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Can we see some water ahead?

Can we see some water ahead?
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Copyright: Sangeeta Suresh (san) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 23] (166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-08
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-09 20:01
Viewed: 3437
Points: 4
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Hi Friends

I spotted this pair of sea gulls sitting on the lush green grass. It looked as if they were waiting for their turn to fly out over the waters and get some fish for themselves. Shot on the banks of Lake Michigan in Chicago.

Gulls( Courtesy wikipaedia)
Gulls (often informally Seagulls) are birds in the family Laridae. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, and skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Most gulls belong to the large genus Larus.

They are typically medium to large birds, usually grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They have stout, longish bills, and webbed feet. Gull species range in size from the Little Gull, at 120 g (4.2 oz) and 29 cm (11.5 inches), to the Great Black-backed Gull, at 1.75 kg (3.8 lbs) and 76 cm (30 inches).

Most gulls, particularly Larus species, are ground nesting carnivores, which will take live food or scavenge opportunistically. The live food often includes crabs and small fish. Apart from the kittiwakes, gulls are typically coastal or inland species, rarely venturing far out to sea. The large species take up to four years to attain full adult plumage, but two years is typical for small gulls.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-10 1:35]
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Hello Sangeeta, Nice shot with superb green sorroundings. The green with the white is actually doing a lovely contrasting. The pair of the seagulls are also creating an interesting composition. Nice shot.
Ganesh smiley later

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-10 6:30]
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Hi Sangeeta,
Wonderful shot of these Sea Gull duo having a walk on the perk. Among the green grasses they stand out nicely. Very impressive sharpness and colours with perfect lighting. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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