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Larus occidentalis

Larus occidentalis
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Copyright: karen abel (kabel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BIRDS OF AMERICA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-03-27 18:41
Viewed: 1814
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all, the western gull or larus occidentalis is the most abundant breeding sea bird of the Channel Islands National Park. This gull was standing on the coreopsis which is in bloom right now on the islands. It is also mating and birthing season now too and the island is home to thousands of gulls. Most commonly found here on the Pacific North American coast from Baja to Washington, they forage in the sea mostly. They nest on the ground and fill their nests with vegetation and feathers. They live to be about 25 years old.

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Hi Karen!
Great shot of this gull in an attractive pose. Beautiful natural colors, great details and a pleasant blue sky as BG. Thanks for sharing this lovely composition,
Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-28 9:41]

Hi Karen,absolutely beautiful! It looks in pose for you as a movie star,magnificent capture with a great exposure and fine details and colors,very nice scenery in the blurred background too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-28 9:57]

Hello Karen,
Attractive photo of this gull in beautiful colours and good sharpness. Beautiful blue sky in the background too. Excellent choice of composition.

Hello Karen,
Beautiful picture.Good control on harsh light.Nice sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-03-28 10:35]

Hi Karen,
An excellent capture ..
Very nice presentation of this gull in good sharpness, details and fine natural colours.
Best wishes,

Bonsoir Karen,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet notamment par sa formidable opposition sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-03-28 13:20]

Hello Karen,
Like a king...your Larus occidentalis in front of the blue sky.
Very well seen.

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