Sunday, July 19, 2009

Gull Macro Monday


Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign Mr Linky. Don't forget to visit each other. :)


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Some gulls came very close while we were out in the lobster boat in Maine.  I know they were looking for hand-outs but I took advantage of the situation.


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They swooped. . .


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. . .and glided . . .


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. . . and piouretted . . .


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. . .then floated.


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Squawk!


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'Fine if you won't feed me ~ I'm off!'


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46 comments:

  1. These are some wonderful and such intense shots Lisa! Wow! I finally got some new shots over the last couple days. I'll see what I have on the camera and will hopefully be back to play along this week :-)

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  2. As usual, you top the bill when it comes to birds -- especially on the wing. The next to last one looks like he could be an F-14 jumping off the deck with the afterburner lit. And the last one is just a joyous tumult of angles. Love all of them.

    I went with something aquatic myself this week, though it's not apparent at a glance.

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  3. Gulls can be pests on the beach, but they are graceful in flight. I like the way the light plays through the feathers on the wing trailing edge. My favorite is the last photo with the two leaving. Neat composition. You're fast on the shutter Lisa.

    John

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  4. Super shots! One time in Florida I was feeding Gulls from a bag of bread when a big Gull swooped down and stole the remaining bread bag and all.
    B.

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  5. Awesome shots!
    I think my favorite is the third one - an eye of determination.

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  6. Amazing shots of the seagulls!

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  7. The light through those wings...astounding. The look on the face of that bird in the second shot just stops time. You are amazing.

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  8. Wow, those are amazing!! I love how you got them in flight!

    MommyWizdom

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  9. Absolutely incredible shots! I mean, up close, macro, in-flight! I like the yellow-orange of their beaks making a nice counterpoint to all the shades of gray. Very nice.

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  10. Ooh Lisa, these are spectacular shots. I wish I could have captured the seagull swooping our Wal- Mart this past winter as good as you did here. Simply Stunning Shots. Good night~

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  11. Amazing how you stop them in mid-flight! I'm in!

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  12. Those are really great shots! I love to watch seagulls too.

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  13. This is amazing - you must be so patient.

    Happy Monday (almost)!

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  14. love the movement in the flight shots. the "squawk" shot is a perfect representation of the sea gull. thanks for sharing.

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  15. Awesome! but they do look fierce!

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  16. I like the photography, but I especially love your captions! Squawk!!

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  17. Really great seagull shots!

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  18. Sweet goodness!
    My total favorite is Nr 3 - awesome!

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  19. These are absolutely wonderful action shots!

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  20. Magnificent photos!!! I know how hard it is to catch a flying gull and your photos are so good!!!

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  21. Great shots all...always fascinating to watch their goings ons!

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  22. Wow, these are amazing photos! I love how you can see their eyes so clearly!

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  23. wonderful photos Lisa! The close ups in flight are really exciting.

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  24. Those are really awesome captures, my friend! I really love that 3rd one!

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  25. Oh amazing shots!!! I love seagulls!!! Love the feather details!! Wonderful, Sarah

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  26. Fantastic photos!!! They don't even look real! Wow!

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  27. Goodness!! These are magnificent!!

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  28. When did they start taking over the parking lots?

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  29. Sometimes they fly over my house as well, but I'm always too late when it comes to photograph them! What a beautiful series again Lisa!
    I'm playing too this week, but I almost forgot to submit my link!

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  30. Wonderful series of shots. Make we want to visit the beach real soon.

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  31. Love the gulls. My oldest son used to wave back at them when he was young and they would flap their wings at the beach.

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  32. Great shots .... that third photo looks like an xray.

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  33. Incredible close-ups Lisa, the eyes are so nice and clear, great shots!

    http://www.moorebloglife.com/2009/07/20/macro-monday-gerber-daisies/

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  34. You have some great captures here. I am not fast enough for a series like this.

    Leedra’s Photos For Fun

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  35. i absolutely LOVE this photostory.
    Your wit is refreshing.
    i've missed ya
    one love.

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  36. I have heard about flight shots and macro shots, I have never seen a macro flight shot, this is so cool Lisa, looks like these fellows were friends with you. They have come very close.

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  37. enjoyed the gulls... there are so many different kinds !

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  38. Glided and pirouetted are my favorites.

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  39. Wonderful photos full of life! MB

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  40. These are fantastic!! And I'm loving your coastal theme this week!!!

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  41. I found this challenge today so now I'm in :)
    Have a nice Sunday!

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