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Copyright: Christina Pandrea (chrissty) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 25] (456)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, CANON EF 100-400mm F 4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 77mm HOYA HMC UV(0)
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-01 3:19
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Black-headed Gull/Chroicocephalus ridibundus - Lachmöwe - Pescarusul razator
in a low fly, in a quiet day in Rovaniemi.

wiki says:

The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a small gull which breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south, but some birds in the milder westernmost areas of Europe are resident. Some birds will also spend the winter in northeastern North America, where it was formerly known as the Common Black-headed Gull. As is the case with many gulls, it had previously been placed in the genus Larus.

This gull is 38–44 cm (15-17½ in) long with a 94–105 cm (37–41 in) wingspan. In flight, the white leading edge to the wing is a good field mark. The summer adult has a chocolate-brown head (not black, despite the name), pale grey body, black tips to the primary wing feathers, and red bill and legs. The hood is lost in winter, leaving just dark vertical streaks. This is a noisy species, especially in colonies, with a familiar "kree-ar" call. Its scientific name means "laughing gull".

It breeds in colonies in large reedbeds or marshes, or on islands in lakes, nesting on the ground. Like most gulls, it is highly gregarious in winter, both when feeding or in evening roosts. It is not a pelagic species and is rarely seen at sea far from coasts.

The Black-headed Gull is a bold and opportunist feeder and will eat insects, fish, seeds, worms, scraps and carrion in towns, or take invertebrates in ploughed fields with equal relish.

This species takes two years to reach maturity. First-year birds have a black terminal tail band, more dark areas in the wings, and, in summer, a less fully developed dark hood. Like most gulls, Black-headed Gulls are long-lived birds, with a maximum age of 63 years recorded in the wild.

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Hello Christina,
great capture of this bird with perfect symmetry created by the fine reflections on the water. I also like the good sharpness, the well chosen vertical format and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-01 6:40]

Hello Christina,
Beautiful photo with a very nice reflection on the water. Fine sharpness and background.

Buna Cristina,
Superba imagine cu detalii si culori excelente. Reflexia in apa a pasarii este foarte reusita. Numai bine!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-01 7:05]

Spectacular in-flight capture whit a very professional details and sharpness,not easy 2 in 1 as i can see,and the result is really great and original,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Impressive photo Christina! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness!

Ciao Christina.
Eccellente scatto di questo gabbiano splendido il riflesso nell’acqua, eccellente nitidezza, bellissimi colori complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-07-01 16:17]

Hello, that is an amazing reflection photograph. What great timing. I didn't realize that gulls can have such long lives so thank you for the terrific notes.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-10 5:10]

Liebe Christina,
Schäme mich doppelt, weil ich deine letzten Bilder verpasst habe und dass ich mich nicht gemeldet habe, als ich mit meiner Familie in Wien war. War krank gewesen im Frühling und war lange nicht sicher, ob ich die Reise machen könne. Wien hat uns so gefallen, dass wir sicher mal zurückkehren werden und dann werde ich mich sicher melden. Hoffe, dass es Dir und Julian gut geht. Auch für ihn herzliche Grüsse.
Und übrigens Dein Bild ist von ganz grosser Qualität!

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