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Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 12:21AM
So nobody's got you under this 'ball and chain'Tongue
Cracking image Mick - you couldn't have posed that gull any better.

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Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
14 Sep 2013 12:30AM
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.
14 Sep 2013 12:37AM
Fine composition Mick, excellent colours and textures in the wall and ball,
debu 8 India
14 Sep 2013 12:41AM
Excellent capture.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
14 Sep 2013 12:46AM
excellent one, Mick!
14 Sep 2013 12:57AM
Love this one Mick. Well spotted and captured
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Sep 2013 1:05AM

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 !!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Sep 2013 1:36AM
Makes a lovely composition. Simple and elegant.......Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Sep 2013 1:57AM
Joline has said it so well, the image is outstanding in its simplicity--- Hurrah !!!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
14 Sep 2013 4:40AM
What a super image Mick !! The bird does add to the image - glad you have included it Smile
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 6:10AM
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
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
14 Sep 2013 6:24AM
Well, it is the inclusion of the bird that clinches this one for me, Mick.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
14 Sep 2013 7:16AM
Everything is perfect in this fine photograph, Mick. A seamless work. Congrats!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 7:34AM
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
Cracking shot.. Like the POV, composition & the head of the bird almost mirrors the ball. Excellent !
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 8:09AM
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?
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
14 Sep 2013 8:16AM
I know it's the Rust you wanted more than anything else ,but the Gull makes this image Mick.Smile
A great oneSmileSmileSmileSmile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 8:35AM
Superb, and image which has been so very well observed and captured from a great point of view.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1917 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 8:45AM
Really good - composition, everything. Creating a relationship between two elements. Didn't the gull position itself nicely for that crack in the concrete?
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 8:57AM
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.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 9:05AM
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
ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
14 Sep 2013 9:13AM
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
14 Sep 2013 9:29AM
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
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Sep 2013 10:12AM
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!!)

14 Sep 2013 12:45PM
Great composition.

P 3Grin
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
14 Sep 2013 1:57PM
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?

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 3:55PM
How can I follow Malc's comments, but suffice to say you've done good here Mick! Look at all those awards!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 7:10PM
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
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 7:34PM
Glad the plug's in the hole otherwise the gull might get drowned.
15 Sep 2013 9:57AM
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.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Sep 2013 1:18PM
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
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
15 Sep 2013 5:18PM
Brilliant. One of your best, and that's saying something.


carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 6:48PM
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
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Sep 2013 7:59PM
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

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Sep 2013 11:02PM
Posting images of wildlife now Mick, whatever next? The blackheaded gull is perfectly placed in this shot and the composition works so well
15 Sep 2013 11:41PM
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.

16 Sep 2013 7:08PM
An absolute cracker Mick. Have another UA.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Sep 2013 11:57PM
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
18 Sep 2013 11:50PM
Brilliant Mick,..Lin
Ayoob 6 Australia
19 Sep 2013 2:03AM
Excellent capture...GrinGrinGrin
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
19 Sep 2013 5:51PM
Liking the composition but might have taken the whole shadow of the ballard.
Look at all those lovely awards,,fair play to you Mick.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 2:51AM

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