Sea Gulls at Play Near Lake Michigan – 5* Pix

Total Shots taken 166
Number of 5 star ratings (5* yield %) 20   (12.1%)

 

Fall has so quickly fled the Chicago area.  It is hard to believe that this breezy, sunny fall day was just a few short weeks ago, but yes, it was.  The frothy waves caught my attention, and despite all my efforts to resist the playful waters, I couldn’t.  The bright sunshine makes the waters blue or blue-green, a reminder of the summer days now gone.  When I arrived at the beach there were others playing at the water’s edge, and plenty of seagulls soaring above the water, looking for food rising to the water’s surface.

I loved it –the views from the beach, the waves crashing against the shore, the seagulls…. I loved it all!  I hope you enjoy these 5* images from that beautiful day.

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  • Baby Bird Reflection: I loved this small bird, looking out over the water.  They say the secret to a good wildlife photos to focus on the eye – if the eye is clear, the photo is bound to be good.  I loved the bright yellow eye of this baby seagull.

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  • In the Air (2): Two very different views of the  seagulls.

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  • Playing Around: I just loved this image of the bird in the water, lapping up against its feet, almost like a child playing in the water.

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  • Southern View: This south-facing view – with the whitecaps framing the Rainbow Beach Park Field House, and a view of Indiana’s industrial skyline in the background.  What a beautiful day!

These are the days that we reflect on fondly as winter approaches.  There were ever so few of them this year – lower temperatures, cloudy skies have already made their mark.  We had the first snow this past weekend. Fall has fled, well before its time!  Tapping into the photo memories now….

See more outtakes from this and other photography outings by following me on Instagram @eyevpointofview.

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