Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Old Dude of the Sea

weekend reflections is right below
click any shot to enlarge

This is Gus ...



I run into him often at the marina. I do believe he is the elder gull. The others appear to defer to him.

I think he's exceptionally handsome and quite regal.

I also think he recognizes me ...



He seems interested in my cooing at him ...




Or maybe not ...



Whatever mood Gus is in I think he's a good old bird.

14 comments:

cat said...

He looks very distinguished :)
Lovely shots of good old Gus.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

He is so very gorgeous!!!!
Excellent photo share.

Here's My entry.

Happy weekend wishes to you.

Dubster said...

He does look old and he is a big seagull also. Great shot!

http://www.sheaky.com/2010/08/camera-critters-pigeons.html

Sylvia K said...

I love your old dude of the sea! What a handsome fellow he is! Terrific shots, Dianne! Such a fun post for the day! Hope you have a great weekend! Give Hope a hug for me!

Sylvia

Kiki said...

Yay lovely to meet Gus..he is super adorable..this may be one of my fave posts now..your photos capture his sparkling gentle soul and his essence so wonderfully..what a gorgeous bird!! hugs!
Say hi to Gus for me!!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great series and yes, he does look like the elder statesman of the beach.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Lucy the Cat said...

Great pictures, Dianne, especially the top one, which is a great portrait. Gus is quite regal. Great close-ups too.

Denise said...

You got some great photos of the old dude and Gus is a great name for him.
An English Girl Rambles

jabblog said...

He looks like an elder statesman and will comment when ready!

Nothingman said...

Gus don't care about cameras :P

N

EG Wow said...

Hey! Until the last photo I thought he really was interested in you, Dianne! Why is he giving you the cold shoulder?

Lily Hydrangea said...

I bet he does recognize you & then (like my dog) he gets sick of too much picture taking and refuses to cooperate.
great captures Dianne.

Daryl said...

I suspect he was over his 'ready for my close up' time

Carletta said...

Your closeups show great detail of his feathers!