This week Cee has inspired us with ‘anything that flies from birds to aeroplanes’. Well I couldn’t resist that given how many photographs I have taken of birds.

Two sea gulls in flight with a row of standing ones below them
Mediterranean Gull in the Ria Formosa

black-white-bannerThis was also my first attempt with post-processing. Usually the most I do is ‘crop’ but today was a chance to filter, play with light, shadows and contrasts. The Flamingoes I couldn’t resist keeping a bit of colour, andย the gulls around the fisherman I got carried away with playing with the shadows and lights! The final shot of gulls feels like it is on canvas, amazing what a bit of post-processing can do. Thanks Cee for encouraging me to play.

Flamingoes in flight
Greater Flamingo, Ria Formosa
Gaggle of gulls above fishing boats and a fisherman
Gulls in Culatra Harbour, March 2013
Gulls in flight
Black-headed and Mediterranean Gulls, November 2015


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  1. You do have a lot of photos of birds. My favorite is the first one too. The fisherman being bombarded by the birds is probably a daily occurrence and perhaps one he doesn’t relish.

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