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A little additional shadow to go with the rust for the Saturday theme.
The theme has probably saved the seagull from a possible heart attack.
Normally I would throw a stone at it to scare it away !!

Brand:Olympus IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1
Lens:Olympus 14-42mm Lens
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jul 2013 - 12:44 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Heart stopping.
Username:mikbee mikbee
Uploaded:14 Sep 2013 - 12:03 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Saturday shadows
Votes:54

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 12:21 AM

So nobody's got you under this 'ball and chain'Tongue
Cracking image Mick - you couldn't have posed that gull any better.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
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14 Sep 2013 - 12:30 AM

This is a very sophisticated composition, and a joy to look at. I am quite interested in the gull....what kind is it? I have never seen one with such a brown head.

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Badgerfred
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14 Sep 2013 - 12:37 AM

Fine composition Mick, excellent colours and textures in the wall and ball,
Fred.

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debu
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14 Sep 2013 - 12:41 AM

Excellent capture.
debu

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pascalg
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14 Sep 2013 - 12:46 AM

excellent one, Mick!

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canonfan
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14 Sep 2013 - 12:57 AM

Love this one Mick. Well spotted and captured
Jim

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mikbee
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14 Sep 2013 - 1:05 AM


Quote: This is a very sophisticated composition, and a joy to look at. I am quite interested in the gull....what kind is it? I have never seen one with such a brown head.

Joline,you are certainly asking the wrong guy to ID a bird.I only know the species that prop the bar up in the Dockers Club.
The most common variety there is the Tattooed Spotted Bow Legged Screeching Bird !!
Mick.

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Daisymaye
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14 Sep 2013 - 1:36 AM

Makes a lovely composition. Simple and elegant.......Sandy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 1:57 AM

Joline has said it so well, the image is outstanding in its simplicity--- Hurrah !!!

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Hermanus
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14 Sep 2013 - 4:40 AM

What a super image Mick !! The bird does add to the image - glad you have included it Smile

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 6:10 AM

Now thats a rarity Mick The Tattooed Spotted Bow Legged Screeching Bird !! Haven't seen one of those in a long time. Any way cracking shot and composition Smile
Rob

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gajewski
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14 Sep 2013 - 6:24 AM

Well, it is the inclusion of the bird that clinches this one for me, Mick.
-=\Walter

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nonur
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14 Sep 2013 - 7:16 AM

Everything is perfect in this fine photograph, Mick. A seamless work. Congrats!

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Lillian
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14 Sep 2013 - 7:34 AM

Superbly captured Mick, but The Tattooed Spotted Bow Legged Screeching Bird
has certainly stolen the limelight from the lovely 'ball of rust' whilst eyeing it up
Brilliant
Lillian

Last Modified By Lillian at 14 Sep 2013 - 7:34 AM

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Michaela_Solway
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14 Sep 2013 - 7:46 AM

Cracking shot.. Like the POV, composition & the head of the bird almost mirrors the ball. Excellent !

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LynneJoyce
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14 Sep 2013 - 8:09 AM

All of the above plus a warning - with images like this you are in danger of becoming all arty-farty and if word gets out to Big Aggie you'll be barred from The Dockers Club! I promise I won't tell but can you rely on all the other EPZ-ers?

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:16 AM

I know it's the Rust you wanted more than anything else ,but the Gull makes this image Mick.Smile
A great oneSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:35 AM

Superb, and image which has been so very well observed and captured from a great point of view.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:45 AM

Really good - composition, everything. Creating a relationship between two elements. Didn't the gull position itself nicely for that crack in the concrete?
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:57 AM

First-class composition, as poised as the gull on the edge.
Excellent colour, too, good definition - and the comments are most appropriate SmileWinkGrinBlush
Superb photo, Mick.
Regards
Bill

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 439 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:05 AM

A lovely deceptively simple looking shot - it is very cleverly composed and captured!
See us simple folk just have to stick togetherWink
Off today to see what I can capture, but it will probably only be fresh airGrin
Carole

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:13 AM

This is stunning Mick....rust, shadow and an amazing bird all in one shot....a great capture and worthy of all the awards you have received

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lifesnapper
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14 Sep 2013 - 9:29 AM

Ha ha, love the write up Mick, and what a great comp' this is. Excellent work from my mate Mick from across the borderSmile

John Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 10:12 AM

The Tattooed Spotted Bow Legged Screeching Bird.......... only comes in the juvenile version!

