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    Default Bonaparte's Gull Taking Off

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    A juvenile of the species lifts off during nice early morning light a couple of weeks ago. It took me by surprise as it offered no previous sign of taking off (plus lying prone in the shallow water did slow down my reflexes a bit!) therefore it was much too high in the frame and I had to add some canvas up there. It was worth the extra processing I think!

    Canon 7DII + 500mm f/4 II + 1.4TC III, manual exposure, evaluative metering, 1/2000s., f/5.6, ISO 400, natural light, handheld, added canvas above then cropped to taste.

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    I can see some vertical lines where you added canvas, would not have noticed if you had not mentioned...
    Great light and the water trails are killer!
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    Love those two water columns, they lift the shot. I don't mind the vertical pattern, it's consistent enough with what's below.

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    Stunning bird, photo, light, and BKGR. The twin spirals of water put this one way over the top for me.

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    Super image, love the colors and water trails.

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    Great frame. Love the water trailing off both feet. Nice light and killer background.

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    Beautiful light, lovely BG, good dynamic pose; and of course the water.

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    Very nice pleasing image. I like the wing position

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