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Larus argentatus

Larus argentatus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-30 14:35
Viewed: 1680
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A portrait of a juvenile Larus Argentatus

Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Larus
Species:L. argentatus

The European herring gull (Larus argentatus) is a large gull (up to 26 in (66 cm) long). One of the best known of all gulls along the shores of western Europe, it was once abundant.[2] It breeds across Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic states. Some European herring gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in winter, but many are permanent residents, e.g. in the British Isles, Iceland, or on the North Sea shores. European herring gulls are also abundant around inland rubbish dumps, and some have even adapted to live in inland cities.
More information on Wikipedia.


Il gabbiano reale nordico (Larus argentatus Pontoppidan 1763) è un gabbiano marino, che nidifica solitamente su scogliere in colonie, occasionalmente in coppie solitarie.
Il becco giallo ha negli adulti una macchia rossa. Il passaggio dal piumaggio giovanile al piumaggio adulto dura 4 anni.
Può essere confuso con il Larus michahellis (secondo alcuni si tratta della stessa specie) dal quale si distingue per il colore delle zampe: rosa nel caso del L. argentatus, gialle nel caso del L. michahellis.
Inoltre il L. argentatus è diffuso in Europa settentrionale e il L. michahellis nel Mare Mediterraneo. Condividono ampi territori (Spagna settentrionale, Francia occidentale, Canale della Manica) a volte solo durante l'estate (Inghilterra meridionale, Germania settentrionale, Polonia settentrionale). In inverno può essere avvistato lungo le coste italiane (soprattutto nell'alto Adriatico) fino alla Sicilia e più difficilmente lungo i corsi d'acqua delle regioni più interne (recenti osservazioni in Piemonte).(Wiki)

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ciao Luciano
magnifique portrait de goéland argenté, excelents details sur le beau plumage, le fond foncé met en valeur l'oiseau très bien éclairé
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-30 20:27]

Hello Luciano,
Outstanding portrait image of this attractive European Herring Gull. The detail is exceptional and colors true and natural. I love the wonderful eye contact you managed to capture with very nice catchlight, for me this is the icing on the cake. Superb shot!!

Hello Luciano,
Very nice portrait from close range. Excellent focus and details.
Wonderful eye contact. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece.

nice gloomy face, great portrait, TFS and greetings Ori

A first rate portrait of a juvenile Gull done with your compact camera, Luciano. I too am depending a bit too much on this device these days. Makes it easy to carry everywhere, no?
The light must have been somewhat dicey, but you have managed it well.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-31 2:59]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent portrait in superb sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Nice contrasting dark background.

Hello Luciano,

Well captured this Juvenile Gull. Natural color on plumage and well light on its body.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-08-31 9:04]

hi Luciano,
don't know how did you manage to get it that close but the detail seems impressive, .. I bet you've got some other stunners like this in your backpack; .. impatient to contemplate them

nuri :)

Ciao Luciano, gran bel ritratto, dettagli al top e splendida nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-31 11:14]

Hello Luciano,
Very nice portrait shot Laurent, great sharpness and POV/DOF, well captured too. Great colours an very nice bg. This is an excellent compositon.Regards Sigi

Hello Luciano

Great portrait of this juvenile gull, lovely lateral light,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


hallo Luciano
great sharpness picture of this head
good details and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2015-09-01 10:21]

Very nice portrait.Bravo.
With best wishes,Miha😊.

Hello Luciano,
European herring gull in dark background is fascinating.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-09-04 11:25]

Hola Luciano; hermoso retrato de esta bella Gaviota, buena luz, nitidez, color y fondo...saludos.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-09-07 10:42]

Hi Luciano,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful gull. Amazing natural colors and perfect sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Luciano, Very nice portrait of juvenile Larus Argentatus! Nice eye!

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