Wonderful image featuring the inanimate in the red corner and the animate in the right. The choice of gull is perfect (Wink), wouldn't have the same effect with a black head (although your birds in the bar probably have loads of blackheads!!)

Dave

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Philip_H
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14 Sep 2013 - 12:45 PM

Great composition.

P 3Grin

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44301 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 1:57 PM

Why is there a rusty pendulum hanging over the edge of the wall?
Why is that idiot of a gull not sitting on the top of the wall instead of clinging to side?
Why is I the only one to see a wall and not a dockside?
Why is the beer hot and my woman cold?
Why is it always raining at the weekend?

I could go on, but suffice to say this is a real gem, Mick. How did you manage to get so close to the gull without it flying away? Or is this the gull equivalent of the Norwegian Blue..deceased, no more, an ex gull, been to the local taxidermist?

Malc

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AnnChown
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14 Sep 2013 - 3:55 PM

How can I follow Malc's comments, but suffice to say you've done good here Mick! Look at all those awards!

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pluckyfilly
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14 Sep 2013 - 7:10 PM

Wink
Quote: This is a very sophisticated composition, and a joy to look at. I am quite interested in the gull....what kind is it? I have never seen one with such a brown head.

the Tern with the brown head is a youngsterWink congrats on the awards Mock well deserved IMO and a superb shot but how you could ever throw a stone to frighten away what is simply wildlife beats meWink

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:34 PM

Glad the plug's in the hole otherwise the gull might get drowned.

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Skeet1Away
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15 Sep 2013 - 9:57 AM

Mick this ia a belter.....................soon as I put it up thought what a great pov and comp mate...............another UA will go nice an well worth it.


Paul.

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TrevBatWCC
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15 Sep 2013 - 1:18 PM

Excellent viewpoint and capture, Mick Smile Actually found some rust to photograph whilst away in Whitby, though it's no up to your standard Wink
Trev Smile

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KingBee
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15 Sep 2013 - 5:18 PM

Brilliant. One of your best, and that's saying something.

Regards.

Bob

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3119 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2013 - 6:48 PM

Now that is a cracking image, I can see why it has won so many awards, so simple but so effective, great work, Mike, one of your best I think.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmileSmile

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ChiliMan
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15 Sep 2013 - 7:59 PM

Heart stopping. Ah...memories of those sausages for lunch...

...this is one utterly brilliant shot, Mick. The light, the sharpness, and just the very timing.

Two for the price of one with rust AND superb shadows too.

Bravo Smile

Andrew

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15 Sep 2013 - 11:02 PM

Posting images of wildlife now Mick, whatever next? The blackheaded gull is perfectly placed in this shot and the composition works so well

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15 Sep 2013 - 11:41 PM

This is superb, one of your best, Mick. A blessing you didn't chase the bird off! - he's posing perfectly for you and contrasts so well against the nice textures in this cracking composition.

Lavina

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RysiekJan
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16 Sep 2013 - 7:08 PM

An absolute cracker Mick. Have another UA.

Richard

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annettep38
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16 Sep 2013 - 11:57 PM

how could I miss this.. now when the gull decided to land there, it probably mistook your rusty lump for something crusty and edible, it stopped because it was too hard under the crustSmile

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18 Sep 2013 - 11:50 PM

Brilliant Mick,..Lin

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Ayoob
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19 Sep 2013 - 2:03 AM

Excellent capture...GrinGrinGrin

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 5:51 PM

Liking the composition but might have taken the whole shadow of the ballard.
Look at all those lovely awards,,fair play to you Mick.

Aidan,,

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23 Sep 2013 - 2:51 AM

SIMPLY SUPERB! Grin
IB

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