Friday, February 17, 2012

Gulls - A - Palooza

The gulls at the marina near me are an endless source of smiles and photo ops. There are  WEEKEND REFLECTIONS  and SHADOW SHOTS 2  for these wonderful CAMERA CRITTERS

The tough guys usually meet me in the parking lot.


The General

Always checking his troops

Making sure they save me a spot

Some of the gulls prefer to meditate alone, I make sure to give them space





Others are more sociable


Incoming!

What the hell are you flappin' about?


Oh just ignore those two

After Hurricane Irene the marina owners along with the township and the business alliance decided to repair the docks and create a walkway that will lead to a small beach that is right now being cultivated.

The gulls appear to be pleased with this. They discussed it at their last meeting. 
 


The committee


Of course there's always one who has to dissent.


 
Have a great weekend

40 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Love the gulls! I always enjoy getting shots of them when I'm able to go down to the harbor. Don't get to go as often as before I moved, but one of these days I'll get back! In the meantime I have you photos to make me smile and giggle! Have a great weekend, Dianne! Hugs to Hope!

Sylvia

Ron said...

Dianne, what an CLEVER pictorial narrative!!!!

And honestly, dear lady, these photos are freakin' AWESOME! I especially enjoyed that black and white close up - WOW!!!!

Well done......well done!

Have a super weekend!

Much X to you and the gang!

Nefertiti said...

tres reussi,bravo ;o)

Cherie said...

At first I thought that we were going to have another post featuring Gus, but I see we were treated to his whole flock. Your storytelling never disappoints. :) Happy Weekend, Lady! :)

Malyss said...

Being a gulls lover, I adore this post!!:o)

bobbybegood1 said...

Fabulous storyline - I just adored it, made me giggle. Wonderful pics. Have a marvelous weekend Lady Di. Cheers!!

Karen said...

Terrific shots! I love the flapper!

Rambling Woods said...

There is something dictatorial looking about gulls...

Dianne said...

Seagulls seem to be universal creatures ... everywhere I've been in the world, if it's near the sea I witness this comittee of gulls...some bossy ..some timid but all beautiful in their own way.
A Lovely series of snaps.
Have a wonderful week-end.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Gulls are great, except when some bozo is throwing them french fries.

Ebie said...

Very impressive series. You captured in essence, a board meeting!

The gulls wings are so shiny and smooth!

Emille said...

Like your comments with each one! Love the last pic:)

Doru said...

Very impressive series, indeed!
Thank you!

MaggieGem said...

Wonderful captures all, I especially like the flapping wings and black & white shots. Looks like you had a nice day at the shore.

TexWisGirl said...

this was really cute! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I loved this post! Our kind of place -- and your gulls have quite the personalities. Great series.

chubskulit said...

Isn't it ironic that the gulls have big bodies but the shows are like sticks. Beautiful shots.

Thank you for your contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Miniature Rose's Shadow, have a blessed Sunday!

Kay L. Davies said...

Totally enjoyed this post today, Dianne. Your photos, observations, and reflections are super. I especially love the "flapping" one because it's so crisp and clear.
K

Carletta said...

Great shots and commentary!
Love the black and white and the flapping wings shot - awesome captures!

Kelly said...

I love all these gull photos. Their little legs are so skinny they barely cast a shadow! So funny!

Gemma Wiseman said...

This is marvelous! Loved all the comments with the photos! Definitely looks as if the gulls are chatting about the status quo with humans! Terrific photos!

Ralph said...

I think it is the size of his army that the General is most pleased with! Naturally in the service, some gulls are slackers while others are brave soldiers. Happily, an attack of this flock is in doubt, since the sentries are acting alone...not much of a squadron here. The gull army around here can be found on the parking lot that divides the Burger King from the CVS. They must love the french fries...

Kathy said...

Great photos with even greater captions!

LadyFi said...

This was so delightful!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

eileeninmd said...

Love the gulls photos and the captions. Well done! Happy Sunday!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dianne this was too perfectly cute to see and read ! Gulls are funny birds .. and this narrative sounds just like what they would be saying to each other .. especially the "what the hell are you flappin' about!" my favourite !
Joy : )

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Gulls too are always willing to pose. Here's a tip you can try next time when you see a bunch sitting in like a parking lot such as your first three photos. Approach them as you look through the viewfinder of your camera. Just as they take off fire off a bunch of shots and you'll get good close-ups of them with thier wings pumping for lift-off. Sometimes a stomp of the foot is needed to get them off the ground. Usually they only go a few feet then land again where you can get some shots with their landing gear down. Thanks for the comment on my blog.

John McElveen said...

AWESOME STORY in pictures! Lived with Gulls and Buoys all my life! ar ar- Super shadows and I loved Incoming and Flapping!!

John

BLOGitse said...

You made gulls friends for us, and very social, clever and almost human! :)
Have a good week ahead!

Pat said...

Cute series!

NixBlog said...

LOL, great post. Enjoyed the commentary as much as the photos ;-)

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

wonderful captures of these fellows and your narrative is great

Costin Comba said...

Beautiful series, wonderful seagulls. Have a nice week. Greetings.

EG Wow said...

I agree that gulls are very entertaining. :)

NatureFootstep said...

great set of shots with suitable words added. :)
Hope you have a great week.

Nancy said...

Great captures. Love the b&w.

Southwest Arkie said...

Cute story- love the pictures!

Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent photos and commentary on gull life!

katherine said...

terrific shots love them all. specially the black and white.