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Four Gulls in Cape Town. It was interesting to see them contending for a pole position GrinGrin
Thanx so much for everyone who voted and commented on yesterday's photo ! Your kind comments are so appreciated Smile May this be a peaceful day to all GrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jan 2013 - 6:29 AM
Focal Length:89.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pole Position
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:27 Jan 2013 - 3:47 AM
Tags:Cape town, Seagulls, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:92
Voters:abeeror2 · HectorRivera · Deep_Bhatia · S_Psharma · WesternRed · kathrynlouise · johnke · CarolG · nonur · fificat100 · alistairfarrugia · canonfan · zapar40 · Mrsbass · bobsblues · jaktis · HuddersfieldHil · jamesmoorephotography · Jefflor · NaturesHaven · leontari · cats_123 · DicksPics · netta1234 · Trev_B · xwang · WhiteRose1 · chrissie3 · widtink · IgorKo · tonyng · barbarahirst · RuthyJ · CaroleS · digital_boi · gallero · mrswoolybill · Humblebee · phil99 · achieverswales · rayme330 · Rende · User_Removed · lonely_oryx · sparrowhawk · NDODS · Lillian · cptdaniel · Daisymaye · Philip_H · Growmore · pks · Brian65 · agednovice · SammyRatFan · wolfy · ugly · andylea · prabhusinha · HELANA · Dinky65 · jennialexander · annettep38 · Maiwand · platzy · taggart · stuart1963 · Bzox · luckybry · Bob_V · Alan_Baseley · thedon1941 · morpheus1955 · User_Removed · ali63 · Holmewood · Gypsyman · pdcche · l1z · 213hardy · G3 · JimV · wwandrag · Chinga · RonnieAG · aniamoore · almiles · ChiliMan · dven · AnneWorner · boov · Petrasyuk ·
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HectorRivera
27 Jan 2013 - 4:03 AM

Nice capture

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Deep_Bhatia
27 Jan 2013 - 4:06 AM

It seems that four Gulls are sitting on victory stand. Nice capture.

Deep

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 4:17 AM

Beautiful study

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 4:17 AM

Beautiful study.

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 4WesternRed vcard Australia
27 Jan 2013 - 5:32 AM

Well namedGrin but a great capture all facing towards the camera
and all different heights. Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 5:37 AM

Nice shot Herman. Like the way you've captured them, each gull slightly above the next Grin

Kathryn

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 5:52 AM

Pleasing Image Herman.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 5:57 AM

Lovely capture, Herman, Well exposed, looks like they've been there some time, judging by the condition of the posts Wink

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 6:12 AM

Each pole seems to be reserved as the perching station for each individual bird. Great image, Herman.

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fificat100
27 Jan 2013 - 6:33 AM

Well observed and captured.

Lavina

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 - 7:14 AM

Excellent capture Herman. Well timed and captured
Jim

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 7:42 AM

This is a great shot Herman, I haven't stopped smiling yet! I love how they are all perched one above the other.

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 7:45 AM

They look like they are in deep conversation Herman great shot my friend.SmileSmile
Rob

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
27 Jan 2013 - 7:52 AM

Looks like an interesting discussion about the positions is about to start

Peter

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HuddersfieldHil

What a great shot Herman Smile

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
27 Jan 2013 - 9:01 AM

Nice capture Herman. The three looks like are discussing something, and the fourth, I think is indifferentSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 9:15 AM

Made me smile, Herman!SmileSmileSmileSmile
Great image!

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3243 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 9:25 AM

A great image ,they look as if they are all ready to sing together.
NettaSmile

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xwang
xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 9:37 AM

Beautiful shot, lovely young birds.. what were they saying...?Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 9:43 AM

Looks a great bit of gossip the 2nd left is spreading about the end one!!

