Still summer nights are a great time to get out and do a little nocturnal photography in relative balmy comfort.

This beautiful still image of an almost mirror smooth West Lakes is amusing in that there is an island of sleeping gulls and pelicans out in the middle on pontoons. Every single bird is standing with its head tucked under one wing. Some are lefties and some are righties. All bar none are settled for the night.

Photo: Robert Rath, 'Day 382, Bedtime on West Lakes' 30s f/11 ISO1600 110mm

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