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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -7- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-26 15:26
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Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It seems an easy picture of a very common gull, but these species that lives on the rivers is very difficult to approach and be able to do this shot is for me a great satisfaction.

Larus ridibundus.

Phylum: Chordata
Classe: Aves
Ordine: Charadriiformes
Famiglia: Laridae
Genere: Chroicocephalus
Specie: C. ridibundus

The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a small gull which breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south, but some birds in the milder westernmost areas of Europe are resident. Some birds will also spend the winter in northeastern North America, where it was formerly known as the Common Black-headed Gull. As is the case with many gulls, it had previously been placed in the genus Larus.
This gull is 38–44 cm (15-17½ in) long with a 94–105 cm (37–41 in) wingspan. In flight, the white leading edge to the wing is a good field mark. The summer adult has a chocolate-brown head (not black, despite the name), pale grey body, black tips to the primary wing feathers, and red bill and legs. The hood is lost in winter, leaving just dark vertical streaks. This is a noisy species, especially in colonies, with a familiar "kree-ar" call. Its scientific name means "laughing gull".
It breeds in colonies in large reedbeds or marshes, or on islands in lakes, nesting on the ground. Like most gulls, it is highly 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.
The Black-headed Gull is a bold and opportunist feeder and will eat insects, fish, seeds, worms, scraps and carrion in towns, or take invertebrates in ploughed fields with equal relish.
This species takes two years to reach maturity. First-year birds have a black terminal tail band, more dark areas in the wings, and, in summer, a less fully developed dark hood. Like most gulls, Black-headed Gulls are long-lived birds, with a maximum age of 63 years recorded in the wild.
The Black-headed Gull is the prefectural bird of Tokyo and the Yurikamome mass transit system is named after it.

GABBIANO COMUNE.

Sembra una facilissima foto di un comunissimo gabbiano,ma queste specie che vive sui fiumi è davvero difficile da avvicinare e riuscire a fare questo scatto è per me motivo di grande soddisfazione.
Il gabbiano comune (Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Linneus 1766) o (Larus ridibundus , Linneus 1766) è un uccello della famiglia dei Laridi, comune in Europa, Asia e sulle coste orientali del Canada. Solitamente è un uccello migratore ma alcuni esemplari, principalmente nella zona occidentale, sono anche stanziali.
Il gabbiano comune ha una lunghezza che va dai 38 ai 44 cm e un'apertura alare dai 98 ai 105 cm. La sua velocità di volo è di circa 10 metri al secondo. Nidifica soprattutto a terra e predilige gli ambienti umidi delle paludi o dei canneti. Come tutte le specie di gabbiano, è molto socievole in inverno, sia quando si cura dei piccoli che quando è in stagione di accoppiamento. Non è una specie pelagica e raramente viene visto al largo dalle coste.
Durante il volo il margine bianco delle ali è un buon punto visibile da lontano. Il maschio ha la testa di colore marrone scuro, il corpo grigio chiaro, puntini neri sulle ali e zampe di colore rossastro. Il cappuccio si perde in inverno e lascia solo delle strisce verticali.
Il gabbiano comune è un cacciatore scaltro, avvistato peraltro anche nei campi o a scovare invertebrati fra i campi arati.
Questa specie di uccello impiega due anni per raggiungere la maturità. I piccoli al primo anno hanno una striscia terminale nera, più aree scure nelle ali e, in estate, un cappuccio scuro più sviluppato.
È una specie rumorosa, specialmente nelle colonie, dove si fa sentire con il suo tipico richiamo "kree-ar".

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bonjour Luciano
c'est vraiment une excellente photo, j'adore la position des ailes et les superbes details, le plumage blanc est parfaitement reproduit,
très beau décor naturel
Passe un très bon dimanche
Jacqueline

Probabilmente una delle più belle e tecnicamente valide dell'intero panorama di TN. Di un altro pianeta amico mio! Chi si intende di fotografia non può non togliersi il cappello. Se vogliamo andare a trovare il pelo nell'uovo sarebbe stata l'apoteosi con un occhio diciamo...più brillante. Grazie per la condivisione.


Roberto

There is a wonderful softness even though the image is sharp. This creatures family is common but you have made it a star!
Bob

Bonsoir Luciano,

Les roches aident au cadrge de l'image. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la mouette rieuse. L'image est claire et nette. La lumière de l'après-midi met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

salut Luciano

le fait que l'oiseau soit difficile d'approche comme tu écris cela a
donné cette pose dynamique et toi tu as cliqué au bon moment,
superbement focusé avec d'excellent netteté et détails,
et un contre-jour très réussi, TFS

Asbed

Hello Luciano
Beautiful photo with interesting composition and nice colours.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hi Luciano,
very good photo of this river bird. Perfect sharpness, nice colours. I like your point of view. Nice and interesting pose of the bird,
have a nice Sunday,
Maciek

Luciano, tu as réussi une pose très belle
Bravo et merci
Laurent

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-02-27 1:08]

Hi Luciano,
A very good capture of this beauty in nice pose,excellent sharpness,colors and splendid composition.Have a nice sunday.
Dûrzan

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-27 2:03]

Hello Luciano,
Nice capture of this gull in Landing! Beautiful colors and composition. Good details. TFS!
Best regards Siggi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-27 3:32]

Hi Luciano.
You pictured this charming gull at a very attractive pose. Its wingspread is really wonderful. Exposure parameters are superb. Image of the gull as well as of surroundings are wonderful. You also managed to achieve an impressive 3D-effect. Well done. TFS and kind wishes.
Alexei.

