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    Default Theme: Heerman's Square Portrait

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    Yes, it's another Heerman's gull! I took the photo despite a bunch of crud and rocks blocking the lower half of the bird, thinking that there might be some potential if I cropped the undesirables out. They're probably nothing more than parking lot birds for people who live in San Diego, but for me the subtle grays and scarlet bills are a nice change from the typical Ring-bills out east.

    The only disadvantage to square cropping a 7D mkII image is the final size; it measures about 10 inches across, leaving you with a more limited upper range for printing big.

    7D mkII
    100-400 IS II zoom at 400mm
    1/800 @ f/6.3, ISO 800
    DPP/Photoshop

    Thanks for looking,
    Jake

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    Im so glad this is another" Heerman's, because this is perfecto! what a lovely gull with tack sharp details and yes that scarlet eye ring and bill is the cherry on top!

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    Realy nice Jake. Details are spot on and you have a perfect complementary background. I love that we can see through the nostril.

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    Lovely looking image Jake. I really like the colours especially the whites blending into the greys. The red bill and eye gives the image a nice colour boost. Lovely detail and POV. The BG shows the bird well.

    Will

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    Another great gull portrait here. The detail is very nice.

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    Hi Jake,
    Lovely portrait. Agree with all the positive comments above.

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