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The Sea Gull

The Sea Gull
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Copyright: Cristina Stoica (albastrica) (64)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-26 22:25
Viewed: 3582
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gulls (often informally seagulls) are birds in the family Laridae. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Until recently, most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but this arrangement is now known to be polyphyletic, leading to the resurrection of several genera.
They are typically medium to large birds, usually grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They typically have harsh wailing or squawking calls. They have stout, longish bills, and webbed feet. Gull species range in size from the Little Gull, at 120 g (4.2 oz) and 29 cm (11.5 inches), to the Great Black-backed Gull, at 1.75 kg (3.8 lbs) and 76 cm (30 inches).

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hello Cristina

excelent in-flight photo of this Gull with a very fine POV
completaly frm under the bird, fine framing, superb focus
with great sharpness and details, the bird being
againts daylight (en contre-jour) you managed superbly
your camera to obtian details of its plumage, TFS


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