wink

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9 Apr 2013 - 11:28 AM

Great capture - I like the contrasts in this image!!

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Deep_Bhatia
9 Apr 2013 - 12:02 PM

Great capture.

Deep

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Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 12:26 PM

Fun pose Herman, and beautifully composed too.
Rende

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ali63
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9 Apr 2013 - 12:27 PM

Well captured very nice image,

Ali

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taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 12:49 PM

Great action capture, sharp and clear, and what fine blue sky!

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kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
9 Apr 2013 - 1:26 PM

Lowely bird Herman! --- I dont know if you saw the explanation of my absens ,because I wrote it later, but now its there if you want to read it . ---- in a hurry , Jukka.GrinGrinGrin

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9 Apr 2013 - 1:48 PM

Pin sharp and quite superb photography Herman.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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9 Apr 2013 - 2:16 PM

Nicely ruffled detail
Glyn

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ChristineD
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9 Apr 2013 - 3:06 PM

A good capture

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prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 4:17 PM

Canon SX 20 is quite handy for this type of shots. Well taken one.

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 - 4:35 PM

If you start doing bird shots ill have to up my game HermanTongueTongueWinkWink Great shot.
Brian

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9 Apr 2013 - 4:44 PM

Beautiful capture Herman !
George

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leontari  2 Greece
9 Apr 2013 - 4:48 PM

Superb capture of this lovely seagull, Herman. Excellent detail.
Effrossini

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 4:58 PM

Great timing.. right time.. Grin.. Was it looking for the fish or chips?

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 - 5:07 PM

He was probably waiting fot breakfast Hermnan, nice capture.
Elena

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9 Apr 2013 - 5:34 PM

BreezyGrinGrinGrin
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mauriceegan
9 Apr 2013 - 6:09 PM

Wonderful image Herman
Maurice

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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 6:19 PM

Fantastic and lovely capture,Herman,very well done,
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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 - 6:47 PM

I hope it wasn't you who ruffled its feathers, Herman Wink

P.

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canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 - 7:23 PM

A beautiful capture Herman. Well done
Jim

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LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 7:40 PM

Superb Shot ~

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9 Apr 2013 - 7:54 PM

well spotted and taken Herman

David

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 8:23 PM

Love it Herman, super detail and composition of this very beautiful bird.

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9 Apr 2013 - 9:06 PM

Fantastic shot

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Dinky65
Dinky65  2 United States
9 Apr 2013 - 9:17 PM

Cute.

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Paddy_photos
10 Apr 2013 - 12:37 AM

Good capture

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gallero  3 Venezuela
10 Apr 2013 - 4:00 AM

Captura perfecta.

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 - 6:17 AM

Beautiful... A white bird on a white wall
(nearly gone with the wind...) But a wonderful shot! GrinGrinGrin
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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 8:02 AM

Well caught and great timing. Shows up well against the blue sky. paul

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10 Apr 2013 - 1:52 PM

A cracking detailed shot
Ju

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11 Apr 2013 - 12:46 AM

Fantastic shot ,captured ,Herman - well done...........Grin

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