Alsea Bay Gull

By: danitacahill

Jan 06 2012

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Category: Animals, Birds, Nature Photography, Wildlife


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Getting away from the mushroom shots now, transitioning into birds…

I think every camera-toting tourist who visits the Oregon Coast goes home with at least one image of a seagull on their memory card. I am no exception. Although I grew up at the coast, I consider myself a tourist now when I go back to visit.

Gulls are so accessible to photograph. They are abundant at the coast, fairly fearless and beautiful.

This immature gull was taking a swim in the Alsea Bay at Waldport, hoping for a handout from my family and other crabbers.

I’ve taken many photos of seagulls, but this one – taken a few years back – remains one of my favorites. I entered the shot that same year in the Linn County Fair. It won some sort of ribbon, although I can’t remember which color.


4 comments on “Alsea Bay Gull”

  1. Birds are so beautiful, you can never go wrong with a great bird shot in my opinion…and this is great! Love it!

  2. You know, I’ve realized that I took this photo with my old Canon PowerShot. If there are any photography enthusiasts out there just getting started and looking for a good little camera for travel, the PowerShot could be it. The one I have takes decent macro shots and excellent outdoor shots in ideal light. It doesn’t do action shots well and I’ve never been happy with indoor shots with the flash.

  3. On my facebook link, Kristen wrote, “Beautiful shot!”

    Thanks Kristen!

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