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Larus genei 6

Larus genei 6
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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: 2009-12-31
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-02 4:16
Viewed: 2457
Points: 48
[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 37–40 cm long with a 90–102 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 migratory, wintering in North Africa and India.

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

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Happy New Year to you too, Chris!
A marvellous capture of the Gull making a landing, I believe.
With those massive wings folded upright, the bird looks majestic.
Thanks and regards.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-02 4:38]

Very fine looking gull landing here, perfect timing and some nice colors. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-02 4:48]

Hello Christodoulos,
The splendid colours and direct eye contact is very impressive here. Good sharpness and taken from the best POV. Perfect timing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-01-02 5:22]

Hello my first neighbour of the year,
As usual a fine picture from you with an excellent composition and great luminosity. I also like the rippled blue background.
Happy New Year to you too!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-02 5:32]

Hello Christodoluos
another exciting and lovely bird from your lens. Very nice and elegance composition of the details and lighting. The blue ea offers a pretty canvas.
Very well presented shot.


Hi Christodoulos
Happy New Year
I get excited when I see in-flight images. I know how hard they are to do well. You have proven it can be done with an amazing image
that holds all the right techniques. I especially like your colour and the detail in the hi-lights areas.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Christodoulos,
Wow! Excellent perfection and clarity of the in-flight capture of a Gull.Details of plumage and water droplets are clearly visible.
Very Happy New Year to you and your family,
TFS and my regards,

Hi Christodoulos
Absolutely stunning colors!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-01-02 6:45]

It is a joy to see this picture! the white color si super perfect, the moment, light, sharpness are great too and all this with the bird in the air. Congratulation and thanks for sharing it. Saludos.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2013-01-02 7:14]

Wonderful capture, Christodoulos!
Sharp image with excellent light and beautiful eye contact;very nice contrast with a blue background. Great quality!
My best wishes for the New Year!

Hello Christodoulos,
Another marvelous composition. It is a perfect photo taken from a good POV. Splendid bird species with very nice white colors. The details are fantastic. Very sharp and excellent capture. Outstanding contrast against the blue water in the background.

Hello Christodoulos,
Happy New Year to you
a perfect beautiful picture with great quality.
best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos

Happy New year also for you,
excellent close-up of this species of Gull,
fine POV, DOF, beautiful light, great focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely landing gull, perfect focus, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-02 10:55]

Hello Christodoulos
First happy new year and what a great way to started with that beautiful inflight composition.Sharp image with great plumage details.Light and colours are excellent.
TFS Michel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-02 11:16]

Hi Chris,great timing to take this gull landing,and another time the top of perfection of exposure,details and colors,the long wings are really a great spectacle.I wish you all the best for the new year and thanks,Luciano

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-01-02 12:29]

Superb mid-air capture!

I wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy, and Peaceful New Year!


Hi Christodoulos,
What a fantastic shot you start the new year with. The square format is very powerful, the extremely fast shutter speed helped to freeze the bird perfectly, and the PP is outstanding, too, resulting unbeatable contrast. Firstly, when looking at the image, I thought you were using flash, because the colors are just that type, but the exif says you weren't. Hm, what else to say? I hope once I'll be able to do such a pic without flash but with this kind of contrast. Absolutely the 'photo of the day' to me. Tfs, and huge congrats.
Have a prosperous new year, best regards, László

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent in-flight capture with great colors, details & POV. Well done & TFS. Best wishes...for 2013!


Giasou Christodoule
Perfectly frozen in mid-air, very nice blue background, perfect exposure and detail.
A beautiful bird!
regards yiannis

hello Christodoulos
thanks for you and your Family a happy and health 2013
this picture is super good
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-01-03 11:57]

Hola Christodoulos; que belleza de foto la de esta Gaviota en vuelo, bien congelada la imagen con gran enfoque y nitidez, ademas un manejo muy bueno de la fuerte luz y me gusta mucho el oceáno de fondo...saludos y feliz año nuevo...

Ciao Christodoulos. Great professional taken here with razor details and sharp. Impressive managment of light on white ploumage.


  • eagleowl (243)
  • [2013-01-03 12:58]

Hi Christodoulos,
Perfect capture of flying bird.
Nice natural colours with excellent detail.
Regards Mehmet.

perfect flight portrait, have a nice weekend, Ori

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