Tuesday, May 15, 2012

S is for Sea Gulls

I do love the ocean, and the sea gulls are so much a part of that environment. They are also fun to photograph so here are a few pics I have on file.
















I recall reading about "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" as a teenager, but  would like to go back and re-read  to see if there was more to the story than what I understood at that time.  Have you ever read that tale? Any thoughts on it?

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  1. Just beautiful, Barb. LOVE when you put pix up. I don't think I read Jonathan Livingston Seagull - don't remember, anyway.

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    1. Thanks Joanne! I really appreciate how you always respond to my blog! :)

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  2. I wish I had a camera that could capture birds in motion that well. Beautiful. I remember when Marita and I took Laury to the beach for the first time. She threw a gull a bit of her sandwhich before Mari or I could stop her. Uh. oh. She couldn't figure out why we reacted like that until about a thousand of them swooped down on us. You could just see their little thought bubbles like the ones in Finding Nemo. "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!" LOL

    Want to know an interesting fact? I learned in my ornithology class that their name isn't actually seagull. There are a lot of different kinds of gulls and some of them live by the sea, but their technical name isn't seagull any more than the ones eating french fries by McDonalds are parkinglotgulls. I never knew that before. Of course, then it wouldn't have worked for your "S" post, so I guess it's a good thing you didn't know that! hehe

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    1. I think any camera would capture the bird- it's all in the timing!

      I think I've heard that about seagull names- but I chose to ignore it! When I'm at the ocean I see seagulls! When they are anywhere else...I ignore them. :)

      Funny story about Laury!

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  3. Your photos made me feel like I was at the beach. I am partial to the pelicans but of course that doesn't start with S. LOL

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  4. Amazing pictures!! Yep, they're seagulls to me, too!

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