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Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull
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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: 2011-03-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, 1.4xKenko + Canon EF 100-400 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-05 4:04
Viewed: 2630
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello! This is my first photo taken with my new kenko 1,4x

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a small gull which breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south, but some birds in the milder westernmost areas of Europe are resident. Some birds will also spend the winter in northeastern North America, where it was formerly known as the Common Black-headed Gull. As is the case with many gulls, it was previously been placed in the genus Larus.
This gull is 38-44 cm (15-17½ in) long with a 94-105 cm (37-41 in) wingspan. In flight, the white leading edge to the wing is a good field mark. The summer adult has a chocolate-brown head (not black, despite the name), pale grey body, black tips to the primary wing feathers, and red bill and legs. The hood is lost in winter, leaving just dark vertical streaks. This is a noisy species, especially at colonies, with a familiar "kree-ar" call. Its scientific name means "laughing gull".
It breeds in colonies in large reedbeds or marshes, or on islands in lakes, nesting on the ground. Like most gulls, it is highly 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.
The Black-headed Gull is a bold and opportunist feeder and will eat insects, fish, seeds, worms, scraps and carrion in towns, or take invertebrates in ploughed fields with equal relish.
This species takes two years to reach maturity. First year birds have a black terminal tail band, more dark areas in the wings, and, in summer, a less fully developed dark hood. Like most gulls, Black-headed Gulls are long-li

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Buna Razvan,
O captura reusita cu detalii bune si culori naturale. Noua achizitie Kenko 1,4x va oferi noi posibilitati la subiectele indepartate. Din pacate iarna persista si nu mai am ce posta decat din arhiva. Poate se mai lasa vremea......
Numai bine!

Ciao Razvan. Good managment of white and colours results. Lovely compo.


Wonderful presentation of this magnificent Black-headed Gull, Razvan Zinica! Incredibly natural colors and perfect white balance! Great depth of field too!
George Veltchev

Hallo Razvan,
nice to see a new picture from you; very beautiful capture of the Black-headed Gull, fine details on the breeding plumage, splendid colours, excellent POV in a nice composition
Best regards

Hello Razvan
Impressive photo with excellent composition, fantastic colours and great sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-05 6:53]

Hello Razvan,
Beautiful photo of this Black-headed Gull. Very nice natural colours. Taken from a very good POV and in a pleasing composition.

Buna Razvan,
O prima imagine cu noua achizitie si un cadru care imi place. Detaliile sunt foarte bune, culorile naturale si un balans de alb perfect. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-05 14:53]

Hello Razvan,
Very good macro with great colors,sharpness and nice POV.TFS.

Hello Razvan
your first photo with your new camera is a success, excellent sharpness, colors and light are also very good, lovely pose and Great profil view
Have a good night

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