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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: 2012-02-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-25 3:21
Viewed: 2245
Points: 10
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Common Gull (European and Asian subspecies; see below) or Mew Gull (North American subspecies) 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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hello Razvan
very good sharpness and nice details
lovely naturel colours to
thanks greetinglou

Hi Razvan,

Excellent freeze, Nice pose.


Buna Razvan
Foarte Frumos surprinsa aceasta specie,detalii,claritate si culori de invidiat.
Numai bine,Tibi

Hello Razvan
Impressive in flight photo with perfect timing, very good composition, fantastic lighting, wonderful BG, and good sharpness.

Hello Razvan,
It might be a Common Gull but there is nothing common regarding your photographic expertise! A Beautiful in flight capture with splendid detail, eye, POV, DOF and colours. Great work my friend.
Best regards,

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