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By the Sea
By the Sea

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Challenge: Macro (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 5
Location: NY
Date: Nov 5, 2002
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 10, 2002


Place: 16 out of 301
Avg (all users): 6.7012
Avg (commenters): 8.0952
Avg (participants): 6.7440
Avg (non-participants): 6.6237
Views since voting: 1623
Votes: 261
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/06/2002 01:01:37 PM
Terry, this has to be one of THE best photos in the animals section, so far. (I just remembered the photo Not So Soft {I think was the title}, which is an all time fav of mine) The amount of detail in this shot is totally amazing. Just how close were you? (Oh 18 inches...) I love the irony!
11/18/2002 09:01:00 AM
For those of you wondering if this was telephoto or close up heres the story. I was at the aquarium by the ocean, and there were a lot of sea gulls around. One landed on a picnic table. I tried taking some shots with stuff in the background. Then I moved around it until I got a plain wall behind( new it would make for a better shot). Took about 3 shots from approximately 18 inches away(going closer each time). Then he decided to fly off.
By the way I think it is ironic that my best shot at the aquarium was of a bird!
11/18/2002 08:07:00 AM
how did u get so close ?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2002 05:18:00 PM
I love Cornwall, and that's the place to shoot gulls! and I got plenty of 'em! Nice profile; yellow and black works great!
11/14/2002 12:49:00 PM
Good. Title was a little misleading----however I didn't take that into consideration when I voted. The composition and simplicity are effective.
11/14/2002 10:28:00 AM
Beautiful ! Great lighting & contrast.
11/13/2002 10:42:00 PM
Nice detail and I like the way this shot was framed. Good Luck - Inspzil
11/13/2002 11:24:00 AM
lovely gull. very nicely done.
11/13/2002 08:14:00 AM
a closer crop would have made this a perfect photo IMO....nice focus
11/13/2002 01:16:00 AM
Is this thing alive or stuffed. His eye matches his beak. Guess with a chest like that it could be a her eye. Very clean clear well cropped shot. Quality wise it deserves a 10, but somehow I can't see it getting first place. Still must give it the 10. Don't think others will though. PTL
11/13/2002 12:03:00 AM
Awesome shot, could take a ribbon!
11/12/2002 07:55:00 PM
Wow! Very nice! Looks like it's just entering the young adult stage. 9 Swash
11/12/2002 01:28:00 PM
Nicely cropped and sharpened. Would be interesting to see your original photo. 8 JEM
11/12/2002 12:46:00 AM
can't get much better than this 10 = rll07
11/11/2002 11:20:00 PM
Very good profile of this seagull. Composition and focus are great.
11/11/2002 10:28:00 PM
PERFECT 10 ! Shiiizzzam
11/11/2002 10:22:00 PM
Great use of telephoto to get "close up"
11/11/2002 10:21:00 PM
I'm not sure I would want to get that close to a Gull. Nice shot, the colors are excellent! DPz
11/11/2002 08:49:00 PM
Excellent shot! Deatils, colours, background, composition are all great!
11/11/2002 07:03:00 PM
very sharp. and the hard exposure is very good. looks like no flash..i like that +9
11/11/2002 02:36:00 PM
Wonderful picture! A 9 from me, and it would have been 10 if the bird were not so much on the left side of the photo. In my estimation, the composition would have been better had you been able to place the bird a little more to the right. Bitz
11/11/2002 01:51:00 PM
Nice lens, nice color, nice shot, nice, nice...........VERY nice. Justine
11/11/2002 12:02:00 PM
Very nice. 9 Jacko.
11/11/2002 08:13:00 AM
OK, this is the first one I am voting on this week.. Hope they are all this good!!!
11/11/2002 01:47:00 AM
Excellent Photo. Good rule of threes

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