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Posing for me

Posing for me
Photo Information
Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-06
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-13 2:33
Viewed: 1408
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear all,

When taking shots of birds, I am not as good as some other TL fellow but on that day I was quite lucky as this seagull was quite kind to me and let me take 2 pictures from itself :)

I have gone for a closer look of this bird generally seen habiting in coastal areas. I like the half covering lid in its eye which is difficult when seen with naked eye.

Let's see what do you have for me in your pocket :)

Best greetings,



ISO=400, Focal length=105 mm, no changes except cropped and resized for TL.

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Hi Paras,
The eye is amazing...it looks like an egg!
Excellent details, texture and sharpness.
The tinier the bird the more difficult it is to capture it!

Hello Paras,
Great close-up of this Gull showing excellent details of eye, beak and plumage. A fine dark background to set it off too.Best regards Siggi

Bom dia Paras,
It could not be better. Grand capture of this beautiful sea-gull.
Perfect sharpness and exposure and a lot of harmony in composition, included the framing.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-07-13 7:26]

Hlelo l'ami

Quel portrait de cet oiseau superbe image, ce bec jaune cet oeil vif avec le plumage d'une blancheru, grandisoe cpatage et image.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Paras.
On my screen I see it a little OE.
Its eye looks so cool.

Hello Paras

I am up to the challenge. Did a workshop to correct eye. Still the sharpness is awesome. Thank goodness for Photoshop.


Wow! The clarity of the details are awesome! I can never my white feathers come out as good as this one, you did a wonderful job. Great colors. Well done, tfs.

Hello Paras,
Yes, I also think it is slightly overexposed. I do not know whether Jimmy's workshop is closer to reality but was interesting to view. Still worth my two points though. Best wishes.

Hi Paras,
Very nice close-up and great details,
good contrast and light,
Nice focus and sharpness,
very well done.

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-07-13 13:25]

HI, this is really a beauty who is posing for you. A wonderful portrait and look at this fantastic eye. But I´m sorry to tell you that it is OE, the white colour.Anyway, I love it:-))
Liebe Grüße

Boa noite paras
You would see me to took birds photo eheheh...
Good focus and sharpness...whited is terrible color for me...The eye looks the diamant of this close-up. I like close~ups very much...maybe is because i can see the little details... How much did you pay for him keep the eye like this.eheh...Obrigada
Um abraço

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-07-13 18:28]

A very eye catching portrait of this sea gull with incredible detail and sharpness.
Just outstanding

Great portrait of this gull Paras. The lighting and exposure is well done. Great color, sharp detail and...a fantastic eye. :-) Great job! TFS, Lori

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-07-15 0:54]

wow, amazing sharpness !

Hi Paras...beautiful focus..nice work.


Hello Paras,

Thank you for the visit.
Seagulls are friends of mine as they represent freedom and the immensity of the ocean. You have a wondeful capture here and the eye is partularly striking. Very good sharpness.

Best regards


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