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|This is a seagul, or Herring gull, pleaes correct me if I am wrong.|
The adult Herring Gull is about 61 cm long from the tip of its bill to the tip of its tail. Its head, body, and tail are white, its bill is yellow with a red spot on the lower tip, and its legs are pink or flesh-coloured. The backs and upper wing surfaces of adult gulls are grey, and the tips of their outermost flight feathers are black with a white spot. In winter, the heads of adult gulls are streaked with brown. Immature birds are a mottled brown and take four years to develop full adult plumage.
Herring Gull communication has been studied for several decades. A gull states its intent to stand fast by giving the trumpeting “long call.” It threatens to peck a neighbour by drawing itself up to look bigger, lowering its bill tip ready to strike, and pulling its “wrists” out of its body feathers. Then it steps stiffly towards its opponent.
It was taken from "Hinterland Who’s Who".
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|To Robbrown: Thank U||elroyie
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- [2004-08-02 16:00]
This is a very good shot of the gull and the image is crisp and clear wit excellent DOF. Very well taken
Elroyie Hi I think it is a black headed gull (Larus ridibundus) b ut to be sure would need to know if the legs where red, the white lading edge to the wings is right of this species to be taken in its winter plumage in sumer / breeding season the head will be dark chocolate brown.
some good details seen under the wings too.
Yhzt's a webesite for you, Elroyie... This seagul is very sharp... DoF is perfect. For the composition, I would just crop a bit on the right to avoid to have the bord in the center... just my opinion... Anyway, the picture still great!
- [2004-08-03 4:07]
Great capture here Elroyie,
I know what problem it can give with a flying bird. Nice photo and he is just looking to you, very good note, very good job
Lovely take of this gull in flight. Sharp detail. Lovely shot. Thanx for sharing.
- [2005-03-08 12:37]
Elroyie, the bird asked, you did it.
A very nice shot. 1/2000 really worked well here. As usual, great composition, sharpness, pov and dof.