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The Bird to my friends

The Bird to my friends
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Copyright: quaresma bento (quaresma) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 14] (446)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-06
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-11-15 6:19
Viewed: 1376
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Picture taken near the site of the wreck of Roumania

The SS Roumania was an English steamer passenger transport, which foundered on the rock of gronho the beach of Foz do Arelho the night from 27 to 28 October 1892, exactly 120 years.

The ship was built by shipyards D & W Henderson Ltd Glasgow, Yard No 211, Meadowshire, Patrick in Glasgow in Scotland. Hull # 211
The hull was composed of seven compartments side on the upper deck and accommodation for 40 passengers in first class.
Two powered by steam engines of 490 horsepower each, 14knts had a gross tonnage of 3387grt, a length of 364.3 feet, equivalent to 111 meters, and a mouth 38pés (11.58m)
The ship was owned by Anchor Line Glasgow, Scotland (point guard), and was intended for the transport of passengers and cargo.
Water was launched in Glasgow on Wednesday, day by Mrs. WFG 22/12/1880 Anderson and finished 11/1881.
Sank in Foz Arelho the night of 27 to 28/10/1892. 113 lives were lost in the wreck. Their destination was Bombay, India.

Engraving showing the time the next morning wreck - private collection
The wreck of the steamship "Roumania" or SS Roumania, along Arelho da Foz, on the site called "Gronho", should have been a major disaster occurring off the Portuguese coast in terms of loss of human lives. It occurred on the night of 27 to 28 October 1892. Both dates are usually indicated, but it will be more correct to use the 28th, because, according to the testimony of survivors, the ship will run aground near the one o'clock this day.

At the time, newspapers reported that the ship was carrying a lot of cargo and 122 people including passengers, crew and Lascares (Indian sailors who served on ships Westerners). Survey done in February 1893, however, stated that the ship had

- 46 passengers, including 3 children and 5 infants (infants), considering as such those who had up to 3 years;
- 18 crew Europeans;
- 50 Lascares, 21 helpers deck 19 of the boiler house and 10 servants and cooks.

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  • Great 
  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-15 8:12]

Hi Quaresma.

Such an interesting mix of beach life and items seen, Amazing capture of the waves crashing in with wispy sprays above. The gull appears at ease with the situation and his picture taken. Great mix of colours that appear like layers, tfs

stv ;o))

The bird and detritus around him are very sharp. The exposure and composition are good. But in my opinion, as a novice, the background distracts too much from the main subject, which is the bird.
I hope you dont mind, but I've done a workshop, mainly for my own education, just to compare.

Ciao Quaresma, great portrait of lovely gull with fantastic sea as BG, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Nice shot Quaresma. There is good detail in the bird and the foreground, and great movement shown in the waves behind. I like the inclusion of the plastic bottle in the composition showing us what gets washed up from the sea, (including litter nowadays)! However I would have placed the bird more to the right, rather than centrally. Difficult to do this though if the bird has just landed and you want to capture its detail. Good image though with an informative note.


Hi Quaresma,
Nice point of view and sharp presentation,
Beautiful blurr wave background in excellent composition,
good details and nicely done,

I like the mood you have captured in this seaside shot, Quaresma!

Good details and well caught sharpness on this seagull against the several layered color tones of the seawaters. The POV is excellent and light is well handled.
The plastic bottle is a bit of distraction but sometimes we can't avoid them.

Kind regards,

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2012-11-16 0:55]

Hi, the wave noise is very loud and the seagull seems enjoying as the empty bottle is is bit distracting, nice shot and TFS.

  • Great 
  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-16 6:04]


Merveilleux captage de cet oiseau sueprb eiamge et compo quelle vue e tiamge quel rendu sur son plumage fnatastique cpatage et ocmpo.

Braov et amitié


Very good capture, bird and bottle, a reality of severals beachs.


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