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Larus michahellis with fishing line

Larus michahellis with fishing line
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the Middle East -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-06 7:30
Viewed: 4959
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Larus michahellis Naumann, 1840 - Gümüş Martı [TR], Yellow-legged Gull [EN].
It was taken at Akdeniz (Mediterranean) seashore near Gibraltar (Cebelitarık). The bird is a young. unfortunately some fishing line tied its legs. I saw it several time when it flies against wind.
This is my first post from Spain. I will send several ones.
Best wishes

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Hello Ahmet,
It is a bit funny at first sight. Could be a fishing line. Quite inconvenient for that bird, I guess, as these lines, being very strong, are probably not easy to get rid of...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-06 8:20]
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Hello Ahmet,
I hope your tour is going well. Now you are in Spain, I see.
This is an excellent shot showing one of our negative impacts on our environment: both the juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and the nylon fishing line showing sharply. Excellent BG and lighting too.
You can even see how tightly the line has wrapped itself around the leg, which could lead to disasterous consequences for this young bird.
Thanks and best wishes,

Hi Ahmet,
Well seen and captured.
Very unfortunate for the poor bird.
One wonders how long it will be able to survive if it cannot land or walk properly.
What a shame.

Dr senin martı ayağındaki misine ile uçurtma gibi çıkmış. Çok iyi yakalanmış bir poz. Umarım misinelerinden kurtulmuştur. Selamlar. Mustafa

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-06 23:33]
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Hi Ahmet

An unfortunate subject, but a wonderful capture of it. Great focus and exposure (the light looks quite strong).



uzun süreden sonra ilk kuş fotonuz hayırlı olsun.
güzel pozlama netlik kadrajlama başarılı...
ellerinize sağlık

Sad to see that. Anyway, hope you find a way to help our friend there. Overall rating good.
Best regards,

Hi Ahmet, lovely gull in great flyng pose with wonderful detailsand splendid sharpness, lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-09 0:19]

Hello Ahmet,
This is a good illustration of something we see here too; birds struggling as they're entangled in fishing lines. It's very sad. Excellent in-flight capture though of this young Gull. Great sharpness and beautiful light.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-11-18 10:03]

merhaba ahmet
ucus var aksiyon da var; siradan ucusdaki bir kus fotografinin disina cikan bir calisma olmus
tur de guzel cekim de oyle
eline saglik

Hi Ahmet,
A beautiful capture of this flying gull. Sorry for the fishing line on its leg. Hope it doesn't bother it much. Nice composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-28 14:12]

merhaba ahmet; ayaginda misina ipiyle suzulen marti hem dogal olanı hemde insanin cevre uzerindeki etkilerini gosterir basarili bir kompozisyon eline saglik tebrikler

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