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    Default Angelic Gull

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    I captured this Grey Headed Gull as he came in over a wetlands. It was pure luck that I managed a full head on capture here. The raised wings reminded me of an Angel. Taken early morning.

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    The image has that inimitable stamp of Stu quality! Composition looks good and exposure spot on, ideal focus, couldn't ask for more!

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    Heu Stu:

    Great pose, sharp and well exposed despite bright lighting, centered comp. works well here.

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    Angelic for sure. Nice light as well. And of course that killer pose.

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    Hi Stu ... looking at this image , I think who the **** needs mirrorless with animal eye AF to create stunning shots .

    Very very well done on all counts , Stu . All looks good to me , as posted ... but can see a version with less room at the foot for placing the bird off center . Just a thought .
    Stay safe and healthy ...

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    Angelic indeed! Lovely shot with great symmetry, more skill than luck I would say.
    I can imagine a crop with a little less in the bottom and more on the top.

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    Stu, a real sweetie you go here!

    The wing position is fantastic. Like the darker gray backdrop a lot. The faint feather in the rocks.... rocks ;-)

    I would love to see some off the bottom, and even squeeze it a little if you wanted to keep the 2x3.

    Thanks for sharing amigo, a gem to view

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    Repost as per Sump Scores. Plus a bit of rock clean-up.

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    Yep, the repost by Artie addressed the composition beautifully...but you had a great image to start with so that helps! Nice pose, exposure, sharpness.

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