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Larus armenicus 2

Larus armenicus 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: 2013-01-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -7- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-01-05 11:06
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Larus armenicus Buturlin, 1934
Armenian Gull

Larus armenicus is a large gull found in the Caucasus and Middle East. It was formerly classified as a subspecies of the Herring Gull (L. argentatus) but is now generally considered to be a separate species.
Armenian Gulls are similar to Yellow-legged Gulls but are slightly smaller with a slightly darker grey back and dark eyes. The bill is short with a distinctive black band just before the tip. First-winter birds are mainly brown.
The Armenian Gull nests beside mountain lakes in Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and western Iran. It is a partial migrant with many birds wintering on the coasts of Turkey, Lebanon and Israel. Smaller numbers reach Cyprus, Egypt and the Persian Gulf.

In Cyprus Larus armenicus is a regular winter visitor in relatively small numbers. .

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Hello Christodoulos,
As usual a top quality image with a superb and interesting bird. A very nice image about this superb specie in flight. Amazing details and splendid natural colors. Incredible clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Christodoulos,
incredible photo, no words. What a situation you have captured! This eye contact!

Hi Christodoulos,
Perfect photo.Excellent composition and point of view.TFS

Ciao Christodoulos, amazing shoot, this gull seems angry with you, fantastic pose on beautiful blue sea, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, bravissimo, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-05 12:02]

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing photo taken in a perfect timing. The frontal POV can not be better. Great sharpness, details and splendid light and colours.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-01-05 12:38]

great timing, impressive detail, Christo, .. sharpness and colour palette are remarkable, .. TFS

best wishes

Great action shot. I love it!

Ciao Christodoulos.
Meravigliosa non ho altro da aggiungere,complimenti.
Ti auguro un buon anno anche se in ritardo ciao Marco.

Hello Christodoulos

Great action shot of the Armenian Gull,
fine frontal POV, beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness and details of
its white colored plumage, and doing
great contrast with the blue background, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-05 14:45]

Hi Chris,spectacular in flight capture,a very lucky face to face whit this angry gull,perfect exposure,great details of the body and all the sense of wings mouvement.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-01-05 16:13]

Hola Christodoulos, que belleza de foto, llena de axión y movimiento, perfectamente congelada, una toma dificil de lograr...saludos.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-05 16:42]

Hello Christodoulous
What an exceptional in flight capture.Outstanding pose from the subject he look mad at us , also great sharpness with amazinf details. colours are excellent and natural
TFS Michel

WOW! You surely captured this in perfect harmony with the apparent vicious attack. Amazing that all was in focus except for the wing tips. Very well done. Wonder about the occasion (action).


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-01-05 23:11]

Amazing picture! I wish you told us a bit abut how it was recorded! The bird must have been really close to the camera: Note the blurred wing tips despite the 1/1600 s shutter speed!

Have a pleasant and productive day,


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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-01-06 4:23]

Hi Christodoulos,
wonderful photo, what an amazing moment you caught !
Congratulations !
Regards !

hello Christodoulos,
gorgeous, fantastic superb capture.
simply a splendid picture. great timing.
best wishes,

Giasou Christodoule
An amazing shot, perfectly timed.
Excellent focus, detail and exposure.
Beautiful complementary colours.
regards yiannis

hello Christodoulos
this is very nice to see
great sharpness and good details with super colours
thanks greeting lou

  • eagleowl (243)
  • [2013-01-06 11:28]

Hi Christodoulos,
Great action shot of the Armenian Gull,
beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness and details
with the blue background.

nice capture, wonnder if its waiting for food...

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-06 22:49]

Face to face...fine action image of this one...good frame. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos,
An exceptional in-flight capture with great multidimensional perfections.the most remarkable is that,the perfect exposure and clarity of light and shade,very neat and expressive stance.
TFS and my regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-07 3:53]

Hello Christodoulus
this an amazing capture and composition of a bird in flight. Exciting blue sky to offer a lively background.
Superb presentation and full of action.


Hello Christodoulos,

Excellent composition, amazing moment ... Congraculations ..

Regards , Hasan

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-01-08 4:33]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a vivid shot of this Larus-species shouting at us:-) Perfect in all senses, sharpness, composition, colors, light.
Bravo again!
Kind regards

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-01-09 9:05]

Great moment and position of the bird flying. Very good expresion opening its mouth, excellent work. Thank you for sharing these pictures and congratulation. Saludos.

Hello Christodoulos.
This is first class action shot captured brilliantly by your camera. The opened beaks like it was ready to attack is amazing. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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