Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Watery Wednesday

On a recent summer's afternoon, we wound our way to the seashore for a walk.

It was pleasantly cool for August, and not a cloud broke up the blue perfection of the sky. As usual, I had my camera at the ready.












It was surprising to find that the normally raucous and energetic seagulls were uncommonly sedate. They uttered not a sound, and stood facing quietly out to sea as the sun slowly began its descent to the horizon.
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Even the prescence of curious onlookers seemed of little concern to the placid birds. I was able to move up quietly until I was close enough to see how clearly their shadows were reflected in the water. The resulting pics were perfect mirror images, each of which can be turned upside down and look much the same.
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Give it a try...you'll see what I mean!

I'm linking this post to Watery Wednesday! For more photos that are damp, doused and drenched check out the link below!
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http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/
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16 comments:

J Bar said...

I like the reflections.
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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, what got into those seagulls?

Luna Miranda said...

i think they're admiring their beautiful reflections.:p awesome photos.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous reflections photos of the gulls.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh how I love seagulls!!!

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Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! I have had such a long love affair with the seagull - ever since Jonathan informed me I was in love with the sea!

Lesley said...

yes, when these ring billed gulls aren't being a nuisance in the parking lot, they are quite lovely in their quiet moments!

Ellie said...

Beautiful; Love the reflection! Funny birds, sometimes so scattered, other time serene!
Wise of you to be camera ready...these are great!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I guess all the raucous and noisy ones were hanging out at my place. It's been 24/7 for months, night and day.

You got the most amazing reflections, way to go.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Tricia said...

so sweet!

Olive Cooper said...

The mirror images are so special Lynette. hugs♥olive

Kit said...

So utterly beautiful. You captured them at their best. Kit

Susannah said...

What wonderful photos! I always marvel at how they manage to keep them selves so white!

Love the reflections.

niko said...

great shots!! i love the last picture the most!

EG Wow said...

Great reflections! Seagulls are such characters. I'm surprised they stood still long enough to get such neat photos.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Brilliant shots... how nice of the gull to pose so sweetly.