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Copyright: temmuz agustos (smirnese) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 90 W: 0 N: 77] (218)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-16
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8.2, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-20 15:25
Viewed: 3934
Points: 16
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I was on a ferry between Eskihisar-Topcular for going back to Izmir from Istanbul. There were too many seagulls flying close to the ferry and expecting to be feeded by the passengers. I fed them with some simits (a kind of crisp pastry) and they posed for me in exchange:)

Picture is a bit cropped and reds are slightly saturated (+10)


Gulls are seabirds in the family Laridae. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae), and more distantly to the waders, auks and skimmers. Most gulls belong to the large genus Larus.

They are in general medium to large birds, typically grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They have stout, longish bills and webbed feet.

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.

Gulls—the larger species in particular—are resourceful and highly-intelligent birds, demonstrating complex methods of communication and a highly-developed social structure. Certain species (e.g. the Herring Gull) have exhibited tool use behaviour. Many species of gull have learned to co-exist successfully with man and have thrived in human habitats.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Suborder: Lari
Family: Laridae

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Interesting shot! The colours are beautiful. Very good the silouettes of the two birds!
Bye Tom

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-04-20 16:46]

So nice colours and silhouettes! very well seen and captured scene, thanks!
Best wishes,

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  • meric (37)
  • [2006-04-20 19:53]

nefis bir fotgraf*sanatçı olmak bu *

Hi Serhan.
Very good picture. I like the silhouettes of this birds in the sunset.
Thank you
Bruno (cooper)

Hi Serhan, Excellent colors with the sun, Great POV, BG, great capture. TFS Kyle

Hi Serhan,
very good capture. Colors excelent. The birds with the sun at the last level is great.
Note good too.

Very beautiful shot, with nice warm colors and great composition, and a wonderful sun ! The black silhouettes of the birds are fantastic.Well done !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-23 4:44]

Hello Serhan!
Very nice capture.I missed it before.POV,warm colors,framing,visual impact and composition are wonderful.

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