Saturday, May 08, 2010

Camera Critters: Bonaparte's Gull


Bonaparte's Gull Close-up

While fishing the lake this morning I noticed a pair of birds a considerable distance away.  Checking with binoculars revealed a pair of Bonaparte's Gulls riding the waves.  As I approached them with the boat they insisted on swimming away, not exactly the view I was seeking for a photograph.  Suddenly a powerful gust of wind rippled the water and spun the birds nearly 180 degrees; CLICK....That was the shot I was looking for!

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7 comments:

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

They are such a clean looking bird. Have a great weekend. Valerie

Montanagirl said...

Nice shot! Have a nice weekend.

√ A-choo ! said...

I like that clean looking water. The birds feet can be seen in the top picture. I also like the birds.

You didn't say how your fishing went?

Thanks for the comment and visit. Appreciate all the visitors I can get.

A Garden of Threads said...

Love the black faces on the gulls, they are great shots. Water is a wonderful grey blue color. Have a wonderfull weekend.

Misty Dawn said...

Love it! Not only are the photos great and the birds really awesome looking, but your description of getting "THE" photo put a big smile on my face.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Bonepartes, what a delightful name, for delightful waterfowl, very nice images as well!

HANNIBAL said...

Love that face on the first one! So animated with those eyes!