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Rissa tridactyla - Black-legged Kittiwak


Rissa tridactyla - Black-legged Kittiwak
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm 30exr, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-23 11:16
Viewed: 1589
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The black-legged kittiwake is a small gull that is 13-18 inches in length with a wingspan of 36 inches. It has white undersides, chest and head; soft-gray upperwings and back and black tips on wings. It has a slightly forked, white tail; a bright yellow bill and black legs and feet with three toes. The name kittiwake comes from its call. Males and females look alike

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6520 W: 89 N: 15623] (65351)
  • [2013-08-23 11:19]

Salut John,la tete est un peu surexposee' a droite mais la photo est vraiment magnifique,une choix de la prise de vue excellente pour creer cette perspective imposante,tres jolie capture et details au top aussi.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-23 12:14]

Hello John,
Nice photo, but not of a Black-legged Kittiwake. This is a photo of the Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus, Grote Mantelmeeuw. (The Lesser Black-backed Gull has yellow feet).
A bit overexposed on the head, but that's normal in this sunshine. Good sharpness.
Good weekend,
Peter

Hello John,
We captured this Black-legged Kittiwake.Nice sharp picture with natural colour.It was not easy to capture in such bright light.Well done.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,
Srikumar

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