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Our local beach is home to scores of gulls and it is great fun to sit and watch their antics.
Taken at Yanchep Lagoon beach on the Indian Ocean some 55 kms north of Perth, Western Australia I was using my Sony A77 with 16-80 Zeiss lens on almost full zoom, shutter priority set for about 1/1000th second. nd8 filter attached.


  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 2 years ago

    This is beautiful, Peter. I hope you are doing well.

  • WOW you were quick off the mark! Great to see you again Lori and very many thanks for a wonderful comment. Touch wood all is going well and I am settling in nicely to my new home in the local aged care facility, where I am spoiled rotten!!

    – georgieboy98

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 2 years ago

    Searching for someone suitable to crap on, I would imagine! I hope it wasn’t you Peter! LOL Excellent timing!

  • Our West Australian seagulls have been brought up to be more selective in their choices! LOL Thanks mate.

    – georgieboy98

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice capture Peter

  • Heaps of thanks Larry old friend.

    – georgieboy98

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    This is simply OUTSTANDING, excellent work Peter,
    hope all is well,
    love and hugs Ann xox

  • Very nice of you Ann – thanks so very much. All OK here (touch wood) and hope it’s the same with you.

    – georgieboy98

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 2 years ago

    Hope he had a safe landing Peter – great action shot !

  • Just a gentle splash was all he needed! Many thanks Roy

    – georgieboy98

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantalmost 2 years ago

    WOWWWW what a great shot peter you were quick on the ole finger to catch this beauty

  • Very many thanks Malcolm. There are times when I spend a couple of hours down there just watching and photographing the seagulls – they are great fun and wonderful subjects.

    – georgieboy98

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 2 years ago
    a great photo
  • Very many thanks for the kind words Albert and also the fave. Seagulls are great fun to photograph.

    – georgieboy98

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryalmost 2 years ago

    An excellent capture. I too love watching the gulls when I’m in Albany. Good to see that you are being spoiled in your new home. Both my Mum and Dad were in aged care in Mount Barker and they too were well looked after.

  • Hi Eve and very many thanks. I, too, love watching the gulls down at Emu Point and have got some wonderful photos of them over the years. I’m quite enjoying living here and have already found myself acting as resident reporter and photographer for the monthly newsletter, plus photographic recorder of all the many activities that take place here – so it’s a busy life which is just what I need to keep my mind active!

    – georgieboy98

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    I spent time yesterday trying to capture such a shot! Beautifully done!

  • Thanks Kay. There are so many gulls around here that one can’t really go wrong with a camera!

    – georgieboy98

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomas7 months ago

    Excellent capture!

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