Brown Headed Gull
|Copyright: Gopinath Sricandane (gopi)
|Date Taken: 2006-02-13|
|Camera: Nikon D100, nikkor 300mm f4|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-02-27 13:59|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This Brown Headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus is form Point calimere wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, a southern Indian state. |
I was photographing a group of gulls and terns hovering over a pump house, that pulls the sea water into land for making salt. The gulls and terns were busy feeding on the fish that gets sucked up by the pump.
What I noticed while photographing them was, that these gulls turn out to be shameless bullies. The moment a tern bags a fish after skimming over the water for several minutes, these gulls much bigger in size than the terns (black headed terns in this case) go after them terrorizing; to snatch the hard earned piece for meal from the tern. The terns being smaller and swifter mangage to secure their meal - though not always
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What a great capture!!, I like the colors and the sharpness in the picture!!
Superb capture in great light. Sharp! I was in PC recently, a litte off season but plenty of gulls, terns and waders. Especially one species of tern that kept diving into the water to fish, which was a spectacular display.
Well done on the pic