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Bye bye birdie

This sea gull was enjoying a beautiful summer day in Newport beach, Rhode Island (2008). It saw me approaching with the giant camera, and didn’t really take off till I was really close. I suppose it did not see me as a threat. It’s interesting to notice how birds (and animals) behave differently in different settings. If I did the same to a city bird, it would have flown away the moment it would notice movement. I guess the same holds true for people too, doesn’t it? They tend to be less trusting when life is tough, like in the cities. Approaching strangers in the city is always dealt with caution. Comparatively, people in laid-back-places are a lot more amicable and easy to talk to. When you go to holidays, you often talk of a really nice stranger you met and who helped you or had a good time with you. That thing is just missing in today’s fast paced life. Slow down, people and smell the flavors of humanity.
Aside, wouldn’t it be lovely to just sit on the beach on a summer day with your legs in the water, and the ability to fly off whenever you want?


  1. Posted 29 Jan ’11 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Awesome!! :)

  2. Posted 29 Jan ’11 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Thanks :)

  3. Posted 29 Jan ’11 at 9:13 pm | Permalink


  4. Swayamjit
    Posted 29 Jan ’11 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant photo but all I can think about when I see bye bye birdie is Monica and pictionary episode!!

    • Posted 30 Jan ’11 at 3:01 am | Permalink

      Swayamjit: Heh heh, yeah that was a hilarious episode :D We should play pictionary once too, and get to throw plates if any of us go wrong :D

  5. Posted 29 Jan ’11 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Tanusreedi! :)

  6. Posted 14 Mar ’11 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    Nice shot :D

  7. Posted 14 Mar ’11 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunandoroy] Thanks Sunando!

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