Friday, July 31, 2009

Glorious Gulls

I really enjoy photographing sea gulls especially in that soft late in the day light. The gulls have recently been returning from their summer nesting grounds so I took the opportunity to photograph some while still in their summer plumage. They usually lose this plumage very quickly on return.

Starting straight off with a couple of portraits of a Black-headed Gull and Common Gull.


They also make for some great flight subjects with this set taken in a short session one evening after work.



To finish this set a young Lesser Black-Backed Gull in some evening light

The waders are now returning from the north so it is time to switch my attentions.


Emma Anderson said...

A beautiful collection of seabird pictures. The gulls in flight are most majestic.

Klaus said...

Gorgeous, Richard! Wish I had the time to see each and every post of yours! While you can expect some movement in your wildlife scenery - we here in Florida are in the dullest time of the year. Too hot and too humid for anyone (including the animals) to do much of anything.
Cheers, Klaus

Cindy said...

Amazing photos!! Very beautiful.

Rich Steel said...

Thanks for the comments. Its a bit quiet here at the moment Klaus as most of the birds are hiding away and moulting and so not looking great. However, things are looking up as the waders are just starting to return from the north.




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