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Copyright: Subhayan Mandal (shabsslg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 107 W: 0 N: 127] (913)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-08 2:05
Viewed: 3244
Points: 10
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This weekend I have been to Oostende the only coastal town in Belgium with a beach. On the seashore we saw these birds - probably (not sure) gulls. They have a unique capability to hover like hummers a little over the water and then take a nose dive and the subsequent plunge into it. After catching the fish on which it was intent, it flies away. This photograph shows this vertical angle of attack. The other stages of this action sequence is posted in This LJ Gallery

Btw, I would appreciate if someone can help me with the ID details.

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good catch, a bit early in the timing and next one is a bit late...but thanks for sharing this sequence.

Hello Subhayan,
Sorry, i cannot help you with the id. But it looks like some kind of a tern of gull. Youhave got an impressive set of actiions of this lovely bird. Enjoyed watching the entire action series. :)
TFS & Regards,

Nice shot full of action!

Dear Subhayan!

I'm not a specialist of birds and I hope you will find somebody to help you to identify this bird. By theway, I prefer it to the Eurofighter... From my point of view, the picture is fine as far as the subject and the composition are concered, but it lacks a little bit of sharpness.

Kind regards


realy nice capture, TFS Ori

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