Ciao Luciano,
bella cattura di gabbiano comune, ottimo il momento catturato con ali pronte per l'involo, ottima nitidezza e splendidi colori naturali
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Bonjour Luciano,
Très belle attitude de l'oiseau capturée à l'instant décisif sous une excellente combinaison vitesse / profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

hi Luciano - an excellent capture. Splendid composition. Caught it at the right mement. Sharpness of the pic is fantastic. TFS

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-02-27 7:35]

Ciao Luciano!
Magnifico ritratto di gabbiano, colto in un bel momento. Nitidezza al top e strepitosi i dettagli delle ali, messi in gran risalto dal gioco di luci e ombre. Deliziose le goccioline!
Meravigliosi colori.
Complimenti!
Buona serata e buona settimana.
ciao! Vanda

hello Luciano
super sharpness picture and great details with beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-27 8:04]

Ciao Luciano,
With excellent timing you have made a fine capture of a young L. ridibundus about to take off. The excellent sharpness shows the drops of water. Good lighting and composition too.
Thanks and have a nice Sunday evening,
Ivan

Hello Luciano,
Wonderful colors and fantastic details. Perfect shot as usual.
Splendid composition with impressive focus and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

wonderful pose Luciano, use very well the light, your colors are good and natural, with fine details, it is a great photo my friend!
TFS Nasos

... allora complimenti per la cattura ! grazie per le info,

io per vari motivi non le posto, riconosco che sono un pigro,

buoni i dettagli e la maf sul soggetto,

un saluto e buona serata, tino

Ciao Luciano,cavolo come sei riuscito a catturare bene questo gabbiano.Perfetto il momento che hai colto e perfetta la gestione dei bianchi. Un gran bel colpo. Un saluto, Paolo

Ciao Luciano,
Complimenti per questo splendido Gabbiano. Ogni piuma è perfettamente osservabile senza alcuna sbavatura. Bellissima la morbidezza dell'acqua attorno ai sassi.
Proprio un gran bel momento...
Complimenti
Manuel

Ciao Luciano, un comune gabbiano, ma in una fantastica posa ad ali aperte che lo rende bellissimo, ottima poi la qualità tecnica dello scatto, mica facile rendere così bene il dettaglio del piumaggio bianco, bravissimo, 10 e lode, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-27 12:48]

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful photo of this Black-headed Gull in superb sharpness, details and very nice natural colours. Great DOF and composition.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Luciano,
Perfect moment frozen with very sharp details and natural colours. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-02-27 13:58]

Caro Luciano,
Molto bello !
Lovely pic from this lovely bird ! Good sharpness, fine details,brightness and colors.Perfect my dear friend !
Have a great week!
Best wishes from Brazil,
aNa

PS: glad to hear that my last pic made you think of your trips.
Many thanks for your kind commnets.

Such a beautiful capture Luciano, the gull is perfectly frozen, but also seems to have a tendency to dynamic movement, a pleasant combination indeed! TFS this fine image my friend.
Mehmet

Buena luz y magnífico enfoque.
Luciano, no se como haces para tener las imágenes tan nítidas... yo
cuando reduzco el tamaño a 800 px. por lado me pierde mucha calidad.
Saludos y buena semana: J. Ignasi.

Hello Luciano,

I like the pose of the bird, with the open wings!
Excellent details in the plumage, in spite of the difficult white colour...
It is a pleasant composition with inclusion of the riverbank, showing the bird in its natural setting!

Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-28 2:54]

Hello Luciano,
very lively capture of this flapping bird. Exciting moment well froxen in good sharpness and clarity. how lovely to see the light that enhances the feathers and give a good emphasis on the white plumage.
Very nice composition in its best smoothness.

Regards,
Foozi

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-02-28 13:46]

Hello Luciano,
Very nice capture opened the way their wings, clarity, color and composition is very beautiful.
Congratulations and best regards ..

ciao Luciano
what a nice capture of Larus ridibundus (Laughing Gull from Latin name: rideo+abundos), with great sharp focus and white balance. exposure and POV also very nice. great timing and coloration. nicely composed.
grazie e complimenti amico mio
buenosera
Ahmet

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-02-28 17:18]

Hello.
Beautiful light, accurate exposure control and depth of field reaching the whole gull, well chosen composition.
Greetings.

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