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Larus genei 2

Larus genei 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -4- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-02 5:12
Viewed: 4167
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Larus genei Breme, 1840
Synonym Chroicocephalus genei (Breme, 1840)
Slender- billed Gull

Larus genei is a medium-sized gull (family Laridae)
It is 3740 cm long with a 90102 cm wingspan. It is slightly larger than the Black-headed Gull, which it resembles but it does not have a black hood in summer. The legs and the bill are red, and the iris is yellow. In summer, the breast has a pink colouration

It is breeds very locally around the Mediterranean and the north of the western Indian Ocean on islands and coastal lagoons. Most of the population is somewhat migratory, wintering in north Africa and India.

According to wikipedia this rather uncommon gull breeds in colonies, nesting on the ground and laying up to three eggs. Like most gulls, it is gregarious in winter, both when feeding or in evening roosts. It is not a pelagic species, and is rarely seen at sea far from coasts.

Larus genei is a common migrant to Cyprus mainly seen in winter and early spring

I took this photo at Zakaki area a year ago (2-1-2010). This bird (not in breeding plumage) was often seen to take off and then dive, searching for food. In my WS you can see another photo of this behaviour.

Regards Christodoulos

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Ciao Christodoulos, wonderful gull in great action, splendid sharpness, fascinating reflections, beautiful natural colors and fine details, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Wonderful capture!!! Happy New Year!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-02 5:52]

Hello Christodoulos,
A superb action shot of a Slender-billed Gull taken exactly a year ago!
Nice lighting, POV, sharpness, colours and composition.
Interesting WS too!
Thanks and kind regards,

Very well captured Christodoulos.Splendid image. Well timed, well exposed and well composed. Pin sharp detail and the water droplets add to the picture.
Well done and TFS

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-02 6:11]

Hello Christodoulos
Wow! Spectacular capture with amazing vivid colors and action with a rare specie in my country
Thanks for sharing

Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb capture of the Slender-billed Gull, outstanding sharpness, marvellous colours, excellent POV and composition with a spectacular posture od this splendid gull taken with great timing
Best regards

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2011-01-02 6:16]


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-02 6:21]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo taken in an excellent timing. Very beautiful light and colours. Great POV and composition,

Hello Christodoulos,
Very nice details and amazing focus. It is a fantastic capture in flight with excellent sharpness and clarity.
Splendid details with the water drops around his legs.

Hi christodoulos,excellent timing, natural colors, sharp details and great POV,
TFS, regards,

hi,nice work,bravo.. congratulations

hello Christo
Great moment with great sharpness and good light
super picture with beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos.
I'm shocked again, how can You capture Your photos with such great sharpness. I like this colours and composition.
Great job!!

Geia sou Christodoule,
Amazing photo, composition, sharpness and colours are all perfect. Well done!
Best regards, Pambos

Excellent Shot!
perfect timing!
Thank you for sharing..

Ahmet Yasin

Wonderful capture! regards Yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-02 12:33]

The perfection no need comments...another time! This is a very professional work,you were lucky whit the light,the rest is from you!Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

This is amazing!!! An excellent shot!!!! Excellent notes also!!!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-02 22:21]

Wonderful pose and timing by you to capture this bird beautifully. tfs.

εξαιρετικό κλικ, καλή χρονιά Χριστόδουλε!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-03 3:09]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent view in full of action. The sharpness and details are splendid. The red legs and beak are really catchy and in full of attraction. the drops of frozen water are very excting.
well seen and well done.


Ciao Christodoulos. Powerful taken MF with fabolouse lights'm management and excellent brigh colours.


Γεια σου Χριστόδουλε,

amazing picture!!

hello Christodoulos

great action photo of this gull, excellent timing,
with fine POV, superbly focused with great
sharpness and details, beautiful light,
i love the splash of the water, TFS


Hallo Christodoulos
You have captured the motion of action beautifully. The bright colours and detail in this photo is outstanding and really praiseworthy. I also like the detail and the movement of the water very much and the falling water droplets adds extra oomph to this already special image. Sharpness could not be better. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Christodoulos.
This is beautiful timing with perfect details in the frame. The drops of water makes this picture perfect shot.
Very good work my friend and thanks for sharing. Jusni

Impressive action photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.

Hi Chris, Wow what a magnificent action image with precision timing, awesome detailed sharpness, fabulous exposure/white balance control to accompany the splendid rich colours, terrific camera work here Chris and very well done,
Best regards,


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