Diving into the Mosel.

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  1. Terry Farrow

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    I was mesmerised by this gull feeding on catfish on the Mosel river in Germany. We had pulled over for a quick lunch and ended up staying a couple of hours watching this guy fishing. EBD0A1AA-6192-42D9-9CFA-89E205FD6A5B.jpeg
     
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    Unbelievable timing on this shot Terry - there isn't even a splash yet and the shutter speed was fast enough to make it look like the bird is somehow hovering with no motion artifacts at all.
     
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    Thanks Alan, as you can imagine there were a few shots either side of this one. Couldn’t believe how much one bird could eat and remain airborne.
     
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    Beautiful action shot.
     
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    Thanks for that Ben.
     
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    Amazing photo!!! I too am amazed with the timing and composition, this guy performed well for you. This is a very special shot!
     
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    Perfect timing there Terry - great action capture.
     
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    Great image, Terry.
     
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    Cool shot, nailed it.
    Don
     
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    I suspect that's a black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus). Awesome timing!!!
     
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