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A black-headed gull taken earlier this year on Brownsea Island. I waited ages for the bird to take off from the post, but I knew that if I took my eye away from the viewfinder it would go.

These gulls look a bit different now as they have lost their breeding plumage - the black head (which is more brown). They are very common birds but quite photogenic.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:70-200 with 1.4 extender
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Black-headed gull takes off
Username:CathR CathR
Uploaded:13 Oct 2008 - 4:34 PM
Tags:Bird, Black-headed gull, Seagull, Wildlife / nature
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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2008 - 4:36 PM

What a shot,brilliantly captured.
Dave

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
13 Oct 2008 - 4:36 PM

Excellent capture.
Love the moment you captured it looking down.
Great details.
Well done.
Robert

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PeelNStick
PeelNStick  10 United States4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2008 - 4:37 PM

Excellent capture. Nice bird in-flight image.

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alfacolin156
13 Oct 2008 - 4:44 PM

Well captured. Impressed with the sharpness of the wings,as they must have been beating very fast . Click

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iancam
iancam  5 England
13 Oct 2008 - 4:48 PM

Fantastic capture
Ian

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Costy
Costy  6483 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2008 - 4:57 PM

Super timing. Great capture.

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mrsvee
mrsvee  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2008 - 5:09 PM

Superb image.
Great detail & colour.
Well done.
Vee.

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maratsuikka
13 Oct 2008 - 7:11 PM

VERY GOOD GREAT

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DOGSBODY  51432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2008 - 7:52 PM

Brilliant capture. I am quite envious. Andy

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
13 Oct 2008 - 8:13 PM

Tremnendous shot.The details are quite stunning.Well done.
Cheers
Alan

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2008 - 9:04 PM

Great timing

Jon

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andrewrit
andrewrit  7 Northern Ireland
26 Oct 2008 - 4:15 PM

Simply stunning shot, well captured
Andy

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MRSbiscuit60
19 Nov 2008 - 9:30 AM

what a brilliant capture.

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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 - 7:19 PM

A brilliant shot well worth the waiting, you have captured the detail superbly.
Alan
PS Thanks for the informative critique I shall take all advice onboard and have another try dependig on weather,

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ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2008 - 7:29 PM

Great shot...
Love the detail....
Great timing....

Dave

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Scanograff
27 Mar 2009 - 1:31 AM

Very much very beautiful picture. Simply there are no words to express that pleasure which delivers viewing the given picture. =)

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2009 - 11:47 PM

Excellent capture.

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fletchphoto
19 Jan 2010 - 7:30 PM

Yeah how do they know to fly then? LOL Great image

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ghosts
ghosts  3 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 - 4:21 PM

excellent shot, timming perfect.

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jabe
jabe  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 12:54 PM

great fun watching gulls,you certainly have the hunter instinct in you,being able to wait in ambush to get this beautiful shot.The light and composition on the birds posture really emphasize the plumage,and the action of the wings,brilliant i love it.

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