Thursday, 9 May 2013

Sky Watch Friday - A Pacific Sky

I love gulls.  There, its out in the open.  The chip stealing monsters that so many people dismiss as just "seagulls" are one of my favourite types of birds.  We are not blessed with many species in Australia - but what we lack in quantity we make up for in quality.

I have posted this image into the Sky Watch Friday world because of way the light from the Sun has bleached the outer feathers of this bird to a pure white.  While you can see the sky, it the feathers that tell how bright and clear a day it was.

I think that this means it qualifies as being a sky image, where the main thing is a lack of sky, but you really do know what the sky is like!



You can find more images of the sky at Sky Watch Friday.

Enjoy the skies!

26 comments:

ADRIAN said...

A grand gull and well captured.

Tammy said...

I'll admit it too, Stewart, I'm a gull fan as well! The lighting on the gull is beautiful! Nice shot!

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Stewart, this is a wonderful photo!

Marcia said...

You painted in that sky, right? Only kidding. Neat photo.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Gulls are a great way to practice flight shots. We have so many here. I'd love to share with you. This is a beautiful image!

TexWisGirl said...

i like it! works as a sky shot for me!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful blue skies and a beautiful bird makes for a perfect capture, Stewart! Hope you have a great weekend!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the seagull against the blue sky .
Best wishes, Irma

Karen said...

Reminds me of a day at the park on the Victor Harbor waterfront. I had some chips, and was surrounded by at least 50-60 gulls...and they weren't taking no for an answer! A terrific capture of this chip stealer, and the beautiful blue sky!

HansHB said...

Great photo, and Perfect for the sky-theme!
Well done!

DIMI said...

Hallo Stewart!Great capture!!I love gulls!When I was a kid, we fed the seagulls,in St'Kilda beach, fish and chips!Nice to remember!Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Dimi..

A Creative Harbor said...

Fantastic photography! Love the gull ~ Lots on Cape Ann MA ~ Great shot for SWF ^_^

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, beautiful shot of the gull and sky. I like the gulls too, there are just difficult for me to id. Have a great weekend!

Genie Robinson said...

This one gorgeous sky and the gull is magnificent. A simple but very dramatic shot. genie

ladyfi said...

I love the sun tinged feathers against the pure blue sky. Nice shot.

pattisjarrett said...

Nice shot!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo for SWF,Stewart!Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend!

Arija said...

A beautiful capture of the gull and just think how boring a plain blue sky would have bee without it!
It is seldom one gets such good light on a bird in flight.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

A glowing seagull! Fab shot. I do love to see seagulls in flight.

CabinGirl said...

"Chip stealing monsters"... perfect! But I love gulls too - I'm fascinated with all the varieties. So far, Franklin's is my favorite. So petite and pretty.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Just amazing shot...

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Amazing shot of the sea gull.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Love the sky as a backdrop to the gull. Wonderful capture my friend.

Liz said...

I'm a gull lover too!! I take far too many photos of gulls!
I do wish we had Pacific Gulls up here!

Gary said...

Great action shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful how the gull accentuates the blue sky -- or is it the other way round.

(And I am always envious of perfect flight shots!)