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!
A grand gull and well captured.ReplyDelete
I'll admit it too, Stewart, I'm a gull fan as well! The lighting on the gull is beautiful! Nice shot!ReplyDelete
Hi Stewart, this is a wonderful photo!ReplyDelete
You painted in that sky, right? Only kidding. Neat photo.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
i like it! works as a sky shot for me!ReplyDelete
Beautiful blue skies and a beautiful bird makes for a perfect capture, Stewart! Hope you have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures of the seagull against the blue sky .ReplyDelete
Best wishes, Irma
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!ReplyDelete
Great photo, and Perfect for the sky-theme!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Fantastic photography! Love the gull ~ Lots on Cape Ann MA ~ Great shot for SWF ^_^ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
This one gorgeous sky and the gull is magnificent. A simple but very dramatic shot. genieReplyDelete
I love the sun tinged feathers against the pure blue sky. Nice shot.ReplyDelete
Very beautiful photo for SWF,Stewart!Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
A beautiful capture of the gull and just think how boring a plain blue sky would have bee without it!ReplyDelete
It is seldom one gets such good light on a bird in flight.
A glowing seagull! Fab shot. I do love to see seagulls in flight.ReplyDelete
"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.ReplyDelete
Just amazing shot...ReplyDelete
Amazing shot of the sea gull.ReplyDelete
Love the sky as a backdrop to the gull. Wonderful capture my friend.ReplyDelete
I'm a gull lover too!! I take far too many photos of gulls!ReplyDelete
I do wish we had Pacific Gulls up here!
Great action shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
Beautiful how the gull accentuates the blue sky -- or is it the other way round.ReplyDelete
(And I am always envious of perfect flight shots!)