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Black-headed gull takes off

By CathR
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.

Tags: Bird Seagull Black-headed gull Wildlife and nature

Voters: BERTRAM, RTDS, shaz4 and 35 more

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BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2008 4:36PM
What a shot,brilliantly captured.
RTDS 13 Cyprus
13 Oct 2008 4:36PM
Excellent capture.
Love the moment you captured it looking down.
Great details.
Well done.
PeelNStick 17 4 United States
13 Oct 2008 4:37PM
Excellent capture. Nice bird in-flight image.
13 Oct 2008 4:44PM
Well captured. Impressed with the sharpness of the wings,as they must have been beating very fast . Click
iancam 13 23 England
13 Oct 2008 4:48PM
Fantastic capture
Costy 14 483 6 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2008 4:57PM
Super timing. Great capture.
mrsvee 13 1 England
13 Oct 2008 5:09PM
Superb image.
Great detail & colour.
Well done.
13 Oct 2008 7:11PM
DOGSBODY 13 1.4k 30 England
13 Oct 2008 7:52PM
Brilliant capture. I am quite envious. Andy
Cormy 14 3 England
13 Oct 2008 8:13PM
Tremnendous shot.The details are quite stunning.Well done.
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
13 Oct 2008 9:04PM
Great timing

26 Oct 2008 4:15PM
Simply stunning shot, well captured
MRSbiscuit60 13 224 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2008 9:30AM
what a brilliant capture.
microchip 14 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 7:19PM
A brilliant shot well worth the waiting, you have captured the detail superbly.
PS Thanks for the informative critique I shall take all advice onboard and have another try dependig on weather,
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2008 7:29PM
Great shot...
Love the detail....
Great timing....

27 Mar 2009 1:31AM
Very much very beautiful picture. Simply there are no words to express that pleasure which delivers viewing the given picture. =)
xwang 12 56 8
17 Oct 2009 11:47PM
Excellent capture.
fletchphoto 20 121 1 England
19 Jan 2010 7:30PM
Yeah how do they know to fly then? LOL Great image
ghosts 10 32 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 4:21PM
excellent shot, timming perfect.
jabe 11 10 4 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2010 12:54PM
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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