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Some while ago I posted a picture of the queue at the Magpie Cafe, Whitby. We were back there last week and I looked at the queue a few times but it was always boring (though lunch was excellent!).
So I thought I'd give you a different queue for chips.
Most of the seagulls were behaving the way that gulls usually do when food is anywhere in the vicinity. But these had obviously been much better brought up. They were orderly and well-mannered, waiting patiently in line, no squabbling or queue-jumping - terribly British.
I have a couple more uploads at least from the day, but nothing of the harbour piers or Abbey, I'm afraid. Annette (Nettles) mentioned comfort zones the other day - this is definitely mine.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:kit 18-55 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Queueing for Chips
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:7 Aug 2007 - 7:57 AM
Tags:Chips, Fish and chips, Gulls, Humour / fun, Portraits / people, Queue, Seagulls, Whitby, Wildlife / nature
Votes:51

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AngelaR
AngelaR  9155 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 - 8:03 AM

Very polite lot - seagulls are always fascinating, if noisy. Love the comp and the couple enjoying their lunch.

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
7 Aug 2007 - 8:05 AM

Well you are so good at people watching, but your picture yesterday was excellent so I do hope you venture out of the comfort zone again soon.
I think the birds are waiting for a piece of fish.
These birds always amaze me how they will fight over chips with salt and vinegar on.
Great capture Moira, nice shot.
Annette

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 8:06 AM

Good capture
Obviously a better breed of pigeon. Dare I say its because they are northern!
I hope I don't get shot for saying that!
Good shot Moira and I see there is some rust and blue paint in your picture too. Like the fish you seem hooked!
Helen

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AntHolloway
AntHolloway e2 Member 9168 forum postsAntHolloway vcard United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 - 8:11 AM

Well spotted and set in context.

Ant.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Aug 2007 - 8:26 AM

Excellent capture Moira,
Fred.

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DolphinLady
7 Aug 2007 - 8:35 AM

Fantastic capture Moira.
I think we have all the bully boys of the seagull brigade down here, if you're not careful they'll swoop down on you & take the food right out of your hand as you go to put it in your mouth.
Our council has had to put notices up asking people not to feed them, because when the holiday-makers are not there, the birds attack the bins, & what a mess that is.
Take care.
HilarySmile

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 8:38 AM

Oh lovely, this made me smile - even the gulls know to queu up orderly in GB!
Beautiful and entertaining factor.
Johanna

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jaspernina
7 Aug 2007 - 9:26 AM

Lovely candid, well done.

Stephen

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
7 Aug 2007 - 9:36 AM

The gull queue Fascinating.

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User_Removed
7 Aug 2007 - 9:40 AM

O no, still not a good idea to feed gulls, always spells trouble, if not then, certainly for the future. Sad
A great shot though. Smile

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 9:56 AM

The thing with the queue for the Magpie was that the charming man ahead of us noticed me putting my D70 away, mentioned that he hadn't brought his D50 with him and was already regretting it, and we embarked on a photographic/travel conversation that lasted until we were ushered in to our tables-for-two...

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fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 - 10:21 AM

Lol.... love it! Well spotted.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 10:23 AM

Wonderfully funny capture with some nice rust and flaking paint as a bonus.
Rende

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 10:24 AM

Excellent shot Moira

Bernie

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 12:51 PM

It's a more orderly queue than my chippie.I did notice the ''bonus'' But after the last comment I gave you.I will give my tongue a rest.Another well seen image Moira.
Mick.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7431 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1018 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 1:01 PM

OK, correction, this is within my comfort zoneS. But then in Whitby you can't really move for rust and peeling paint.
Thanks everyone, got to go - I don't think I can ignore the ironing much longer... !
Moira

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 1:41 PM

They certainly do appear to be an orderly bunch! Much more mannerly than most.
Glad you like the sculptures today. The best part is, I believe these are all installed at the artist's own expense. There are hundreds of them, all very different....like humans.

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ChristineL
7 Aug 2007 - 1:50 PM

they really are well behaved, must be your influence Moira, a great capture,
Chris.

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SuperRoo
SuperRoo  763 forum posts Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 2:25 PM

Wonderful candid shot Moira... which I'm sure many of us can relate to. Smile

Paul

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SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 3:30 PM

Superb capture, Moira.
Sandra

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
7 Aug 2007 - 3:54 PM

queue here for a -------click and a chip---LOL

DougSmile

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mikears
mikears  1086 forum posts Canada
7 Aug 2007 - 4:11 PM

NIce shot!! You see this kind of thing all the time!!

Mike

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 5:05 PM

A delightful candid--Tons of fun in this one!

Jennnnnnnn

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summ3r
summ3r  726 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 5:24 PM

very well spotted

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 6:03 PM

Dont queue !
Go to the Take-away just down the street a short way and you will find them very good and save a couple of bob as well.

A picture full of interest.

Rock

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 6:36 PM

Smashing candid and title Moira. My next upload is a Seagull too! You have a habit of beating me to it. Mind you, mine isn't quite like this. Smile
All the best to you,

John Smile

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 6:48 PM

No. 30 - brill shot - JudeC

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oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 7:47 PM

More British than many British I suspect - great image Moira!

Mike

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 7:49 PM

great cand image. It must be good when you know what your next image posting is going to be. I always struggle.

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Mounters
Mounters  784 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 9:01 PM

Well seen and composed, it has all the essentials of a great candid

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theeyesoftheblind

Why do people have to feed the seagulls!!!!
Great shot Moira.
Clive

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Hop-A-Long
7 Aug 2007 - 10:35 PM

You certainly are in your comfort zone with this type of photography and you do it so well. Another great candid. Well spotted and well taken.
Andy

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BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 10:53 PM

Oh what a beautifully organised bunch of very well behaved birds.
A lovely shot.

Eric

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Rogerex
Rogerex  829 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 1:58 AM

Better behaved than our Aussie seagulls! It is always interesting to watch their behaviour when food is around. Nicely caught.
Roger

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 7:14 AM

fabulous shot the gulls in a queue well seen & taken .
Will look at the ones I have missed been out trying to get steam shots
Tony

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 - 7:27 AM

well spotted and captured moira they do look well behaved great shot.
ian.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 7:33 AM

As ever Moira you have a great eye for the photo opportunity. Well done!

Albert

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bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 9:52 AM

this made me smile -cheers

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 6:49 PM

This made me laugh Moria normally they fight over the slightest mouthful of food, a good bird trainer pulled them into line
Well spotted
Glynnis

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aitchbrown e2 Member 8247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 - 7:24 PM

Great shot... they are very cheeky aren't they?

helen x

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2007 - 1:42 AM

Nice picture.
Nice to see them behaving themselves, for a change. Must be an effect of global warming, lol.
Brian

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2007 - 8:56 PM

You have a brilliant eye Moira.
Tom.

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SpeedAltStar
23 Aug 2007 - 10:07 AM

Great!

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John_Humphreys
26 Aug 2007 - 10:09 PM

Nicely observed shot with a great description. John

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