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Growing up, my Mom always admonished me to “never feed the seagulls!” For one thing they may poop on your head and for another they can become aggressive and come for food that you have not released from your hands yet. Then Alfred Hitchcock came out with the movie “The Birds” which further instilled the idea that these creatures were angry little monsters. The truth is that I have been around these beauties of the beach my whole life and I have never been attacked. Yes, I have fed them (shhhhh….don’t tell Mom!). I find them to be shy and aloof most of the time. To photograph them, you have to be quiet and move gently. It is true that they will swarm for food, but that is just normal animal behavior. In this photographic art piece I try to capture their beauty and gentleness. These two look to be dancing. While they may not be angry after all….they just might drop a bomb on you when you aren’t looking. 😉
Nice capture! And that movie was scary!!! (Kids these days wouldn’t think it was, but I remember being terrified!) Absolutely love…and yes, they do look like they are dancing. :0) Marie
Thank you Marie….I much prefer the old movies. My migraine brain can do without all of the flashy special effects. But I do love suspense! Hitchcock was the man!
Lovely piece! And instead of Hitchcock, I’d be more prone to think of “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach.
Thank you! Oh definitely in the piece I created! I was only referring to my childhood coaching…
Lois Bryan said:
beautiful image, Sharon!!
Thank you Lois!
This is just gorgeous!!! I really really love this one Sharon. It looks like a charcoal drawing.
Thank you Laura!
You’re welcome :))
Priya Ghose said:
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Thank you Priya!
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Indah Susanti said:
Love it! Excellent work Sharon!
Thank you Indah!
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Not So Angry Birds
A very beautiful and emotive picture. I really love the energy in this image.
Thank you Omaste!