Sunday, November 15, 2009

If I had a brain bigger than an almond...

...I'd fly south for the winter.

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First year Great Black-backed Gull in a Nor' Easter.



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17 comments:

VALKYRIEN said...

:) What a fun title! He looks a bit cold, poor thing! Maybe he doesn't understand why he is cold...

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shot of the Gull! Well done!

hip chick said...

or at least get out of the rain.

Jeanne said...

Aww he does look a bit miserable. Wonderful shot you got out in that weather!

Roy said...

Maybe he is far more intelligent than you think Steve.{:)

Jenny said...

I think my brain must be the size of an almond too!!! (-: Great photos as always Steve.

nonizamboni said...

Your amazing capture gives some dignity to the usually maligned (and brave) gull. Very nicely done!

Amy said...

We lived 12 years on the western coast of Norway before moving 2 hours north of the capital to an island in the middle of the largest lake in Norway..so for 12 years I listened to seagulls all summer long...I miss hearing them and I don't miss hearing them!!!
Your photos are fantastic, what kind of lens are you using? I'm a newbie hobby photographer so still trying to learn what equipment to set on my wish list!! ;-)
Greetings from Norway!

SquirrelQueen said...

Aw, he does look somewhat miserable. Great shot.
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Barb said...

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in this case, I'm enjoying the words, too. The gull looks drenched!

Frank said...

Ya know Steve I was looking in the mirror saying that very same thing

Kim said...

Excellent shot Steve of the 1st year Great Black-backed Gull. Love how you brought out all of those fine feathers!

Steve Borichevsky said...

All in fun folks.

This little guy must have been damn hungry. The wind blew the 4"X4" piece of chamois that I was using to keep my lens objective dry and he grabbed it and ate it.

Amy, talk a look at the link to the right, "My Gear". There I will tell all. This shot was taken at about 2 feet with an 18-200 mm lens.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Then I would take you wine tasting and birding in Pilansberg. :) An elephants brain is the size of a walnut so I do not think it is the size which counts but what you do with it. After all, look how intelligent they are. :)

A New England Life said...

It ate your chamois? Oh that is not going to go well. Not well at all.

Now I know just what Gull I photographed in York, Me. Seems they make very good models!

A New England Life said...

BTW, that wasn't you on Jays blog, was it? Somehow I doubt it.

Erica Houskeeper said...

Poor guy. He looks a bit chilly! Beautiful photo.

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