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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1919 W: 0 N: 5320] (28978)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/6400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-12-10 0:15
Viewed: 133
Points: 6
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CASPIAN GULL - juvenile

The Caspian gull (taxon Larus cachinnans) is a large gull and a member of the herring and lesser black-backed gull complex. The scientific name is from Latin. Larus appears to have referred to a gull or other large seabird, and cachinnans means "laughing", from cachinnare, "to laugh".

The Caspian gull breeds around the Black and Caspian Seas, extending eastwards across Central Asia to north-west China. In Europe it has been spreading north and west and now breeds in Poland and eastern Germany. Some birds migrate south as far as the Red Sea and Persian Gulf while others disperse into Western Europe, in countries such as Sweden, Norway and Denmark or the Benelux and even North of France. Small numbers are now seen regularly in Britain, especially in South-east England, East Anglia and the Midlands.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 0 N: 426] (8263)
  • [2018-12-10 4:03]


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 12 N: 87] (8970)
  • [2018-12-10 7:58]

It is good luck to shoot with fix focal length such shot, well exposed and composed, excellence.

Great shot of this gull in flight
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6253 W: 89 N: 15392] (64439)
  • [2018-12-10 15:01]

Hi Marius,great timing and top quality for this young in flight gull,another masterwork,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Very nice inflight capture.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 817 W: 0 N: 2400] (10552)
  • [2018-12-11 9:09]

Buna Marius,
Nice photo of this Caspian Gull in flight.
Good sharpness and natural colours. Fine composition.
Best wishes,

Hello Marius,
Perfect shot of this Caspian Gull. Well focus and details. Good work.
Just returned from Kruger National Park with beautiful birds and animals.
Thanks and regards,

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