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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: December 14, 2005 19:56
Focal Length: 82 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/5 - 1/100 sec
ISO: 250
Flash: None

The weather has become unseasonably warm here in the past few weeks. Apparently, as of today, this is now the warmest January on record here in Chicago. While I miss the snow, I don't yearn for the bitter cold and wind. Those were the conditions when shooting this scene last month on a local beach. These gulls looked like they were freezing.


01.26.06, 12:47 PM, Alicia:

I love this one. It looks like you got directed the birds to line up for you. The wide format goes well with the placement of the horizon. I like the warm weather as well, although sometimes I yearn for snow to take pictures.

01.26.06, 12:53 PM, Rock Kauser:

It was so cold they coudn't fly :)

Great how they are all lined up to the wind.

01.26.06, 01:20 PM, mistralcolors:

That's a funny one. I like the composition for sure!. Chicago's beach tempt me.

01.26.06, 03:20 PM, Gary:

this made me think of the March of the Penguins film, maybe they're heading off to mate

01.26.06, 06:57 PM, Mark:

Mike, this picture is dynamite. I like how they are all ignoring you, but the one in the center. Congratulations on a great one.

01.26.06, 07:09 PM, Sidney:

Lovely... it looks like Alaska or the North Pole ! :-)

01.26.06, 09:02 PM, John:

Great shot Mike. I've never seen anything like this. Though I did see a bunch of pigeons sitting on a wire right next to the el stop I got off of this morning.

01.26.06, 09:52 PM, pooh:

lovely, contemplative shot, very subdued.

01.26.06, 10:38 PM, cool daddio:

Very fine composition and the one bird in the center looking at you. Very cool.

01.27.06, 02:00 AM, Heidi:

I love it! Wonderful how they all look in the same direction! As if they were in an Open Air Cinema! Hm, they should flock together a little, would be much warmer!

01.27.06, 03:06 AM, Leo:

Great pattern. Good eye for this shot.

01.27.06, 05:02 AM, Chantal:

Even the birds look like they are cold.

01.27.06, 06:42 AM, Bob:

The repetitive horizontal lines made by the gulls the waves and the horizon give this shot an interesting graphic impact.

01.29.06, 12:36 PM, ana:

I love all the lines that are made by the birds, and that they are all facing the same direction. Wonderful orchestration. :)

02.10.06, 08:30 PM, Obelix:

Another great shot.

02.10.06, 11:43 PM, shane j montgomery:

wow, what the heck, amazing

04.27.06, 06:17 PM, Nina:

Fabulous shot! Can't wait to check out the rest of your work!

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