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Taken at Newtown Creek on 140410, IW, Black headed Gull had just caught this crab and was off somewhere quiet for a spot of tea.
f/5.6, 280mm, 1/1600 sec, ISO 250, aperture priority, centre weighted. Please view large if time allows.
Thank you very much to all who viewed, commented and voted on my previous upload.
David

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-200 2.8 and 1.4 TC
Title:Crab for tea
Username:chalkhillblue chalkhillblue
Uploaded:4 Nov 2010 - 6:06 PM
Tags:Birds, Black headed gull, Close-up / macro, Gulls, Wildlife / nature
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Great capture !

Chris

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 6:15 PM

A super capture, David, both by you and by the gull! Carol

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JED1965
JED1965  3 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 - 6:48 PM

A beautiful capture.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 6:50 PM

Superb action capture David with the wihite plumage exposed to perfection. Wonderful detail of the prey as well, plus the flying water droplets.
Sylvia

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 7:07 PM

Nice detail and good movement in the wings, well captured
Dave

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 8:09 PM

Perfect timing extremely well captured David - love it - Ina

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 8:23 PM

Excellent--- such good timing and focus-- the crab is clearly visible--sharp and easy on the eyes!
Jennnnnnnn

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 8:44 PM

superb detail and beautiful shot

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 8:53 PM

Great capture.

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finepetportraits

Great shot, good timing - well done!!

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FredF
FredF  7 France
5 Nov 2010 - 1:10 PM

very good capture.

Fred

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soulofharmony

beautiful perspective...


Nicola !

Thank you !

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2010 - 2:22 PM

A terrific action shot, you've timed this one to perfection

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2010 - 5:03 AM

Beautifully timed shot, so crisp and clear.
Ronnie.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2010 - 4:08 PM

Large Version shows superb detail of the head and the crab. The wing positions make for a good composition too David.
Brian.

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bokeh
bokeh  6 Romania
9 Nov 2010 - 4:04 PM

fantastic shot
mic

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artcubis
artcubis  7 United States6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2010 - 7:12 PM

One of the best nature photos here.
Excellent timing and clarity.
True colors, great refleciton.

Catherine

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2010 - 8:40 PM

It's gotta be worth a RC at least
Mike

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 5:27 PM

WOWO Excellent and well timed capture,very well taken.
saeid

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 9:41 PM

Great shot love it
mike

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2010 - 12:08 PM

Superbly captured, David.
Terry

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2010 - 11:06 PM

Wonderful catch, both the gull and the photographer.

Sue

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