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Yellow-legged Gull2

Yellow-legged Gull2
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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/7.1
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-18 15:02
Viewed: 3647
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellow-legged Gull=larus cachinnans=gümüş martı (tr)
Adults are similar to Herring Gulls but have yellow legs. They have a grey back, slightly darker than Herring Gulls but lighter than Lesser Black-backed Gulls. They are much whiter-headed in autumn, and have more extensively black wing tips with few white spots, just as Lesser Black-backed. They have a red spot on the bill as adults, like the entire complex. There is a red ring around the eye like in the Lesser Black-backed Gull but unlike in the Herring Gull which has a dark yellow ring.

First-year birds have a paler head, rump and underparts than those of the Herring Gull. They have a dark bill and eyes, pinkish grey legs, dark flight feathers and a well-defined black band on the tail. They become lighter un the underparts and lose the upperpart pattern subsequently. By their second winter, birds are essentially feathered like adults, save for the patterned feathers remaining on the wing coverts. However, their billtips are black, their eyes still dark, and the legs are a light yellow flesh color.

The call is a loud laugh which is deeper and more nasal than the call of the Herring Gull.

Gümüş martı (Larus cachinnans), martıgiller (Laridae) familyasından 55-67 cm boyunda deniz kıyılarında yaşayan iri bir martı türü. Akdeniz ve Karadeniz kıyılarında yaygındır. Gagası parlak sarıdır ve ucunda bir leke bulunur. kanat üstleri ve sırtı gridir

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Cahit Bey merhaba
geçen haftaki göçten mi diyecektim, baktım bir önceki gezinizden. yemek saatinde bizimki yengeci kapmış gidiyor:) çok güzel bir zamanlama ile güzel bir çekim olmuş. pozlandırması da güzel. elinize sağlık. küçük bir not eklemek isterim. Gümüş Martıların sistematiğinde son zamanlardaki değişmeler nedeniyle, tür adı Larus michahellis şeklinde alınıyor. L. cachinnans ise Hazar Martısı.
sağlıcakla kalın, iyi geceler.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-18 16:16]

Hi Cahit,

Wonderful captures by both you and this Gull. A very effective view from the rear. The prey and the gull's eye are a perfect match. Nice colors, details and composition.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-18 16:55]

Hi Cahit,what a wonderful view! No better point to take this fantastic pic.And what a perfect quality of sharpness and colors.Very magic work,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hi Cahit

great in-flight shot of this big gull. The crab in the bill makes this a good shot. Good composition.


Merhaba Cahit Bey, nefis bir beslenme ve ucar karesi.
Emeğinize sağlık. İyi pazarlar.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-04-18 18:17]

Hola Cahit.
Los colores y la nitidez son hermosos. Y el detalle de la comida en el pico de la Gaviota le da mas valor a la imagen.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-18 21:17]

Hi Cahit.
I only saw gulls with pieces of bread in the beak and have not idea what it is. Nice in-flight shot taken at very attractive POV. Framing and composition of the shot are wonderful as well as the nice details and exposure. My kind regards and TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-19 1:51]

Hello Cahit,
Wonderful action capture.Sharpness,details,POV and composition are petrfect.Thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-19 4:19]

Hello Cahit,
Superb clarity and a perfect sharp focus on the head make this photo wonderful. Excellent POV and composition.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-04-19 12:08]

Cahit bey selamlar,
Nefis bir kadraj...
Berrak renk ve netliği mükemmel güzellikte.
Emeğinize sağlık,

hello Cahit

this is an superb in-flight photo of the Yellow-legged Gull
with his capture, i love the POV from under the bird,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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