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Comments (14)

Jurgis Karnavicius on October 25, 2008

Hehe Timo, great quartet - really "gang members", and in the same place (by the way as far as I remember there are always a lot of seagulls). Good capture, congrats! Best regards, Jurgis

Timo Rossi on October 26, 2008

Thanx again, Jurgis. Actually the gulls of this market place are nowadays seen also to be a problem: they are numerous, quite agressive and have little fear to humans. The problems have still not reached the Hitchcockian level, but there are even videos captured when a gull is stealing a pizza from a lady's hands there :) The city of Helsinki has considered even killing some of those gulls but it would be a quite hard task in such a popular place, and there would always be new ones to replace the fallen comrads .. BR, Timo

Nezlobic on November 19, 2008


Nikolay Alexandrov on December 2, 2008

Salve Timo! Забавно, что при таком небольшом расстоянии между Питером и Хельсинки, птицы ведут себя по разному. Казарки, например вообще не гнездятся в Питере. Воробьи и то в Хельсинки намного смелее наших. У моей жены чайка на "Рыночной площади" пыталась стащить мороженное прямо из рук, это было забавно и весело. Мы теперь всегда покупаем мороженное только там, но увы этот номер больше не повторяется. А когда приезжаешь в Хельсинки, крики чаек успокаивают нервы. P.S. Пиццу конечно жалко

Timo Rossi on December 5, 2008

Hi joutsen, I was able to reply your text only now, after getting a friendly translation help: it is interesting to read about the differencies with the gulls in our cities. Actually, if the cities would be even a bit more closely situated, i could still think the same gull first having had a pizza lunch in Helsinki and after that an ice-cream dessert in Saint Petersburg..Timo

***Liz*** (Rusca) on December 7, 2008

They are on the top of the world!:)

"we are singing in the sky"...

Nice, TIMO!



Timo Rossi on December 8, 2008

Thank you Elizabete, for all this friendly attention :)) Timo

Anna Popova (Annushk… on January 8, 2009

Very nice shot and your sense of humor!


Olga I. Yakovenko on January 9, 2009

Timo, you find very interesting views. Thank you. As the eagle is two-headed I may imagine that it stays from the pre-revolutionary (in Russia) time and represents the Russian emblem. I think, the gulls are more peaceful. Olga

Timo Rossi on January 9, 2009

Thank you, Annushka and Olga for your interest. Olga: Yes, this statue is connected to Romanov family, one of the remainders of the Russian governance here between 1809-1917..

poka-tut on May 1, 2009

Funny.. :)

Irina Kulebyakina on June 2, 2010

Oh cute:)

like3 and many greetings from greece,haralampos.

Jack Tol on June 26, 2011

Good spot and nice photo.



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 25, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Timo Rossi
    • Taken on 2008/10/12 16:09:30
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 85.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash