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life at Breakfast flock

life at Breakfast flock
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Copyright: Marco Rossi (Urfaust) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1844 W: 60 N: 3004] (13317)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-15
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D-80, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): "Beyond my control !!!" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-18 14:22
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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life at Breakfast flock

“for most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating.”
“most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight how to get from shore to food and back again.”
“we can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.”
“we choose our next world through what we learn in this one. learn nothing, and the next world is the same as this one, all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome”

Jonathan Livingston Seagull..


life at Breakfast flock.. is a life under..
homologation, flattening, fear.. control..
without fly.. without immagination..
maybe a momentary life for me.. and for most..

anyway.. sometime i’m sure..
there is.. it’s possible.. we deserve.. something more! ;))

here. the beach of Pesaro.. in one of the first sunny days of the year..
and God thanks.. finally!! I need sun to survive.. ;))

P.Glass - Naqoyqatsi.. my mood...

comments and critics are welcome..


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Ciao Marco,
Fine capture of these gulls, nice how they reflecting on the wet sand. A bit too bright in my opinion, the white feathers appears to be OE without contrast even like the foam of the waves. Nonetheless a fine picture taken from a fine low POV. Overall a nice posting mi amicio!

Nice details in the gulls and I like the waves in the background, giving the shot a real context. And always good to be reminded that the sunshine is around somewhere :-)
Thanks for sharing

Olá, Marco!

Belo tiro, meu amigo.
Bom foco e boa perspectiva.
Ótimos detalhes dos reflexos dos pássaros.
Congratulations for this great presentation!


Hello Marco!
Just lovely!
Good sharpness, wonderful colours and reflection!
Nice perspective!
Best regards!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-02-18 19:48]

Hi Marco,
I like this luminous scene and this incredible blue! At the first sight, I believed that the waves in background were snow-drifts of snow and I was sorry for you a little!
I also need sun to survive, me too! :)
The panoramic plan is a good choice! Bravo and thanks to point out the fantastic Jonathan Livingston Seagull book!

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-02-18 22:44]

nice shot
good pov
good capture
well done

Ciao Marco
Wonderful capture
Great reflections
Good note
Take care

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-02-18 23:33]

Wonderful scene, wonderful brightness
(I thought that is snow in the BG.)


Hello marco,
Beautiiful scene of gulls.
Great reflections and silent environment.
Selahattin E

ciao my friend marco
excellent lovely seagulls and beach.excellent colours and reflections.well done.
friendly greetings from Istanbul.
gürkan akçakır.

hello Marco
how are you doing friend?
wonderful shot
great reflections of these birds
nicely exposed and beautiful view
thanks for sharing

Manuj Mehta

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-02-19 2:16]

Ciao Marco ;)
Lovely horizontal composition...nice reflection, Compliments,
J ;)

Helo Marco
Finaly one picture from you and why you have need so many time to post one picture????
Greaty picture of pure feeding posibilites
in Winter time

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-02-19 3:02]

Ciao Marco

Wonderful repetition of the seagulls, with marvellous reflections in the wet sand, & a good colour combination of blue & white. Well done!

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-02-19 3:08]

Hello Marco
Great sharpness and reflections with wonderful colours, in a very elegant composition. Nice mood Philip Glass here.
Best regards, mb

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-02-19 4:42]

merhaba dear Marco...
beautiful shot and reflections... A superb colors and detail..bravo..selamlar

Ciao Marco,
Come stai? Una bella foto por el reflejo realmente nitido de las gaviotas. La nota tb me parece interesante y mi piace molto il marco.

Ciao Marco,

It's always such a nice combination: the photo, the note and the music. I just love it.....
My compliments for your creativity !!!


ciao Marco!
sono bastati pochi raggi di sole per far rivivere,
dopo tanta acqua,anche il tuo animo...e' vero vivere
a un passo dal mare in giornate cupe rende ancora piu' tristi...bella presa sull'arenile,dominio in questo periodo dei gabbiani alla ricerca di cibo.

stammi bene sERGIO

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2009-02-19 8:50]
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Boa tarde dear Marco
What great 6:56.
A completely classic dance of these seagulls. They seem so busy but i feel them in cage.
They are so hurry...they want desesperaly to fly.
What a lovely place to feel the ansiety of running away.
It´s a beautiful place...and they want to go.
In fact we do a lot of things because just we must.
I feel Pesaro like a cage.
Great work
Um abraço

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-02-19 9:04]

Hi Marco...
Beautiful shot...
Nice scene...

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-02-19 9:44]


Superbe doucuer qui se dégage de ton iamge, ces oiseua qui mangent, avec les belles vague en fond, un calme de la tranquilité, grandiose.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Marco.

So nice capture of a "daily life". I love reflections and strong defined colors.

Have a nice day!

Hi Marco,
What a superb image vith excellent moment and reflection.TFS.


Olá marco,

Excelente trabalho com belas cores e lindos reflexos!
Ótima perspectiva!

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2009-02-19 15:39]

Ciao Marco,
My friend Jonathan is in your country! :))
I really like your point of view on this shot. Great effect and the mood is very attractive. As usual a great job my friend :)

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-02-19 20:40]

Hi Marco,
the wet sea surface is quite a mirror of the clear sky,
always the sky looks more clear in reflection than actual sky...
then seagulls looks walking in the sky, on the cloud, with only their reflections,
their shadows are vanishing in reflections like "there is only clear hope".
white waves are distant stormy cloud, but it is safe here.
and only calm and quiet surface realize a despair-less world with only its happy reflection.
thank you,

Ciao Marco,

beautiful shot of these flock of seagulls.. wonderful composition and detail.. not really OE because they are mostly white.. nice work again..

regards, terry

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13324)
  • [2009-02-20 0:25]

Hello Marco!
Good moment captured and well presented.
have a good weekend my friend.
Janek Kloss

Ciao March

Rich colors and fine details,
and the large number of seagulls,
have an effective focal point ...
The image is very well exposed, and the color palette is attractive ...
The sharp fine in good colors!
I like the composition,
Great details and good taste!


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-02-20 13:05]

CIao Marco,with all the complications around us in this rotten world,Im gad theres also still another world,a simplelike it has been for millions of years.
This looks like a good and hopeful example of it .


prywitanne Marco!
nice shot of birds!i remember good song WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD i don't no why)good shot my friend)

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-02-21 17:28]

Hi my friend Marco...

What beautiful shot of "Life at Breakfast flock"..!
Beautiful place, nice color and contrast, I like it...
What more can I say than, absolutely fantastic...
Best regards,

Bonjour Marco,

Joli plan d'eau où les oiseaux ont trouvé refuge en quête de nourriture, curieusement ce cliché me ramènent quelques années en arrière pendant des vacances dans le Midi de la France, lors d'une promenade dans une réserve ornithologique!!!
Très bien vu et magnifiquement pris!!!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-02-23 7:57]

HI Marco
A familiar sea scene that we never tire of seeing.
Good reflections, looks like the focus was on the sand
Good capture

Ciao Marco,
Good shot of the group of seagulls eating their breakfast. :) Perfectly sharp and detailed documentation of the scene, excellent focus on the subject and good depth of field. I also like the simple, but elegant framing and titles. TFS.

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2009-02-23 15:25]

Ciao Marco, bella per la luce e i riflessi, i colori naturali, quelle onde in movimento come bg. Bella per la nota: tutti, più o meno abbiamo bisogno di sole ...a volte non c'è ...bisogna imparare a vederlo dentro di sè
Ciao, cinzia

Ciao Marco.
Excellent composition and well taken picture,
nice capture of this gulls, good colors and sharpness, nice reflection and perpective..
well done.

Hi Marco!

Very nice shot! I like POV! Exactly what should be in the frame!


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-02-24 9:04]

Hi Marco,
lovely composition.Beautiful blueness and whiteness.Like a dream.Congratulations.Necla.

Hi Marco...great shot...wonderful light and sharp details.


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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2009-02-25 0:51]

very nice and coulorful picture

Hi Marco
This is lovely image and composition! with beautiful colors...nice presentation and Good reflection...
Well done
Regards from the Serbia

Ciao Marco
bell composizione e gran bell'effetto della sabbia bagnata
uno specchio perfetto.
Presa davanti al lungomare di Villino Ruggeri?

Hi Marco!
Wonderful composition and nice colours!

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-02-26 1:18]

Ciao Marco

You always know best how to impress with your photos! I thought flock of birds can be found in Africa but you showed a part of Italy with this beach view of the gulls, especially the superb wet sand reflection is a great feature of your capture. Very well presented.

tfs, bill

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-02-26 13:19]

Ciao Marco

Really nice composition with the gathering of all those sea birds together and a set of great reflection. Nice sharp details and nice light.


ciao Marco,

I find it very interesting, considering what I perceive as your limited use of english that you can post these wonderful poems along with your photos. I don't say that to embarrass you, but just out of curiosity.

I see that you aren't posting as often these days too. I have been taking a break . . . all that being said . . .

I like this photo of the birds on the sea shore as they peck their way through life eating tiny creatures in the sand. I know I could NEVER to that!!!!! :O)

In boca a lupo!


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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2009-02-26 21:14]

I love how the gulls are mirrored in the surface water! Great catch and well done.

Great use of shallow DOF here, the soft look of the distant surf vs. the sharp detail of the seagulls and their reflections is fantastic.


