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Copyright: Piotr Kurosz (kurekpit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 611 W: 120 N: 629] (2811)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sandisk Ultra II 2GB
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): kurekpit photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-27 8:24
Viewed: 3674
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 113
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture I took in Dublin City Centre.
I use very old manual lens M42 Prakticar PM 80-200mm
I hope you like this photo.
Thanks for comments.


Gulls(Larus ridibundus) are birds in the family Laridae. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae), auks, and skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Most gulls belong to the large genus Larus.

They are typically medium to large birds, usually grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They have stout, longish bills, and webbed feet.

Most gulls, particularly Larus species, are ground nesting carnivores, which will take live food or scavenge opportunistically. The live food often includes crabs and small fish. Apart from the kittiwakes, gulls are typically coastal or inland species, rarely venturing far out to sea. The large species take up to four years to attain full adult plumage, but two years is typical for small gulls.

Gulls — the larger species in particular — are resourceful and highly-intelligent birds, demonstrating complex methods of communication and a highly-developed social structure. Certain species (e.g. the Herring Gull) have exhibited tool use behaviour. Many species of gull have learned to co-exist successfully with man and have thrived in human habitats. Others rely on kleptoparasitism to get their food.

Two terms are in common usage among gull enthusiasts for subgroupings of the gulls:
Large white-headed gulls for the 16 Herring Gull-like species from Great Black-backed Gull to Lesser Black-backed Gull in the taxonomic list below
White-winged gulls for the two Arctic-breeding species Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull

Info from Wikipedia


Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens :M42 Prakticar PM 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 MC(PENTACON)
Focal Length: 200,0 mm
Exposure Time: 1/2000Sec.
F-stop: f/5,6
ISO Speed - 1600
Image Quality - RAW

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Well done on the fast speed. The clarity is amazing.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-01-27 8:44]

merhaba Piotr ;
superrrrr,,,bravo macro tebrikler selamlar

Superb detail Piotr. Beautiful picture.
Regards Mark

Fantástico tipo, el detalle y el enfoque esta espectacularmente correcto. El colorido y POV muy bien.
Felicitaciones Piotr.

wow, u got the speed as fast as the bird. great shot. everthings pefect here, u freeze the bird :)

Hello Piotr.

Excellent picture, nice composition an colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-01-27 9:59]

Very good picture, perfect clarity, well composed. Pity you clipped the wing a bit, but at the speed the gull must have taken off it's probably more a matter of luck than of skill.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Hitbit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 159 N: 451] (5918)
  • [2007-01-27 10:40]

What a great shot Piotre Excellent comp supersharp and wonderfull colors I love the sharpness in the details. In the right place at the right moment. Verry good job.

Grtz Pim

Hi Piotr,
amazing photo of the seagull,very shrp with beautiful colors!

Nice shot!
Now, the magpie is replace by a gull!


Hello Piotr,
Super sharpness with great POV, superb colour and much details in action!
very well captured indeed
thanks for sharing

Salut Piotr
Trčs belle photo d'une mouette en plein vol, elle est super nette, bien contrastée.

Hello Piotr,
I like this picture for this great moment caught and details. Exposure on the white is good which is not easy to achieve. It is just too bad that you couldn't have its whole wing in the frame but is it still a very nice picture with good colors. Thanks,

Superrr...superrrr Congratulations!!

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-01-27 18:27]

Very great shot! Good details and colors. Very well done.
Thanks for sharing

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  • kapil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 45 N: 68] (502)
  • [2007-01-27 22:14]

Hi Piotr,
Very brilliant shot !!
Amazing clarity and colors

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  • Ang Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (98)
  • [2007-01-28 2:11]


Great shot there!
I like it very much



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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-01-28 3:41]

Fajna fotka Piter. No i gites ja uchwyciles. Znaczy sie to ptaszyszko. Ostre jak brzytwa i kolorki tez spoko wyszly.
a i nie gull a seagull ;)
J-23 Hans Kloss

wroce z :)x

Excellent compo and POV, nice colours and remarkable details. Great capture.



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  • sebak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 131 W: 12 N: 25] (433)
  • [2007-01-28 5:16]

Hi, a great shot! I like the sharpness of the wings and the motiv! Well done


Ciao Piotr, wonderful gull with great pose, splendid colors, great details, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
:) tomorrow

Hi Piotr
Very nice shot ...tfs

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 53 N: 58] (3371)
  • [2007-01-28 12:36]

Hello Piotr

excellent picture
great details and colours
very sharp
in the composition the contrast of the bg is disturbing a little



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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-01-28 19:28]

Hello Poitr,
Browsing through your gallery, I can see you are a talented nature photographer. Amazing detail is present here, both in the feathers and in the meal it has just stolen. This shot is unique by getting the close-up in this wing position.
Great job,

Love that photo. Very Real.Tom

Hi Piotr.

