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Black Headed gull

Black Headed gull

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Mark Billiau.

Premium (World), region Antwerp, Belgium

Black Headed gull

With this shot of a Black Headed gull in its typical summer coat, I say bye bye for some time, as I’m going on holiday tomorrow.
Hope to see you all safe and sound within a few weeks.

Dutch name : Kokmeeuw
German name : Lachmöwe
Latin name : Chroicocephalus ridibundus (previous Larus ridibundus)

Comments 64

  • HMphotography 01/03/2017 18:29

    Eine fantastische Tieraufnahme. Das Licht läßt das Gefieder so richtig gut zur Geltung kommen!
    Liebe Grüße
  • JX 11/06/2015 20:13

    Excellente fhoto +++
    LG Beat
  • aline64 20/06/2013 11:32

    une prise excellente de cette mouette, bravo
  • Gilbert13 28/03/2013 10:09

    Sorry, Mark, I cannot compete with yours ;-) absolutely stunning with the light coming in and the background more or less dark which makes it even more interesting. I sent my pics to friends in the US and each time I have to look up the word for animals, flowers etc. and the word for this one has nothing to do with the German version (laughing seagull). Maybe I should go through your file since you translate everything, very nice! Have a wonderful Easter weekend even though it will be cold. LG Jack
  • Gunther Hasler 15/11/2009 15:52

    Das waren noch Zeiten... Sommer, Sonne und die Lachmöwen in ihrem schönen Prachtkleid! Schön die Nähe und die Verteilung von Licht und Schatten!
    Gruß, Gunther
  • Inez Correia Marques 12/11/2009 18:32

    Brilliant light and details

    i love it Mark
  • bayerlein ute 09/11/2009 21:23

    a great recording! compliment glg ute
  • s. sabine krause 28/10/2009 14:12

    shot of the black-headed gull – i like gulls a lot, and this one's chocolate brown feathers round the eyes are beautiful! (the guy who named them must have been distracted or color-blind ; ))). this will sound ignorant, but i never knew that gulls changed feathers with the seasons at all!! so thanks for providing me with that information! pretty frightening too, that they are in their winter coats already – might mean we'll get an early, cold and long one… greetings, sabine.
  • willy ombret 09/08/2009 15:33

    super cliché
  • Gisa S. 08/08/2009 1:20

    A wonderful picture, with a very special light!
    I hope you had a nice holiday time....
  • Charly Roggow 07/08/2009 17:08

    Ganz fein in diesem Licht +++
    LG Charly
  • Nancy Blach 06/08/2009 16:34

    Great macro.
    European seagulls seem to be more sophisticated.
  • Christa Regina 03/08/2009 21:35

    Eine wunderbare Aufnahme Mark. Freu mich schon auf die Fotos, die Du während Deines Urlaubs gemacht hast.
    Die zeigst Du uns doch, oder? LIebe Grüsse Christa
  • Anca Silvia B. 31/07/2009 6:41

    Great work.
  • Fons van Swaal 23/07/2009 11:09

    Wishing you and your family a great time....;-))