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Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Chroicocephalus ridibundus
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-01
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-30 7:48
Viewed: 2114
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chroicocephalus ridibundus (Linnaeus, 1766). Adult winter plumage
Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus ridibundus is a small gull 3844 cm long with a wingspan of 94105 cm.
The summer adult has a chocolate-brown head witch looks black from a distance, black tips to the primary wing feathers, and red bill and legs. The hood is lost in winter, leaving just 2 dark spots. First-year birds have orange bill and legs, more dark areas in the wings, and in summer, a less fully developed dark hood. It feeds on fish, insects, seeds, worms, scraps and carrion.
It breeds in Europe, Asia and coastal eastern Canada. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south. Some birds in the milder areas of Europe are resident.

In Cyprus Chroicocephalus ridibundus is a very common winter visitor.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-30 8:03]

Hi Chris,a beautiful gull swimming in your gallery like my last post,but you were lucky whit the light and whit the white face...ehehe..great capture in the best exposure for the best white and perfect details too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hello Christodoulos
super good sharpness and super light
the details and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely gull, fantastic reflections, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-30 8:25]

Hello Christodoulos,
Light, colours, sharpness and POV are awesome in this photo. Impressive eye contact.

Hello Christodoulos,
Another inspiring capture with great details, clarity and colours perfection,very well exposed capture taken from a beautiful PoV.
Thanks and my regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent capture with fine colors, details & sharpness. Well composed & presented. TFS & best wishes!


Hi Chrstodoulos,
Great capture of this bird with good sharpness and lovely symmetry created by the beautiful reflections on the water surface. Fine exposure and wonderful colours.

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of the Black-headed Gull,
with very fine POV at its level, great DOF,
beautiful spirals on the water, excellent focus,
sharpness, details of the bird, TFS


Hi Christodoulos
Beautiful hi-light detail, wonderfully lighting. Super POV to create a great pose. Even the water colour compliments the gull. I really how you composed this photo.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2013-01-31 10:56]

Hello Christodoulos!
What a lovely little duck.So cute.Gorgeous shot with excelent sharpness and natural colors.I love it!TFS
Thanks also for your kind comments in my last pic.I appreciated it.
Best of luck,

Ciao Christodoulos. Wonderful clear pic MF. Beautiful natural colours. Perfect!


Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful portrait of this gul! Excellent clarity! This is a very lively photo! I can just close my eyes and picture the gul swimming in the water!

Best regards,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-02 2:57]

A fine capture from your archives Christodoulos!
Excellent lighting with the water making a fine contrast to show this Black-headed gull taken with fine sharpness in this nice winter plumage shot.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-02 5:08]

Hello Christodoulos,
A striking picture of this adult Gull in winterplumage. Love the fine color-combination and as usual best sharpness. Love the subtle grey-tones and as contrast the red bill.
Kind regards

Hello Christodoulos,

Excellent light and sharpnes ... Congraculations...


Hello Christodoulos,
I promise you, one day (maybe) I will also take a photograph with such sharp detail and perfect photographic techniques as this Black-headed Gull of yours! Need I say more? Absolutely perfect my friend. An excellent composition!!
Best regards,

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