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Posted by
Becky (los angeles, United States) on 19 December 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Holy Cow, you really caught the mood of the Ancient Mariner in this image. The processing leaves me speechless. All you can hear are the gulls and the ships Foghorn.

19 Dec 2010 5:36am

@Gary: Thank you Gary!

at ebrahimi from kerman, Iran

A very beautiful photo ,i like the sea & the birds..

19 Dec 2010 5:55am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

very interesting and I love it!! great colors, fantastic composition!

19 Dec 2010 6:10am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A wonderful impage. I like very much the composition ond disposition of each bird. And I like also the treatment of the image: colors, mood...
Did you apply a special filter to it?

19 Dec 2010 6:20am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco. No special filter but some PP in Photoshop - It was a lucky shot - they were playing up for the camera. : )

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! I mean, really - wow! This shot is so fabulous in so many ways!

19 Dec 2010 6:23am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Becky, you are soooo good at so many different styles of shooting, but this(At least to me) is a new one-so well done, really good-a worthy, beautiful addition !

19 Dec 2010 7:54am

@CElliottUK: OH thanks Chirs. That's so sweet. I lucked out here - these guys/gals/gulls were just so funny - someone leaving the spot and another one taking it - it was like bird musical chairs - and it was eerily foggy that day - and the sun there was - was just right -

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image. Love the sea and the birds. Excellent. Good day :)

19 Dec 2010 8:22am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

How very beautiful. I love it - it's brilliant! Superb processing.

19 Dec 2010 9:35am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

oh la ,c'est du trés haut niveau cette photo ,les mouettes me font penser à des avions qui viennent se poser sur un porte avion.bravo pour ce travail ,j'adore les couleurs.5*

19 Dec 2010 9:38am

Tomix from landerneau, France

splendid scenery!! 5 *!!

19 Dec 2010 9:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Superb treatment

19 Dec 2010 11:12am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Poetry in motion! The birds look so graceful. Well timed shot and great angle you get here.

19 Dec 2010 12:26pm

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

great shot!

19 Dec 2010 2:27pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A beautiful image of these birds in flight. A marvelous job of emphasizing the birds with color and levels of brightness.

19 Dec 2010 4:29pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

Stunning compo !

19 Dec 2010 4:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific capture!!!

19 Dec 2010 5:10pm

Enzo Giorgio Ros from Lausanne, Switzerland

Je suis épaté par l’atmosphère crée avec ce traitement. Une très belle image, bravo !

19 Dec 2010 5:33pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Wow, a great shot in the right moment !

19 Dec 2010 6:04pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Very nice mrs.

19 Dec 2010 6:21pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Breathtaking capture

19 Dec 2010 6:39pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

ohhhhhhh, becky increible, es...............hermosa

19 Dec 2010 6:52pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19 Dec 2010 8:07pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Great composition, really love this shot

19 Dec 2010 8:55pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Stunningly beautiful

19 Dec 2010 8:55pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice shot

19 Dec 2010 9:17pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Becky this is fantastic - how did you catch this- what a fantastic image! The light hits the gull just right and ONLY there and the pier joists are right there..everything about this is totally unique..I am realy amazed at this but I am certainly not surprised are excellent!

19 Dec 2010 9:59pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks, Denny! I just loved the way they all sat on the joists (thanks for letting me know what those are) - There was a point in time when 4 of them were sitting there - One would leave and another would take his/her place - it was hilarious really - but I like this shot the best because of the 3 flying - I'm not sure who got to sit where in the end - : ) It was bird musical chairs - How's dear L?

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great composition, great light, beautiful scen

19 Dec 2010 10:09pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, fantastic shot! Very dreamy and otherworldly. Really amazing! I love it.

20 Dec 2010 3:27am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fabulous shot, Becky!!! I love the flying birds, too! But the light and the powerful ocean behindnthe birds is incredible. This is a work of Nature's Art! Just beautiful!

20 Dec 2010 3:27am

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Awesome catch. Amazing timing. A wonderful composition.

20 Dec 2010 4:25am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Spectacular! The surf almost looks like clouds the birds are soaring over. Brilliant work, Becky!

20 Dec 2010 4:45am

Brine from France

Magnificent composition, full of life and movement, with sublime colors. Birds are of a remarkable neatness. I like!!! Fabulous shot !!!!

20 Dec 2010 5:13am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

It's just an excellent pic in the right moment.

20 Dec 2010 7:29am

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20 Dec 2010 7:32am

philip earl from hood river, United States

i agree with all the other comments here ~ simply a Fantastic shot !

20 Dec 2010 7:58am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Brilliant capture Becky!!! Outstandingly timed with fabulous composition and processing! A great shot that really scares me with a feeling of a tidal wave!!

20 Dec 2010 8:03am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Extremely realistic and successful ... I have the impression that the seagulls will cross the screen! shades of gray and the colors are gorgeous!

20 Dec 2010 9:15am

oncho from granada, Spain

Excellent capture, fantastic shot

20 Dec 2010 10:07am

k@ from Paris, France

Totally cinematic and fairy, wow !

20 Dec 2010 11:03am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid image and a great framing. 5 *. Nice day.

20 Dec 2010 2:31pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

what a superbly caught moment! love the idea of motion (the gull) and the apparent threat (the big wave)!

20 Dec 2010 3:03pm

reza from kermanshah, Iran

wow very good

20 Dec 2010 3:52pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

Wonderful!! The best of today. Like your proccessing.

20 Dec 2010 4:43pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Que maravilla,menudo encuadre mas impactante.Buen trabajo.

20 Dec 2010 9:46pm

Anne Jordan from Sydney, Australia

Just fabulous love the angle

21 Dec 2010 2:22am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Perfect timing here.

21 Dec 2010 4:30am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe cette composition !

21 Dec 2010 5:33am

Phil Bourgeois from Halifax, Canada

Very cool! I like the processing as well!

21 Dec 2010 6:46am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a hugely powerful image you have presented here ! And yet, it is very difficult to analyze and determine what makes it the way it is . . Looking thru the Comments, each ascribes a different trigger to the mood. Excellent work.

21 Dec 2010 7:30am

@Ronnie 2¢: It so interesting that you would say this. I really couldn't place what I liked about this shot - I still can't.
It's odd - but appealing in a strange way. Sometimes I think the "snap-shot" aspect is so powerful -
a moment in time that we have seen with our eyes (in our minds eye, or even quickly in a film) but never for any real length of time - and then when that scene is frozen it brings all kinds of thoughts and feelings with it that we can't describe. I see my philosophical self is working overtime this morning. Thanks so much for your comment : )!

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... what a fantastic capture Becky ! Really well done ! Have a lovely day :)

21 Dec 2010 9:50am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wow...really fantastic compo and capture!!

21 Dec 2010 2:34pm

Joke from Belgium

A very nice shot and capture

21 Dec 2010 3:16pm

Amaia Badiola Elgezabal from Gernika, United Kingdom

I like the composition you have and how you treated the colors!

21 Dec 2010 7:40pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture and processing. Has a somewhat dreamy "feel" to it.

22 Dec 2010 4:30am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

SO wonderful ! I would say this is simply heavenly...excellent composition and fantastic image!!!

22 Dec 2010 10:51am

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

22 Dec 2010 1:28pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

Super seagulls. One of the best I've seen.

24 Dec 2010 8:18pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I keep coming back to this shot again, and again. It is so charming, and so crystal clear, clean white bird. I can't get over this perfect photo.

28 Dec 2010 1:48am

@LauraS: You are a mega sweetie. : )

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Well captured moment and mood!

28 Dec 2010 6:40pm

Christian from Leeds, United Kingdom

This is an amazing image!

29 Dec 2010 2:58am

pierre from Félines Minervois, France

we had a lovely trip through your eyes, your bog !

18 Apr 2011 7:26am