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D200 + 80-400 VR @ 400mm, ISO 500, 1/2000, f8, fill flash (SB910 + Better Beamer)

This gull was dropping Little Neck clams onto the hard sand below to split them open at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge hear in New York City.

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris



Dec 01, 2012 at 02:51 PM
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Morris:
The aerial shots of the clams need to have a follow-up of the aftermath of the impact.
Douglas



Dec 01, 2012 at 03:06 PM
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IF Clam. That is unique!


Dec 01, 2012 at 03:20 PM
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Nicely done Morris! It's quite entertaining to watch these guys opening clams

Tim



Dec 01, 2012 at 04:12 PM
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Nice sequence, Morris.
This behavior sure sounds like advancing intelligence.
Chris



Dec 01, 2012 at 08:01 PM
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Nice behavior / documenatry work.

Tom



Dec 01, 2012 at 09:10 PM
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This reminds me of my childhood visiting grandma on Cape Cod. Going to the beach and hearing clams bounced off cars in the parking lot. As a kid, I didn't care, now I'd be traumatised thinking it was my car.


Dec 02, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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Wonderful series Morris. I have never witnessed this behavior. Must be something to see.

Birdie



Dec 02, 2012 at 03:55 AM
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douter wrote:
Morris:
The aerial shots of the clams need to have a follow-up of the aftermath of the impact.
Douglas


Thank you Doug,

When they drop them on rocks sometimes you see them shatter and the gull eats right away. Dropping on sand is a different story as they drop, grab, and fly away. Then drop again and eventually eat. I never saw this one eat.

Morris




Dec 02, 2012 at 05:50 PM
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KCollett wrote:
IF Clam. That is unique!




I like unique

Morris



Dec 02, 2012 at 05:51 PM
 

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Tim Kuhn wrote:
Nicely done Morris! It's quite entertaining to watch these guys opening clams

Tim


Thank you Tim,

Yes it can be an all day show.

Morris



Dec 02, 2012 at 05:51 PM
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CDaescher wrote:
Nice sequence, Morris.
This behavior sure sounds like advancing intelligence.
Chris


Thank you Chris,

I agree and there is a lot of tool use in the animal kingdom

Morris



Dec 02, 2012 at 05:52 PM
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thomas_1950 wrote:
Nice behavior / documenatry work.

Tom


Thank you Tom,

Morris



Dec 02, 2012 at 05:52 PM
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Dean Colprit wrote:
This reminds me of my childhood visiting grandma on Cape Cod. Going to the beach and hearing clams bounced off cars in the parking lot. As a kid, I didn't care, now I'd be traumatised thinking it was my car.


Better a car than you head Dean

Morris



Dec 02, 2012 at 05:53 PM
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birdied wrote:
Wonderful series Morris. I have never witnessed this behavior. Must be something to see.

Birdie


Thank you Roberta,

I don't recall seeing this when I was along the Mississippi in NO.

Morris



Dec 02, 2012 at 05:54 PM
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I guess when you can't use one of those little oyster forks dropping these guys from a height does the trick. Really nice series...love the minimalist look of the solitary falling oyster.
Eric



Dec 02, 2012 at 06:10 PM
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eyelaser wrote:
I guess when you can't use one of those little oyster forks dropping these guys from a height does the trick. Really nice series...love the minimalist look of the solitary falling oyster.
Eric


Thank you Eric,

I found the hart like shape of the clam very interesting

Morris



Dec 02, 2012 at 07:30 PM
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Neat shots Morris, but I'd like to see some eye contact with the clam... ~ Ron


Dec 03, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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surfnron wrote:
Neat shots Morris, but I'd like to see some eye contact with the clam... ~ Ron


Better to see it than feel itů

Thank you Ron

Morris



Dec 03, 2012 at 01:25 AM





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