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European herring gull (Larus argentatus)

European herring gull (Larus argentatus)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-27 2:46
Viewed: 1714
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 have a varied diet, including fish, crustaceans and dead animals as well as some plants.

While herring gull numbers appear to have been harmed in recent years, possibly by fish population declines and competition, they have proved able to survive in human-adapted areas, and can often be seen in towns acting as a scavenger.

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hallo Siegfried
veru nice picture with good details and lovley colours
thanks gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-27 9:06]

Hi Siegfried,
Beautiful gull,nice natural white colour. Excellent the eye's contact
and wonderfully blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-27 18:24]

Hello Siggi,
A great shot of this adult Herring Gull. It looks similar to our Ring-billed gull in appearance except for the red spot on it's bill. Focus is tac sharp and white balance is perfect rendering true and natural colors. Excellent eye contact and nicely composed. I really like the clean BG.

A nice sharp picture Siegfried,beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-28 3:43]

Hello Sigi,
Excellent photo of this Herring Gull taken from a very good POV in a nice pose with eye contact. Good sharpness and natural colours. Nice blurred background,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2015-11-28 9:45]

A very nice picture with a great information!

Hello Siegfried,

Looks mood off! But well pose and nice eye contact. Excellent BG as well as splendid exposure on white plumage.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Hello Siggi
You have captured this gull very well in a nice pose with head turned, great focus on the head, beautiful BG and colors
Have a great sunday

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-02 12:13]

Hi Siggi,beautiful profile of the common gull that i seen many times me too,perfect exposure for the best white of plumage and fine details too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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