Sunday, August 03, 2008

CRITTERS SUNDAY - THE SEAGULL HAS LANDED!

I know it's a really bad pun but I couldn't resist it.

Ramsey Harbour, Birds File 5

Having a sort out of the photos and came across this one hiding amongst Birds file 5. As it's been a pretty bad week for birds and animals around Ramsey, and atrocious weather, I went for a reliable image. I like these kind of shots. Best left as they were taken. As you can see it was grey light day but his dramatic entrance really livened things up . To the person who commented "do I always have a camera with me," in the main yes, and this kind of shot is why. You can't plan these they just happen and are best left as taken.

I'm still looking for the escaped wallaby from the wildlife park, but no luck. It could be a myth of course but apparently there have been some reliable sighting. No seriously, there is an escaped wallaby roaming the hills outside Ramsey. Possibly with the Loch Ness Monster, a flying pig and a pink elephant entering the local pub. Sounds like a bad joke!

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55 comments:

i beati said...

tip toeing sandy

AppleDebbie said...

Wonderful action photo... it looks like you timed the shot just perfectly!

While you may have an escaped wallaby roaming your hills we have a fugitive potty trained chimpanzee running loose in our mountains. Seriously! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn't show up at my front door someday. Lol!

lapa37 said...

It sure is a good picture like poetry in motion.

Shannon H. said...

Great photo!

D... said...

You caught a great shot!

Kahshe Cottager said...

An amazing action shot!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
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Thiên said...

That is such a cool shot of the seagull! Very nice.

Indrani said...

Perfect timing! You captured a delight to eyes.

Boise Diva said...

Poor gull caught at maybe less than a graceful moment, but it's real!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i liked the pun too - and what a bird it looks on camera!

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Really nice, because of your background colors. This kind of picture must be very difficult to make.

Jim said...

Looks like hes about to pounce on something.

Ladynred said...

It's beautiful shot!

ilanadavita said...

Great shot.

Laurie said...

You captured the moment perfectly. Love it.

GMG said...

Hi Babooshka! Finally I found some time to enjoy your excellent blog…
Great shot here! Also loved the Swing Bridge series... And the purple house (much darker than the one I caught in Ann Arbor) is amazing!
Many thanks for your comments on Blogtrotter, still at the MoMA! Hope you enjoy and wish you a great weekend and a nice holiday, in case you have the chance to profit from it! ;))

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Noooo, it's not as bad as some of the things that I've played around with for my blogs. Now I try not to be clever and instead use puns/play onwords every now and then and be sensible the rest of the time!

The seagull is quite cute here actually. Good job it wasn't a pigeon. I hate pigeons... grrrrr...
Ciao

Scarlet x

Aileni said...

Nice shot. A Common Gull but can't be sure.

Aileni said...

It's my eyes again - that is a Herring Gull.

Irredento Urbanita said...

It's interestings to see a paused movement like the one of the seagull with his ready feet.

Sally said...

What a magnificent shot.

Wrap yourself in love from Sydney
Sydney Daily Photo

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a great shot catching the gull as it seetles on the water. Nicely done for a great CC.

me ann my camera said...

The gull photo is marvelous! And like you, my camera is always with me. I seldom leave home without it. Good luck on the Wallaby hunt!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photography. I like the action you captured.

mannanan said...

Another great capture, well done. Like you I always take my camera with me wherever I am. My eldest daughter goes wallaby hunting and has, she assures me seen it somewhere around Sulby Cladaghs which is the best place apparently...

Lake Lady said...

Great shot! I hope to one day catch one of our mallards as they land in front of the house, so I know how hard it is to catch that action! We're all very glad you keep your camera handy!

Blue said...

He looks as if he's balancing on the water.

pts said...

you captured the moment precisely!

angela said...

Excellent shot. You surely have quick reactions though.
He's got a very focussed look on his face..nice to know even gulls have to concentrate..

Marie Reed said...

I'm going to have to start informing myself a bit more on these daily themes:) I dooo want to become an ABC girl! I think that your seperate site for that is the cats meow!

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful action photo.

Misty Dawn said...

It's a fantastic action photo, and that last line had me cracking up laughing.

Bibi said...

Maybe it's a girl gull--I can just hear her say, "Oh, I forgot I just did my nails!" Great shot!!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a good shot! You caught the action, that's for sure!

imac said...

Great work, Fantastic capture.
I think you could be right about the Hoover fly too.

Saretta said...

Thanks for coming back to visit me regularly! If there's one thing we've got a lot of here for most of the year...it's blue skies! Love your photos, so beautiful, such definition!

RuneE said...

I love taking pictures of gulls, but I have never managed one like that!
Excellent!

April said...

Great action photo! I like the colors and mood of the water.

PJ said...

Good day from Florida! Your bird could have been photographed right here on the Gulf of Mexico. I love it.
Pensacola Daily Photo

Dragonstar said...

That is a superb photo! No other word for it.

JM said...

Wow! That's a fantastic picture! Really awesome!

B. Roan said...

Brilliant shot, as usual!

melanie said...

Atrocious weather ? but nice photo !

Snapper said...

Great shot. Capturing action like that is much harder than it looks. Well done!

Ashrunner said...

Bad pun? I thought it was a great pun! And a great photo, to boot!

crittoria said...

Wonderful shot!

Dragonstar said...

Babooshka, come on over and pick up an award.

Keith said...

Even having camera equipment with you and ready, that's not an easy shot. Great photo!

marley said...

Pun-tastic! I love a good pun, and this is top notch. It got a good groan from me! The photo is good too :)

I really need to get in the habit of keeping my camera with me. I saw a great sunset while driving home tonight. But it wasn't much good to me as my camera is on the bookshelf!

storyteller said...

Bad pun or no … it’s a wonderful photo!!! Interesting post too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Louis la Vache said...

Speaking of flying pigs....

(If this looks a little funny, it's because this blog is getting a 'facelift.')

Rambling Woods said...

I love the photo of the gull..of course I love the birds..

Willard said...

A very dramatic shot! You captured the bird at exactly the right moment!

Professor said...

Love it- wow! What a super picture to manage to get! Love it!

George Townboy said...

Awesome shot.

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