What would the ocean be like without seagulls? I know they can be a pest at times, but I love to watch them in flight and I am amazed at how smart they are especially when it comes to finding food. I take all my stale bread at the end of the month and feed them normally at sunset beach. One may appear out of nowhere, and before you know it you literally have a flock of seagulls fighting over the food. The males and females are easy to distinguish from one another by their colors. The picture below is of a male seagull. The females tend to be much darker and less colorful. I was using my Nikon SLR, and had it set to "fast action" which gave me a shutter speed of about 1/2000th of a second. I always use this setting when taking pictures of moving objects because you don't want your shutter open for long, or else you will end up with a very blurry picture. I enjoy feeding them and watching them, and I've even seen the seagulls eating right out of the hands of other people. Like most of God's creatures they can sense when you are there with good intentions, and they can also sense when you have malice in your heart. It is illegal to harm these birds. They are an intricate part of the ecosystem and are direly needed to keep the balance of Creation in order.
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