Birds

While we were away at Easter, I saw lots of crows and seagulls.  I think they were attracted by all the food scraps around, but I took the opportunity to get a bit closer than usual.  Crows, especially, seem to be particularly suspicious and will fly away as soon as you get close enough to take a picture with more than a black dot in it! 

This crow’s profile looks quite scary

crow

But from a distance it’s not so bad…

crow in silhouette 

This seagull looks quite at home in an urban environment…

seagull on road

And I quite like the effect of this one.  It would be better with a total background of blue sky though. 

seagull in sun

And I include this because I like the effect of footprints in the sand:

footprints in the sand

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3 Responses to Birds

  1. Melly June 25, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    Nice job Liz. Like them a lot.

  2. Jennifer Rose June 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    I am always a little wary of crows and rooks. The beaks on them can do so much damage. A Rook was on the bird table awhile ago and within 30 seconds he had destroyed the suit balls. He needs to eat too so I wasn’t angry at him eating the food, but watching him attack the ball with his beak really made me realized how powerful they can be.

  3. Liza Lee Miller June 30, 2009 at 6:49 am #

    Your “crow” is a Raven. Same family of birds but larger . . . particularly their beaks. They are amazing creatures and very, very smart! Great image you captured!