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Segull Pair for Linda

Segull Pair for Linda
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-28
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: South Padre Island
Theme(s): My Photos >= 100 points, TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD II, Photos for Me [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-01 14:27
Viewed: 4601
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 120
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This for Linda...Shelbeesmom
I met her for almost hour and half while my way back on romatic place called Bush International Houstan Airport...
yes, she was waiting for me with Starbuck coffee in hand on a chair near side window :-)

Why now this seagull pair for her???
After very hectic 2 days I managed to sqeeze 3 hours to spend on South Padre Island..
a wonderful evening time, and beautiful atmosphere. and lots of seagulls and birds

Now while I was about to take the photo of these guys, my phone rang and it was Linda on the phone.
This picture I clicked by one hand while talking with this Texas Lady :D

Linder, thank you very much for nice time, and gift.
I'll see you again for sure.

Thank you
“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To GreenBaron: Brighter??vandana2923 5 05-05 11:36
To pozaru: Thank youvandana2923 1 05-04 07:49
To Dingo: Hello Frankvandana2923 1 05-03 14:02
To Fisher: Laughing???vandana2923 2 05-02 13:34
To black_dream: Not friendsvandana2923 2 05-02 08:26
To JohnTulip: Happy packingvandana2923 1 05-02 05:54
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Excellent shot, very nice lighting, nicely done.
Laughing Gulls?


Wow Vandana, Lovely Shot ! Nice composition.
Well taken and well presented.


OH THAT IS SO COOL!! I got to see the RAW version! HAHA! Wonderful details, so glad you got to spend a little time at Padre! He is prissing for you!!

Hello Vandana,

I like this pOV excllent details very crisp well balaced and composed photo, excllent details very crisp well done and TFS Kyle

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-05-01 21:35]

WOW, great shot. The colors are amazing the detail is crystal clear. Very well done.

Hi Vandana
Quick reaction b 4 going to work
A fine shot and I liked what you did.. looking at the low/long shadow you catched this perfect
Good light, also the bright spot in the eyes. PP..the shadow.. should have not pointed to the other
corner left below ?? ^_^ So..Linda now has seen a few TL faces :-) Very well done my friend
And next A Mexican one? Bye and have a good W E (
packing here , and found out my new 40D will not work under PS CS 3 .. have to download a patch-upgrade .. maybe I take the little lighter 400D with me

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-05-01 21:55]

Great tribute for Linda and super nice picture itself.
I love these crisp details.

Very original shot... they seem to go for a walk! Details and focusing are perfect.
Ciao, Antonella

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-01 23:43]

Hello Vandana.
Lovely looking Twins they are.
Very cute picture and nice presented.
Best wishes from Jan

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13342)
  • [2008-05-02 1:06]

Hi Vandana.
Good dedication and well captured picture. Nice one.
Good detalis and perfect VR sharpness.
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

very nice shot Vandana ....tfs...
best regards

Vandana, wonderful capture - crystal clear, well composed and brillantly presented. my only problems is i can't give you more than 2 - should be 10!!!!!!

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-05-02 5:35]

Vandana, this is really a most beautiful pair und you show them perfectly.
Regards Rose

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-05-02 5:41]

Lovely Shot, nice composition, colors & sharpness. Well done.

Hi Vandana,
Superbe capture here Van. lovely catch and well presented and composed with great colors and sharp picture of this two seagull, Excellent POV. and details , very clair and beautiful lighting, Excellent done.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-05-02 6:35]

Hi Vandana,
What a lovely shot.Beautiful moment you catch.Perfect,perfect.Tfs.Necla.

Hi Vandana,
What a lovely double portrait.Good POV, sharpness, light and colours.TFS.


Hi Vandana,
A wonderful shot for a wonderful friend... taken with one hand while the other was connecting you to Linda. I am assuming that the focal length was 200mm, so I believe you have a very good steady hand. The VR might help, but not to a normal person taking shot with just one hand... like me who had tried a lot of failed shots taken with one hand; even with shake reduction on, 200mm at 1/200sec. :)


Hello Vandana,
Romantic pose of lovely animals.
Contrast and shadows are eyecatching
Selahattin E

Hi Vandana,
Great you met Linda! Regarding the picture, excellent sharp, the pose is priceless. Maybe a tad brighter will improve the image even more. The presentation in the white frame works fine here. An excellent posting Van!

hi Vandana,
this is a wonderful image, great composition and great colours, really very well done,
kind regards

Beautifull image Vandana,
great details, perfect composiotion,
excellent work..!


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2008-05-02 10:38]

Hello Vandana

Beautiful capture and visual!
picture of high quality and excellent colors!
neck to neck.
Excellent shot, very nice lighting.
Congratulations for the wonderful visual!


Hi Vandana,
Great sharp shot with good colour and a good POV, nicely composed and I like the way the gull in the background is looking over the head of the front one to get in the shot, I have a job to shoot with two hands never mind having a yarn on the phone at the same time.
Well done
Regards Andy

Great shot Vandana, lots of detail, nice natural colour, the one in front looks as though he's strutting his stuff.


