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Yellow-legged Gull

Yellow-legged Gull
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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm DX
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-17 11:07
Viewed: 5156
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellow-legged Gull=larus cachinnans=gümüş martı (tr)
Adults are similar to Herring Gulls but have yellow legs. They have a grey back, slightly darker than Herring Gulls but lighter than Lesser Black-backed Gulls. They are much whiter-headed in autumn, and have more extensively black wing tips with few white spots, just as Lesser Black-backed. They have a red spot on the bill as adults, like the entire complex. There is a red ring around the eye like in the Lesser Black-backed Gull but unlike in the Herring Gull which has a dark yellow ring.

First-year birds have a paler head, rump and underparts than those of the Herring Gull. They have a dark bill and eyes, pinkish grey legs, dark flight feathers and a well-defined black band on the tail. They become lighter un the underparts and lose the upperpart pattern subsequently. By their second winter, birds are essentially feathered like adults, save for the patterned feathers remaining on the wing coverts. However, their billtips are black, their eyes still dark, and the legs are a light yellow flesh color.

The call is a loud laugh which is deeper and more nasal than the call of the Herring Gull.

Gümüş martı (Larus cachinnans), martıgiller (Laridae) familyasından 55-67 cm boyunda deniz kıyılarında yaşayan iri bir martı türü. Akdeniz ve Karadeniz kıyılarında yaygındır. Gagası parlak sarıdır ve ucunda bir leke bulunur. kanat üstleri ve sırtı gridir

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Bellissima immagine, ottimi POV e composizione, molto buoni i dettagli, molto belli i colori e le sfumature grigio-bianche. Grazie e complimenti

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-17 11:53]

Hi Cahit,

A beautiful in-flight shot of this Gull. The details of the wings are wonderful. Lovely natural colors - I love the bright yellow eye, legs and beak. You have him positioned beautifully in the frame.


Cahit Bey,
Çok güzel bir çekim. Elinize sağlık. Herşey mükemmel.

Merhaba cahit,
Nicely captured of the Gull with beautiful red eye!
the wind and the plummage have great details in perfect exposure and focus
a pleasing image with a great notes
well done

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-18 12:42]

merhaba cahit bey
basarili bir ucar gumus marti karesi sunmussunuz
zamanlama, bakis acisi, isik, renkler, netlik ve detaylar harika olmus
elinize saglik

Cahit Bey her zamanki gibi nefis kompoze edilmiş ve harika detaylanmış bir çekim. Gümüşi Martı!nın bu kadar enfes bir çekimini görmemiştim. Ellerinize sağlık. Paylaşımınız için teşekkürler. Selamlar...


merhaba Cahit bey,
yeni döndüğüm için son çekiminizi yeni görüyorum. oldukça başarılı bir bir çekim. ingilizce adındaki gibi sarı ayakları, gaga ve kırmızı göl halkası gibi detaylar çok çok güzel olmuş. diyagonal kompozisyon, keskin detaylar da aynı şekilde çok güzel. elinize sağlık, selamlar.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-21 2:13]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Guzel bir gumus marti fotografi. Elinize saglik

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-21 9:49]

Hi Cahit.
You have frozen the beautiful seagull perfectly. I like its wingspread and cute glance,
Excellent sharpness of the image and perfect composition of the shot. Only I am not sure that the white balance is correct. May be I am wrong. In any case nice in-flight picture and many thanks for sharing.

Hello Cahit,
Very nice in flight shot, good composition and point of view, very nice sharpness and depth of field, lovely colors and light.

Hello Cahit,
Good in flight Yellow-legged Gull.
Wish there was a bit more space in the upper left corner. The former argument is meant to be constructive. I'm convinced you know what I mean.
I do like the fact there are no blown highlights in these delicate plumage whites. You avoided this very well.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-30 22:21]

Hi Cahit,
Superb inflight shot of the herring Gull.The light just enhances and highlights the bird's head and also its beautiful yellow beak.The orange rimmed eye looks wonderful.The lighting is perfect and great colours too.

also like the impressive wing span and the details on the under wings that show shades of grey in several spaces.Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

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