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Size:  365.6 KBHello looking for a critique on this picture. thank you! (The title got autocorrected sorry about that)

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    Welcome Nickolas,
    A solid first post.
    Please include your shooting data -ISO, SS etc
    You have a nice BG that compliments the gull nicely.
    Perfect HA and nice light.
    Lovely view of the open mouthand the tongue.Very unusual looking eye but looks great. I would clone out 2 of the 3 catchlights leaving the bigger one intact.
    Whites look good.
    I am not crazy about the composition. I think I would prefer more of a vertical with less on the RHS and more on the bottom.
    Gail

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    Hi Nickolas, welcome to BPN - nice first post! Good tight portrait. I'm OK with the comp but I could see a version with a bit more room at right. Good exposure, good details too. I agree in removing the smaller catchlight. Yes, adding exif data helps with critique and offer suggestions if needed.

    I've corrected the auto-corrected title back for you!

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    I like the slight turn of the head towards the camera, which gives a good view in to the main subject which is the open beak and for this same reason I think the composition is OK for me.
    The eye looks strange, not look as crisp as the beak which is in the same plane - did you do some shadow recovery? I accept it may be real and just the way it is.

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    Hey Nickolas, welcome to BPN. I echo the previous comments, thank you for sharing.
    Joe Przybyla

    "Sometimes I do get to places just as God is ready to have somebody click the shutter"... Ansel Adams

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    Welcome mate, and a very nice image to start off with. I love the different shades of grey throughout the image, the open bill looks real good. Very nice detail. Not sure about the eye. Looking forward to more postings.

    Will

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