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Do you like or hate me ?

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 21 July 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

“Seagulls: Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine.
Nigel: Oh would you just shut up? You're rats with wings.”


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, I like you
very nice portrait

21 Jul 2009 5:26am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Encore un tres beau portrait bravo

21 Jul 2009 5:29am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

OUi, un très beau portrait et effectivement il semble parler...

21 Jul 2009 5:52am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful close up and incredible clarity on this Mariana! Great work!

21 Jul 2009 6:03am

Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful portrait. I love the expression!

21 Jul 2009 6:13am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe portrait !

21 Jul 2009 6:21am

Sadaf Agah from tehran, Iran

cool ! very nice colors and focus

21 Jul 2009 7:13am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wow, great color, framing and sharpness. Not easy to take.

21 Jul 2009 7:36am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

lovely. great colors and I love its expression :)

21 Jul 2009 7:50am

@shoti: hey, what are you doing ? no new pictures from you ???

alireza from tehran, Iran

I hate!
nice color & angle.
well done

21 Jul 2009 8:34am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Superb colors and framing !

21 Jul 2009 8:40am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantástic shot. Good focus, nice sharpeness and background color fits very weel with the with.

21 Jul 2009 8:51am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Wonderful detail and love the framing!

21 Jul 2009 9:21am

Hamid Rafiee from Iran

great shot and good details.

21 Jul 2009 10:31am

Cricket-Tammy from Somewhere in the, United States

I like! What an expression. My typical look at myself each morning. Great find.

21 Jul 2009 10:39am

Mags from Paris, France

Very nice bird portrait!

21 Jul 2009 10:43am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very beautiful close up!!!

21 Jul 2009 11:06am

Vink from Grasse, France

Very nice ! Excellent work !

21 Jul 2009 11:40am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great details and excellent shot, but I'm afraid of birds ;-))

21 Jul 2009 11:57am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Absolutely the best seagull portrait I have ever seen Mariana! ROFL....... ;-)))

21 Jul 2009 12:03pm

rian from mobile, United States

great crisp capture here.. nice work! :)

21 Jul 2009 12:24pm

k@ from Paris, France

Ditto (about what you wrote at my place = "Great shot although i feel nothing !" :)))))))) And yet, I love seagulls*

21 Jul 2009 12:50pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice macro shot with clear details...

21 Jul 2009 12:56pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

"Give us a chip NOW"
Great close up bird portrait
Beautifully crisp

21 Jul 2009 1:51pm

motie from France

great portrait!
i like to see you but not to hear you! :)

21 Jul 2009 1:56pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

WOWWE what a shot fantastic ... what more can i say that has not all ready been said

21 Jul 2009 1:58pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

good fram,good focus,great shot ;)

21 Jul 2009 2:45pm

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Incredible!!! The contrast with the blue sky is quite something!!! Great portrait!

21 Jul 2009 3:14pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like this close in shot of this beautiful bird. They may be a nuisance, but I still like their looks! Nice one.

21 Jul 2009 3:14pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

woaw perfect clarity and the attitude of look is gorgeous!
five stars !

21 Jul 2009 3:32pm

Ken from United States

I like.

21 Jul 2009 4:09pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent portrait and colors

21 Jul 2009 4:14pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Depuis un cyber perdu sur la côte atlantique: c'est le ciel qui est incroyable! On dirait un fond uniforme de studio! Le volatile semble poser comme une star! Excellent portrait!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

21 Jul 2009 4:27pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What an impressive sharpen

21 Jul 2009 4:31pm

Pixim from Nice, France

You have a real actor ready there to shoot in a film. I appreciate the neatness of the bird as well as the precise cut out Bravo ;)

21 Jul 2009 4:36pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

definitely a mixed reaction to this expression from the birdie. awesome closeup shot!

21 Jul 2009 4:48pm

Ajay from Pune, India

I sure do like it. So neat and so bright.

21 Jul 2009 5:04pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Exquisite and extraordinary color and detail. WOW!

21 Jul 2009 5:13pm

Jaol from Canarias+Asturias, Spain

Impressive! So close that it might go out of the frame right nooooo!

21 Jul 2009 5:31pm

LauraS from United States

Fantastic capture.

21 Jul 2009 5:54pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello, His makeup is perfect and beautiful portrait! Superb image. Good day and thank you for your time. A bientôt.

21 Jul 2009 6:15pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

Nice shot
nice title

21 Jul 2009 6:23pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Nice crisp shot, details are phenomenal

21 Jul 2009 6:53pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Taiyuan, China

I thought this was your tamed pet and what's more, much thought of it when seeing the tagged dialogues! In your studio, I saw a portrait of what I love!!! One mine is enough, not three or more! ^_^

21 Jul 2009 7:20pm

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

You know their language well, Mariana, that's exactly what I hear everytime I go to beach. :-)

When we first came to USA we were in Florida, my older son was 2 1/2 yeats old, thrilled with white sand, seagulls flying, pretty women in bikini (oh, sorry that was me)... until one seagull dived down and steal the sandwich from my son's hand. I think 'till this day he still hates seagull. :-)

21 Jul 2009 8:10pm

@Ti: Hey, a couple days ago, I read that Elementary school in Porec, Croatia ( my ex-country ) was closed because of very bad attack of hundreds of seagulls on kids at their lunch time . Scary ? Isn't it ? Well, I still like them. People feed them here, where I live , everywhere in parks, so they are not so aggressive :)) Maybe bread in Croatia is much more expensive than here in Canada :))

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Incredible sharpness, very beautiful on this vivid blue background. Great portrait, bravo !!

21 Jul 2009 8:14pm

Lynn from United States

WOW!!! Fantastic color...I LOVE IT!!! We were both thinking of birds the beautiful feathers and lovely pose :))

21 Jul 2009 8:39pm

philippe from moselle, France

Superbe portrait, je suis impressionné !!!

21 Jul 2009 9:13pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

"You have a lot of gall putting me on display on Silly Tuesday!"

21 Jul 2009 10:15pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars

21 Jul 2009 10:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture with great detail! Looks like he's smiling for you. :-)

22 Jul 2009 12:38am

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow!!! 5 stars from me!!

22 Jul 2009 12:48am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A great close up Mariana. Excellent details

22 Jul 2009 12:52am

Bram Antareja from Yogyakarta, Indonesia

beautiful bird....i like you //

22 Jul 2009 1:18am

JMS from Thailand

Bonjour monsieur l'oiseau... que vous me semblait beau !

22 Jul 2009 4:38am

Marie from Paris, France

BRAVO !!!!

And in french, we use of this expression when we are impressed : "Mes respects !"

Than, "chapeau bas",
Fantastic capture !

22 Jul 2009 11:25am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States


22 Jul 2009 12:37pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Excellent details on this portrait... the blue is a liitle bit flashy and agressive for my eyes... for me... maybe a less vivid blue or a shadded off with 2 different blues for the background...

22 Jul 2009 1:55pm

@Francesc B.: I know , you are right . I caught this bird on a grass, and hated all those green around him . THat is why i went with this blue . Thanks .

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice looking winged rat. I like them.

22 Jul 2009 4:48pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Well, it depends on your attitude. If you don't scare me, I like you. Don't poke, don't make big noise, OK ?

22 Jul 2009 10:50pm

Mike from United States

Very good indeed! A very popular photo, too!

23 Jul 2009 3:30pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent colour and clarity!

23 Jul 2009 9:37pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

belle prise, les couleurs sont très belles, le regard aussi.

24 Jul 2009 1:11pm

Hjulbentamannen from Eskilstuna, Sweden

Nice picture

27 Jul 2009 5:40am