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    Ahhh-hhhhhh! The gull photographic expert has returned! I thought you'd given them up and never imagined I'd see those beautiful images again. Is this with the new lens, Thijs? It is really good, isn't it? In that first one you can even see the light in its eye, not the "white" of the eye but the miniscule speck of light. Where did you take them? Now do more, eh?
    Ivy

    "To thine own self be true.......
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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      near the quay for the cruisevessels,in the second image you can see the ''aidaprima'' in the background.
      ​they looked better at the camera screen.i had one in front of the gull,but on screen not that great.
      more,when times comes ,maybe.
      no didn't brought the 600mm with me.it's rather a heavy lens,and when the alarm went at 4.10am and i looked at the ais app where she was,she was rather near.
      so near that we missed the first spottingplace and even for the hill,so our first place was the parkingplace at the barrier.(you know, where we scared the loving coupple when there came many shipslovers for the QM2)
      best regards Thijs

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        Originally posted by janihudi View Post
        more,when times comes ,maybe.
        NO "maybe" allowed. They are too good.
        Ivy

        "To thine own self be true.......
        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          It is spring in Finnmark and the reindeers will soon be move to the coast, but here is one that wanted to take the easy way: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/d...ak/a/23676172/

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          • wherrygirl
            wherrygirl commented
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            Good story. Shockwave was playing up, as usual, so I couldn't see the video except the thumbnails at the bottom if you move the cursor along. But Google Translate gave the story - after a fashion!

          A Seagull story from smp.no today: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...e-12703396.ece
          Hope Google translate treat this one nicely. (If not, just ask Mark)

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          • wherrygirl
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            Great photo and story. Actually it's a kittiwake, a slightly smaller relative of the common or seagull.
            It is good to see humans "to the rescue" as in these last two posts instead of the near extinction of so much of the world's wildlife due to our actions, whether deliberate or unheeding.

          All things 'birdie' from the canal today.

          The blue tits were nesting in the rubbish bin at the cafe - but had clearly installed CCTV so that they could make sure that no cameras were pointing their way when they were entering or leaving their nest, so you'll just have to take my word for that.

          Cybil the swan was clearly expecting a happy event - in the meantime sunbathing and stretching was the order of the day - occasionally interspersed with giving passing people and dogs a hard stare.



          Herbert the heron meanwhile was pretending to be a tree by perching in, errr, a tree.



          Down the with ducks, Dominic was trying to find his wallet.



          Plus an extra left over from a couple of weeks ago - a Swedish seagull in Strömstad standing on something somewhat slippery.

          Cheers,

          Mark.

          www.pologlover.co.uk

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          • nari
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            Although they are common and everywhere in the world, the seagull is a very elegant and handsome bird.

          This fish must have been reared as a pet: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/128531/f...ens-oppfoersel

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          • nari
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            When I was much younger we had a tidal pool for fish, built of cobblestones and about the size of a U-shaped sports field.
            It had two large groupers who came to the steps to be fed crabs, plus about 6 Maori wrasse of all ages who did the same. Rock cod and eels slid in and out between the stones as they pleased. There were never any brawls or fights, despite the large range and size of the fish. It was a BIG attraction for all visitors, mostly yachties from Hawaii and often Japanese trawlers. Most fish are able to be tamed to come and be patted.

          What can I say, ONLY IN WALES??: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-36490552

          That should teach this seagull not to try to mess with the British national dish.

          PS> The Chicken Tikka Masala tasted just as good though.
          Last edited by ombugge; June 10th, 2016, 16:53.

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          • yvneac
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            Fortunately, it was not a bin of French rugbymen's socks!

          • micctoh
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            Mr Bugge, Sir

            Did you mean CHICKEN Tikka Masala or Gull-tikka-masala ?
            Funny thing is, in Singapore, Butter Chicken or Tandoori Chicken would be a more popular choice !
            Hope that reminds you a little of Singapore, amongst things that you might want to forget ( or forgive ).

            And since we're in this thread with Gulls fanciers esp Janihudi , I am contributing a Dagfinn Bakke painting that I took on the Finnmarken in 2014.

            best wishes, all.

            on photobucket:

          • PoloUK
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            I love all those cartoons. When we travelled on FM in 2004, my Norwegian vocabulary was such that Mrs Glover had to explain that Måken is seagull - hence the Finnmåk(k)en on the lifebelt.

          There's only one answer to that, ombugge!



          ....do I smell spicy in this?

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          • nari
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            When I was last in Norway I tried to obtain a collection of Baake's drawings but was told he has never compiled them into a book. Pity....he is just so spot on with people's behaviour.

          Shearing equally is the best way: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/129196/d...-av-paa-nettet

          But here is one that keep the snake to himself: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/122326/s...evende-slangen

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            Didn't seem to fit in any other threads, but I got a new passport photo at the weekend. Meets the new requirements - not smiling, looking at the camera, neutral expression, no glasses etc.

            Still not sure it shows me in my best light though.

            Cheers,

            Mark.

            www.pologlover.co.uk

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            • nari
              nari commented
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              You could do with some aesthetic dental work, perhaps, Mark.

            • PoloUK
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              But Nari, we're all beautiful in our own way! I should perhaps have invested some time in dental hygiene before the photoshoot though!

            Mark, this soccer player hairstyle suits you beautifully!

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            • PoloUK
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              Thank you Yves. It just takes so long to brush my face in the morning.

            Some have all the luck, almost: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/web/wja...ruck/410204974

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              One more reason to visit Sabah: http://www.todayonline.com/world/asi...found-malaysia

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              • Seagull
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                Indeed it is ....and an appropriate post ombugge for World Elephant Day.

              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                Of course I knew that. Why else would I post it??

              WAOW.... a saber tooth elephant! Just when you thought you had seen everything.....
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