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One day, my son, this will be yours

Posted by
L'explorateur (Vancouver, Canada) on 24 January 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Two Thayer’s gulls. The brownish one is still a juvenile, but he’s about to get adult. The father is showing him around... ;)


Un giorno, figlio mio, tutto questo sarà tuo
Due gabbiani di Thayer. Quello con le macchie marroni è ancora giovane, sebbene stia per raggiungere l’età matura. Il padre gli sta mostrando la proprietà... ;)
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Taken on Jan 20, 2011 at Jericho beach, Vancouver.
Scattata il 20 Gennaio 2011 a Jericho beach, Vancouver.

NIKON D90 1/100 second F/5.3 ISO 400 112 mm (35mm equiv.)

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A beautiful shot. I like the grey tones and DOF. I love the title - so cute

24 Jan 2011 8:57am

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks Anina. I love seagulls! :D

Lougris from Toulouse, France

je ne me lasse pas de regarder voler ces magnifiques oiseaux en bord de mer !!

24 Jan 2011 12:27pm

@Lougris: Bonjour Lougris! I agree with you. They're beautiful. Thanks for visiting!

Franz from Baden, Austria

absolutely cool title to a an equally cool frame, simone! love the beautiful grey tones and the skillful use of focus!

24 Jan 2011 2:24pm

@Franz: Thanks a lot, Franz! They're so calm and beautiful :)

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I had to laugh at the title. Very creative!

24 Jan 2011 6:28pm

@Gary: Ah ah! Thank you Gary! The "father" has such a proud expression that I could help giving this title :D

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of nature Canada &, United Kingdom

Such an apt title as nature dictates that soon the baby will fly the nest and make it's own way in life. A great angle to encompas both gulls as they survey the seascape and have a father and son moment. Well captured, Simone.

24 Jan 2011 6:52pm

@SOUL AFLAME: Hi Paul! Your wording is always so fluid and it's a pleasure to read you. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment!

Anneke from Veendam, Netherlands

Beautiful title.
The gray color makes this beautiful picture.
They fly a lot, but never photographed, too bad :-(

24 Jan 2011 7:02pm

@Anneke: Hi Anneke, thank you so much for your words :D

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice shot - but - it could also be the mother with the daughter, ha ha !

24 Jan 2011 7:21pm

@Loner: You're right, Sonja! I just made that up :P Thanks for passing by.

٭ ƸɼiϾ ٭ from Narbonne, France

very nice shot !
and your title is very fun !
it s like the lion king ;-))
well see

24 Jan 2011 8:46pm

@٭ ƸɼiϾ ٭: Hello Eric, so this is more "The seagull king" :P

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

Excellent !! belle netteté

24 Jan 2011 9:51pm

@Veronique: Merci bien, Veronique! I was quite close to these gulls, that's why I could get a firm image.

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superbe image.

24 Jan 2011 10:02pm

@DowsherVision: Merci beaucoup! I love seagulls and I love walking on the beach in the morning :)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is a fantastic image of the growing gull population!

25 Jan 2011 12:24am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Hi Judy! I am so glad you stopped by and that you like this image :)

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

great capture and nice gray tones :)

25 Jan 2011 1:16am

@Marion: Thank you Marion! :)

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Preciosa foto con unos tonos muy agradables.
Me gusta mucho el titulo,muy original.Saludos.

25 Jan 2011 7:06am

@Manuel Hompanera: Muchas gracias, Manuel! Me gustó muchissimo mirar a este gaviotas la semana pasada!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Cool shot

25 Jan 2011 9:27am

@CElliottUK: Hi Chris! I am happy you like it :)

myky from London, Canada

A very nice capture!!!

26 Jan 2011 4:35am

@myky: Thank you so much, Miky! :)

NIKON D90
1/100 second
F/5.3
ISO 400
112 mm (35mm equiv.)

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