Not far from Aquileia, on the lagoon is a very nice town of Grado. In the evening, it was a charming place, with the fishermen boats safe in a small harbour, and sea gulls looking for something left for them.
Grado is a historic seaside town located on a lagoon island along Italy's north-east Adriatic coast. It is frequently described as a northern relative to Venice; at one time it was the more important of the two towns. Nowadays Grado is a working fishing port with a lovely historic town centre. It is also, and predominantly, a major tourist resort with miles of highly-equipped sandy beaches. For years this area belonged to the Austro-Hungarian empire, and during that time Grado was developed as a spa resort. Grado is not much known, despite being an attractive historic destination. It makes a nice overnight stop on a tour of this part of Italy, a base for visiting the extensive ruins at Aquileia, 6 miles away, or a good holiday destination for a trip which combines sun, sand, sightseeing and archaeology.
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stevesaba (8135) 2011-10-11 1:40
A lovely little scene which of course is reminiscent of so many seaside areas with the seagulls playing about. I love the tangle of nets and the rich green water. Tack sharp clarity and lots of energy. A very appealing canvas! Beautifully done! Warm regards,
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-11 1:43
a very lovely "portrait" with attractive composition and graphic details, the timing is superb, very nice colours and soft lights, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
PS. Warsawman! Thank you for the honour. I hope so, in the additional ones visible: I love your city! :-)
snunney (89960) 2011-10-11 1:46
The gull with its spreading wings brings a great sense of dynamism to the composition. The shot is well cropped concentrating on the action and well presented with good colours and sharpness.
limielski (0) 2011-10-11 1:57
Twoje zddjecia zachwycaja - naturalnosc, cos c nazwalbym lekkoscia kompozycji, refleksy na wodzie, jej kolor, mewa wspaniale ujęta - Bardzo mi sie podoba
jjcordier (79014) 2011-10-11 1:57
Une "prise" réalisée au bon moment, très bien cadrée et composée.
ashres (1055) 2011-10-11 3:51
The curiosity is always there in all creatures. Its a nice moment but I see the bird is little bit out of focus or is it because of movement. Nice capture,
ikeharel (62945) 2011-10-11 5:01
Amazing and an intriguing moment taken, Malgo.
The bird half hovering, in an everlasting search mode for food.
Grand details, contrast and light.
holmertz (45239) 2011-10-11 5:01
The seagull is well captured with its wings in a fine position. It is also well placed between various pieces of junk and among lots of colourful details. A pleasant snapshot.
Sergiom (67438) 2011-10-11 5:56
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Il faut bien se nourrir comme on peut, à condition de ne pas s'y laisser prendre.Le cadrage est excellent.
elkab (4951) 2011-10-11 7:58
Fajna kompozycja, bardzo nauralna i lekka. Miły kadr mimo bałaganu na łódce (super detale z bardzo interesującą teksturą i kolorami). Super kolory i refleksy na wodzie
vasilpro (41099) 2011-10-11 8:59
Wonderful composition, beautiful scene, excellent POV and timing, lovely light and colors, very good sharpness, contrast and clarity, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
mauro61 (52671) 2011-10-11 9:15
ottimo tempismo nel catturare la scena con il gabbiano ad ali aperte che cerca cibo tra le reti.
Belli i colori,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-11 10:28
The desicive moment well presneted with the details, the colors and especillay the attitudes of this bird very well collecetd. Good framing too which give an image rich in various details.
Have a nice evening,
saxo042 (37678) 2011-10-11 14:48
The bird is definitely looking but it must be lured by the smell... A well taken picture in the right moment when the wings were spread. There is a good diagonal that hold the composition together. That buoy continues in the ropes. There are many fine coloured details around (but I se no fish...)
edge (6765) 2011-10-11 20:21
Hello Malgorzata, Now here is a feast of colors in this shot. I like the trappings of the fisherman's boat, net, bucket, floats and perhaps the gull might find a fish here. Excellent photography and very timely as well. A moment earlier or later and the bird would not be here. One of the better shots that I have seen today. Nice job. Great notes concerrning the area as well. Warm Regards, Roger
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-10-11 23:45
Hi Malgo, Well spotted to see this seagull scavenging away on a fisherman's boat, good crop, well done, have a nice Wednesday, Cheers Iain.
dkmurphys (52707) 2011-10-12 0:18
Very attractive port detail. I like this shot, original elements. Well catch, have a great day.
mesutilgim (89100) 2011-10-12 13:59
Amazing capture with perfect timing. Nice contrast created by the green waters at background.
TFS and best regards
baddori (20011) 2011-10-12 23:17
Splendida e realistica foto in un contesto marino.
Confidenza di questi uccelli con il rapporto uomo cibo.
Il loro becco sta subendo un veloce cambiamento biologico per adattarsi alla spazzatura ...invece che ai pesci sempre più rari .
danyy (0) 2011-10-12 23:53
une photo sympathique et cocasse sur les manies voleuses de ces oiseaux (mouettes). Le cadrage montre bien qu'il s'agit d'en endroit de pêche.
Didi (59066) 2011-10-13 10:17
Interesting and nice decisive moment.
Very good tight scene. Good control of the speed.
COSTANTINO (59883) 2011-10-14 23:51
I visited your gallery today and I chose this
shot,shot without words indeed...
your notes are very useful
have a nice day