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Hartlaub's Gull

Hartlaub's Gull
Photo Information
Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-02 14:30
Viewed: 5138
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hartlaub's Gulls (Larus hartlaubii) appear to be extremely abundant birds to anyone living in Cape Town, this is not actually true. There are 50 species of seagulls in the world. Our Hartlaub's Gull is the 10th rarest. The best estimate of the total population size of Hartlaub's Gull is 30 000 birds, and virtually all are found between Cape Agulhas and Swakopmund.

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Animal Behaviouringridshaul 1 10-23 06:06
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Hi Willem,

Good shot, nice DOF and Composition.


this has a lovely light and background to this gull.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-11-28 6:07]

Cześć Willem. Dosyć fajne zdjęcie, oddaje morski klimat. Pozdrawiam Robert.

Dear Willem,
I was trawling TrekNature for South African Birds in flight and found your excellent image of the Hartlaub's Gull.

It is a true action shot, and I see with great pleasure the Natural colours!

Pity, you have not posted any photos to TrekNature since 2007 - I hope this was not due to ill health.

I am looking forward to see some more of your work

Warm Regards
from Tzaneen

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