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Black-headed Gull in (almost) winter plumage (Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-headed_Gull)
Photographed in Amsterdam Southeast, the Netherlands
Copyright © 2011 Steppeland – All rights reserved


For further description and technical info, please scroll down.


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description
Black-headed Gull in (almost) winter plumage (Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-headed_Gull), pattering its feet in a quick regular rhythm, as if giving a drum roll to the earth, to make earthworms come up … If they do, they become a “happy meal” :D

Did you know…:
“The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a small gull which breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south, but some birds in the milder westernmost areas of Europe are resident. […]
The summer adult has a chocolate-brown head (not black, despite the name), pale grey body, black tips to the primary wing feathers, and red bill and legs. The hood is lost in winter, leaving just dark vertical streaks.
Like most gulls, Black-headed Gulls are long-lived birds, with a maximum age of 63 years recorded in the wild.”
(source Wikipedia


Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Tamron AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure 1/750 sec, f. 5,6 mm , focal length 260 mm , ISO 400
Date: Nov. 10, 2011


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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px


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Comments

  • steppeland
    steppelandover 3 years ago

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Ray!

    – steppeland

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 Image per 24hrs 2011/11/11
    Awesome photography!

  • Thanks a lot, Magaret, much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • vikram sharma
    vikram sharmaover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot !! instant fav

  • Thanks a lot, Vikram, for the great comment and fav~!

    – steppeland

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