Posted on 4 Jun ’10 by Earl Moore


“Shadow-gulls,” a sub-species of the common Sea Gull which can only be photographed with the aid of longer exposure times. This particular pair were found flying over a beach in the general direction of the late evening sun, already low over the horizon. While simple to photograph in the day, Shadow-gulls are almost impossible to locate at night. ;-)

Below, a thought for today, and a wish for everyone to have an enjoyable weekend, whatever that may be for each of you.

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.

Watch your words, for they become actions.

Watch your actions, for they become habits.

Watch your habits, for they become character.

Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

- Buddhist teaching

What Others Are Saying

  1. don 4 Jun ’10 at 11:34 am

    Very nice bird shot. I especially like how you got the two birds in different wing positions.

    • Earl 5 Jun ’10 at 12:37 pm

      Pure luck and multiple exposures on the wing positions, Don. Thanks! ;-)

  2. Paul 4 Jun ’10 at 4:19 pm

    Love the shadow gulls, Earl. I really like the Buddhist teaching. It is so true. So very, very, true.

    • Earl 5 Jun ’10 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks, Paul. Yelp, there’s lots of wisdom out there in all forms and from all walks of life. Finding it is often the easy part. Truly understanding it, taking it to heart and then living it usually takes a little longer. At least that’s been my experience. ;-)

  3. Steve Skinner 5 Jun ’10 at 9:51 am

    Definitely words to live by!

    • Earl 5 Jun ’10 at 12:41 pm

      Steve, for sure! I hope you’re having a great weekend.

  4. pj finn 5 Jun ’10 at 7:42 pm

    Excellent shot, great words, fine post.

    • Earl 5 Jun ’10 at 11:07 pm

      Thank-you, PJ. I appreciate the comment and I hope you’ll stop by regularly. I’ll certainly spend some time browsing at your site.

  5. Markus Spring 14 Jun ’10 at 3:52 am

    A true zen-influenced image – speaking slowly and deeply from the inside. The buddhist words are a wonderful match for it.

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