Seagull Sentinel by kenspics

Standing on guard to ward off all beach intruders!!!

Taken at Winnipeg Beach in September , 2011 while on vacation there.
I took the liberty of adding a gradient background to give the poor bird some color as it was looking a tad pale (I suspect it’s shift of duty was nearing an end and it had been standing there way too long!).

Of late my passion seems to lie in digital abstract creations, but I have always loved the beauty in nature and the endless possibilities in macro photography!!
Appreciate all and every comment!!!

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  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaover 3 years ago

    Wonderful image Ken..your writing makes me smile… Ellanita

  • Many many thanks Ellanita!!!
    I am always pleased when one of my photos can bring someone a smile!!!

    – kenspics

  • linaji
    linajiover 3 years ago

    Oh I am loving this guy… wonderful processing Ken..

  • Many many thanks Lina… for your love…for your kind comments… and for the favorite!!!

    – kenspics

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 3 years ago

    Don’t look scary to me Ken. I’ll bet if I tossed a piece of bread he would give up his post.

  • I suspect that you are right on that count Paul.. but then on the other hand (er claw) the other seagulls apparently have put much faith in this particular bird .. so one never really knows (and unfortunately I didn’t happen to have a piece of bread on me to test out your theory). I shall have to be more prepared the next time I visit this locale!!! lol

    – kenspics

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 3 years ago

    This is a stunning image you’ve taken here ken, great effect well done

  • Very much appreciated Malcolm!!!

    – kenspics

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago


  • Thank you so very much Charmiene for your kind comment… and for the favorite!!!

    – kenspics

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 3 years ago

    More than anything you seem like being a “spy”…love that sense of distortion where it is standing, and having the aaspect of a dream. Great colour and shading….

  • Very much appreciated Rosa!!!
    I do think I must have been dreaming a bit to even THINK this bird could be a sentinel.
    As barkeypf (Paul) states above …the bird is more likely to give up his post the moment a spare piece of bread is dropped anywhere near him!!! lol

    – kenspics

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful presentation Ken

  • Thank you so very much Gilberte!!!

    – kenspics

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 3 years ago

    Great shot Ken.

  • Many thanks Sharon!!!

    – kenspics

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