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Ross`s Gull (Rhodostethia rosea)

Ross`s Gull (Rhodostethia rosea)
Photo Information
Copyright: Lars Madsen (Lars_S_Madsen) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 39] (252)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 ED-IF
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/680 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-31 6:38
Viewed: 4390
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A rare visitor from the high arctic; Ross`s Gull (Rhodostethia rosea). Normally this bird lives it's entire life north of the the arctic circle - most in north-eastern Siberia with a few scattered colonies in Canada, northernmost USA, Greenland and Svalbard.
Every now and then a bird of this species is spotted much further south than usual. This particular bird is a young bird (first winter) which currently is drawing hundreds of bird watchers to Esbjerg in Denmark where it is staying in the harbour area.

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Excellent. Great detail and clarity with wonderful colors. Great work capturing this rarity!. Well done! Cheers, Klaus

Hello Lars,
Good in flight image...
Very sharp.
Saturated colours.
Well done

  • Great 
  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-01-31 10:08]

hi lars,
lovely picture..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-01 3:21]

Hej Lars,
A superb capture of a juvenile Ross's Gull, a species I have yet to see. Excellent sharpness and lighting.
Well done and thanks,

Hello Lars

Superb picture of this rare bird! Light is great, the bird is perfectly frozen and a superb dark-blue BG of the sea! Very pleasing picture to look at.


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