Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Kind Gull

Flying gull, LivornoI was sitting on a rock at the entrance of the port when a seagull recognized me and banked kindly toward my camera.Flying gull, LivornoIt was very cold and windy, but at least the first shot was good and the second passable.Majestic cat on a rock, LivornoI was now happy but, as you can see, one of the resident cats of the harbor was unimpressed.

30 comments:

Gunn said...

Well that is a cute cat....with strong personality!

Stine in Ontario said...

Ha! I must say the cat does look quite unimpressed! Funny!

Luis Gomez said...

What a great little photo story. Love the cat's face!

Kaori said...

The seagull must of known you'd make him look handsome in the photo :)

Jacob said...

Both the gull shots are superb! I like the second one the best! And the cat, well, for crying out loud, can't you see she's saying, "I love you, Vogon Poet!"? I mean look at those eyes!

tapirgal said...

I think the cat wants the gull to come closer - just so she can get a better look at it.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cats are just not very impressed by the antics of birds, especially attention getters. They want the attention themselves.

Fun captures.

James said...

Very nice shots. The wing span looks really big. I've always liked seagulls.

Leif Hagen said...

All three photos are good animal captures! Must be lovely to see on a rock by the ocean! I just hope the seagull didn't drop anything on you...

Kate said...

I think that the cat is probably more interested in the seagulls than humans. I particularly like the second photo...the close-up of the bird.

Small City Scenes said...

It is so hard to capture a bird on the wing and you did a fabulous job. I think the cat is just letting you know that although unimpressed she knows she could wrestle that silly bird to the ground. 2 out of 3 falls and then dinner. MB

joo said...

So nice of gull indeed - both photos are terrific and the cat's 'face expression' is just delicious:)

Small City Scenes said...

Oh no your bird shots are excellent---You caught them in the air--perfect. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

He pose kindly for you camera, wonderful shot! :)
Also I loved that cute cat, and don't worry it's about cat's mood, completely normal! :)
Hugs
Léia

brattcat said...

Looks as if this cat has dealt with seagulls before.

Halcyon said...

Funny! I'm glad the seagull didn't leave any "presents" for your photo either.

Hilda said...

How very nice of the seagull. I think Kitty's jealous that he wasn't your first choice for a portrait.

B SQUARED said...

I'd be careful of that cat. He doesn't look very happy having you around.

Paula said...

I'm a big fan of critter shots, especially since they're not as easy as they look. They're always moving!

Lois said...

That seagull was definitely posing for you! The cat looks healthy and well fed, so he must not be missing too many meals.

JM said...

Jonathan Livingstone at its best! And the second shot is very good, not passable! :-)

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

You were definitely in the right place at the right time for the bird pictures! The cat, however, looks like he prefers a no-photographer zone.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

cieldequimper said...

Actually, I think that cat is furious because dinner just flew by.

Per Stromsjo said...

Entirely unimpressed. Cats are creatures of integrity.

amatamari© said...

A beautiful series and the first picture is really wonderful!
:-)

Dina said...

Sitting on a rock in the cold and wind--something only a photo blogger would do.
I'm glad you did. :)

Jilly said...

Hey, we both published seagulls yesterday, so snap. Lovely shots. Thanks for kind words on my blog's 3rd birthday VP.

Ilse said...

Seagulls in Boston are a suspicious lot & fly away whever anybody has a camera. And, we don't have feral cats. Our world has become so sanitized.

Wolynski said...

Very interesting - you have an island prison? Just like Count of Monte Cristo or Devil's Island. Love that Medici fortress.

Andreea said...

:) Cute. I think the cat is trying to figure out the secrets of flight, so it can chase the birds on their own turf.