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Common Gull

Common Gull
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-26 1:09
Viewed: 2263
Points: 24
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Common Gull, Mew Gull or Sea Mew(Larus canus) is a medium-sized gull which breeds in northern Asia, northern Europe and northwestern North America. It migrates further south in winter.Its name does not indicate that it is an abundant species, but that during the winter it feeds on common land, short pasture used for grazing.
Adults are 40-46 cm long, obviously smaller than the Herring Gull, and slightly smaller than the Ring-billed Gull, also differing from this in its shorter, more tapered bill with a more greenish shade of yellow, as well as being unmarked during the breeding season. The body is grey above and white below. The legs are greenish-yellow. In winter, the head is streaked grey, and the bill often has a poorly-defined blackish band near the tip (sometimes sufficiently obvious to cause confusion with Ring-billed Gull). They have black wingtips with large white "mirrors". Young birds have scaly black-brown upperparts and a neat wing pattern, and grey legs. They take two to three years to reach maturity. The call is a high-pitched "laughing" cry.

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Ciao Razvan, beautiful gull in nice pose, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Razvan,
a splendid portrait of the Common Gull taken from an exellent POV with very good sharpness in a very pleasant winter scene, i like the colour tones.
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

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  • nokk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 21] (214)
  • [2010-02-26 3:23]

buna Razvan,
ce frumos l-ai surprins cu picioarele pe apa inghetata!asta ma duce cu gandul la cat de grea e viata lor iarna....
numai bine,doina

Hello Razvan
a nice picture of this one legged standing gull on the ice.
Maybe a bit to central composition but thats' of course personal.
Good low POV with pretty good sharpness and details.
Well done.


hello Razvan
super sharpness and good pose with the white BG.
you can see the bird very good
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-26 9:01]

Hello Razvan,

A seagull on one leg, nice pose.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful
Nice the blurred background.
Very well done, TFS.

Nice weekend,

Buna Razvan,
Bine surprins acest pescarus pe o vreme potrivnica. Imaginea are detalii bune si culori naturale.
Numai bine,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-26 10:49]

Hi Razvan. I good close up of the cold looking Gull. Which looks like its standing on ice. I have often seen them only standing on one leg. Taken with good detail. TFS.

Hi Razvan,

Nice photo, the lighting seems very effective.
Wonderfully sharp details too.
TFS and cheers,


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-26 11:40]

Salutare Razvan,
ce poza amuzanta. Prima impresie este ca face balet acest pescarus al tau.
Oricum ar fi s ice ar face, imaginea este excelenta.
Perfect si BG-ul ales.
O seara linistita,

hello Razvan
what a nice capture of beautiful Larus canus on snow, with great focus and exposure-white balance. you nicely captured its lovely looking from great POV/DOF. nicely composed and framed. TFS, have a nice weekend

Ciao Razvan. Well taken this gull in iced environment. veru good contrats and details.


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