Here I am! by Corri Gryting Gutzman

Part of My Seagull Series

Free As A Bird
An Earth Day Dedication (See Poem Below)
When the storms approach the coast, seagulls come visit our little mountain lake. I’m going to miss these little guys when they go home again. It’s been so much fun photographing them.

Taken with a Canon EOS 7D with a Canon 18-200mm telephoto zoom lens near Lake Isabella, California, USA.

Dedication for Earth Day, April 2011

The Earth has not wings
to fly away
when we hurt her
with machines
with pollution
with trash
with waste
with careless neglect
or intentional harm

her gifts wither away
do we notice?
do we care?
do we change?
are we aware?
when she is gone
so are we

Viewing Information
3033 Views on 02-22-14: Submitted to the 500-5000 Views Group on 2-22-14
Viewing History:
108 Views on 11/30/2010.
Submitted to the 100-499 Viewings Group on 11/30/10.
507 Views on 01/22/11.
Submitted to the 500 to 5000 Viewings Group on 01/22/11.

Favorites: 25 on 12/29/2010
31 on 01/11/2011
40 on 01/13/2011
50 on 01/17/2011
53 on 01/22/2011
65 on 02-22-2014

1. Featured in the World the Way We See It, or as We Missed it, November 2010. (Thank you!)
2. Featured in Tuesday Afternoon, November 2010. (Thank you!)
3. Hosting Tutorial Class, November 2010. (Thank you!)
4. The Birds, November 2010. (Than you!)
5. Feelin’ Good, December 2010. (Thank you!)
6. If It Doesn’t Belong, December 2010. (Thank you!)
7. Journal Junkies, December 2010. (Thank you!)
8. All Things Aquatic, January 2011. (Thank you!)
9. Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends, January 2011. (Thank you!)
10. Canon DSLR Users Group, January 2011. (Thank you!)
11. Just for a Giggle, January 2011. (Thank you!)
12. Cat Raven Challenge, February 2011. (Thank you!)
13. Sierra Nevada Group, March 2011. (Thank you!)

This image also appeared on the RedBubble Explore Featured Photography Page, January 12, 2011. (Thank you!)

*Accepted into SoJie April 2011
Earth Day Exhibition

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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Hi Corri! Over here!!! What a brilliant capture this is!
    Gonna miss them too- have so much enjoyed your series…look forward to their next visit xxx

  • Thank you, Rosie, and thank you for favoriting him!
    Well, they haven’t left yet, and I’m sure going to visit them as much as possible until they go.

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • Jazz08
    Jazz08over 4 years ago

    Love it !

  • Thank you!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • Callum Brown
    Callum Brownover 4 years ago

    Nice work…. Well done

  • Thank you!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • GregTS
    GregTSover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Magnificent capture! Stunning detail & movement!
    Gorgeous photo!!

  • Thank you!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness Corri this is absolutely outstanding. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

  • Thank you!
    Glad you like it!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 4 years ago

  • You’re welcome and thank you!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Just a wonderful frontal capture of the gull.also love your mountain background.

  • Thank you! So glad you like it!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagover 4 years ago

    This is absolutely perfect Corri! Excellent capture!

  • Thank you Gene!
    I’m so happy that you like it!

    – Corri Gryting Gutzman

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