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Sing, if you want to by Multiartis Sing, if you want to by Multiartis
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CageyJay Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The high horizon line and the very crisp focus on the foreground gull combine to make this photograph exceptionally appealing, and the way that you captured even the tiny details of the feather markings and the granularity of the sand within the context of the larger scene is excellent.

It's a little difficult to pick out anything that you could truly improve in the future on this sort of subject, since these captures are so ephemeral in opportunity. The one thing that really begs for just a small change  is the angle of capture. While the contrast of the gull's dark beak against the white foam of the waves is certainly striking, the white foam nears the white of the gull's head a bit too much, and proves to be a bit of a distraction. For next time, if possible, please consider capturing the bird either fully against the sand, or with the head against the darker ocean, because the contrast would be much more dramatic.

I'm so glad you made this a print. It's going on my wishlist. The caption/title pulls a lot of joie de vivre into it, which was entirely unexpected for its palette of greys and grays.

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Multiartis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for your feedback. 
This was my first time @ the seaside to capture these birds. 
They would indeed stand out beter with a more neutral backdrop but they don't always listen to my instructions ;)
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CageyJay Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
X) No... the only thing that can mildly direct seagulls is a bit of food. But, then, that tends to direct far to many of them to be useful.
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Multiartis Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist
Not good 
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PastelMidnight Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist

Hello from Project Comment! This is a lovely photo and the seagulls are very cute. The atmosphere that this photo is creating is great and has worked out very well. I think that the seagulls looking upwards have a nice effect. Normally the main point of a photo is in the middle but this is an exception to it and it works well.


I think that you could have improved on the darkness of the picture. It is far too dark. I think that you should you an app with an enhancement feature. This would help lift the photo and take it to the next level. The sky is also quite tilted so if decreases the reality points. Again, you have added too much vignette. Also, the dA watermark is also a little bit irrelevant and noticeable in this photo. I love the depth of field in this. It really adds to your photo. The seagulls should be a bit more focused on. You should try to blur the background. I have a strong feeling it will add so much to this photo.


I hope that my comment is helpful and constructive. It is a really good photo so well done!

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Multiartis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for your feedback. 
Not putting the main bird in the middle gives him room 'to sing'. 
The vignetting @ the top is indeed a little to much. I did indeed push the blacks a little bit but these birds have a kind of dark side to them ;) (Wink) 
i also find that my horizon should be straight and that i should not have cut off the feet. But it was a too cool not to post and making the horizon straight would have cropped the picture and that is something i did not want. 
Adding more blur would make the main bird more pop out but i am afraid that it would also defuse the others more. And that is just what i like about this one is that you can still see them looking @ him. Maybe thinking what is he doing? 
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PastelMidnight Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
I completely understand that this is your choice. Of course once a photo is taken it can't be repeated, especially with such fidgety creatures. I was just being really picky in my comment. This is still absolutely brilliant.
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist
they are indeed very unpredictable. 
Feedback is much appreciated my friend.
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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Excellent work!
Reminds me of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" Richard Bach, 1970. a great work of literary art, his best book, and my favorite.
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for linking my work to his book. 
He could indeed be that seagull. He looks happy singing, not being like the rest.
Feel free to drop in or fly by anytime.
ha ha ha 
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UTubrNDgaMR Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you very much. 
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Haegun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
I can't resist...

"Mine, mine... mine, mine,mine..."
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tamatoaa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  New Deviant
Disney fan?
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Haegun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
To tell you the truth, that was the only part of the movie I liked.  Whenever we are at the beach, and if there is a group of gulls milling about, one or another of us will start with the "mine, mine" thing.
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist
Lol. 
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marita-renee-rain Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017   General Artist
Great shot!
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you. 
They can be a pest but on picture they always look great.
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Nimbue Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous capture, I love these bizarre little assholes!!
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist
Lol, they are indeed a little evil. 
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Astaroth667 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your comment :)!

Beautiful capture! I like your use of the depth of field in this picture. Great work!
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist
Very welcome and thank you to for your kind comment. 
Feel free to drop in anytime.
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AnnMLoveArt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017   Digital Artist
Wow great shot! Love it!
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you very much.
Feel free to drop in anytime.
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AnnMLoveArt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017   Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful shot. I love the color a lot =D
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you very much.
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fmr0 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Great capture! :)
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you very much.
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Black-B-o-x Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Great photo! :heart:
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you.
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Black-B-o-x Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
Most welcome! :)
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your last works!
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Multiartis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you very much Hug 
One does what he likes but it is always nice to know that it is pleasing to the eyes of someone else.
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