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Saw this one legged Gull in Cape Town last week. Must have been in contact with a big hungry fish Smile
Thanx so much for your V&C's on yesterday's Frangipane upload - to those who asked Yes they do have a glorious fragrance.
Have a wonderful day Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jan 2013 - 6:35 AM
Focal Length:73mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Ouch !!
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:17 Jan 2013 - 3:30 AM
Tags:Maimed, Seagull, Wildlife / nature
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debu
debu  4 India
17 Jan 2013 - 4:21 AM

Superbly captured.
debu

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 4:34 AM

Seems to be coping on just the one leg, looks well enough fed.
But what a shame all the same.
Good shot of the casualty, Herman.
Ronnie.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 4:43 AM

Poor little chap. He balances very well but when things happen you have to adapt.
Lovely shot Herman Grin

Kathryn

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  241 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 5:03 AM

Well spotted, and managed to get him beautifully sharp, with the depth of field perfect

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
17 Jan 2013 - 5:34 AM

He should to wear an eye patch and he will be like a one-legged pirate!Wink
Regards Valery

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84246 forum postsKarenFB vcard England161 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 5:36 AM

It could have happened whilst he was in the nest - the stupid creatures will use fishing line as nesting materials, it gets caught around legs and after a time the limb falls off! It does look healthy enough.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 5:46 AM

Poor fella, Herma, though I must say he looks well on it Grin Well spotted and captured. Carol

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 697 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 6:47 AM

That was taken off cleanly. Well spotted Herman, great shot.

Andy

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 6:53 AM

Poor bird. Well, it seems to carry on without that foot. Nicely captured image.
-=\Walter

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
17 Jan 2013 - 6:58 AM

Poor little bird. Well spotted and captured Herman.
Effrossini

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:07 AM

Great spot and shot Herman good use of dof.
Rob

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103995 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:14 AM

Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight GrinGrinGrinGrin

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:19 AM

Poor thing and a big ouch.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:22 AM

No wonder he looks a little sad - but yes he does look in good condition considering. Great shot.

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hunter031072
hunter031072 e2 Member 2hunter031072 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:22 AM

i feel sorry for this poor poor bird with a missing foot, but is its any consolation Hermanus, it would look like its an old injury and its healed very well. WinkGrinGrin

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:24 AM

very well spotted herman wonderful detail a belter nice one Wink
andy

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:43 AM

Pin sharp shot of the poor bird, Herman. Well spotted and shot.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 8:22 AM

Poor fellow but they do seem to manage quite well. A fine capture.

Albert

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 8:23 AM

ouch indeed ....
same leg as mine ...Wink

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
17 Jan 2013 - 8:36 AM

Poor bird - but it's good picture.

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 - 8:57 AM

Well spotted and captured Herman. Good job he can fly and does not have to walk too far
Jim

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Jan 2013 - 9:00 AM

Well timed capture Herman, like it,
Fred.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 9:06 AM

Beautiful and great capture indeed,very well done,
saeid

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 9:25 AM

A great image, Ronnie - but what a shame!!
He looks well, apart from that!

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Bickeringbush1
17 Jan 2013 - 9:42 AM

Well spotted

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 9:59 AM

Probably had to foot the bill. Great pose

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 10:13 AM

Excellent capture Herman. I hope we don't get similar casualties here when over enthousiastic volunteers try to remove birds that are frozen to the ice in the canals!
Rende

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Saradadevi
17 Jan 2013 - 10:31 AM

Great!
I have to ask though, I'm trying to learn here: how come you got this depth of field with f.5? Thought it should be a wider aperture...
I'm working on depth of field with not too good results Sad
Thanks for your answers Smile

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mauriceegan
17 Jan 2013 - 10:56 AM

Wonderful capture

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maggietear
maggietear e2 Member 1maggietear vcard
17 Jan 2013 - 11:02 AM

Very poignant image, yet they seem to manage so well, they have to I suppose! You've captured it so well Herman!

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 - 11:05 AM

Well captured.

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 4luckybry vcard Scotland
17 Jan 2013 - 11:09 AM

photographed by Herman captured by jaws
brilliant image

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 11:11 AM

Oh.. that's terrible..feel sorry for the bird... excellently captured image.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 11:17 AM

How sad - well spotted and captured SmileSmile
Helen

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 570 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 11:40 AM

sad to see , well spotted
david

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 - 12:07 PM

Poor baby... Well captured. IB

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 12:49 PM

Brilliant shot, excellent detail and colours, he seems to be coping alright with just the one leg

Hugh

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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 - 1:21 PM

Lovely image great details
glyn

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:42 PM

Excellent shot they just get on with it amazing
mike

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:50 PM

Great balancing act, and very well captured Herman.

Ray

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achieverswales
17 Jan 2013 - 1:56 PM

They do adapt so well Herman, great capture my friend! The only thing I hope is I never get fishing line tangled in my Manhood after reading KarenFBs comment.Wink


Regards

Trev.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:57 PM

A survivor-- very well togged!

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 2:03 PM

It's brilliant Herman and a great capture and well spotted, but it did make me laugh. Grin

Gary

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
17 Jan 2013 - 2:45 PM

A born survivor Herman, lucky to be around at all, now tell him to hop it lol. Regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 - 2:49 PM

Well spotted and a superbly pin sharp image
Steve

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41025 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 2:55 PM

A bit less exotic than your recent wildlife images but no less well captured. Excellent detail and very well separated from the background, Herman.

Dave

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prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 4:42 PM

Poor chap, God bless him

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 - 5:40 PM

Very well capture this poor sea gull Hernano, good dof. Nice shot.
Elena

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kazza12
kazza12  1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 - 5:51 PM

aww he's not let it bother him well taken SmileSmile karen

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CDSINUK
CDSINUK  2219 forum posts England
17 Jan 2013 - 5:57 PM

Give him a Crutch and an eye patch...Iwonder if he would have a little Human on his shoulder Smile Smile Smile

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NDODS e2 Member 32822 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:02 PM

He looks like he has learned to come with his missing foot superbly well.

Regards Nathan

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User_Removed
17 Jan 2013 - 7:17 PM

Super image and capture Herman, they often loose a leg in tin cans on rubbish tips.
Regards, Alf.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:44 PM

Well spotted poor thing.
Ali SadSmile

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BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 9:07 PM

A very apt title! Nice captureGrin
Ryan

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pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 11:27 PM

Although I do feel sorry for him, he looks healthy enough and is coping well.

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 - 1:03 AM

Yes, ouch! ouch!SadSadSadSadSad Still.....well balanced, Herman!SmileSmileSmileSmileTongue
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Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 3:09 AM

Poor Gull . you have captured him well Herman. I love your banner of Protias your national flower xx

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 - 8:03 AM

Oh Herman, poor little seagull, well captured, guess he will just have to hop it Tongue , Peter

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annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 2:20 PM

poor sod, he looks like a monument for wounded animals on the plinth!
excellent timing Herman, well spotted.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 2:45 PM

Poor thing Sad Seems well balanced, though. Hope it doesn't give his upper leg muscles too much stress.

Very well captured, by the way!

Andrew

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Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
18 Jan 2013 - 11:02 PM

Well spotted and captured -very well done......Grin

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JimV
JimV e2 Member 8JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 3:30 AM

An excellent capture of this unfortunate seagull Herman, as others have already said he seems to be able to cope quite well!
Rgds., Jim

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digital_boi
19 Jan 2013 - 1:23 PM

well spotted and captured Herman

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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chisti28bd
2 Feb 2013 - 10:21 AM

Nice capture sir. I'm really amazed to see your all photograph. Really good work.

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