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White-eyed gull

White-eyed gull
Photo Information
Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4,0-5,6 Di VC USD
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-02 5:51
Viewed: 2081
Points: 16
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The white-eyed gull (Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus) is a small gull which is endemic to the Red Sea. Its closest relative is the sooty gull. It is one of the world's rarest gulls, with a population of just 4,000 6,500 pairs. The species is classed as Near Threatened by the IUCN; human pressure and oil pollution are deemed the major threats. As is the case with many gulls, it has traditionally been placed in the genus Larus.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-02 8:47]

Hi Jiri,this is a great scoop,beautiful in flight capture of this very rare gull,impressive sharpness despite the fast mouvement,very interesting and well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-01-02 19:11]

Hello Jiri,
What a beautiful gull with it's dark bill, head and wings in contrast to a snow white belly and underside of tail. Great use of shutter speed in order to completely freeze the action and obtain excellent detail. Wonderful eye contact and just the right amount of exposure.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-03 0:38]

Hello Jiri,
Very nice photo of this gull in flight. Beautiful contrasting colours in excellent sharpness and details. The eye contact is a big bonus.

Hello Jiri
Excellent timing catching this white-eyed gull in flight. You captured him in a nice pose showing off his nice plumage. The gull is a nice contrast against the sky and sharpness and colours good. Interesting notes too.
TFS Janice

Hello Jiri,
A perfect catch in flight. Excellent image with nice details. Lovely focus and perfect clarity. Very good composition.

Hello Jiri,

It's always difficult to capture a flying bird. But here you captured it quite well. Light and sharpness are quite well too. Good work....
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Jiri,

Hope you are well and happy New Year to you once more. This is a really superb in-flight photo of this White-eyed Gull. The angle and focus is perfect and the bird is watching you so better be beware.....smile. Great shot against the pleasant blue of the sky....thanks a lot for sharing, take care,
Best regards/Abid

Hello Jiri

Great in-flight shot of this bird, fine POV and framing,
great focus, sharpness, and details, beautiful lateral light, TFS


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