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Old Jul 27, 2005, 8:49 PM   #1
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I wanted the landscape and sky to dominate this shot to illustrate the duality of mother nature - beauty in the landscape with fate in the foreground.

Shot along the shores of Lake Erie near Port Colborne.

From what I understand, thousands of these birds have washed up along the shore in the past while, dying after eating fish that had ingested toxic pollutants stirred up from the bottom of Lake Erie due to water temperature inversion.

Rather tragic.

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Old Aug 7, 2005, 2:53 PM   #2
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Yup. The wickedness of mankind.

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Old Nov 26, 2005, 11:10 PM   #3
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I think this is a beautiful shot. Very sad situation.
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Old Mar 28, 2006, 7:45 PM   #4
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Nice Place , Its Sad The Way The Birds Laying There As Dead As Night !!!
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SilentKnight wrote:
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I wanted the landscape and sky to dominate this shot to illustrate the duality of mother nature - beauty in the landscape with fate in the foreground.

Shot along the shores of Lake Erie near Port Colborne.

From what I understand, thousands of these birds have washed up along the shore in the past while, dying after eating fish that had ingested toxic pollutants stirred up from the bottom of Lake Erie due to water temperature inversion.

Rather tragic.

S.K.
Port Colborne is my hometown. Where on the shoreline was that? I used to ride my bike down lakeshore road on the west side all the way into Wainfleet. Sometimes I'd ride on the East side but you don't get near the beach much there.
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Old Jul 15, 2006, 10:13 AM   #6
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Nice Place , Its Sad The Way The Birds Laying There As Dead As Night !!!
While I don't condone killing any animal, the death of one seagull in Port Colborne is not a huge loss. There is a whole area at the end of the Welland Canal in PC that is home to thousands of the birds and they are more of a nuisance than anything. Particularly when the folks are feeding them junk all the time. But they are a protected bird in PC so their population soars. It would be the equivalent of the pigeons you find in like NYC.


The picture is well placed though.
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