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Larus canus
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gull view [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-06 11:43
Viewed: 3814
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Identification
The Common Gull is most likely to be mistaken for a Herring Gull but notice that it is much smaller with altogether more delicate features, including the fine bill which lacks a red spot. It also has greenish legs and a darker grey back than most Herring Gulls. In flight the black in the primaries makes a more extensive wedge with bolder neater white blobs near the tips. Immature Common Gulls in flight have a conspicuous black wedge on the leading edge of the primaries.

Habitat
Breeds on moorland and lochs. Winters on estuaries, lakes, reservoirs and coasts.

Distribution
A common breeding bird in Scotland, but few found nesting in England and Wales. More widespread across England in winter, but not as numerous as its name suggests.
A common breeding bird, easily located in much of Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe. It is also abundant as a wintering bird in western Europe, especially in coastal areas.

Population
68 000 breeding pairs found throughout Britain with 3 600 in Ireland. Over 900 000 birds winter in Britain with another 67 500 in Ireland.
420 000-560 000 breeding pairs with the majority found in northern and western Europe. The largest populations are found in Scandinavia and Great Britain.

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Very good capture of this gull, the light is little bit problematic, but you managed well.

Hello Shir,
Nice in flight...
Well done
TFS
Annick

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-06 13:00]

With the outstretched wings of the background gull this is a nice composition. Very good detail on main gull and excellent exposure. Very nice inflight pose caught.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-07-06 13:01]

Hi Shir
Nice capture and good composition.I like the POV
TFS Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-07-06 13:23]

Hello Shir,
Wonderful DOF with the other gull in the BG. Sharpness and composition are amazing. Very good POV.
Regards,
Peter

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-06 14:37]

Hi Shir. An amazing in flight shot of the Gull. Common by name but a elegant flyer. you have capted the movement so well.the wing have a lot of detail good colours. with a nice POV and Dof. Very well done TFS.
Nick.. Have a good weekend

Wow, what a great take. Perfect exposure, perfect timing.
TFS

hi shir,
nice capture of the bird in action, well composed shot, sharp image, perfect focus, liked the pose very much,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Hi shir,
amazing shot,very well composed and capture.

Hi Shir,
In such a low light this is an excellent shot of the hovering "kalalokki". I would have cropped out the shoreline on the background, though.
TFS, Pentti

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-07 9:22]

Hola Shir,
Impresionante congelación del movimiento, absolútamente nítida y bien enfocada. Bellos coloresc, composición y pose hacen de ésta una bonita foto. ¡Enhorabuena!
Saludos, José M.

Muy buenas Shir
De las tres fotos de gavitoas que subiste, me quedo con esta, me parece la mejor de las tres por la pose que tiene y por la profundidad de la toma al dejarse ver la otra gaviota.
Un saludo

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