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Good morning.....
Thank you so much for all the votes and amusing comments on yesterdays flamingo image, also a huge thank you to John (JohnoP), Patty (Pentaxpatty) and to Billy (Williamsloan) for their UA's, much appreciated.
Staying with birds, I am dedicating this upload to Lynette (lynniesefforts) who is celebrating her birthday today in Australia.
It was a rather windy afternoon in Pelican bay and I loved the seagulls feathers blowing in the wind.
V2....I also found this little guy next to him, can someone ID him for me....not the best with the sun at the level it was and they were also a distance from me.
Have a nice day.....Grin

Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Feb 2014 - 5:18 PM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:The seagulls name was Nelson
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:3 Mar 2014 - 5:27 AM
Tags:Namibia, Seagull, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:NDODS · Chinga · prabhusinha · ddolfelin · CarolG · Bantu · Fred263 · ugly · Andysnapper · 213hardy · dven · Caziwinkles · mistere · pentaxpatty · SUE118 · LynneJoyce · Lillian · Bzox · Fotofunguy · JohnoP · User_Removed · digital_boi · Derek_Fearn · M_squared · RobertTurley · NaturesHaven · GeorgePlatis · Alan_Baseley · Mike_Young · morpheus1955 · Badgerfred · Jenny-D · Mollycat · SteveMoulding · jdinne · Drighlynne · Tish1 · Nikonuser1 · marshfam19 · debu · Irishkate · gss · Lynniesefforts · gary_d · kuvailija · Fefe · EileenH · ali63 · gwynn56 · taggart · sweetpea62 · barbarahirst · saltireblue · Brian65 · georgiepoolie · myrab · EMJAYCEE · 1881 · Philip_H · kfrances · evelen · lblythe · williamsloan · netta1234 · anglingandyq · Stephen_B · Holmewood · kathrynlouise · rontear · cheesey · WesternRed · ukgubbi · TrevBatWCC · lifesnapper · BIGRY1 · Glostopcat · annettep38 ·
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NDODS Plus Member 54356 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 5:30 AM

A fine feathery trio Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 5:41 AM

Lovely set.

Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 - 5:44 AM

Three very aesthetically pleasing images!
It's very tricky to get the exposure right in bright sunshine... You did very well in each image. IB

ddolfelin Plus Member 373 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 5:49 AM

Lovely pictures.
The little chap looks a bit Tern like but I'm probably wrong.
Good shooting, Colleen.

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 6:07 AM

Excellent captures, Colleen, Nelson needs to have a good session of preening Smile Carol

Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 - 6:26 AM

Great set, Colleen.V1 is my fave.


Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 6:39 AM

Lovely shots Colleen. I think it is either an Arctic or a Common Tern, I'm not sure which as they are very similar and also I don't know whether you get Common Terns down your way. On balance I would suggest the Arctic variety.


ColleenA Plus Member 3310 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:02 AM

Thanks Andy

3 Mar 2014 - 7:04 AM

Super set Colleen - the light in V1 is perfect. Smile


mistere Plus Member 2mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:08 AM

Was it something you said? they all have their backs to the camera.
Nice set.

Dave SmileSmile

pentaxpatty Plus Member 2pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:14 AM

V1 is my fav. Happy birthday to Lynnette, I'm sure she will love these. V2 looks like a tern too. Well done Colleen all lovely shots again.
Patty Grin

SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:16 AM

Super shots and dear Nelson he looks a bit ruffled.

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:26 AM

Excellent avian character portraits.

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:30 AM

three lovely shots Colleen
has to be V1 for that ruffled look

Bantu  2 India
3 Mar 2014 - 7:55 AM

Very smart and quick capture,beautiful.

NaturesHaven Plus Member 4281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:15 AM

Thanks for the tip about Lynnie...............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:33 AM

Beautiful captures, Colleen!

Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 - 8:46 AM

Lovely captures Colleen.

Jenny Smile

Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 9:32 AM

Think you've ruffled their feathers Colleen. Lovely shots.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

jdinne  12 England
3 Mar 2014 - 9:49 AM

Lovely set Colleen just love V1


Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 10:30 AM

Great set of images ColleenSmile


marshfam19 Plus Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 - 10:46 AM

A lovely set of images Nathan

Mary Grin

debu  5 India
3 Mar 2014 - 10:57 AM

Superb images.

Irishkate Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 11:20 AM

A different point of view and had you realised the symmetry in V2 and V3 with tail and beak?
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
3 Mar 2014 - 11:38 AM

How lovely Colleen, my favourites, feathered beings.. !! Thank you Blush !!!! And thank Nelson for me too please. Grin

Lovely shots..

Lynette Grin

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 11:55 AM

A nice set V1 the pick. - gary

kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
3 Mar 2014 - 12:05 PM

Very good birding , Colleen! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Maybe they go to hairdressers after such a windy day - or maybe not!?Tongue --- Fine images in anycase ! --- Jukka.Smile

Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 12:37 PM

GrinGrinGrin V1 looks like he had a rough nightTongueWinkGrin

EileenH  2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 - 12:44 PM

Beautiful set Smile


ali63 Plus Member 3697 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 1:39 PM

Great shots Colleen,

Ali SmileSmile

Mike_Young Plus Member 9Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 1:59 PM

Three splendid shots Colleen, the terns are often difficult to ID at this time of year, when they are not fully in breeding plumage, my inclination is to say that it is a first winter non breeding immature Common tern...... Not sure of its name, but it may be Ern the Tern Smile

Last Modified By Mike_Young at 3 Mar 2014 - 2:00 PM
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 2:28 PM

Not at all familiar with seaside birds, but your images are clear and sharp-- and as Mike Young above tells you what they are, I will just say , a wonderful gathering!

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 3:01 PM

interesting birds with ruffled feathers

saltireblue Site Moderator 55045 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway30 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 4:15 PM

The wind give the impression of him having a bad hair day, Colleen!


1881  3 India
3 Mar 2014 - 5:30 PM

A real beautiful shot.

========================== Tongue ==============================sanjev

kfrances  1 United States
3 Mar 2014 - 6:23 PM

All great sets, V1 for me.

evelen  10 England
3 Mar 2014 - 6:24 PM

great set of shots .

gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 6:52 PM

Love the third picture!

williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:14 PM

three well taken shots lovely images


netta1234 Plus Member 3259 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:29 PM

A great set ColleenSmile

Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 - 9:20 PM

Great card Colleen. And love V2 and V3 as well. Cathy

kathrynlouise Plus Member 4421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 11:09 PM

Wonderful set Colleen and a great greeting card. Love v1 GrinGrin


4 Mar 2014 - 1:35 AM

Magic captures and a great title.Grin Well done Colleen.

ukgubbi Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
4 Mar 2014 - 2:53 AM

Great set. V1- my fav.

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2014 - 4:21 PM

Lovely set, Colleen - they do look rather windswept! Wink
Trev Smile

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2014 - 6:11 PM

I like the Wind swept V1 Colleen, just like when I look in the Mirror in the MorningWink

John Smile

Glostopcat Plus Member 9254 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 9:14 PM

A splendid set of seabird images Colleen

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