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Seagulls of Poland

Seagulls of Poland
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Copyright: Maciej Molnar (Matyas) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 52] (223)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-05 1:33
Viewed: 1223
Points: 14
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In the town of Sopot, at Baltic Sea. Sopot is famous for it's cornucopia of shops, restaurants, clubs, and cultural hot spots. Visitors flock to its shores for all those reasons, but once they arrive, many a tourist has been most enthralled by the sandy stretch of beach and all the summertime activities taking place there. While the Baltic doesn't provide the warmest and most welcoming water on earth, the beach is usually packed with sunbathers, volleyball enthusiasts, and partiers. If you'd like to swim, the water is of a comfortable temperature in late August and early September, but many people are content to simply stroll the beach and hunt for the amber that sometimes washes up in the small, rippling waves. Since the beach is a few kilometers long, you can walk and walk and never worry about running out of scenic horizon. The sand is reasonably soft and very clean, so kick off those sandals and dig your toes in! At night, especially on the weekends, the beach becomes the perfect place to hang out before entering a pub or disco. It's illegal to drink on the beach, but you'd never know it, as clusters of eager partygoers sit and chat under the starlight, drinking wine and beer purchased in the cheap grocery stores. If you're in the habit of throwing back a few drinks before you have to pay double the normal prices inside a club, then the beach is the place to do it. Interestingly, the beaches stay clean, as there is always a poorer citizen collecting everyone's cans and bottles. The free market has come to Poland! Legendary for its healing and restorative properties, the shores of Sopot have enchanted visitors for hundreds of years. Let the soothing ocean sounds provide a soundtrack for an exciting day, or the backdrop for romantic evening. The beach has something for everyone, whether you're a spa-seeking aristocrat or an avid athlete! And best of all, no recorded shark attacks in the history of the town!

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Ciao Maciej, great capture of fantastic in-flight birds, lovely silhouettes in a superb sky, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio

Hello Maciej,

I like this silhouette photograph. Well captured this special moment against bright sky. I always prefer ODD NUMBER composition; I mean 3 birds here. How it would be if you crop the left portion bird (which is very close to the frame) out? Just an idea! But what you have presented here is also nice.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

Its like looking at a time-lapse video in just one picture.
Thanks for the note.

Hello Maciej

Welome to TrekNature !

The backlight effect with the birds dark silhouettes against the bright sky
it is giving an atmosphere effect to the photo, the clouds and the birds
flight poses are adding to that effect, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-06 8:46]

Hi Maciej,an artistic pic very well played with the gull silhouettes in backlight,perfect exposure for excellent details and a great timing too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Maciej,
C'est plus artistique que technique bien que les sujets ne soient pas suffisamment centrés.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-04-09 21:25]

Hi Maciej
Beautiful. A common birds artistically shown with a great sky as a background.


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