Saturday, March 27, 2010

Harsh Reality

Not always can we simply post pretty pictures. Sometimes something in stark contrast catches my eye, and here it is. It is not a bad thing. I tell William that when something dies it is food for something else, as is the case here. Death renews life. A seagull is a pretty bird and amazingly graceful. Many simply see them as scavengers, rats of the sky. I'd like to see them for what they are.




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7 comments:

Steve Borichevsky said...

This is a common sight here in Gloucester. Gulls bet battered by storms, get tangled in old fishing lines, young ones get hit by cars and sometimes just get old.

Aileni said...

A very sensible lesson for William.
I started collecting bird skulls and skeletons when I was about ten. Still have a Guillemot skeleton I reassembled in 1952.
Welcome to the Mono Weekend.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

This is a very nice photograph even if the subject matter is sad. The monochrome seems very appropriate.

Snap said...

Nice photo ... monochrome is very appropriate .. good lesson for William ...

Dragonstar said...

Poor bird, but it happens in time to all of us. Black and white is an excellent choice for this photo.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I admit that I like stuff like this (makes me want to pull one up out of the archives, ha)..hey, it's reality huh? Nice mono and contrast-

awarewriter said...

Excellent image. You would appreciate Jon Goodman's famous image of the hawk stretched out on the ground.