Sunday, November 1, 2009


NOV012009, originally uploaded by colemama.

The birds were in mass this morning, flying back and forth, while eyes were keenly focused below for their food source. They gathered in crowds like a community picnic, of sorts, and when one dove for a morsel the others circled back around to see if there were other silvery motions in the water. Their gliding, diving, and soaring was a bit dizzying and though I took many shots, most were out of focus. This one in the forefront was an attempt at 'stop-action,' unfortunately, the good early morning sunlight was on the blurred others. 5th Ave N & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL


  1. I love the golden light. Gulls are obviously social - they stay in flocks and follow the crowd.

  2. Still a wonderful shot...I love the movement and natural randomness of the composition. :)