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Don't want to play

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 11 December 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A gull decides to let the swans get on with it-at least for now

Canon EOS 7D 1/1600 second F/8.0 ISO 1600 130 mm

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

SUPERB!!!!! 5*****

11 Dec 2010 6:52am

David from Avranches, France

Another fantastic shot, this is turning out to be one of my favorite series. The colours as usual are stunning.

11 Dec 2010 7:18am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow Chris... I'm blown away by the beauty of this photo ! So sharp, so clear, so... perfect ! I really can't take my eyes of it. One of my favorites so far ! 5***** as I can't give more. Enjoy your weekend :)

11 Dec 2010 8:29am

marci from Morocco

there always has to be one in the crowd, doesn't there! the light is so beautiful here!

11 Dec 2010 9:30am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What a poser.
That's delightfully done
Oh bird snapping one

11 Dec 2010 10:26am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Stunning!!! Beautiful shot, wonderful light and colors! Fabulous, I like this composition!!!!

11 Dec 2010 10:48am

sim from k, Iran

very beautiful gull nice sharp picture

11 Dec 2010 10:49am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Another 5***** for me, great title

11 Dec 2010 10:50am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

i think it's aiming its arse.

11 Dec 2010 11:32am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

How much better can you get it...just beautiful!

11 Dec 2010 11:35am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Nice sharp details and lighting...
Blurred swans in the bg adds to the effect...

11 Dec 2010 11:39am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

the colors are fantastic !

11 Dec 2010 11:58am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Awesome! WoW! Golly gee, what else can I say.

11 Dec 2010 12:10pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot of this gull and its fractious expression! I like the depth of field – enough to see that the swans can now hold their heads high!

11 Dec 2010 12:25pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Terrific shot

11 Dec 2010 12:42pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

splendid dof Chris!!! haha, they always look so disaffected ;D

11 Dec 2010 12:46pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Struggling a bit without proper bird feet.

11 Dec 2010 1:13pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A beautiful and very detailed image of this bird. Nice amount of blur behind to reduce the distraction of the other birds.

11 Dec 2010 1:20pm

k@ from Paris, France

Your Miss is "on top" !

11 Dec 2010 1:50pm

myky from London, Canada

Great isolation and composition

11 Dec 2010 1:58pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super ! An excellent series ! Maybe this one is my fav so far !

11 Dec 2010 2:13pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

superb portrait of this rather aloof looking bird! love the d.o.f. and the blue fence!

11 Dec 2010 2:21pm

Véronique PEROTTO from Here & Now, France

Les couleurs sont magnifiques ! Très beau cliché !

11 Dec 2010 2:57pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A beautiful focus here

11 Dec 2010 3:15pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

sharp or crisp....Wonderful details.

11 Dec 2010 4:21pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. This little white bird is lovely. Great focus and a perfect shot. Excellent series. :)

11 Dec 2010 5:23pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful..., beautiful girl! What a beautiful portrait you've done it! Excellent and exciting friend! Best regards, Adela

11 Dec 2010 5:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb. fabulous selective focus

11 Dec 2010 6:11pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice shot of this gull !

11 Dec 2010 8:09pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Fantascic clarity...I'm speachless...5*

11 Dec 2010 9:15pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Marvellous shot. I'll show it to my friend who has just bought his Canon 7D. It will excite him to think he could take great photos like this.

PS: I have replied to your comment on my photo posting today.

11 Dec 2010 9:49pm

@Philip: Wish your buddy the greatest happiness with his 7D-it's a fine bit of kit...

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Excellent detail. Nice head turn and catchlight. You must have been close.

12 Dec 2010 3:42am

@Julie Brown: I was, maybe 5 feet? The seagulls are used to humans, so they "sit" quite well

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is a really pristine shot . . . the detail is perfect.

12 Dec 2010 8:10am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Dof used to best advantage,

12 Dec 2010 8:55am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

very impressive close, wonderful colors
impressive and beautiful

12 Dec 2010 10:38am

Becky from los angeles, United States

A beauty of a bird and image! So clear and soft and the dof is perfect!

12 Dec 2010 12:34pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Excellent closeup!

12 Dec 2010 5:30pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

What a fantastic image! Superb DOF and the lighting is simply terrific. A spotlight image in my eyes.

12 Dec 2010 10:13pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/1600 second
F/8.0
ISO 1600
130 mm