Ciao Marco, fantastico gruppo di gabbiani, splendidi riflessi, belli e naturali i colori, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2009-03-01 4:11]

Mmm... mixed feeling about this one, Marco. The foreground is great, the wet beach provides excellent reflections of the gulls and the sky... The top part, on the other hand, I find very distracting. I'd definitely consider cropping off the rocks, even if that means topping off one of the rollers coming in. I'd also consider cloning out two tails on the right hand side, and their reflections.
I do like the mood of the shot, and hey... don't we all need the sun to survive???

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-03-01 4:27]

Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull) one of my favorite books! and one of my favorite photos in your Gallery! the waves look so much like snow and the clarity in the FG is fabulous!beautiful exposure and striking reflection!

best and tfs Marco

Ciao Marco,
semplicemente spaettacolari questi gabbiani che si riflettono sulla sabbia bagnata,
vedi che ogni tanto vengo anche da queste parti....

Ciao Marco! Very nice shot. Nice lightness and delicate colours. Very sophisticated work. Good luck!

beautiful Marco!

i have few shots from the shore in Pesaro too...sea is very beautiful u are very lucky!
cool mood very unquiet music , u have seen Naqoyqatsi?
i have seen all the trilogy and i admire it..the one who made it its a genius!!:)
lately i dont like birds so much cos they started doing thier bussiness on our balcony and now its really dirty!!
how is the weather in Pesaro now??
here its raining non stop for 2 weeks!!
its unbelievable...but its warm , for me its spring here cos when i left Poland 2 weeks ago was -11 in the night:))



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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2009-03-06 11:22]

Ciao Marco
Beautiiful scene of gulls.
Great reflections and silent environment.

Ola Marco,
Bom titulo,e linda fotografia,bom trabalho.

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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2009-03-07 17:25]

Olá Marco!
Belíssima paragem, com uma nitidez soberba, os reflexos perfeito. Excelente equilíbrios nos tons e nos brancos.
Parabéns pelo excelente trabalho e galeria.
Obrigada pela partilha


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-03-09 2:11]

Precioso trabajo Marco,
interesantes reflejos y presentación.
atractiva captura,
saludos amigo.

I love the sunny feeling in this shot Marco.
Reflected on the blue shore and curling waves in the background.
A positive sense of the world and all that matters.
- Vincent

Couldn't take a pic like that in Canada: all still very frozen, Marco. It's March 10th now as I write this, and the temperature is -24 C !

Hi Marco,
excellent photographic quality from you - as always :-))

Though personally, I'm feeling like the rocks in the top are a bit distracting and could have perhaps been cropped out - just a feeling I have :-))

Best regards, Daniel

Hello Marco,
beautiful capture, very nice view. I like the lines with seagulls, sea and wave. Well done.
Best regards Siegfried

Ciao caro Marco,
mi scuso per il ritardo con cui ti commento ma purtroppo non ce la faccio spesso a seguire entrambi i siti.
Ogni foto che posti è un capolavoro, mi complimento sinceramente con te, questi gabbiani sulla spiaggia ed i loro riflessi sono un colpo d'occhio fantastico.
Un caro abbraccio

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2009-03-14 13:42]

A beautiful image, Marco !
The reflections look great.
Grazie, Bravo!
Um abraço, Ciao!

Hi marc:
very good cature of reflex.

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-03-19 6:48]

I simply love the reflection of the birds and the clouds on the sand. Makes it look as though they're standing on glass. Good idea to inlcued the waves too.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2009-03-19 12:43]

Hi Marco
In one word beautiful.
Gr Jos

Ciao Marco!
Wonderful scene!
beautiful tones,light and reflections,
good POV, and nice perspective!
Compliments and TFS

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-03-26 16:28]

Ciao Marco,
I like the reflections and the interesante scene on your wonderful posting.is a meeting? over what do those advise bird? … Class a picture with wonderful colors and details. A beautiful picture.
Best regards.

Hi Marco,

Splendid capture, I like very much the reflections of the seagulls in the sand, also the color tones are beautiful here. Thanks for sharing this beautiful image!

Ciao Marco,
A beautiful flock of seagulls leisurely enjoying themselves. Well composed, the reflection and colors are a highlight. Regards...Danilo

one word "Perfect" tfs! -angelo

Ciao Marco
i love this shot of seagulls
nice reflection on the sand with good light and
suitable BG
those waves create such a beautiful view
the note is memorable
i remember that book was brilliant!
Good day!

Olá Marco

Delicada composição.
Cores harmoniosas.
Reflexos sutis...

Hi Marco,
Amazingly beautiful capture.
Excellent sharpness, wonderful colors and composition.
The blue is absolutely marvellous, almost fluorescent!

Hi Marco,
Lovely composition with beautiful seagulls and beach, good sharpness, wonderful colors and reflection, and fine perspective!
Good work.

Best regards,

Hello Marco,
A wonderful seashore shot full of movement, colour and verve.
Personally, I find the rocks at the top of the image a bit distracting. I may have been inclined to crop them out.
Nicely done, Joni

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