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    A Silver Gull banking after spotting something in the water. No eye contact for the purists but I also like seeing the subject occupied with something other than the photographer.
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    Cropped from horizontal, left wing tip was intersecting background distant trees so cleaned that up.
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    Beautiful Composition. I like the whites.
    I wish for better Head Angle.

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    Hi Colin. Yes, a cool shot, and the whites do look good. Would be interesting to see what it's looking at.

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    A lovely Gull, nicely exposed. Looks good against the darker background.

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    As a die-harder birder, I appreciate gull shots as they're usually ignored. The exposure and wing pose are fantastic in this frame, but I can't get beyond the distracted head angle. If you keep this, I would give him a bit more room as he's really tight in the frame now.

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    I like the dynamic pose but the head that's turned away hearts this one. the IQ isn't good, the outlines look sharp but the topside looks flat with no feather details. I expect the top side to be tack sharp with lots of details but I am not seeing much there perhaps from processing....

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    Thanks for the comments. Arash, I did very little processing and nothing I can think of that would flatten the back details. These birds have very fine body feathers which are rather difficult to get detail from.

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    Impressive banking pose that is for sure. I agree about the head angle though, and yes to more room as per Dorian.

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