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KEE-OR-RAR - Kia ora!!!!!

KEE-OR-RAR - Kia ora!!!!!
著作権: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
ジャンル: Animals
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2006-02-22
カテゴリー: Birds
カメラ: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Open Up ...Part I [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2006-02-22 14:15
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Larus dominicanus
Maori name: Karoro

Here you are a Maori-speaking Gull. I think he痴 calling out 適ia ora, New Zealand痴 welcoming Maori phrase.

I found a few (hundred) Seagulls and Black-Backed Gulls yesterday at Devonport, on Auckland痴 North Shore. I had my 2-year old grandson with me and he loved seeing and hearing these gulls shouting and screeching at each other.

The Southern Black-Backed Gull Karora (Larus dominicanus) is the largest of the three gull species that live in New Zealand. Black Backed Gulls live in all parts of the country from high country river basins to the urban refuse tip.

In the adult, the head, neck, underparts, rump and tail are white; the back and upper wings are black with a narrow white trailing edge. The bill is yellow with a red spot at the tip of the lower bill. The eye is pale yellow and the legs greenish yellow.

First year birds are brown and in the second year the back is brown and the breast and neck are white flecked with brown. By the third year the back and upper wings are brown and black.

So I think this fellow must be just about an adult. Black-backed Gulls are opportunists taking a wide variety of foods, including offal, refuse, carrion, marine invertebrates, shellfish, fish, eggs frogs, lizards, birds, mammals, small fruit and other plant material.

I have posted a similar photo on TLens too.

KIA ORA to you my TrekNature friends!!!!!

marhowie, h_sedghi, wallhalla15, liquidsunshine, hummingbird24, livios, coasties, loot, Luc, red45, dew77, AndyB, Dando, metcher, cpt_burak, FranciscoSales, peter_stoeckl, Fisher, PDP, thistle has marked this note useful
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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-22 14:38]

Wow, this is a featastic shot, Janice!
Excellent timing, very well composition with a brilliant pose,
the details in the white plumge are very good,
good work on DOF and exposure.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-02-22 14:40]

Hi Janice, another one whos crying its hard out, could be a nice subject..
Well done, good timing and great sharpness. THanks for all your information, I always learn a lot from your notes. Greetings Reina

Excellent Janice. I think the open beak, leaning forward pose is great. You nailed it technically IMHO. Very Well done!

Hi Janice
excelent shot,well done,
thanks for sharing

Hi Janice cet oiseau semble furieux apres toi a/c que tu le prends en photo . Tres belle prise de vue
les couleurs et la clarete de l image sont parfaites

Hello Janice,
very nice capture with great colours, sharpness and POV/DOF. Very good composition. Thank you.

Well captured Janice,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Bravo Janice, this one is absolutely perfect!

Wonderful composition, details, and note.

Thank you, for sharing it with us!

Exceptional capture Janice! The detail! I can see the muscles in the bird's throat! The feathers have held their texture and rich color. Very sharp! Excellent DOF and POV! Well done!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-22 21:47]

Janice, excellent sharpness, composition and pov.

I like bg too.

A great image, a great note.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-22 21:50]


Bonne pr馘entation Janice cette prise est parfaite,l'action de l'oiseau le bec grand ouvert est superbe et le BG fait bien ressortir le sujet. Bravo pour le bel 馗lairage et les d騁ails du plumage.

F駘icitations pour la grande qualit d'image.

Merci et bonsoir.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5551 W: 721 N: 4164] (11276)
  • [2006-02-23 0:56]
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Hi Janice
It is an excellent capture of this gull, but probably your he is a she - I think the open beak is a clue. Just pulling your leg.
Fantastic timing is very evident. I am convinced it didn't just happen by accident.
You must have an uncanny ability to have the one eye peeping through the view finder while the other one is still keeping a watchful eye over your grandson.
Technically the photo is of high standard. DOF, BG, exposure, lighting, and composition are all great.
Very well done and TFS.

Hi Janice,
a very good shot wiht good exposure and details.
You captured a good moment.
Good POV and compostion.
Well done, my friend.

Today its raining and +4C

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
  • [2006-02-23 3:06]

Thank you, mf Janice.
Sorry, I have no time these days to write complete comments.
Very well done. Well deserved icon.
Kia Ora!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-02-23 3:40]


One of your best my friend! Composition is superb, dynamic pose, moment and your title - all very, very good. Quality perfect and full of feelings.

This morning I saw in tram about 3-4 yawning people - they looked very similiar ;-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-23 3:46]

Hello Janice!
Excellent capture.Moment you caught is amazing.I liked
cross framing,details,POV,sharpness and composition
a lot.Kia Ora!TFS...:-)

Hi Janice

In my honest opinion this is the best photo I have ever seen from you. CONGRATULATIONS my friend..... You nailed it! The detail and clarity in the head is outstanding. I like the diagonal placement and the OOF BG adds excellent contrast.

Good one!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-23 4:53]

Hello Janice,
This is a great capture.
The whites are perfect,the pose with open beak is great.
Great colours,nice catchlight in the eye and very good DOF.
I agree with earlier comments...you nailed it!
Great shot.


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-02-23 5:05]

Hi Janice, great action shot. Brilliant exposure, POV, colour, detail and DOF. TFS.

Beautiful close up shot Janice, sharp details.



Hi, Janice.
Excellent capture. Superb pose and moment. Sharp, with nice background.

bonjour janice
excellente photo bons details et belles couleurs.bon BG aussi.

Hi Janice!
Amazing gull portrait.Exposure,POV and composition are
wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-02-23 14:22]

marvelous shot Janice,
very good pov well taken composition, good crop and a fantastic dof, qualityshot, good job, KIA ORA
gr. jaap

Hi Janice,
perfeita!!! Excelente composi鈬o, cores, nitidez, tudo est timo! Grande momento!!! Belo trabalho!!!

Francisco Sales

Back in time from Peru to see this wonderful shot of a black gull screaming 適ia ora. :)

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-24 16:23]

Hi Janice.
Excelent shot,very nice details and contrast,beautiful composition.

Thank you, and I wait more photos, tips, critiques and comments.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

KIA ORA to you, Janice!
Very impressive, strong, sharp, charming and activating picture. Congatulations, and best wishes to you and lovely NZ!
Thank you.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2006-02-26 7:34]

Fantastic picture Janice. The exposure is very good and the pose of the bird is just excellent. Wonderful! Well done & TFS!


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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-02-27 16:58]

Hi Janice,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition. You controlled the whites very well.


Well thank you for that kind greeting, I hope to see New Zealand some day soon...

Wonderful capture of this noisy gull. I bet your grandson did enjoy them as my children certainly would. Have a great week!


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-28 14:24]

Hello Janice, I love the action. Nice BG and you did a good job on the tough exposure although there are one or small patches that are a little OE. Lovely glint in the eye and the beak open is fantastic.

Kia ora Janice ;)
I like to read your notes. It's clear that you put some heart in your work.
As for the picture. I don't know how could I missed that. It's probably one of your best. The moment captured here is great and the quality of the picture really good.
I like it a lot!

Impressive portrait of the black backed gull.
Good work!

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