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Are You Sick of the Ivory Gull Yet?

 
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Jan 03, 2009 18:29 |  #1

Trevor, (Bromm) and I went out to visit the Ivory Gull today and somehow I managed this in-flight shot. Now Trevor will tell you, that I'm usually not very good at the in-flight shots but I must say I'm pretty pleased with this one.

And I only had to crop out about a 1/4 of it. :)

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I'll be anxious to see Trevor's shots. I'm sure he got some great ones.

Thanks for having a look.

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Jan 03, 2009 18:36 |  #2

Inflight shots are fun. Nice photos. --Rick


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Jan 03, 2009 18:39 |  #3

And so you should be. All the details are there. Fantastic. Be pleased; be very pleased!


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Jan 03, 2009 18:48 |  #4

Sweet bw!, looks like the blizzard never blew it our way, you guys are feeding it too good, it will never leave. You might have to ship in a mate for it, which wouldn't be a bad thing to propagate such a beautiful gull.

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Jan 03, 2009 18:58 |  #5

Very nice. Are you able to feed it? Where is this guy from and why is it rare?


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Jan 03, 2009 19:15 |  #6

Thanks Rick. Thanks Jack.

Doable, he's ours now... if that storm didn't drive him away. You'll have to get your own gull. :)

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Very nice. Are you able to feed it? Where is this guy from and why is it rare?

Yes, this bird is getting the royal treatment. There's a big smorgasboard of treats on the ice every morning for him. This morning it was fresh fox and hot dogs.

Ivory Gulls are from the High Arctic. They don't generally come any further south than the Baltic Sea. There are different reports about how rare they are but most are saying that they are in serious decline and it may be because of mercury and other toxins that are being found in the eggs.


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Jan 03, 2009 19:19 as a reply to  @ Booswalia's post |  #7

Great in=-flight shot Shirley, I have not yet processed mine but will post when I get them done.
We heard that people are coming up from the states to view it, rumor has it you usually have to travel to northern NFLD to view them. The fishmen on the wharf are keeping it well fed and its a Beauty in person.

Here is a Link to some info on the Ivory Gulls. Hope you don't mind Shirley.

http://www.nwtwildlife​.com …esatriskweb/ivo​rygull.htm (external link)


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Jan 03, 2009 19:22 as a reply to  @ bromm's post |  #8

Beautiful shots Shirley.. of a very beautiful bird!!

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Jan 03, 2009 19:27 |  #9

You should be pleased since these are both great. Excellent work. :-)


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Jan 03, 2009 20:07 |  #10

bromm wrote in post #6997626 (external link)
Great in=-flight shot Shirley, I have not yet processed mine but will post when I get them done.
We heard that people are coming up from the states to view it, rumor has it you usually have to travel to northern NFLD to view them. The fishmen on the wharf are keeping it well fed and its a Beauty in person.

Here is a Link to some info on the Ivory Gulls. Hope you don't mind Shirley.

http://www.nwtwildlife​.com …esatriskweb/ivo​rygull.htm (external link)

Thanks Trevor. Interesting info in that link.

Shar824 wrote in post #6997647 (external link)
Beautiful shots Shirley.. of a very beautiful bird!!

Sharon

Thanks Sharon. It really is quite beautiful and the great thing is that it will let you get very close to it. We were withing about five feet of it today.

Sindri Skulason wrote in post #6997674 (external link)
You should be pleased since these are both great. Excellent work. :-)

Thanks Sindri. I'm so glad you like them.


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Jan 03, 2009 21:29 |  #11

Just gorgeous Shirley!!! A touch of fill flash would have put some catchlight in the eye.


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Jan 04, 2009 05:06 |  #12

Stephen Stephen wrote in post #6998450 (external link)
Just gorgeous Shirley!!! A touch of fill flash would have put some catchlight in the eye.

Thanks Stephen. Why didn't I think of that. Now I may have to back AGAIN!. :)


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Jan 04, 2009 07:20 |  #13

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Thanks Stephen. Why didn't I think of that. Now I may have to back AGAIN!. :)

Yeah I was thinking the same thing, DOH! Costly flashes sitting in our camera bags and we didn't even think to use em.:confused:


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Jan 04, 2009 07:22 |  #14

We even had them sitting right in the camera.
Next time. :)


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