Thursday, February 21, 2013

SkyWatch Friday - Gull Sky.

Hi there - there are storms in my area tonight - so I'm trying to catch some lightning - wish me luck!

I watched these Pacific Gulls for ages, trying to find a new way to take a picture of a gull at rest.  Then I worked out that they looked much more interesting in the sky.  A few (well, many) shots later I came up with this.


I dont know if the sky defines the birds, or if the birds define the sky - or maybe neither does either.

But I like the symmetry of the picture.

You can find more skies at SkyWatch Friday.

Enjoy the pictures.

26 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, I would say in this case the birds define the sky. It is a pretty blue sky. Great capture, happy skywatching!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful capture, Stewart!! Love your clear, blue, blue skies and the birds are the perfect accent! Hope you have a great weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

nice shot either way. sure hope you were safe but successful in the lighting. :)

TexWisGirl said...

make that lightning. :)

Lynne said...

Beautiful capture! I had Blue Skies this week also. Happy Skywatching. Lynne

Marie said...

Beautiful gulls and beautiful blue sky!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm envious of people who can get flight shots...I think I'm just too old and too slow. This one is beautiful...and a conundrum...which defines which! Either way it's a lovey picture. Be careful out there taking storm pictures !

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Makes me want to be at the beach :)

DIMI said...

Beautiful picture Stewart!I realy enjoyed seeing it!!Great shot!
Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

HansHB said...

Lovely shot.
Gulls are great!
And your post is perfect for SWF!

pattisjarrett said...

Gull do look much better soaring. :) Catching lightning? You are a brave soul.

Laura said...

a beautiful composition Stewart:-)

Ranten said...

Peaceful image with both calm and movement. Well caught!

Carletta said...

I like the inflight shot Stewart and how they are aligned with each other! Nice job!
Sure could use some of those blue skies. :)

Jim said...

Great capture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Fun60 said...

Synchronised flying gulls. A new animal olympic sport possibly?

Heather Wilde said...

They don't define, they just compliment each other lad. Like a flat cap and a whippet ;)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Either way, whoever defines what, it's a pretty shot! (I'm edging toward the bird defining the sky, but what do I know?)

Karen said...

The sky makes those birds, beautiful photo.

Sue McGettigan said...

Wonderful photo, birds + sky = perfect :)

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely pair! Birds in flight and clear blue sky look fantastic!

Karen said...

A terrific shot Stewart! Watching gulls in flight is so relaxing.

NatureStop said...

Beautiful capture!Have a great day!

Shantana

ladyfi said...

Gulls just want to have fun!

How very lovely!

Shey said...

I love the symmetry of the birds in flight too. great shot!

Pat Tillett said...

Either way, because one is much less without the other...
Nice photo Stewart!