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Crash landing?

Crash landing?
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Copyright: SDF DF (puffy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D, 18 - 55, KeyMen 512MB, UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-24 4:20
Viewed: 3740
Points: 8
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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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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-24 4:27]
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Hello Sweety!
Wonderful action shot.Framing and lighting are perfect.It's a little noisy but I liked the composition.TFS...

Hi Sweety!
Looks almost B&W! Just superb action shot. And water... it is wonderful - shining like some jewel..

Hello Sweety!
You caught a wonderful moment.Composition are perfect.Very well done!Thanks for sharing!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-24 11:02]
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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.

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