Hi Vandana,
Great shot and Splendid composition.
wonderful gift for linda.Well done.TFS.

hi vandana, it is so nice you were able to meet linda-she is a great member,
nice pic here, goos clarity and details along with light and composition,

Hi Vandana,

Of course it is a perfect shot, but what is very attractive here is the light and the BG colours that seem totally right to compliment this cute seagull pair.
Lovely work.


Hi Vandana,
Really sweet scene ... wonderfully captured. Image clarity is spot on and so as overall contrast. Most of all it is well composed ... well done! tfs

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-05-02 14:25]

hi Vandana

A fine shot to show the birds in pair and harmony, good sharpness and contrast to bg. I like the pose and placement. Superb eye contact.

tfs, bill

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-05-03 2:26]

You are lucky to be at the right place at the right moment Vandana,the birds seems to know that...

Hello Vandana!
Very sweet couple!
Wonderful light and perfect clarity in your picture!
Beautiful point of view!
Best regards!

Hello Vandana!

Nice shot of these elegant birds! I like their way of moving. TFS.

Looks like two in one
Very beautiful sharp photo
They really are a couple

Very nice posting Vandana with the two postings walking together, side by side...they seem very close to one another...friends? :)
Lovely natural colors, light and sharpness.
Best regards,

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-05-03 4:58]
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A nice double portrait, Vandana. I like the wee bit of underexposure, but their respective poses are great. You took this with one hand, you say? A very lucky shot then, or does the cam have liveview?
Either way, beautiful work.

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  • ralph Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 13 N: 255] (3807)
  • [2008-05-03 5:06]

Just follow me, I'll show you how it's done!!
Well taken Vandana.

Hi Vandana,
Beautiful picture with nice colors,light and sharpness.
Wonderful composition.Great pov & dof.
Excellent job my friend.


tomorrow :]
Thanks for your nice critique on my "INSECT 2"

hi vandana!
excellent shot, beautiful view on this birds, great sharpness and composition.

Hi, Vandana!

Nice moment, excellent saturation and sharpness. I like it!


A nice Seagull Walk :)
Great double portrait.

Hi Vandana, what can I write here, for this fantastic composition, the two very lovely birds especial the heads are superb placed with excellent lightness.
Have a nice time.

Hello Vandana, seagulls have a lot of attitude, don't you think? This pair certainly do!
It is a good sharp shot and a good composition with the gulls walking across the frame.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-05-03 15:17]

Hi Vandana
Nice segull pair ;) Amazing shot, very nice lighting.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-05-04 1:32]

Merhaba myfriend Dear VANDANA.....
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and a very beautiful frame!

Meaningful photo Vandana, and lit well too. Well done.

Hello Vandana,
A fine composition, good details in the synchronized birds!
The gulls are coming back here too after the winter, but I don't think I have that blackhead variety, hehehe...
Pablo -

Hi Vandana,
Fantastic colors,beautiful photo,congratulation.


Hi Vandana,

Lovely image, and a dear one to Linda..

I love the tones there...


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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-05-04 6:12]

ciao vandana...bellisisma composizione...ottimo soggetto...bella prospettiva...ottimi i dettagli...grande composizione...

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-05-04 7:47]
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Excellent capture; congrats !!!

ps.Sorry, i've switched off the points

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-05-04 19:25]

Hi Vanny
A fine photo. Soft and a happy couple in evening sunglow.
I like the details and fine colours...
Bye bye

A good light you had Vandana and the gulls came out nice and clear. Lovely foreground detail and well presented. TFS,

HI Vandana!
Beautiful compo! Double SeaGull, double success!! Well done!

Hello Vandana,

Very nice capture of these seagulls, walking . A very good composition and clarity. Also the light is great. TFS
Best regards,

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-05-05 11:45]

Hello Vandana,
Beautiful photo. Precise and decisive moment for a great capture. Wonderful light and sharpness. Excelent work.
Congrats, jmb

ciao Vandana..
definition, light and details here are a beauty!! so nice warm calours.. with a so elegant pose and compo!! excellent indeed!! clear and perfect capture!! thanks
ciao Marco

With purposeful strides they are coming towards you, probably asking what the fuss is all about ........ or maybe the nice lady has some food for all the trouble in posing for this picture?

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-05-06 18:07]

Beautifully captured picture! Great pov wonderful details. couldn't help but notice your name on the framing and curious what font did you use? I like it... TFS

excellent shot of this couple, Vandana.. i love bird's shot inc. this one.. interesting to read your meeting with Linda.. :D tfs..

regards, terry

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2008-05-19 10:18]

hi vandana,
what a lovely pic ...
they look so cute wit a nice light... great couple...
I like the shiny eyes...
well done...
I like it

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-05-25 19:10]

Hi Vandana

Beautiful birds. Well captured and well presented. Spot on focus to produce amazing details and clarity.



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