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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  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 4:31 AM

Lovely image well captured.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 2WesternRed vcard Australia
9 Apr 2013 - 5:05 AM

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

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1112 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 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 e2 Member 1handlerstudio vcard United States5 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 e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 6:30 AM

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

Last Modified By CarolG at 9 Apr 2013 - 6:30 AM

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 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 e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 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 e2 Member 103957 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 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 e2 Member 2105 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
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
9 Apr 2013 - 7:34 AM

Good morning Herman what a nice crisp image great capture Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 7:48 AM

Well ruffled.....
Fab. Image

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widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard 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 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 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
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
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  5 England
9 Apr 2013 - 8:56 AM

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

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 8:59 AM

Nice one Herman with that lovely blue background.
Gary

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom
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  146 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 e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
9 Apr 2013 - 9:40 AM

such a lovely looking bird with neat background. well done

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 9:51 AM

Well done with the whites which look natural. - gary

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 10:00 AM

Superb shot Herman, excellent detail and colours

Hugh

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 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
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea 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

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sparrowhawk
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9 Apr 2013 - 10:30 AM

these critters get everywhere great shot tho

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Rev2
Rev2  4200 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
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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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
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 e2 Member 737 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
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 12:27 PM

Well captured very nice image,

Ali

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 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 e2 Member 2kuvailija 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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NDODS e2 Member 32335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 1:48 PM

Pin sharp and quite superb photography Herman.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 - 2:16 PM

Nicely ruffled detail
Glyn

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
9 Apr 2013 - 3:06 PM

A good capture

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha 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 e2 Member 4Brian65 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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GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 4:44 PM

Beautiful capture Herman !
George

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
9 Apr 2013 - 4:48 PM

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

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xwang
xwang  431 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 e2 Member 4HELANA vcard 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  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 6:19 PM

Fantastic and lovely capture,Herman,very well done,
saeid

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 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 e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 - 7:23 PM

A beautiful capture Herman. Well done
Jim

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

Superb Shot ~

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Craggwildlife e2 Member 567 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2013 - 7:54 PM

well spotted and taken Herman

David

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 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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Holmewood
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9 Apr 2013 - 9:06 PM

Fantastic shot

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 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
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10 Apr 2013 - 4:00 AM

Captura perfecta.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga 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
IB

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PaulLiley  4 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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Ayoob
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11 Apr 2013 - 12:46 AM

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

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