‘You can take a photo of me…’, the snaps of the curious gull on the beach ~撮られたがりのジョナサン~

This summer was not as hot as the usual summers in Sydney.

I missed (or almost forgot) making my typical beach time packing beach throw, sunscreen, and the straw hat together with some favourites in the basket.

So I took a long morning walk the other day to soak my foot and appreciate nature and the moment where I felt.

While I started being space out on the beach and just enjoyed the touch of water and sand, a seagull caught me in the eyes on its landing to the edge of the cement pipe.

The lone seagull stood afar.

I enjoyed taking some morning snapshots.

The seagull lost my perspectives, that every look I gave to, it came closer to me.  It was like, as if it never paid attention to me existed there, but it never got out of frame of the view.

It even looks like the gull might have made posing to help my snap looking better.

Finally the gull turned to (the last shot) look at me straight.

‘Sure, you can take a photo of me’

….Is that what you just said to me?

After the last shot I caught, the gull flew away from me.

I wondered what the gull would have commented if I could show it the last shot and ask….

朝の散歩に砂の上を歩いていたら一羽のカモメが目の前のパイプの先端に降り立つのが見えた。

その日は薄曇りで風が出ていたのだけれど、その風を浴びているジョナサンは(カモメさん許して)一瞬孤高にさえ見えた。

私もスマホで写真などを撮りながらふと気づくと、確実に私との距離を縮めているじゃあありませんか。

その都度私の方などはもちろん見ることもなく、独り風を楽しんでいる風だったけれど、ついには私との距離をほぼ目の前に詰めて来た。

そして、グッとこちらをみる。

あれ、ポーズ決めてる?

「撮ってもいいよ」

。。。。って今そう仰いました?

最後の写真撮った後、ジョナサンは何処かへ飛んで行きました。

この写真、見せることができたら、なんてコメントくれるかな。

という朝の一コマ。

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お立ち寄りくださりありがとうございました。

A lone dragon stays aloft

…or this guy is on duty patrolling the coastline, perhaps..

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This photo is not great because the angle that I caught him stayed at the edge of the cliff,  also caught the rock platform in straight line, and it made the his presence assimilated in background.  Oh well, I could not help it as there was a fence laid between us and I concluded that I could not train my lens in better position than this.

Also, often my daydreaming head get a mini story in the head, when I catch non-human lives with my eye-balls.  Earlier the day before I caught this dragon, I saw the three seagulls at the local beach, and I instantly came up the idea to put them the role as Lifeguard ( please also in here ).   They were charmers driving me nuts developing trifle short stories in the head (and I certainly love doing that ;-)).

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[Edit: 28/10/2018]

Thank you for WordPress friends for sharing your views to the photo of the dragon!

I took back to the image and gave it try a bit more edit, which turned to this.

I am happy with this in hue, contrast, and composition.  🙂

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Are you a good photographer?

….That’s what I thought the seagull was asking me.

This was a lucky shot as it just turned to me when I trained my camera on it.

…Thank you for turning to my camera frame.  I am not a good photographer I am afraid, but If you happened to have a chance to see this photo, I hope you would like it.  🙂

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A lone seagull on the rock – 一羽のカモメと背景

These photos were taken at Byron Bay when I went for my birthday trip.  It was really short trip but I had really great time entirely.

Anyway, I like these photos because of the slight yet continuous background changes happened behind the lone seagull on the solid rock.  I also like form of a series of waves I captured.  I usually love watching waves at any seashore and I can watch them for hours, zero boredom.  So I had had so many difficulties at Byron, to make myself move from a number of beautiful nature scenes  there.  Ocean waves were absolutely one of them.

Anyway, it will be great if you enjoy.

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この写真は9月の自身のバースデー旅行で、クィーンズランド州に近いバイロン・ベイに行ったときに撮ったものです。

一羽のカモメの背景にある波の動きと波の形、そして背景の変化が気に入っています。最後に波の向こう側からシー・カヤックをしている人達が見えたのも、気に入りました。

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