Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hitching a Ride with a Feathered Friend

This is a nice way to see California.
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59 comments:

Olivier said...

Belle prise de cette mouette en plein vol, superbe, un moment de liberte

Ebie said...

Beautiful!!!Spread my wings and be free!

vignette design said...

Jonathon Livingston Seagull! I would love to fly! --Delores

Monkey Mommy said...

This is a very beautiful picture


happy outdoor wednesday

Shirley said...

Great photo, how'd they do that!!

chubskulit said...

What an awesome shot!

Frosty Outdoors

Kathy said...

oh WOW, This is stunning James, great shot.

LV said...

What an awesome shot. That is an outstanding capture of that fellow.

Anna said...

Stunning photo.
Anna :)

Luis Gomez said...

Just beautiful!

Sunny said...

Impressive shot, James! I like the way the sun sparkles and reflects on the water.
Sunny :)

Martha in PA said...

Fabulous capture!

Sara Chapman said...

How the heck did you DO that? You grew wings last weekend? Gorgeous.

Light and Voices said...

Awesome!
Joyce M

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! You nailed that one! Fabulous capture and I love the surfers down below! I know you were looking east...towards New Port.

Carolyn Ford said...

I can't believe I can't spell "Newport" in the above comment...Geez! And, I now believe you were standing on the Newport Pier rather than the Huntington Pier...

Anya said...

Wow!!
Brilliant bird shot :-)
Fly away .....

Wolynski said...

Wow, beautiful photo - reminiscent of Hitchcock's "The Birds". Stunning.

m_m said...

Wow! This shot is excellent! Wonderful composition! I like the shining water and colourful sky and of course great bird!

VP said...

I'll never get a shoot like this. The bird, the background, the light... Great work, James!

Malyss said...

The kind of picture I dream to do !
The surfers behind ..SOOOOOO californian!

Bibi said...

Gorgeous catch...you were quick! I can hear the squawking gulls now...

Eden said...

Amazing capture of the seagull in the flight. Love it.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful shot James, how luck you are, this magnificent critter was almost by your side!
God bless you
Léia

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful shot James, what a fantastic capture. Love the horizon in the distance. And I really love seeing all the people in the water - a real birds eye view! Thanks for the visit, Kreuz' is good, but Blacks rocks! Hope I didn't just lose some Texas followers lol. Kathy

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Beautiful photo. Re your words about seeing California, imagine sitting on the bird and flying - what a fantastic adventure.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

byron said...

Amazing.. How high up were you?

maryt/theteach said...

James, an absolutely gorgeous shot! I feel as if I'm there! Your photos are extraordinary!! :)

Woody said...

James my friend, I know it's already been said but what a great shot! Simply awesome!

Mitt eget krypin said...

Hi, thanks for the Comment.
Nice shot of the big, big bird.
Fly, fly away...
All the best from
Ulla in a cold and snowy Sweden
http://ladyinblue.bloggplatsen.se/

Marsha's Mpressions said...

What a shot! He has an interesting perspective on things, doesn't he?!

amatamari© said...

Omg! The image of freedom!!!
:-)
Wonderful, congrats!

Crafty Green Poet said...

wow you got very close to that gull - excellent shot! I love the previous shot too, so peaceful.

cieldequimper said...

James, I didn't know you had wings! This is fantastic!

Lily Hydrangea said...

LOVE this shot James! really wonderful. I think you are a natural at photography.

imac said...

Hello James, love your blog and photos.
Thanks for your visit and kind comments.

Jane said...

Beautiful!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

James: Excellent capture of the gull in flight.

Ann Creek said...

The shot is so close, the feathers are beautiful colors. Love it.
Ann-Tin and Sparkle

Jientje said...

Whoa!!!!!!!
Best picture ever!!!!!

ellen b. said...

James! That is a fabulous photo you captured of the seagull with that great ocean backdrop!! Love it...

Thom said...

How you captured this is beyond me but it is just wonderful. WOW...:) EXCELLENT :)

Cheryl said...

Wow, wow and wow!! Simply stunning, especially the sparkling water, like diamonds!

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic capture and the brownish colors on the bird are surprising!

Gallow said...

This is perfect, and that background is fantastic. Great shot.

tossan said...

Great photo! Excellent capture... Amazing!

Kathy said...

Oooh! What a great shot! Love it.
xoxo...Kathy

Kcalpesh said...

Hi James,

This is a superb shot!

Hope things are well with you. I'm soon coming up with photos about reflections and will again participate on your blog's reflection collection.

The blue bird's a Kingfisher....

The other bird's are Red Whiskered Bulbuls

I have made an update on the post :-)

SquirrelQueen said...

Awesome photo and fantastic capture of the seagull.

Lois said...

I'm amazed! This is probably one of the best photographs I have ever seen. Great job James!

Steffe said...

This is of course a very easy shot to take, at least if you know how to fly!

Louis la Vache said...

You did a splendid job of catching the motion. Excellent shot!

AB said...

Wow! How did the photographer get up there! Great shot

Maria said...

Incredible.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Niiice! Cool flight shot, love it!

ruma2008 said...

Yes. I can look at the design of his coat clearly.

I should have been able to fly.

Josie Ray said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Makes me want to give up photography. And delete all the pics I've ever taken. :-)

JT said...

Incredible shot. Great catch of the bird and background. Everything is in focus. Very well done.

Debra said...

What a magnificent shot! Both the bird and the scenery in the background are beautiful....very cool! I hope to be able to capture some like this one day. :)