Friday, November 27, 2009

Camera Critters

A study in Seagulls

There were those who really didn't want to be photographed.....

and didn't stay around long enough to pose. Do you think this one was giving me its opinion?

But then again.....

"This is my good side."

There were the fly-byes...

and the ones who were enjoying the bread this very nice gentleman was feeding them. A famous quote I read from Konrad Lorenz said that one meteorologist had remarked that if the theory was correct, one flap of a seagull's wings could alter the course of the weather forever. I could believe it when I saw this sight. Those wings were flapping up a storm. I couldn't tell who was having more of a good time, the birds, the man or me. He had such a wonderful smile on his face which I found endearing, but I feared for his fingers.

They came down in droves.

An ear-splitting cacophony, I could have almost put my hands over my ears.

This one asked for more....and more.....and more.....and more.....and more.
Stroppy little thing he was!

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Seagulls of Seattle. I absolutely adored them!

Camera Critters was created by Misty Dawn. Thank you Misty! You can find other critter photos by clicking here.

32 comments:

Kay said...

Wow, those are some big gulls.

Bren said...

It looks like you had a good time enjoying the mild weather in this blog. I love the wings in the photo as the bird takes off.... AWESOME! You inspire me to try and 'shoot' some city birds. LOVE IT!

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

gigihawaii said...

Beautiful shots! You are such a talented photographer!

Tricia said...

these are every bit of professional photographs! great work

jabblog said...

Amazing captures! They really are big gulls but I suspect the nice man is known to them. Love the feather detail.

diane said...

Great shots of the moving birds. They must be the same everywhere with their squawking and begging for food. I did a similar post not long ago you might like to see it:

Seagulls at Sandgate

Kay said...

Those are remarkable photos and I loved your commentary, Denise. That guys is really brave, I must say. I'd be fearful for his fingers, too. You've got great action shots there.

Aussiemade said...

I love seeing your skill at photography. Seagulls are delights to photograph, so cheeky and active.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures. I love your phrase "flapping up a storm."

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: Those seagulls were putting on a neat show for you.

Martha in PA said...

LOL, gulls are popular today! Great shots!

My CC

Snap said...

Wonderful shots, Denise. I, too, adored the seagulls in Seattle. In fact, we had some nesting under our hotel window! Got the see the babies. It was *cool*!!!!!

Denise said...

Kay, they certainly were. They seemed much larger than the ones we get on the east coast.

Bren, thank you. I would love to see some of those city birds. Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to you too.

Gigihawaii, thank you so much.

Tricia, always trying, a lot of it is luck.

Jabblog, I suspect that too. The man seemed very comfortable with them.

Diane, I look forward to seeing your seagulls and will be over asap.

Kay, thank you and he was, most definitely. I think I would have worn those gloves worn for hawks and eagles - ha!

Aussiemade, you're very kind and they certainly are.

Yogi, thank you.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy, they were weren't they?

Martha, isn't it funny how that happens? I'm looking forward to checking out all your posts as personally, can't get enough of those seagulls.

Snap, wow, that would have been VERY cool. I would have loved that.

Jedediah said...

Those are great shots. The first one is my favourite.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

What a MARVELOUS series of seagull photos you've captured! I love the story line you've provided ... very clever ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Ladynred said...

These are beautiful shots of gulls. love commentary as well!

Denise said...

Jedediah, thank you. I liked that one too.

Storyteller at Small Reflections, thank you. Hugs and blessings to you too.

Ladynred, so happy you enjoyed them.

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent wings, thanks a lot for this study,well done!
Happy weekend reflections
Luna - Luna

Jack and Joann said...

We saw the seagulls in Seattle too. They are fun to watch but you better be careful.

Diane AZ said...

I didn't realize how big seagulls were until I saw your picture of the guy feeding them. It looks like they're fun to watch. Nice captures!

Maria said...

Really cool pictures!

chubskulit said...

Lovely gulls!

Magpie is my entry.

imac said...

Great shots, but to feed Gulls, they are thieves.

Denise said...

Léia and Luna, you are very welcome and a happy weekend to you too.

Joann, yes they are but when feeding learn to move fingers back fast ;)

Diane AZ, they certainly were and I was surprised at how big the north west coast seagulls were compared to our much smaller ones. They must eat lots of spinach!!!

Maria, thank you!

Chubskulit, thank you too.

IMAC, thank you, yes they can get pretty voracious.

eden said...

Fantastic shots. I love all your pictures.

Janie said...

Looks like lots of fun. You made some great captures of the gulls.

Celeste said...

There is nothing more raucous than seagulls in full voice!

Gattina said...

The first picture, showing his bottom is too cute,lol ! I love seagulls they alway remind me my holidays at the English coast where I go each year !!

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eileeninmd said...

Funny and wonderful post on the gulls. I love watching the gulls and they do seem to be little piggies if offered food. Your photos are wonderful.

Linda Reeder said...

It's a tradition to eat at Ivar's outdoor seafood bar on the Seattle waterfront and feed french fries to the sea gulls. We love to feed them at the ocean too.

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Fantastic shots. I love all your pictures.

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