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 Rosss Gull
21-DEC-2011 Tom Munson

Ross's Gull

Palmer Lake WA

Ross's Gull has only been found two times in our state. The first one in 1994 and this bird found by Jeff Heinlen on Dec 15. This is a MEGA Rare bird for the lower 48.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV ,Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
1/800s f/8.0 at 840.0mm iso1600 full exif

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Peter Ericsson24-Dec-2011 02:14
She looks quite delicate and sort of solemn........nice one!
Peter Stahl23-Dec-2011 15:07
Congrats on this terrific find! Excellent capture Tom! :-)
Hank Vander Velde23-Dec-2011 13:01
Terrific find and image Tom. Great to get a rare one.
Tom LeRoy23-Dec-2011 07:54
A rare beauty! Your really lucky to get this one, Tom. Great find and perfect shot! V
Fong Lam23-Dec-2011 06:01
Great find of this rare bird and beautifully captured, Tom...V
Vickie BROWN23-Dec-2011 05:36
Superb portrait of the rare visitor, very beautiful whirlpool, Tom! BV
lou_rozensteins23-Dec-2011 04:35
Very nice shot. Well done.
Bryan Murahashi23-Dec-2011 04:25
Wonderful photo for your rare visitor.
janescottcumming23-Dec-2011 01:55
How wonderful you saw it and got this fine photo. Lovely ripples in the amazingly clear water. V
Larry Umthun23-Dec-2011 00:50
Great image Tom!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography23-Dec-2011 00:18
This is very nice, Vote.
pkocinski22-Dec-2011 23:47
Rare indeed. Excellent image.
Jocelyne Feizo22-Dec-2011 22:34
Never heard about this bird, great finding Tom!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)22-Dec-2011 21:03
My cat is sleeping... :)
LOL!
Seriously:fine capture TOM,and happy Xmas!!!
Ciao,
Paolo
Stephanie22-Dec-2011 19:36
What a great find Tom! If anyone deserves to find a rare bird, it is you my friend! :)
Stephanie22-Dec-2011 19:36
What a great find Tom! If anyone deserves to find a rare bird, it is you my friend! :)
fotabug22-Dec-2011 19:32
Wonderful! Beautiful colors, great whites
Ken Chambers ARPS22-Dec-2011 19:04
Superb picture Tom, thanks for sharing this rare occasion.
Jean D22-Dec-2011 17:37
Congrats on such a super find and shot, Tom!! Terrific water effects, as well.
Joseph V Higbee22-Dec-2011 16:06
Good job, Tom.