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Challenge: B Is For _______ (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Mar 2, 2013
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/4000
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2013

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Place: 23 out of 161
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Views since voting: 478
Views during voting: 202
Votes: 126
Comments: 11
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03/13/2013 09:38:57 AM
I have no idea what type of gulls they are - the shot was taken at Lyme Regis in Dorset in the UK if that helps. Also here are some other shots from the same day.

After looking at the other shots and also now knowing the location I would go with
European herring gull.

Considering how far away you were from the gulls I thing you did a great job with the PP.
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03/13/2013 08:30:00 AM
Originally posted by nygold:

Paul this was my pick for the blue ribbon.
Seagulls are arguably the most photographed bird in the world and we have seen
thousands upon thousands of seagull shots to compare this too.
BUT to have this kind of action and reaction in a seagull shot(or any wildlife shot)for that matter is just superb.
You have taken the ordinary and made it extraordinary.
On top of that I see 3 B's in your shot Birds, Beach, Bite. What more could you ask for.
This is truely a shot to be proud of.

On a side note Hahn23 said these are ring-billed gulls but judging by their size and the tip of their beaks being black my guess would be Herring gull.
It's a bit hard to tell from the picture but that would be my guess.
Again congrats on a great shot.


Thank you for your kind words and lovely feedback. I was very pleased with the action I captured however I did feel the photo was missing something and I suspect this was due to the distance from which I took the shot causing the original photo not to be too sharp. Hence my attempts to process it to look better. I did feel it was lacking and wished I had a better zoom lens or had got closer to the action.

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03/13/2013 07:35:26 AM
Paul this was my pick for the blue ribbon.
Seagulls are arguably the most photographed bird in the world and we have seen
thousands upon thousands of seagull shots to compare this too.
BUT to have this kind of action and reaction in a seagull shot(or any wildlife shot)for that matter is just superb.
You have taken the ordinary and made it extraordinary.
On top of that I see 3 B's in your shot Birds, Beach, Bite. What more could you ask for.
This is truely a shot to be proud of.

On a side note Hahn23 said these are ring-billed gulls but judging by their size and the tip of their beaks being black my guess would be Herring gull.
It's a bit hard to tell from the picture but that would be my guess.
Again congrats on a great shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2013 11:25:27 PM
great expressions....
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03/12/2013 08:20:36 PM
Not exactly besties, are they? Nice catch of the action.
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03/11/2013 04:51:07 PM
Great shot
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03/10/2013 04:49:05 AM
I think they are dancing Gangnam Style, lol.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/09/2013 03:41:39 PM
nice capture
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03/07/2013 02:15:22 PM
Looks like a marital spat.
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03/06/2013 03:01:39 PM
Ring-billed Gulls, Larus delawarensis. Adult, breeding. 8
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03/06/2013 08:30:08 AM
Oh!! Wonderful shot!!! I'm voting later, but I'll be back. :)
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