BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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JUVENILE RING-BILLED GULLS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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When I saw these two gulls perched on rocks in the river I was reminded of the game of skipping stones – the game of throwing a flat stone across the lake to see how many times it bounces off the surface. Their mottled colour and pink legs and beak identify them as juveniles. The river where I took this shot often hosts a number of herons and egrets but none were about that day. It’s good to keep in mind that even the most common of subjects can make for an interesting photograph. In this case it began with the memory of a game I played a long time ago. I thought the colour image would lend itself to a black and white treatment so I’ve posted it as well.

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12 thoughts on “JUVENILE RING-BILLED GULLS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. They do remind one of skipping stones and the texture of the water really adds interest to the shot as well.

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  2. I enjoy photographing gulls, too, and these are beautifully done.

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  3. You’re so right about the black and white being a good fit for this photo. I still prefer the hint of deep blue-gray to set off the birds, but it makes a very good b/w.

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  4. You are blessed to be able to get so many great water shots!

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  5. Nice use of B&W. Gulls, though common, make great subjects. Whenever I wanted an acrobatic photo I would go down to the Connecticut river and hang with the Ring-billed gulls. They never disappoint.

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  6. Even those “common” subjects can keep us endlessly fascinated. I love both your colour and B&W versions of this photo, Belinda. 🙂

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