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Mediterranean Gull


Mediterranean Gull
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Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Sigma 300 f/4 Apo Macro HSM, Digital ISO 250
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-11 9:26
Viewed: 2939
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mediterranean Gull - Larus melanocephalus

En. Mediterranean Gull, Da. Sorthovedet Måge, Du. Zwartkopmeeuw, Fi. Mustanmerenlokki, Fr. Mouette mélanocéphale, Ge. Schwarzkopfmöwe, It. Gabbiano corallino, No. Svartehavsmåke, Sp. Gaviota cabecinegra, Sw. Svarthuvad mås

Breeding adults are unmistakable with their complete black hoods, drooping red beaks and, above all, broad, rounded, pure white wings - like a Black-headed Gull with the wings of a Barn Owl! Second-winter birds also have obvious white flight feathers but with conspicuous black spots towards the tips. First-winter birds resemble young Common Gulls but the black forewings and black lines through the secondaries are even more pronounced. At rest, non-breeding Mediterranean Gulls of all ages have a distinct dark smudge behind the eye, often with some black extending over the crown. Compared with Black-headed Gulls, they are chunkier-bodied, with a heavier, more angular head and a thicker bill.
Breeds on coastal and inland marshes. Winters mostly on estuaries and beaches.
(from: birdguides.org).

Photoshop for levels and little sharpening.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-11 11:15]

Hello angelo,
This is a fine group shot with action of these gulls in non-breeding plumage. Sharp and well-composed. Looks like they are following the farmer in his tractor.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-10-11 11:20]

That is priceless! Nice shot and they are so adorable.

Jane

Limmagine è molto buona e nitida, peccato che il gabbiano dietro a quello in volo lo impasti un pochino, sarebbe stata perfetta.
Ottima luce e posa dei gabbiani tutti rivolti verso di te.

Andrea
(domenica volevo fare un giro per il delta del po, conosci i posti migliori per vedere e magari fotografare i fenicotteri? Tu vieni?)

Complimenti per la bella foto! Al di là dei commenti tecnici mi piace anche l'aspetto ornitologico; qualcono si è accorto che l'uccello dietro che "impasta" quello in volo è inanellato?
Col cannocchiale hai tentato di leggere l'anello?

Cieo, Emanuele

cacchio, pomeriggio ti ho fatto il workshop e non ti ho lasciato neanche il voto.

ho croppato ed eliminato il gabbiano alle spalle tanto più che aveva l'anello!

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