Friday, 6 November 2015

Another Silver sky

I was out on Port Phillip Bay on the weekend.  I was trying to catch a few fish - and at least this time I was able to put some food on my families table as a result.  Not a lot of food I have to admit, but sea-fresh fish is still sea-fresh fish!

As ever, the presence of a fishing boat attracted so seabirds - no albatross this time, just lots of Silver Gulls and a few Gannets passing by.

I can't resist the 'in flight' shot opportunity that comes of having gulls hanging in the air behind the boat.  And a few well timed pieces of fish bait added to the excitement.

So, here are some Silver Gulls and an early summer blue sky.









I find the acrobatics and strangely determined looks of these birds constantly fascinating.

You can find more skies at Sky Watch Friday and more animals at Saturday Critters.  SM

33 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Super photos Stewart! I love to see a gull on the wing and you have captured some great ones here.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do agree with Denise, Stewart, these are awesome captures and I do love seeing them on the wing!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great weekend!!

Bas said...

Prachtig Stewart om ze vliegend zo mooi scherp te hebben.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,what a lovely color blue. Beautiful sky and lovely captures of the Silver gulls in flight. Happy Thursday, enjoy your weekend ahead!

Linda W. said...

Beautiful photos of these gulls against the blue sky.

Rhodesia said...

Love these photos and glad you managed to put some food on the table :) Have a good weekend Diane

DrillerAA09 said...

Very interesting set of images indeed. Well done.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ha. saw these first in flickr. Usually the other way around. You change your routine?

TexWisGirl said...

these are great. :)

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic shots of the gulls in action and love your header photo!

Happy Weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

GreenComotion said...

Wonderful action photos, Stewart - well done!
Have a Great Weekend!
Peace :)

PS. The harness on our Black Cat is to comfort him. He does not like to be walked, but joins us in walks, often!

Brian King said...

Fantastic flight shots!

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Masters of flight.

Jim said...

Great captures.

Lea said...

Wonderful, beautiful images!
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Linda said...

Excellent gull pictures! They look pleased. I half expect to hear one singing "I enjoy being a gull."

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Arial acrobatics!! Some great photos here, very entertaining! Have a nice weekend.

rupam sarma said...

Excellent clicks

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Great shots!!! Amazing!

nattsyrransphoto said...

Amazing photos!!

Missy George said...

Love the headless gull...Great shots..Have a happy weekend..

Marie C said...

Wonderful in-flight shots, Stewart! Looks like they were enjoying a few tossed treats! :-) Wonderful post!

Lee said...

Ahhhhhh! I think that about sums up my reaction....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! :)

Now I'll have to dig out my CD of Neil Diamond's "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"....

Bethany Carson said...

Love the action in your photos! Beautiful captures!

DesertHen said...

A dance for food! Wonderful shots!

marshaleith said...

super photos

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful shots, Stewart!

Chris Rohrer said...

ACROBATS!!!

amanda | wildly simple said...

And that, Stewart - is one of the things I admire about you. That you are constantly fascinated!
I'm early on ordering our holiday cards this year - the greeting I chose was a quote, "I think this is how we're supposed to be in the world - present and in awe."
To learn constantly and be fascinated - it doesn't get much better.

Tabib said...

Nice blue sky and great inflight shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am glad that your family and the gulls enjoyed a good fresh fish feast! Beautiful flight shots.... And a great use for leftover bait! Everybody's happy! Thanks for sharing !

June Caedmon said...

These are fabulous, Stewart! Love the "headless" shot, lol, took me a minute to see what he was doing. Sky shots are a fav! I haven't mastered them like you. Practice, practice.