Dave

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
27 Jan 2013 - 9:57 AM

Lovely. fresh image! I like the second gull, he adds interest to it. Chris

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 10:08 AM

Ha Ha well seen and captured Herman Smile

Rod

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IgorKo
IgorKo  4 Slovakia
27 Jan 2013 - 10:48 AM

nice moment

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 10:50 AM

A Sunday gossip. Nice one Herman.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 11:13 AM

A true board of directors meeting
What on earth were they talking about ...Wink

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  9 England
27 Jan 2013 - 11:18 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmile Great shot. looks like they are having a good ole natter. Maybe deciding what to do today.SmileSmile

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digital_boi
27 Jan 2013 - 11:29 AM

good one Herman well spotted brught a smile and great title

Graham

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gallero
gallero  4 Venezuela
27 Jan 2013 - 11:34 AM

Buena fotografía, se siente la conversacíon entre ella.

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Humblebee
Humblebee  3 England
27 Jan 2013 - 11:53 AM

Nice one Herman, well spotted ... Carol Grin

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achieverswales
27 Jan 2013 - 12:03 PM

Love the composition Herman, an excellent capture!

Regards

Trev.

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 12:11 PM

Great shot, Herman one of your best so far.

Ray

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Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 12:22 PM

Lovely group, beautifully captured Herman; excellent!
Rende

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User_Removed
27 Jan 2013 - 12:23 PM

Super capture Herman, looks like a mothers meeting.
Regards, Alf.

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lonely_oryx
27 Jan 2013 - 12:26 PM

I think they are all female and busy gossiping

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NDODS Plus Member 44168 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom114 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 12:42 PM

A cracking capture Herman, wonderfully observed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 12:45 PM

Looks like a good gull conversation captured there
great shot
LIllian

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 12:46 PM

The top one looks very pleased with himself. Good shot Herman........Sandy

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 - 12:53 PM

A well posed group, Herman.

P.

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Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 1:39 PM

Superb composition Herman the way the gulls look like they are each on higher post.

Gary

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pks
pks  11 England
27 Jan 2013 - 1:41 PM

great title well seen and taken

peter

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Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 - 1:49 PM

Looks like they are having a good chat Herman, well captured.
Brian

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agednovice
27 Jan 2013 - 2:01 PM

A good composition Herman, birds are not always so obliging


Frank

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prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 3:26 PM

They also award the 4th place ??

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 - 3:34 PM

Very well seen and capture Herman, there is always one have to be in charge.Nice capture.
ElenaSmile

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Dinky65
Dinky65  2 United States
27 Jan 2013 - 3:41 PM

Very Cute shot.SmileWink

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 3:45 PM

Love the title and the dialogue going on..
wonder what the gossip is aboutSmile

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Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 3:51 PM

I wonder whose reputation is getting torn to shreds among this lot Herman!!WinkWinkWink Lovely shot and well spotted.
Ron

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platzy
platzy  2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 - 3:57 PM

Great title could be racing Gulls, superb composition and shot Herman.

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taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 4:15 PM

like the gathering at the square!

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Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 5:48 PM

Great work Herman, like the title.
Bob

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thedon1941
27 Jan 2013 - 6:54 PM

great line up Herman. Love it. Don

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morpheus1955
27 Jan 2013 - 6:59 PM

Superb shot, well spotted and captured

Hugh

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 7:57 PM

Great shot,
Ali

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 - 9:36 PM

Look left, look right, look straight ahead, nice composition and shot Herman, Peter..

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l1z
l1z  2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 - 9:41 PM

excellent photo Smile

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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 2:37 AM

Great fun shot Herman, their attitudes and ascending heights are quite hilarious, a wonderful capture!
Rgds., Jim

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 - 2:05 PM

Nice one Herman! Good image and good title! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 11:15 PM

Nice +++.
Good title.
Ronnie.

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aniamoore
aniamoore  3 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 - 11:41 PM

Catching up, Herman!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink

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almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 10:44 AM

I like the podium stance and gulls are such bickering birds there's a great comedy feel to the image!

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kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
30 Jan 2013 - 3:18 PM

This is one of my favourites from your hundreds of brilliant images. Superb! SmileSmileSmile ---- kuvailija

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