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Air Walker III-Free Fall

Air Walker III-Free Fall
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Copyright: Can Unuvar (Calianis) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 113 W: 14 N: 122] (609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, Canon EF 90-300 mm f4.5 - f 5.6, (digital)
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-26 13:17
Viewed: 3336
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the third image of the air walker series.As I mentioned before thanks to people who have a habit of feeding gulls flying by the boat with bagels so that I could take these interesting shots.Hope you like it.

The Black-headed Gull, (Larus 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 the northeastern United States.

This gull is 38-44cm long with a 94-105 cm wingspan. 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, which will scavenge in towns or take invertebrates in ploughed fields with equal relish.

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 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.

This is a noisy species, especially at colonies, with a familiar "kree-ar" call.

The Black-headed Gull is the prefectural bird of Tokyo and the Yurikamome mass transit system is named after it.

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beau l' oiseau qui fait des accrobacies. Thomas

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  • whjb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
  • [2006-10-26 14:03]

Hi Can,

Excellent action shot! Difficult to catch any bird in flight, but to have it perform for you is special.


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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-10-26 15:29]

Haha what an interesting inflight pose from this Gull,
well timed and captured shot :)
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-10-26 16:51]

Hello Can
What a curious and beautiful shot. Pity it is a bit unfocused, but it shows the gull in a very funny pose. The colors and lightness are very well. Good job and TFS.
Best wishes

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-26 21:34]

Hello Can

It looks like acrobatics in air.Great in flight action shot.Nicely composed with well saturated colours.TFS


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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-26 22:30]

Beyazın azıcık parlaması dışında güzel bir kare. Orada olduğumu düşündürüyor bana.
Elinize sağlık.

What a strange pose!!!
Very nice action photo.
Ciao! Enrico.

Hi Can
Wonderful pose of the gull in the sky.Well done.TFS

Hello Can,

This is typical a pose for a black gull when you feeding them from for excample a (ferry)boat. I was last on the ferry from the mainland to the isle Texel. There where also a lot of people feeding the gulls with bread. And you can see the same flying positions, like you have been photographed. Amazing what a artist they are. I made some photo's but not so nice as yours. Your photo is clear and sharp. Very nice natural colors. Great POV and nice BG. Nice action shot. regards and TFS BOB

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