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:

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

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  2. 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!!

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  3. Prachtig Stewart om ze vliegend zo mooi scherp te hebben.

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

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  5. Beautiful photos of these gulls against the blue sky.

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

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  7. Very interesting set of images indeed. Well done.

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

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

    Happy Weekend coming to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  10. 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!

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

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

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

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  14. Amazing photos!!

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

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

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  17. 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"....

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  18. Love the action in your photos! Beautiful captures!

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  19. A dance for food! Wonderful shots!

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  20. 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.

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  21. Nice blue sky and great inflight shots.

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  22. 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 !

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  23. 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.

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