You put what on your blog?

Imagine my disappointment. Three hours of driving, a gorgeous national park teaming with interesting wildlife, a beautiful lake vista and the only living creatures in sight are … seagulls? Really?

seagull, flying, lake, water

At least I had lots of practice as the birds circled around before landing.

These birds top out at minus one on my interesting-things-to-photograph scale (yes I do have one). There must be something, anything else with a pulse in the area?

Seagulls never leave, so in time I resign myself to shooting them – just for practice. I desperately hope something else will come along.  Nothing does. I take photos somewhat unenthusiastically, sarcastically wondering why my card is still in the camera.

Even with my boring creature discount, I begin to notice that some of the shots are looking OK on the camera screen. But when I get home and look again on the computer – it turns out they are still seagulls. I ignore them.

After a few months of aging and more second looks, I have hesitatantly concluded that perhaps familiarity bred a little too much contempt. With remaining reluctance and a little fear that I may scare off readers, I share my seagull images.

Hopefully beauty can be found in unexpected places.

seagull, beach, water, Saskatchewan

It doesn’t matter where you go, there’s always one squawker in every crowd.

seagull, gull, beach, lake, water, Saskatchewan

Is this what they mean by establishing a beach head?

seagull, gull, beach, lake, water, Saskatchewan

My favourite of the bunch. There were so many seagulls, they just blurred into the background.

Latest Comments

  1. Cornel Apostol says:

    We don’t have gulls here, I like your photos.


  2. Rob Neufeld says:

    I think the small black-headed ones are known as Bonaparte’s Gull. I’ve actually not seen them very often. Maybe I don’t get out much. Beautiful pics as always Lyle.


  3. Sarah Elle Emm says:

    I have some seagull photos I haven’t got around to posting yet that aren’t NEARLY as lovely as your photos! You captured some very cool photos! 🙂


  4. vanbraman says:

    Sea gulls can be very photogenic in tourist areas. Especially since they will come close to you. I wish all birds would pose like them :-).


  5. rebecca2000 says:

    I love it. I think you should use a sling shot. It will help you get a better arm.


  6. Gabriel | 加百利 says:

    love the pics, don’t like the seagulls at all thou :s ! great images there 😉


  7. Delft says:

    I love seagulls. NIce pics.


  8. caleephotography says:

    I like this! Seagulls aren’t exotic or particulary interesting, it takes a good photographer to show how nice they actually look! Well done 🙂


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