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Old Jul 6, 2006, 2:21 PM   #1
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These first four shots are of a group of Gulls fighting over a scrap of crab. Taken from about a 100 yards off. It changed hands a number of times, and truth to be told was hardly worth the effort...

In this first shot, a 3 or 4 year Herring Gull has the crab...

You can see him better in the close crop that follows

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/GULLFIGHT2.jpg[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/GULLFIGHT2a.jpg[/img]

In this second shot the crab is on the far upper right, a different Gull has possesion

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/GULLFIGHT3.jpg[/img]

In this close crop of two of the pursuers, one of them seems to be saying, "Why am I bothering? I'm not getting anything out of this, why am I here?"

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/GULLFIGHT3a.jpg[/img]

These two images are completely separate. In this one a Laughing Gull lets out his characteritic Bronx cheer

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/LAUGHINGGULL52.jpg[/img]

And here are some Laughing Gulls standing near some sexualy active Horshoe Crabs, who got stuck by low tide. Nothing of course stops them. They will probably survive this fiasco, since they are right side up, and half burried in the mud.

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Old Jul 6, 2006, 6:07 PM   #2
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I like the Laughing Gulls contrast in the last 2 images. All are sharp and crisp. Nice job.


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Old Jul 6, 2006, 8:00 PM   #3
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The Laughing Gulls are easier to identify an eye with the white circle around it. Nice contrast on them.
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Old Jul 7, 2006, 9:50 AM   #4
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The Laughing Gulls are easier to identify an eye with the white circle around it. Nice contrast on them.
The other Gulls are mostly immature Herring Gulls. They take four years to reach their mature feathers. Laughing Gulls lose their Summer feathers and then look pretty much like any of a dozen spiecies. Although they never give up that unique laugh.

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I really like the flying acrobatic shots.
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