Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Love on the Water

It was an enjoyable afternoon watching this motley crew co-exist on a log in the water. What can I say? I'm easily amused.
The cormorants are not happy.
Okay now, you two! None of that funny stuff!

Hey! This is a family lake. There are youngsters on this log.

You two should be ashamed! Kids, look the other way. Turtles, go back in your shells!

We're sorry...

Shameful!! We don't need your kind around here. Scat!

Oh, all right. Don't get your feathers in a bunch. We're leaving. Hmph!

We're outta here. Buh-bye!

And stay out! Good riddance!

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday and I'd Rather B Birdin'. Many thanks, Stewart and Anni!

35 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

These are absolutely beautiful shots! They look like friends :)

Shug said...

Made me smile early this morning....
I love how the turtles sit so still and jut mind their own business...
It's wonderful to be able to capture a series of shots that really do tell a story...
Great photos!!

Have a GREAT day

Amy Burzese said...

Yeah, get a room. Fun post, Gail.

rainfield61 said...

Go to a wrong room.

Better knock before enter.

Karen said...

X rated pelicans! LOL Fabulous shots Gail!

TexWisGirl said...

too funny! the cormorant scoldings were great! :)

Mama Zen said...

These are incredible!

Kim Stevens said...

Rofl....this was just too funny - thanks for a good laugh this morning. Great shots!

bailey-road.com said...

Beauty and humor, together in this post, Gail! Delightful to see.

hootnonny said...

Wonderful study of co-existence...kind of! Ha...I'm still laughing at the captions.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Excellent photos. Around here the turtles eat baby ducks. Dianne

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh so there are cliches in animals groups too. So funny.

Yes, we had had snow a few times but it all melts. Yay. We even had snow in October. I sure hope this winter is mild. It would mean a drought of a summer but heavy deep snow was last year and I don't want that repeat.

(hug) to you girlfriend.

Andrea said...

I loved your story line ... The expressions on their faces went perfectly with your dialog. Actually the Cormorants hang with the Pelicans ... they even migrate together. I think they have a symbiotic relationship by hleping each other locate schools of fish on the lakes. Up here where there is one, somewhere near by will be the other. Nature does work in interesting ways. Great post ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh those raunchy pelicans!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Awesome photos!

Sage Grayson said...

Hee hee! How scandalous! :)

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Phil Slade said...

It's very instructive to see those species togther Gail. Alone you might think either species is quite big but togteher gives a whole new meaning to "size matters". Great sequence pictures.

eileeninmd said...

I love the Pelican! Great shots of the Cormorants and the Pelicans!

Stephanie said...

Oh sweet Gail, I am speechless :) haha Great photos, friend!

Kerry said...

Seriously pelicans, getta room willya? Or at least go to the end of the line.

Our photos said...

Gail, all your photos are beautiful!
Greetings from Holland

Esther Joy said...

Great shots, and your story lines to go with them were priceless!

Pallavi said...

Hahahahah! I loved the taglines on the pictures Gail. Made me laugh :) They look like they were in their own world enjoying a romantic little moment. The Titanic pose in the first picture is just precious! Loved it! Much love :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I like the pictures,but it is the story lines which make them even more special. AN to think you were photographing all this 'action'. LOL

Anni said...

Terrific images!!! The lighting in these photos makes your images picture post card perfect Gail.

Linda said...

This might have been nothing more than a set of amazingly beautiful photographs, if it weren't for your witty commentary. So cute. I think my favorite was the 5th one, with the cormorant "lecturing" the shame-faced pelicans.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Love those white pelicans --- Go ahead -- Make more :-}}

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful series, Gail! Each of these photos say way more than 1,000 words. ;)

Richard Pegler said...

Just found this, Gail. Amazing photography, and a story that put a big grin on my face! Thank you!

Terri Buster said...

Oh my gosh..too funny!

Brian King said...

An awkward moment, but always nice to catch and photograph. And it makes for great commentary! The only time I've seen pelicans was during a trip to Florida.

Evelyn S. said...

Darned funny!!! Must tell you of a similar experience my teacher sister had last week: Mule deer are abundant in our city limits and bucks are in rut right now. My sister had a class full of freshmen and right outside the window a buck was following a doe. Attempting to dodge a "situation," my sister told her students to turn around and watch the classroom door because the principal was going to be dropping in. While they did that, my sister quickly closed the blinds covering all 4 of the big windows. She said she knew she would never get control of her class again if the buck completed his mission!:-)










Barbara said...

Funny!!! Great captures!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Hysterical! Absolutely gorgeous shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was so funny! I am giggling out loud. You are so good (well, a little bit naughty, but a darn good photographer).. thanks so much for sharing!!!!