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This is one of my better cropping results, I believe. I passed over this photo at first, just another gull hopping around on the beach. I was distracted by the beautiful wings and instinctively knew I couldn't fit them well in a 6x6.
But on a second pass through my gull photos, I must have been in the right creative mind, for instead of seeing the wings, I saw the shadow and the concept of 'arrival' or 'landing', which necessitated leaving enough space to the right for the bird to move 'into'. I'm very happy with the result!
Below is the original photo: