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Yellow-legged Gull praying on Flamingo

Yellow-legged Gull praying on Flamingo
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-05-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS10D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-26 13:59
Viewed: 3884
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adults are similar to Herring Gulls but have yellow legs. They have a grey back, slightly darker than Herring Gulls but lighter than Lesser Black-backed Gulls. They are much whiter-headed in autumn, and have more extensively black wing tips with few white spots, just as Lesser Black-backed. They have a red spot on the bill as adults, like the entire complex. There is a red ring around the eye like in the Lesser Black-backed Gull but unlike in the Herring Gull which has a dark yellow ring.

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never saw a flamingo in this posture!i still live in a life where everything is pink!
this gull really looks scaring.
anyway great DOF you got here,everything what should be is sharp.
nice action!

  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-06-26 22:49]

Hello Tom,
Superbly sharp image of this member of the cleaning crew doing his job. Focus and exposure are excellent, great job Tom.

Hi Tom

Superb light and great natural history moment!


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