|Copyright: Laura Hammett (EMTME22) (58)|
|Date Taken: 2012-07-08|
|Camera: Pentax K5|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-07-10 5:59|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This Gull had a Blue Crab dinner.|
Gulls—the larger species in particular—are resourceful, inquisitive and intelligent birds, demonstrating complex methods of communication and a highly developed social structure. For example, many gull colonies display mobbing behaviour, attacking and harassing would-be predators and other intruders. Certain species (e.g. the Herring Gull) have exhibited tool use behaviour, using pieces of bread as bait with which to catch goldfish, for example. Many species of gull have learned to coexist successfully with humans and have thrived in human habitats. Others rely on kleptoparasitism to get their food. Gulls have been observed preying on live whales, landing on the whale as it surfaces to peck out pieces of flesh.
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very nice capture of this bird in proper timing.
good sharpness, colour and taken from a nice PoV.
YUM...lol, love this capture and presentation; great to be at the right place right time!!! ;0)
Perfect timing ,nice shot both prey and predator...