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A seagull visitor

A seagull visitor
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-20
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Family and Friends, Cats whose photos I have taken [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-19 3:11
Viewed: 2210
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Guess what our cat brought home?? She caught this seagull eating bread off our front driveway and she must have carried him through the cat-door and then went throughout the house looking for us to show us her prize. Once we arrived on the scene the cat took off – her job was done.

So as my husband grabbed the bird I grabbed the camera and quickly snapped a few shots. The final shot was of the bird flying off in the distance out to sea… and she looked fine, even though we did find a few feathers in some of our rooms.

I hope you enjoy the photo as much as we enjoy telling our story. I make no excuses for the state of the photo, or the dirty windows!!

PS. The white bird you can see outside on the rail is an ornamental Black Backed Gull. Originally it confused some of the local birdlife, with seagulls and other black backed gulls flying low to see what it was.

PPS. Please don’t tell my husband he’s on TrekLens…

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To perryhooter: Thanks RobertJanice 2 10-08 22:59
To livios: Thanks LivioJanice 1 07-28 04:38
To saintclaude: Not so niceJanice 1 02-16 15:08
To naturegirl: PetsJanice 1 11-26 22:15
To royce10: SeagullJanice 1 11-23 23:26
To Dingo: What a catJanice 1 11-23 05:09
To cloverstar: Thank you for not telling!!Janice 1 11-23 05:00
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We also have a cat, and I can relate to this incident well. My cat once dragged a bird in under the garden gate.

Great capture of both the bird and your husband. Good composition, and colours.

I won't tell your husband ... mums the word.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2004-11-19 18:02]
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Given the fact that you had to be quick this is a great capture, Janice. Funny story too.
Lighting on the subjects is ok, the outside world is a bit overexposed but that's normal.
And what a cat, I imagine the gull didn't surrender too easily ;o). Thanks for sharing (TFS).

interesting photo. i enjoyed reading the story too! one suggestion i would make is to crop around your husband and the bird he is holding. i think that the window to the right and the bird on the fence is distracting. by eliminating those, it helps the viewer focus in on the important aspects.

Jancie, I also have a cat like this, but it does not bring me just birds, but snakes, worms, and anything else that moves outside. It never kills them just lets them loose in the house. I enjoyed your picture and note very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 134 W: 0 N: 43] (516)
  • [2004-12-31 8:52]

Amazing story ! Nice picture. Clear and sharp.
Very good instant shot. *

Nice both, the husband and the seagull! And nice daily life! Very well done! Claude

Don't worry, Janice. We won't tell your husband he's on TrekLens.

Very nice daily life to show us this easygoing moment.

It's a pity I rarely have the time to come here; after all, there are so great images to be checked. Anyway, best regards - to you and to your husband.

Hello Janice.

Funny story . Nice catch !

I tried a little WS. The result is not terrible.
The size of the photo is too small for a good result. But you could try the same procedure with your original shot.


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