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Brown Headed Gull

Brown Headed Gull
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Copyright: Gopinath Sricandane (gopi) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 70] (337)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D100, nikkor 300mm f4
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-27 13:59
Viewed: 4854
Points: 4
[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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Hi Gopi,

What a great capture!!, I like the colors and the sharpness in the picture!!


Hi Gopi

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

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