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Yellow-legged Gull


Yellow-legged Gull
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Copyright: Michal Smoczyk (Michau) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 11 N: 87] (577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-08
Categories: Birds, Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, SanDisk Extreme III, Hoya HMC Super UV(0) 72 mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Morocco
Theme(s): Seagulls, Birds of Africa I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-28 4:45
Viewed: 4596
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Portrait of Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis).

These big gulls are characteristic bird symbol of Essaouira city and photographed in the harbour very often by many people. Yellow-legged Gulls are feeding on almost everything which is available: fish scraps left by fishermans, garbage etc. Walking by Essaouira embankment you must watch out not to get 'surprised' by its droppings. ;-)

This bird was waiting for the next fish scrap just behind the drawing fisherman -- check out its blooded feathers on the chest.
However, nice colored species: it has yellow legs (species name!), red spot on the lower part of the bill, and a red ring around the eye also.

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Hi Michal,

This is a lovely capture of a yellow-legged gull, with spot focus on the head and nice deep DOF. The crop/framing is great.
TFS and have a nice night!
Cheers,

Bayram

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