|Copyright: SDF DF (puffy)
|Date Taken: 2005-04-19|
|Camera: Canon 300D, 18 - 55, KeyMen 512MB, UV|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-05-24 4:20|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Another shot of the seagull trying to land... as you can see both ducks are making way for the crash landing.|
Karoro, the black-backed gull
We have been told that occasionally, the Karoro sea gull (Laris dominicanus) was tamed by Maori and employed as a pest-destroyer, released among the sweet potato crops that they might consume the the big caterpillars that infested the plants. One early collector of data tells us that such tame birds would accompany on the wing the people of the village when moving to other parts on a fishing, fowling, rat-catching or berry collecting expedition but another such collector has stated that such birds were deprived of their powers of flight by their captors
* Above information are from here
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- [2005-05-24 4:27]
Wonderful action shot.Framing and lighting are perfect.It's a little noisy but I liked the composition.TFS...
Looks almost B&W! Just superb action shot. And water... it is wonderful - shining like some jewel..
You caught a wonderful moment.Composition are perfect.Very well done!Thanks for sharing!
- [2005-05-24 11:02]
Duck are cowards. But tasty cowards :-) I wonder if this gull was tasty, too? Did you tried to cook it Sweety? ;-)))
You have a good solid shot, nice action. One comment though, there appears to be some noise in the shot, running a weak noise reducer over the shot would enhance the photo greatly. I had made a mod to shot you but it would not let me post, sorry.