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01-JUN-2006 Jim Fenton

227 _JFF6680 Banded Black Backed Gull and Skate

Sandy Point State Beach, Plum Island, Massachusetts

Black Backed Gull with leg bands and skate. I watched this gull (larger than any other black backs nearby) pull 4 skates out of the water alive and kicking. The bird would then eat the innards and leave the rest for his buddies.

Nikon D2x ,Nikon 500 AFSII
1/350s f/8.0 at 700.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
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Guest 08-Jul-2009 05:30
Lovely catch! V
You recent reply on BIF on DP review led me here. Excellent photography, my hat off to you, Sir! I just posted the same question there, and it seems that 9 points, single is the way to go.
Ashley Hockenberry26-Feb-2009 02:33
l.n. 19-Feb-2008 21:53
What a great capture, been trying to get something like this for a while...really impressive site.
wildoat28-Oct-2006 13:33
Great picture.The bands are there because the scientists are trying to help, I guess!
Guest 19-Aug-2006 04:46
It is a shame to see those bands! You see them everywhere now. Why don't the scientists leave nature alone.