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14-JAN-2017 Tom Grey

Ross's Gull, swimming

Half Moon Bay, Hwy 1 at airport

I could see the pink wash on the white plumage of this bird when I was photographing it, but it was so faint that in some light it doesn't show up, as some of these pictures illustrate. In breeding plumage, the pink is much more vivid, and is set off by an elegant black collar. Here, with permission, are photos of these birds in this most spectacular plumage, taken by
Doug Gochfeld:
Bruce Mactavish:

Canon EOS-1D X ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
1/8000s f/5.6 at 700.0mm iso1600 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
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joseantonio11-Feb-2017 16:05
absolutely lovely.V.