Seagull

Posted on Dec 10, 2010


6a00d83452031069e201348995a402970c-450wi

When I was at the beach over Thanksgiving, my husband and I enjoyed a morning of walking on and around Nye Beach.  I ran into this very vain seagull there.  I love when impromptu photo shoots happen when you least expect it.  This is what happened with this guy.

 

IMG_8942

 

He was pearched on a pole and everytime I got close to him, he would jump to the next pole about 3 feet away.  He was completely not scared and he had no desire to fly away.  So I just kept walking up to him and he kept jumping back and forth between poles.

 

IMG_8939

 

I could only take one photo each time he jumped.  It was a crap shoot as to what I would get.  There was no time to frame the shot or to think at all.  I just kept clicking.

 

IMG_8955

 

The very top shot is the money shot.  I love it so very much.  But I had to take many, many pictures to get that one shot.  But that was more than half of the fun.  I loved hanging with this very vain guy and the experience of trying to catch him in flight.

 

IMG_8954

 

Looking through all of the outtakes was great fun.  I’ve posted a few of my favorites.  Sometimes the not so perfect pictures are pretty darn great too.

 

IMG_8947

 

Below is my guy looking oh so very cool.  He was still there when I walked away.  I don’t think he was ready to end the photo shoot.

 

IMG_8938

 

5 Comments

  1. Those are so amazing. I love his little webbed feet.

    Post a Reply
  2. I love the pictures! I love seagulls, though there are those that call them “flying rats”. The reason “He was completely not scared and he had no desire to fly away” is because the gulls get very peoplized. This is one of the reasons for the posted signs “Please don’t feed the seagulls”. After a while when they don’t get what they want from us, they become aggressive. Not good.
    I love your blog!
    Mom

    Post a Reply
  3. You’ve got to submit that photo somewhere. Its so amazing. I love how the light flows through the feathers. Beautiful!!

    Post a Reply
  4. This was a awesome pictures you share with us.It made me smile.I just love this pictures.It was a real example of the natural beauty.

    Post a Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>