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|This picture was shot during the trip from the Istanbul to Princes islands.|
The taxonomy of the Herring Gull/Lesser Black-backed Gull complex is very complicated. This group has a ring distribution around the northern hemisphere. Differences between adjacent forms in this ring are fairly small, but by the time the circuit is completed, the end members, Herring Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull, are clearly different species. However, different authorities recognise up to eight species in this complex.
It is has become fairly common to consider the Yellow-legged Gull as a full species, but there are still some problems. For example, the BOU in Great Britain places the Mediterranean form michahellis and the eastern cachinnans (Caspian Gull) in this species. However, recent DNA research has shown that Caspian Gull is basal to the complex, and cannot be in the same grouping as the other form.
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- [2005-09-16 8:36]
Very nice capture.I liked POV,position of wings and composition a lot.TFS...:-)
- [2005-09-16 9:04]
Very funny pose, very good detail and colour.
- [2005-09-16 9:34]
nice action picture
- [2005-09-16 12:04]
great action shot!
The foamy water is an exciting background for the clean lines of the gulls wings. Very elegant pose.
Cool shot Ioannis, Thank You!
- [2005-09-17 16:19]
HI Ioannis I think this would have been a hard shot to take - the water moving and the bird is never still. So good job and great result. Well done.
Excellent shot. Good timing. You have handled the whites well on both the bird and the sea. Well done. Thanks. :-)