Saturday, January 24, 2009

Camera Critters #42

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

I was in the Wal-Mart parking lot early November and there were a bunch of Sea Gulls flying around.
I like flying birds so I spent some time trying to capture them against the gray sky.
I enjoy any flying capture but find it hard to do.
It was fun trying and these are my best shots.
I finally said goodbye as they flew away.
I do hope you enjoyed the show and will visit some of the other critters Misty has to offer on her Meme.

40 comments:

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love to watch them gliding. I have often wondered what first attracted them to parking lots.

Toni said...

Nice shots!!! You do a much better job than I do of catching birds on camera!

Carolina said...

I think they are great shots! I can't even take a decent picture of a bird sitting down somewhere, let alone a flying one.

Bruce said...

You did a great job catching these seagulls...now let me try:)

Warren Baker said...

You did a good job F.G. Practice makes perfect!

Tammy said...

I live near the ocean and I see these all the time around our Wal-Mart. What's it about Wal-Mart that they like so much?

ViennaDaily said...

Lovely flight shots! I could never have taken a moving shot...I dont see much birds here except pigeons and crows anyway...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I recognized those Walmart lights, Tom, before I saw the bird!!! Great shots of the gulls...

Have a good weekend.
Betsy

Carletta said...

Love the third one best FG!
Those skies certainly were grey.

George said...

I wish I could capture flying birds a well as you do. Very nice shots!

Rhea said...

I admit, I have a really hard time capturing flying birds as well. Nice job!

Grammy said...

I love to watch them too. We use to have a red tail hawk being chased my a blue jay come by daily at my old home in St. Louis. I only see them by the highway here in Lake of the Ozarks mo. I love the close ups you get. What brand of camera do you use?

Rose said...

Nice captures!

Tricia said...

These are great shots - It's nice to see!

June said...

Yes, very difficult to capture. You did a good job...

tipper said...

Very hard to capture a flying bird-I have trouble with "sitting still" birds. You got some great shots-they look like they're from a book about birds!

Norm said...

nice capture! love the third picture awesome. Check out my lizard here and thanks for the visit.

Misty Dawn said...

You're right - it's VERY hard to do, but you did a great job!

Babooshka said...

Gulls are mad birds and they do seem to be moving inland more. Fabulous again.

judi said...

One of the best reasons to visit Wallyworld! We have them at our walmart too. Good captures, not easy to do.

Jo Castillo said...

The last to are my favorites.

Darla said...

Good job fishing guy!

dot said...

Those are really wonderful pictures! I can never figure why but there always seems to be some kind of birds hanging out at a WalMart.

Sue said...

I seem to be a step behind you again. I put some street lights on my blog for this SkyWatch. While taking some of them, I tried to get some birds flying, but did not get any in focus. I do have birds on one of the sets of lights, though.

David said...

very nice

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, you captured so well the flying seagull! And, as you rightly say, it's so difficult to make photos of flying birds.
Great sequence!

Dianne said...

fantastic in flight shots!!

AppleDebbie said...

Wonderful shots! I always have a difficult time trying to capture a bird in flight. Very nicely done!

Tootie said...

I love watching the gulls here. Your photos are very good.

Jack and Joann said...

Those guys really fly inland to look for food. I bet they found the dumpsters at Wal Mart. They show up in droves here when a storm is blowing in---especially snow. But alas we haven't had snow yet this winter. Take care. Keep posting and I'll keep reading.

Marcos Santos said...

Olá Tom

Quanto tempo...

Essa fotos estão esplêndidas e merecem maior visibilidade. Estou postando um passo a passo sobre postagem de fotos maiores no meu outro blog. Se estiver interessado, dê uma passada por lá.
http://bocadiurna.blogspot.com/

Um forte abraço
do Marcos

Hello Tom

How long ...

The photos are beautiful and deserve more visibility. I'm posting on a step by step of posting large photos on my other blog. If you're interested, take a last there.

http://bocadiurna.blogspot.com/

A strong hug
of Marcos

Shellmo said...

You've got some great flight action!!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

It's amazing what you see at a Walmart parking lot. Surprised to see such a bird in Ohio ... you must be great to one of the Great Lakes?

Abraham Lincoln said...

You did get some nice shots of the gull. We sometimes see them around here at Walmart and there is no ocean or lake for many, many miles around.

Tina said...

Great shots, Fg, esp your third shot..it is hard to capture them in flight..but you did a nice job of it!

JenReg said...

Those are some great shots! I know most people aren't big fans of seagulls, but when my hubby and I went to Mendocino for our anniversary, we had a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the ocean. Two "friends" (seagulls) joined us. They were very clean and well-behaved. They'd sit on our balcony rail and we'd throw them peanuts. The were quite entertaining! We named them "Stan" and "Stu"...

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Ken Conger Photography said...

Always a challenge to get good fliers. I like #4 the best. Blue Skies.

kjpweb said...

Nicely done, Tom! Great in flights!
Cheers, Klaus

Mary said...

This is so funny....I just took photos of the gulls hanging out at Target today! I'll be posting them tomorrow! Isn't it amazing? Wonder what is going on in the gull world that is sending them to the shopping centers?? Good shots!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You captured it well Tom, especially in the third shot.