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Copyright: Laura Hammett (EMTME22) (58)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K5
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-10 5:59
Viewed: 2005
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Gull had a Blue Crab dinner.

Gulls—the larger species in particular—are resourceful, inquisitive and intelligent[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] Many species of gull have learned to coexist successfully with humans and have thrived in human habitats.[8] 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.[9]

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hi Laura,
very nice capture of this bird in proper timing.
good sharpness, colour and taken from a nice PoV.
best wishes.

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...

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