BIRDS 92 – HERRING GULL

 

 


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Adult Herring Gull, Porthleven, Cornwall; 18 Oct 2016.

A big, meaty bird, a bird to be taken seriously – and particularly so if its trying to steal your lunch!  The dark streaking shows it to be in winter plumage.

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Technique: X-T1 with 55-200 Fujifilm lens at 305mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

4 Responses to BIRDS 92 – HERRING GULL

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Made me laugh out loud! Love it! Sometimes the most common birds give us the widest range of expressions – maybe because we see them so much, and can get so close to them. But I see above, there’s a comment about them being rare? Maybe just the Herring gull is less common where you are? It was certainly common enough in the New York area. I haven’t been diligent about learning the gulls out here – there are more species than there were in NY, and I’m getting lazy!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Very happy to make you laugh!!! 😀 Herring Gulls aren’t at all rare here, I think that comment was a reference to gulls’ invasion of inland England, especially towns and cities – so we “inlanders” see them most around our houses. Nothing wrong with being lazy! Go with the flow, be yourself, there’s no pressure.

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  2. paula graham says:

    They look great on the wing over the waves…a rare sight nowadays.

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