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Ready for liftoff

February 10, 2014

I’m not a winter person. The older I get, the more I dislike the cold and the snow. So it takes a fair amount of personal motivation for me to get out and take pictures given the cold, snowy weather we have been having here in Connecticut. This past Sunday started off sunny, so I decided to venture out to Wethersfield Cove, where I had been this past fall. Given the cold weather, it is completely frozen over and seems popular with ice fisherman.  I was looking to get some shots of them, but found myself entertained by something I didn’t expect to see – seagulls.  Gulls are really common here, since they follow the river, but I didn’t expect to find them hanging around a frozen pond.  I guess they were feeding off scraps from the ice fisherman or bread thrown by others. They seemed very comfortable with the ice, but it is amusing to watch them slip and slide as they land.

I captured this fellow as he was getting ready for takeoff.


Nikon D90 with 18-200 lens; Edited in LR, PSE and Topaz DeNoise and Clarity.

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  1. Tammy permalink

    Perfect timing! This is a wonderful image…love everything about it!


  2. Cold weather is for the birds, who don’t have the sense to fly South.


  3. Great capture!


  4. I’m with you! Pretty funny shot. You’ve inspired me to get out there.


  5. I agree I have been going back into the archives and reprocessing because I just don’t have the winter stamina any more! Love the shot.


  6. I agree with Ron cold weather is for the birds & young people 🙂


  7. Love this image… your timing was perfect


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