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Two Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens) rest during a long summer sunset at the King County Water Taxi pier in Seattle. These birds quietly hung around as people strolled past to and from the watercraft. Then, like the passing human travelers, the two birds flew toward a new destination.

Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/640 sec, f / 8, -1/3 EV, ISO 1000
Hand-held

Waterfront, Downtown Seattle, WA
30 Jul 2010

I am a natural historian and published author, illustrator and photographer. I also take photography commissions and have had a wonderful time with a recent project for the University of British Columbia Farm. Many thanks for visiting my little space here on RedBubble, and thank you also for your purchases—they are very much appreciated.

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Comments

  • dasSuiGeneris
    dasSuiGenerisover 4 years ago

    Marvelous colors and composition here. I like the candidness of the gull there.

  • Thank you much for the kind words.

    – Wolf Read

  • Roberto Nogueira
    Roberto Nogueiraover 4 years ago

    Wonderful photo !!

    SAWIDI,

    Bebeto.

  • Thank you much, Roberto. The gulls before the sunset was an unexpected photo opportunity that I could not resist…

    – Wolf Read

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