Wonderful visual, I am amazed with such beauty of this flight, light and delicate of this seagull, the sharp here is fantastic.
Beautiful and perfect composition.
Congratulations my friend.


Great timing. Good capture! Nicely held detail in the whites.

An amazing capture. The focus and sharpness are right on. Great colors.


Merhaba Piotr,
This is very realistic photograph.Excellent colours and well detailed. TFS

Piotr, Excellent shot of this seagull in action. Sharp, clear, well composed. :) Vandana


Hi Piotr
Great action shot. A bird in flight making off with food. Superb timing. Great sharp detail. Very well done.

Jolie prise en plein festin !

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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2007-02-03 18:40]

Hello Piotr

This is an amazing capture. The details are so nice and sharp. Nice cropping.

Regards, Sylvain

I'm impressed by the quality of the Prakticar lens.
An old one ? Are you sure ?

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  • mpr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 7 N: 344] (2280)
  • [2007-02-04 12:43]


It might be an old lens but it perfomed beautifully. The image is incredibly sharp with little or no noise at 1600 ISO. Congratulations on a fine photo. The gull looks like it found a nice meal and you were there at the perfect moment. Keep up the good work!

Oh man this photo is AWESOME! Super shot, great catch! Perfect sharpness! Awesome!

Hello Piotr
Waaaouhh ! so beautiful, the colors,the precision of the details, the light, clearness and the good moment, all are with the top, cheer.

Saludos Piort

Felicidades hermosa toma


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  • flipvd Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 128 W: 4 N: 19] (1267)
  • [2007-02-22 10:34]

Hi Piotr
Very nice action shot, great DOF, detail and colours!!!
Well done

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-03-07 1:09]

Hi Piotr,
This one is really wonderful...
Love the clarity colors and the composition much...
very beautiful shot...


Great capture.
The details are excellent, especially the eye, he looks almost evil.
Love the wing span. I was lucky enough to capture a similar shot. But you image showa more detail.

Tfs Tracey

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2007-03-15 17:51]
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Piękne zdjęcie. Kompozycja, ostrość, kolory. Bardzo mi się podoba.
Dobra notka. Jestem zdziwiona wysokim ISO 1600.

Hi Piotr, congratulations from this excelent shot. Bravo.

No wonder why so many points lol...
that's a beautiful capture. really hard to take,
nice photo

Hi, Piotr.
Superb close up! Wonderful capture with excellent details and sharpness. Great colors and well composed. TFS

Piotr, a wonderful capture - both from the seagull and from you.
Sharpness and colour are superb.

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  • vtd_k Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 128] (1270)
  • [2007-04-03 5:03]

Hi Piotr,
Great shot. Very good quality of your photo. I like its clarity and the light.



Excellent timing, very nice photo.-jon

Hello Piotr!
Really great shot!
Perffect clarity and beautiful colours!
Nice perspective!
Excellent done!

Very nice picture.
I know that isn't so easy to photograpf a flying bird.
Well done,

Hello Piotr

Excellent focus and sharp details are the first things that strike me about this shot.The second is the lovely colour saturation and great use of contrast.Well done.TFS


the sharpness is extremely crisp! Great capture of this gull! Clarity is A-class! well done! Your lens is worth keeping! how much? tfs


splendide mouette en plein vol
belle netteté
et beaux détails


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  • pemi71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 501 W: 13 N: 58] (2673)
  • [2007-05-25 14:39]

Bingo ! 101 points ,
Hello Piotr ,
Very nice photo with excellent composition.
It's simple, clear and beautiful.
A wonderful post!


Hi Piotr,
wonderfully captured moving object, great colours and light. And details are excellent too.
Best wishes from Ukraine,

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  • hbmoe Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 3] (279)
  • [2007-09-07 9:38]

Phantastic these details and colours, Piotr.

Excellent sharpness, wish you hadn't clipped it's wings but I know how hard it is to photograph them. He looks like he has a real purpose in his eyes.

hello Piotr,
what it is defined: perfect timing for to wordeful capture..nice pose,colors and
definitions..a really great shot!!!

best regards sERGIO

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  • ciaran (110)
  • [2008-02-23 8:45]

Great pic,
Well done

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-12-14 16:14]

Hi Piotr. Nicely timed and very sharp. Interesting take of an everyday subject. The composition is very dynamic. TFS. Murray.

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