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Mouette Rieuse

Mouette Rieuse
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Copyright: Pascal DM (Platypus) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 39] (280)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-01-06 12:14
Viewed: 3670
Points: 8
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Larus Ridibunda (?)

Hi there!
I am not so sure about this one because of the black head... (crowned somthing ? black headed gull ? I really don't know) In any case, it is living with other gulls of the Larus Ridibunda family (white head)

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Gull ID?Merlin 4 01-08 20:30
To marhowie: Thanks for the WS !Platypus 1 01-08 18:45
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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-01-06 18:20]

Yes, it's Larus ridibundus in partial breeding plumage. the white leading edge/black trailing edge to the wing is diagnostic. This is a very nicely taken photograph - a little noisy (ISO rating is not given, but I guess it's high) but I accept the noise here as a trade-of for the sense of movement given by the slightly low shutter speed and good panning, exposure and focus.
Regards, Nigel.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2006-01-07 3:12]

Hi Pascal,
Considering especially the completely black bill I think you've got quite a good shot of what might be the Larus philadelphia - a visitor to Western Europe; perhaps you got pictures from other positions too to compelement id? Check out this site for further id details: http://www.birdguides.com/html/vidlib/species/Larus_philadelphia.htm#id,
Many thanks,

Beautiful inflight capture Pascal with sharp detail and well exposed. It has a wonderful POV and angled composition. I did a workshop to try & improve this great shot. Well done.
Thank You!

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-01-18 8:29]

Pascal, uma excelente foto em um ótimo momento.
Nitidez, POV e cores.

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