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European Herring Gull

European Herring Gull
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: nikon D 200, NIKKOR AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, SIGMA DG UV Filter 67mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-01 14:17
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Points: 12
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Larus
Species: L. argentatus
Binomial name: Larus argentatus

The European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) is a large gull (up to 26 inches or 66 cm long), and is the most abundant and best known of all gulls along the shores of western Europe.It breeds across Northern Europe, Western 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 garbage dumps, and some have even adapted to life in inland cities.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-01 15:19]

Hi Thijs,magnificent in-flight pic,i know how isn't easy a great result like that,super light balance,sharpness and composition!Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hallo Thijs,

dit is ook een mooie van de meeuw met een krabetje in zijn snavel.
Mooie pose van de vogel met natuurlijke kleuren.


Hallo Thijs,
a very beautiful capture of the European Herring Gull in flight taken from an excellent point of view with its prey in a great action, good sharpness and beautiful natural colours.
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-02 4:48]

Hallo Thijs,
Bijzondere foto van deze meeuw met een krab in zijn snavel. Goed van scherpte en mooie natuurlijke kleuren.

Hello Thijs,
An excellent captured of this European Herring Gull with its prey! and superb precise timing, very good sharpness and very well exposure,
Thanks for sharing and have a goodnight,
Best Regards,

Hi Thijs, Lovely image even i got myself a NIKKOR AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED :-) The position of the bird with directional space is amazing.
Goutham Ramesh

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