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Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Chroicocephalus ridibundus
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-14 9:24
Viewed: 2427
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 (15-17˝ 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".

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-14 9:30]

Hello Tibi.
A lovely shot. Nicely composed with excellent exposure, POV and depth of colour. Sharpness and clarity are spot on. Nice work.Best regards Siggi

hello Tibi
very good picture i like the details and beautiful naturel colours
thaks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-14 12:39]

Hello Tibi,
Excellent photo of this common bird. The in flight pose is superb. Splendid colours, white balance and composition. Good sharpness.

Buena "congelación" del ave en vuelo y bien captados muchos detalles, por ejemplo la textura de plumaje.
Bien controlada la luz y captados los negros de la cabeza con gran habilidad. Excelente trabajo Bartha.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-08-15 3:20]

Szia Tibi!
remek fotó, szép éles kép, sok a részlet, jók a színek is, gratula!
Lehet, hogy nem kellett volna megvenni az objektívet Ilditől, mert nagyon kicsi a fényereje!Dx -s és most már mindenki az Fx-t keresi!Üdv, Jóska Csak beugrottam, megyek vissza V-be.

Hello Tibi,
whilst this bird may be plentiful high quality shots like this are not.
Fine details in a well managed photo.

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