Lesser Black-backed Gull

Posted by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Mar 21, 2023 9:46 pm

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R5, RF600f4, 2x, 1/1600s, f/9, ISO 2500, manual

Photographed at a local lake. I thought it looked quite graceful for a splash landing.

Some of these visitors from Europe spend the winter here. From what I've read, it is not clear if they return to Europe for the summer, but it appears that they are not breeding here (yet?). 

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by Karl Egressy on Tue Mar 21, 2023 10:49 pm
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Excellent capture of the landing moment. One of the rare species found around here, mostly at Niagara Falls.

by david fletcher on Wed Mar 22, 2023 3:10 am
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Marvellous pose and details Axel. Hoping it stays a rarity for you, lol... The image is first rate.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Mar 22, 2023 12:16 pm
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Great perspective, action, nice eye level view and sharp as a tack! Wonderful capture Axel.

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by paul fletcher on Wed Mar 22, 2023 7:58 pm
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Excellent image, Axel- extra special when the subject is a rarity in North America.

by gregc on Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:51 am
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Great action with the low perspective.

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