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Portrait of a gull

The gull eyed me for a bit as I grabbed a camera before totally ignoring me again. There was about a meter and a half between me and it. Half a dozen shots and the gull took of.

En Profile:

gullie (3)

and en face:

gullie (2)

and finally the gull tells me in no uncertain turns to take the camera and myself somewhere else:

gullie (4)

and having said that the gull left with a screeching laugh to land on the hand of a guy feeding swans down the dock. The guy freaking shook the gull of himself and I haven`t seen that gull since. Neither my p&s camera nor I were up to the speed of this final shortย episode.


About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

10 responses to “Portrait of a gull

  1. Rarely do I resort to word abbreviations, but OMG! The last photo is making me LOL ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great shots Joseph!

  2. the third one is fantastic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I roared out loud with this one, Joseph! I don’t know what’s better; that crazy gull and all his antics or your terrific writing that brings the whole scene to life!!

  4. Just a spontaneous one minute shoot Mr Toad, before the bird flew of and landed on this totally unsuspecting fellow who pretty near jumped into the ocean. All good fun and a great way to start the day. I am glad you appreciate this one.

  5. wolke205

    Awesome shots Joseph – this really made me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Madhu

    These are just amazing! He didn’t approve obviously ๐Ÿ˜€

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