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Herring Gull

Herring Gull
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Copyright: Urban Olsson (urban) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 79] (413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-22 14:36
Viewed: 4057
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I probably should not mention how I got so close to this one. It vas certainly not in the nature. I spotted this bird and another on top of a small house where they sell fish! So it was not very difficult to get this close.


56-66 cm white with grey wings, pink legs and a small red dot on the beak.

In the beginning of the 2000th century this was a very rare bird in sweden. It could only be found in the most southern parts. Today it is different. It can be observed along the swedish costs and in the inland up to the northmost of Sweden.

It eats dead fish, all kinds of waste as well as insects. It can also eat injured or dead birds and eggs.

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-04-22 14:41]

Great pic. You have managed to capture the bird from a nice angel.

Great details and well exposed.

Sometimes you need help to get a close up. I really like the way you look up to it. Nice one. Liesbeth

In the wintertime when there is a lot of snow and ice, some areas in our country, Quebec city has the best, have winter fesivals. During this time many artisans will sculpt various subjects out of the snow and ice.
This gull of yours, reminds me of an ice sculpture, with such clean and smooth lines.
Well done, and thank you for sharing it.

Urban, This has a dramatic POV with good sharpness and details..A tiny bit under-exposed..Whites are always difficult against thee sky like this and you managed well..TFS!

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