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Walking on the beach

Walking on the beach
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-08 1:32
Viewed: 2539
Points: 18
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The Slender-billed Gull, Chroicocephalus genei, is a mid-sized gull which breeds very locally around the Mediterranean and the north of the western Indian Ocean (e.g. Pakistan) on islands and coastal lagoons. Most of the population is somewhat migratory, wintering further south to north Africa and India, and a few birds have wandered to western Europe. A stray individual was reportedly seen on Antigua, April 24, 1976 (AOU, 2000).
This species is 37-40 cm long with a 90-102 cm wingspan. It is therefore slightly larger than the Black-headed Gull, which it resembles, although it does not have a black hood in summer. The head and dark red bill have an elongated tapering appearance, and this bird also appears long-necked. The legs are dark red, and the iris is yellow. In summer, the breast has a pink colouration. This bird takes two years to reach maturity, as usual in gulls. First year birds have a black terminal tail band, and dark areas in the wings. The scientific name of this bird commemorates the Italian naturalist Giuseppe Gené.
This rather uncommon gull breeds in colonies, nesting on the ground and laying up to three eggs. Like most gulls, it is gregarious in winter, both when feeding or in evening roosts. It is not a pelagic species, and is rarely seen at sea far from coasts.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-08 1:40]

Splendida fotografie despre aceasta specie rara, felicitari!

Merhaba Razvan,

İnce gagalı martı'dan düşük bakış açısıyla çok hoş bir çekim yapmışsın. Netlik noktası ve saha derinliğini çok güzel seçmişsin. Bu satyede netlik zonu önündeki ve arkasındaki fonlar da hoş bir görsellik ortaya çıkmış. Ellerine ve emeğine sağlık. Selamlar.


Great site capture of this gorgeous "Johnny Walker" Razvan! Very good low point of view, stunning dept of field and detail! Another briliant capture!
George Veltchev

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-08 3:00]

Hi Razvan,
Beautiful capture of this gull from eye level point of view.Exposure,colors,details and composition are excellent.
Thanks for sharing..

Hi Razvan,
A nice capture of this beautiful Slender-billed Gull. Good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Razvan. Intersting dynamic capture for a cute bird with the power of the sea like BG.


Buna Razvan,
O fotografie reusita al acestor pasari deosebite.
Imi aminteste de vremurile cand mai aveam concediu si puteam admira in liniste valurile marii.
Un weekend placut.

Delicado cojunto, al que ayuda el excelente fondo.
saludos Razvan.

Nice use of depth of field highlighting the subject, nice and sharp with good feather detail, well done!

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