Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Have you ever Really Looked at a Gull?

Great Black-backed Gull
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Herring Gull
©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

Herring Gull
©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

Great Black-backed Gull
©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

Herring Gull
©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

15 comments:

Craig Glenn said...

Stunning photo's Steve!

Craig Glenn

Kelly said...

...very cool post. I haven't studied them up close like that. I'm going to go back and look again...

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Now Steve!! Are you trying to confuse me more than I already am? LOL!!

Dale Forbes said...

you have really managed to get great detail on those white birds (something that is never easy). were they shot near dawn or dusk?

Dale
http://alpinebirds.blogspot.com

Natural Moments said...

I love looking at the differences in gulls too. Some differences are obvious and others very subtle. I like the golden yellow eyes of the Herring Gulls.

A New England Life said...

Excellent shots Steve! I do enjoy a good gull photo.

Steve B said...

Thanks Craig!

Kelly, if you're into studying gulls, click on my TIPS links. I have some helpful posts.

Ah com'on Joan, If you can master bugs, gulls should be a snap!

Hi Dale, Yes, I've shot at dusk, search on sanderling and purple sandpiper.

I don't shoot the dawn to much because I'm not a guy that likes early rising. Soon the sun will be setting later and I'll be shooting dusk again.

Hi Bernie, I'm tellng you, these four year gulls can drive you nuts. We get Gloucous gulls mixed in with Iceland Gulls and Herring gulls. The juvies will dive you nuts!

Hi Eve! Hey I think we're in for some good weather this weekend.

Eve said...

Great portraits Steve! Have fun with the wonderful spring weather! You and Sharon both!!! It's going to be HOT here!!! Can't wait!

Dianne said...

I have looked, they come up to me at the dock all the time even if I don't have food

they're beautiful and I love how scrappy they are :)

incredible photos!!

Ginnymo said...

Wow!! Awesome!! They are so pretty! I only see the gulls that hang around the parking lots here..LOL

matthew houskeeper said...

Wow!
I have never noticed how much color some of them have around their eyes.

Pagan Sphinx said...

They are really quite striking, aren't they? I love the red eyeliner. :-) I love all my bird friends, even if they are considered pesty like the gulls and crows. People are so much pestier in their worse moments!

Great post. Thank you!

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
Wonderful portraits with nice eye details and sharpness!!

Roy said...

Great detail Steve for a white subject.

VALKYRIEN said...

That is some great closeups! Love the one with the eye! Beautiful birds, those gulls!

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