Thursday, September 1, 2011

Flying with a Seagull

Newport Beach, California

Have you ever wanted to fly like a bird?


  1. Marvelous, really marvelous.
    Jonathan the seagull comes immediately to mind.

  2. Oh, yes! especially like a sea gull."Jonathan Livingstone le goeland"..Fabulous picture!

  3. Indeed I have and wonder just how you managed to fly alongside this fellow for the shot!


  4. Ok talking about seagulls!! That is great:))

  5. Whoa, that's great! And as much as I love the peaceful perfection and clarity of the seagull, his flight is perfectly set of by the calm, blurred, beautifully lit background. A really gorgeous image!

  6. Beautiful, James. And yes, where were YOU as you were flying with this seagull?
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. Oh, yes, I do want to be there!! I didn't realize before that YOU could fly! Your capture is the next best thing, can feel the sun on my face and the wind in my hair! What a great way to start the day, James!!


  8. Super picture, most be difficult to shoot at that speed.


  9. Grazie James!
    Come to Italy without a plan,I think that you can see much more interesting places!
    Sorry for my bad English:)It's not easy explain to you what do I think
    have a nice day

  10. Dive bomber coming in! Great shot James.

  11. Amazing shot, James! Talk about a bird's eye view!

  12. Ufff! Spectacular! Like Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
    Warm hug.

  13. i have pictures of seagulls in Newcastle..they r simply cute!

  14. Great shot again James. Also nice the bird has the whole left as space in his direction.

  15. Wow - a beautiful photo James!

    I can't comment on Lucy's blog, it isn't allowing me access to comment for some reason. So if you will pass this along, I would apppreciate it.

    Hope you don't mind too much.

    For Lucy's blog:

    Yes, I agree. Even when working in Retired Racing Greyhound adoptions we would get some elder hounds given up to us by their families because they began to have ill health that would be too much time and money for them. They would often not disclose it to us, but we'd find out when we checked them out after their surrender.

    I can't even imagine abandoning one of my furkids just when they need you the most. Just heartbreaking that people can do this sort of thing but it happens all of the time. I don't see how those that do can even live with themselves. Could be they think they are doing their animals a favor because who ever get them will do a better job of caring for their animals than they would do.

    Could be, since they were able to just abandon them...they are right. :( Not right in doing so, but right in assuming that whoever takes them in will be a better pet owner than they were.

    The things that happen in this world to those who have no voice or choices are truly disturbing.

    Thanks for taking care of this little sweetie!

  16. The giant gull who ate Newport Beach!

  17. Yes, daily. Quite the shot of this seagull, James.

  18. I'm stunned : how did you manage to have such a clear picture of sea gull from thaat near of it ?! I just love the blury back ground too : it looks just like we sere seing from a seagull, in fact : very well done !

    No week-end reflection contest this week, James ?

    I hope everything is okay.

  19. Great job, James! Well done.

  20. So, you went out and bought a ULM to go flying in ? Or one of those personal wings with a small jet motor, like on the cover of National Geographic this month?

    Have a great weekend James...

  21. You must have been lying side by side with this one! :-)