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Rissa tridactyla 2

Rissa tridactyla 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: 2009-03-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-07 8:14
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rissa tridactyla (Linnaeus 1758).

Rissa tridactyla is a seabird species in the gull family Laridae. The adult is roughly 40 cm in length with a wingspan of 90100 cm. It has a white head and body, grey back, grey wings tipped solid black, and have black legs and a yellow bill. In winter it acquires a dark grey smudge behind the eye and a grey hind-neck collar.
Τhe juveniles have a black 'W' band across the length of the wings and whiter secondary and primary feathers behind the black 'W', a black hind-neck collar and a black terminal band on the tail.

It is a coastal breeding bird around the north Pacific and north Atlantic oceans, found most commonly in North America and Europe. It breeds in large colonies on cliffs.

In Cyprus Rissa tridactyla is a very rare vagrant with only 5 records.

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Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent portrait of gulls, nicely capture the movement of water.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-02-07 8:24]

Hello Christodoulos,
A fabulous close-up of a rare Kittiwake showing lovely crisp details and beautiful light and colours. Brilliant work!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Christodoulos
MASTER of the Beautiful picture,s on TN
with great sharpness and super good details
you can see also the waterdrops
thanks greeting lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-02-07 8:49]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Superb work ..
Nice backlight, POV, colour and sharpness on the eye.
Best wishes,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-07 8:56]

Hi Chris!
I agree with Lou: you are one of the best Masters of photography on TN. It is a joy for the eyes to look at your pictures.
Marvellous image. Details of the plumage are impressive. Splendid lighting.
The water droplet is the icing on the cake.
Congratulations and TFS.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-07 8:58]

Fantastic image, Christodoulos!
Outstanding sharpness and wonderful light; perfect white balance and great POV; splendid shades of colours. A beauty!!

Hello,A photo in fantastic clarity. Amazing sharpness and details and very beautiful bright colours. Excellent composition, pov and contrasting BG.
Regards, Paolo

Splendid photo, congratulations for this very rare species for Cyprus!

Ciao Christodoulos.
Stupenda foto con una nitidezza eccellente,e notevoli dettagli in evidenza ,molto belli i colori naturali,grande la composizione,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Ciao Christodoulos. Another impressive masterpiece from you! Best compliments.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-07 10:36]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another wonderful photo of this Kittiwake in superb sharpness, details and beautiful colours. There's even some eye contact. Great DOF.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-02-07 11:08]

amazing details with a vey rare specie in my country too.thanks for sharing, thanks for sharing

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-07 12:17]

Hello Christodoulos.
Perfect shot of this Black-legged Kittiwakeand .I like the expression on the face. The picture is very sharp.Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,
Another masterpiece with razor sharp details and perfect WB.
What a splendid image with exceptional colors and contrast against the background.
Absolutely amazing details and clarity.

Hello Christodoulos,
A fantastic picture of the Kittiwake taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness, fine details and very beautiful colours. Nice composition, too. Congratulations!
Best regards,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-07 13:07]

Hi Christodoulos
I like the almost monochrome rendering of this nice gull

Hello Christodoulos

WOW ! great close-up photo of this bird,
with a very fine POV at its level,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Christodoulos,
A very beautiful image of this bird with perfect sharpness details, very well exposure and a very nice clear background, a superb work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

απολαυστική η ποιότητα, πολύ όμορφος!
καλημέρα σου

Hello Christodoulos
Superb capture. Impressive sharpness, excellent low POV and colors. Well done!
Thank You.
Best regards

A beautiful photo of this elegant bird.
Excellent detail and very good light management.
Perfect pose!
regards yiannis

Hallo Christodoulos,
fantastic portrait of this gull taken from an excellent point of view with impressive details and marvellous colours, wonderful composition with the bathed plumage
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-08 4:11]

Hello Christodoulos,
such a nice and pleasant composition. The sharpness is well shown when the water on the below beak is so well seen.
excellent view.


Hi Chris, Fabulous capture of this fine Gull my friend, superb sharpness with fine detail in the feathers, excellent exposure/white balance, splendid highlighted eye, impressive work here Chris and very well done,
Best Regards,


Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely seabird, fine details, splendid sharpness, fascinating reflections and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-08 19:45]

As always this is a truly amazing shot, my friend!What a lighting!Great focus and fine details! Incredible! Bravo!TFS
Regards from,

never saw it in our region ,amazing and thanks, Ori

Hello Christodoulos,
A Splendid capture with exceptional sharpness and detail. Clearly defined colours, POV and light balance makes this a winning composition my friend.
Best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-02-11 4:24]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
What a fine seabird-picture! Amazing the details you show us with your excellent shot. Almost every single feather is visible, most beautiful the fluffy feathers just over the water-surface. Very harmonious and subtle-colored shot.
Well done again!
Kind regards

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