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Go Find Your Own Human!

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 30 December 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A seagull defends it's territory against the intruder.

PENTAX K200D 1/90 second F/4.5 ISO 400 97 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Very nice scene.A Subject fits the picture.Have nice day Eric.

30 Dec 2010 6:25am

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Monik from PARIS, France

Superbe! Bravo pour cet instantané exceptionnel!

30 Dec 2010 8:39am

@Monik: Merci beaucoup, Monique et bienvenue sur mon blog ! Veuillez revenir et visitez bientôt.... ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Law of nature ... Beautiful image and wonderful series. Love it. :)

30 Dec 2010 8:40am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

They seem to have a nice meeting. Nice capture.

30 Dec 2010 9:01am

@Hiro: LOL....there was a lot of squaking going on by the gull! The seal was quite unperterbed however! Thanks Hiro! ;-)

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

They are saying hello to each other once in a while :)
Beautiful composition, is a superb capture of the moment...I love all the details! Great job, Eric!

30 Dec 2010 10:18am

@Anne: LOL....I don't think they were exchanging pleasantries Anne! Thank you very much! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Right moment, Eric. Well done.

30 Dec 2010 11:57am

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Franz from Baden, Austria

great capture, eric! it's not in the christmas spirit, but very understandable! ;-)

30 Dec 2010 12:10pm

@Franz:'s the darker side of Chistmas Franz! Thank you very much! ;-))

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Nature meets Nature ... and what will happen? Is there a follow-up photo ....?

30 Dec 2010 12:25pm

@GJC: Thank you very much GJC! Actually since there were no treats being dispenced both of them quickly lost interest and moved on to other things...... ;-)

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Good title from your perspective!

30 Dec 2010 12:27pm

@Shar: Thank you very much Shar! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very beautiful capture Eric ! I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year... all the best :)

30 Dec 2010 12:38pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! Same to you and yours! ;-)

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

mais fait-elle le poids face à cette magnifique bête ? très belle transparence de l'eau

30 Dec 2010 1:53pm

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup, Véronique ! Chacun d'entre eux avaient l'intention de défendre leur droit à mendier pour certains aliments..... ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

oh, he got a company :) HOw lovely !!!!

30 Dec 2010 2:19pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I'm not sure, but....WHO exactly is the intruder??? I believe the Gull is!

30 Dec 2010 2:57pm

@Japanalia: this particular instance I think it was the seal. The gulls were doing a great business until it showed up. Thank you Gabriela! ;-)

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Funny picture describing the always on-going competition for food and space in nature.

30 Dec 2010 3:13pm

@Göran: Thank you very much Goran! ;-)

laura from the beach..., United States

this is a great capture! what do you think they said to each other? hey, i just saw a fish....or do you think it's warmer on the other side of the lake? awesome, awesome, awesome. this image leaves so much to my imagination! i love it! best wishes to you in the new year. bravo and aloha 8:)

30 Dec 2010 3:43pm

@laura: Thank you very much Laura and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon.....
Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2011! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition

30 Dec 2010 3:44pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wish you a very happy and prosperous new year :).

30 Dec 2010 3:50pm

@Sarito: Thank you very much my friend! Best wishes to you and your family for a healthy and prosperous 2011! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

another very great capture

30 Dec 2010 4:01pm

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

wow! Amazing capture!

30 Dec 2010 4:24pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you very much Elena! ;-)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

una composición preciosa, color y detalle excelente, feliz entrada de año 2011, saludos!!

30 Dec 2010 4:53pm

@Isidro: Thank you very much Isidro! Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy and prosperous 2011! ;-)

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

My fish...
No, i'ts mine...


30 Dec 2010 5:43pm

@KriKridesign: Thank you very much Christine! ;-)

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Magnifique tout simplement, bonnes fêtes de fin d'année !

30 Dec 2010 5:46pm

@Laur: Thank you very much Laurence! Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy and prosperous 2011! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I was wondering if this was lunchtime??

30 Dec 2010 5:48pm

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! No, just the usual beggars looking for a handout along fishermans wharf...... ;-)

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

oh so cute!!!! he looks like a friendly fellow :) happy new year's to you!

30 Dec 2010 6:50pm

@Charles Dastodd: Thank you very much Charles! Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy and prosperous 2011! ;-)

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Eric
It is a very funny scene. The smarter gives way, or we stay together and divide us, the waters. It is always interesting animals to watch. 5 stars ***** Thank you very much for your nice comment. Have a nice time and all the best including your family. Dear greetings Christel, Detlev and Ranger. We have a lot fun today together.

30 Dec 2010 9:50pm

@Christel: Thank you very much Christel! You are very kind! Best wishes to you, Detlev and Ranger for a healthy and prosperous 2011! ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Kind of a funny confrontation at sea - like two ships passing? haha...

30 Dec 2010 10:27pm

@Viewfinder: LOL....all is fair in love and war and food! Thank you very much Glenn! ;-)

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Who could argue with that sweet face..... A fun capture!

31 Dec 2010 1:18am

@Georgie: Thank you very much George! ;-)

Becky from los angeles, United States

Too cute! These two could probably be the best of friends - animals are so much better at that than humans! Great shot!

31 Dec 2010 2:21am

@Becky: ROFL...not when food is involved! Thanks very much Becky! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is such a great shot. What a cute face!

31 Dec 2010 3:52am

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy and prosperous 2011! ;-)

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Wonderful composition, colours and details...

31 Dec 2010 4:12am

@Sunder: Thank you very much Sunder! Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy and prosperous 2011! ;-)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, even more amazing! Two of them, facing each other. Fantastic!

31 Dec 2010 6:04am

@Bettina: Thank you very much Bettina! ;-)

Barbara from Florida, United States

You captured a fine moment in nature. A people friendly seal, curious and sweet.
The gull and seal may have met before.
Happy New Year, Eric. Wishing you and Georgie and joyful and peaceful New Year.

1 Jan 2011 1:12am

@Barbara: Thank you very much Barbara! Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy and prosperous 2011! ;-)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

what a great capture! I like the title too :)

8 Jan 2011 1:36am

@Magda: Thank you very much Magda! ;-)

1/90 second
ISO 400
97 mm (35mm equiv.)