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The seagulls name was Nelson

By ColleenA
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

Tags: Seagull Namibia Wildlife and nature

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NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 5:30AM
A fine feathery trio Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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3 Mar 2014 5:41AM
Lovely set.
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 5:44AM
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
3 Mar 2014 5:49AM
Lovely pictures.
The little chap looks a bit Tern like but I'm probably wrong.
Good shooting, Colleen.
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
3 Mar 2014 6:07AM
Excellent captures, Colleen, Nelson needs to have a good session of preening Smile Carol
Great set, Colleen.V1 is my fave.

Fred
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
3 Mar 2014 6:39AM
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.

Andy
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
3 Mar 2014 7:02AM
Thanks Andy
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 7:04AM
Super set Colleen - the light in V1 is perfect. Smile

Carol
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
3 Mar 2014 7:08AM
Was it something you said? they all have their backs to the camera.
Nice set.

Dave SmileSmile
3 Mar 2014 7:14AM
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
8 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 7:16AM
Super shots and dear Nelson he looks a bit ruffled.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 7:26AM
Excellent avian character portraits.
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 7:30AM
three lovely shots Colleen
has to be V1 for that ruffled look
Lillian
Bantu Plus
3 6 1 India
3 Mar 2014 7:55AM
Very smart and quick capture,beautiful.
3 Mar 2014 8:15AM
Thanks for the tip about Lynnie...............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Mar 2014 8:33AM
Beautiful captures, Colleen!
Regards,
George
3 Mar 2014 8:46AM
Lovely captures Colleen.

Jenny Smile
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 9:32AM
Think you've ruffled their feathers Colleen. Lovely shots.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
jdinne 13 16 England
3 Mar 2014 9:49AM
Lovely set Colleen just love V1

John
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 10:30AM
Great set of images ColleenSmile

Cliff
A lovely set of images Nathan

Mary Grin
debu 6 India
3 Mar 2014 10:57AM
Superb images.
debu
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 11:20AM
A different point of view and had you realised the symmetry in V2 and V3 with tail and beak?
Kate GrinGrinGrin
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
8 576 13 Wales
3 Mar 2014 11:55AM
A nice set V1 the pick. - gary
3 Mar 2014 12:05PM
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
4 23 31 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 12:37PM
GrinGrinGrin V1 looks like he had a rough nightTongueWinkGrin
Diane
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 12:44PM
Beautiful set Smile

Eileen
ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 1:39PM
Great shots Colleen,

Ali SmileSmile
Mike_Young 9 12 9 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 1:59PM
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
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
3 Mar 2014 2:28PM
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!
3 Mar 2014 3:01PM
interesting birds with ruffled feathers
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
3 Mar 2014 4:15PM
The wind give the impression of him having a bad hair day, Colleen!

Malc
1881 4 India
3 Mar 2014 5:30PM
A real beautiful shot.


========================== Tongue ==============================sanjev
3 Mar 2014 6:23PM
All great sets, V1 for me.
evelen 11 5 England
3 Mar 2014 6:24PM
great set of shots .
eve.Smile
gss 2 1 Romania
3 Mar 2014 6:52PM
Love the third picture!
Silviu
three well taken shots lovely images



billy
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
3 Mar 2014 7:29PM
A great set ColleenSmile
NettaSmile
Great card Colleen. And love V2 and V3 as well. Cathy
3 Mar 2014 11:09PM
Wonderful set Colleen and a great greeting card. Love v1 GrinGrin

Kathryn
Magic captures and a great title.Grin Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.
4 Mar 2014 2:53AM
Great set. V1- my fav.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
4 Mar 2014 4:21PM
Lovely set, Colleen - they do look rather windswept! Wink
Trev Smile
4 Mar 2014 6:11PM
I like the Wind swept V1 Colleen, just like when I look in the Mirror in the MorningWink

John Smile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
6 Mar 2014 9:14PM
A splendid set of seabird images Colleen

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