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    A dull evening at dusk
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    Approximately 50% crop in PS CC 2018 and light sharpen

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    Very nice Colin. Ive seen millions of these and I think this is the best! Though we take them for granted they are quite beautiful. I think it is helped by not having the catchlight which we like to see in more distant birds .

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    I love the BG colors.
    The open bill is very nice and whites look good.
    I would raise the exposure slightly and I just wish for a slight more head turn our way.
    Overall, a very nice image.
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    Love that eye and that bill, but yes, needed more of a head turn toward us.

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    Love the eye, bill and those wet feathers on the chin. TFS

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    I like the way the bird stands out from the background. The eye and feather detail are lovely. The light was in your favour and you took full advantage. Ditto a little more head turn . TFS.

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    Nice looking bird, gulls work so well in portraits. Nice open bill, great details in the white and good-looking BG. I agree that it would benefit from raising the exposure a tad and a slight head turn.

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    Very cool looking gull. Nice pose and background. Agree on the head angle.

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    I echo the above comments and also say this is a stunning gull. More please!

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    Thanks for the comments. As Ian said these birds are in their millions and very much overlooked. Rats of the sea because they will steal your food or bait the moment your back is turned. But they are not easy to get a pleasing shot of so I've been working on that. For me, the HA issue here is the eye because the bird is looking slightly away. If it were looking straight at the camera I think it would have been better but you take the opportunities as they come, which you all know!

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    Lovely exposure and detail, and I applaud giving gulls some lens time. But the head tilt as noted........

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