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Chroicocephalus ridibundus 2

Chroicocephalus ridibundus 2
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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: 2009-12-31
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/6400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-27 7:06
Viewed: 2296
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chroicocephalus ridibundus (Linnaeus, 1766). Adult winter plumage
Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus ridibundus is a small gull 38–44 cm long with a wingspan of 94–105 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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Hello Christodoulos,
Another excellent presentation,beautiful sharp details,nicely exposed and fine clarity.
Best regards,

Hello Chris,

Superb picture of the gull!!! Excellent sharpness, details & lovely natural color..

Thanks for sharing the picture.

Warm Regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
Outstanding picture with superb clarity, colour and composition.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-27 7:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
Light and clarity are gorgeous in this photo. Brilliant sharpness, details and pose with eye contact. Taken from a perfect low POV.

Hello Christodoulos.
I like this pose, the colors and all round sharpness of the shot. Top class capture and thanks for sharing.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-02-27 8:51]

Hello Christodoulos,
a very nice bird,excellent capture,great details,regards..

Hello Christodoulos,
Absolutely amazing capture with splendid natural colors and nice details. The light is great. Excellent capture of a very nice gull species. Incredible sharp details. The details of the plumage are outstanding. Lovely contrast!
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Nothing to say about this picture.Just one word 'Excellent'.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

hello Christodoulos
this is a super good sharpness shot of this beauty gull
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent sharpness details and nice colours.
Very good composition.

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely in nice walking pose, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Chris,

Excellent exposure and colour saturation, nice and sharp with good clarity, great effort here Chris and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-02-27 14:18]

Another great portrait dear Christodoulos
The walking step is great

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-02-27 15:00]

hi Christo,
very nice colours and feather detail whit this, .. it's tack sharp and elegantly presented, .. well captured, mate


鳥很可愛 也很安閒的走著

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-27 22:25]

A very fine capture Christodoulos!
I like the timing that shows this winter-plumaged Black-headed Gull in a fine pose against the water and as usual, the lighting, colours, sharpness and composition are superb.
Thanks and best regards,

Very simple & superb capture, best regards Chris!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-28 4:11]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Superb majestic pose of this Black-headed Gull...must be a queen! How beautiful the light and the colors. Well presented as usual.

Hello Christodoulos

Beautiful portrait with all the colours showing so well. Can even see very subtle shades of shiny blue/green in the grey plummage..Again superbly done.


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Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent close-up with great colors, details & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with a nice POV. Nice work & TFS. Best wishes!


Hello Christodoulos,
I have nothing else to say : it's perfect! (sharpness, lightning, attitude...)
I hope the amazing colors of the legs are natural.
Congratulations, Philippe.

Hello Christodoulos!
Wow!!!It is really a masterpiece!Great is all aspects!Aewsome
lighting and colors!Wonderful eyes contact.In a simple word:terrific!!!TFS
Thansk also for visiting my gallery!I appreciated it.
Nice w-end!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-03 4:12]

Hello Christodoulos
such lovely capture of the gull. Nice smooth colors with the light well exploited.
How I love the color contrast with the blus sea.


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