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Shadow Of My Former Self

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 19 December 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A seagull on the canvas awning of a restaurant in Del Mar, CA.

if I'm a little slow please forgive. I have a lot of work to do.

NIKON D3000 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 100 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

I see you more as an egret

19 Dec 2011 5:03am

@clodagh smith: LOL. I think you're right!

PATRICK from miramas, France


19 Dec 2011 5:07am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Pure delight. I feel a Spotlight is deserved here !

19 Dec 2011 7:08am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks. I think you're right. I like to get one about once a week. Maybe twice.

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Yes, splendid is the word here....what a wonderful catch. You glanced up at the right moment !!

19 Dec 2011 7:29am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

I love the webbed feet, beautiful shadow of yourself there !~

19 Dec 2011 7:34am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Splendid of colors ! Lovely seen , Phil

19 Dec 2011 7:46am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

So that's where all the dodo's went

19 Dec 2011 8:22am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Coole Detailaufnahme. Gut gesehen und festgehalten.

19 Dec 2011 8:27am

Tomix from landerneau, France

excellent....funny and great colors!
i made similar shot but with a "CAT" and in B&W :))

19 Dec 2011 8:35am

k@ from Paris, France

Does it mean you take more time for yourself enjoying the sun ? Would be great ! Super vitaminated light ! Have a great Xmas season week dear*

19 Dec 2011 8:59am

trilliana from Zurich, Switzerland

haha. you formerly were a duck? do you remember the shots you took once of the ducks when you were on the phone arguing with someone? this is what i remembered suddenly :-)

19 Dec 2011 9:06am

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

that's very cool

19 Dec 2011 10:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely sunny mood for the festive season!

19 Dec 2011 11:55am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

It is great to have your wit and talent back with us Bettina! Somehow the duck analogy works! Quiet and placid on the surface; but paddling like heck below the surface! ;-)))

19 Dec 2011 12:02pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

apart from the feet it's reversible. Looked at the other way around it's a chicken :) Lovely shot, well spotted

19 Dec 2011 12:29pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A great time to freeze a beautiful shade to the light ... excellent Bettina!!!

19 Dec 2011 1:33pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great capture, the perfect silhouette.

19 Dec 2011 2:02pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image. A nice silhouette. Lovely mood. Great. :)

19 Dec 2011 3:49pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Cool to be under the sunlight !

19 Dec 2011 3:49pm

franz from Baden, Austria

ganz fantastisch! das dominante gelb und der scheinbar schwebende schatten ... große fotograrische klasse !!!

19 Dec 2011 3:57pm

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

You are discover , Daffy Duck ;-)
Thanks for the big laugh

19 Dec 2011 4:08pm

@Jean-Luc: LOL you're welcome ;)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

With the celebrations it will end up in the pan :)) Excellent shot and superb colors. Nice day.

19 Dec 2011 4:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A clever and delightful catch! Love it.

19 Dec 2011 6:15pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is a terrific siting and share, Bettina. I love the shadow of this SELF, and love to see your sense of humor and bright EYE on the blog, whenever you can find a time and space to be here.

19 Dec 2011 6:37pm

Sebastien from Genève, Switzerland

Nice one!

19 Dec 2011 7:30pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, das ging ja schnell ... herzlichen glückwunsch zum color spotlight - eine sehr verständliche wahl !!

19 Dec 2011 7:48pm

@franz: Ja, wow! Danke! lol :)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . now, what was I saying back there ?! I'm sooo pleased to see you in that Color Spotlight, Bettina. Well-deserved.

19 Dec 2011 8:03pm

@Ronnie 2¢: LOL. I was joking! But you called it. Thanks!

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Looks really funny, almost false if you know what i mean.
It always pays to look up now and again.

19 Dec 2011 8:23pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Well seen and lovely photographed

19 Dec 2011 8:51pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Fantastic capture Bettina.... And congratulations for the well deserved spotlight :) Have a lovely day !

19 Dec 2011 9:03pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is gorgeous! Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

19 Dec 2011 9:16pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you, Elaine!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


19 Dec 2011 9:19pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Cool photo..congrats!

19 Dec 2011 9:29pm

@Stefan: Danke, Stefan!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Congratulations Bettina ;-) I missed it but am catching up now...Hope you are ok ;-) Hugs...

19 Dec 2011 9:38pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Splendid composition with bright vibrant color...congrats on the spotlight!

20 Dec 2011 12:19am

@Dokmateo: Thank you! :))

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States


20 Dec 2011 12:42am

@clodagh smith: lol thanks!

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

awesome capture!

20 Dec 2011 2:58am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your colour spotlight selection Bettina! Well done! ;-)

20 Dec 2011 3:40am

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric! :))

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hey thanks so much for your sweet commens...never worry about being away - BTW fif I tell you I love this shot ?? Barbara (my beeeyoooteeefulll one) is not too thrilled with my christmas light conceptual series..but she puts up with me so I let it go :-) Hugs

20 Dec 2011 3:43am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful warmth, very nice job !

20 Dec 2011 4:07am

Tara from Los Angeles, United States

Great find. I like your title too.

20 Dec 2011 5:48am

@Tara: Thanks, Tara!

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

Not bad. Not sure I'd mind. That's a pretty and cheerful looking shadow.

20 Dec 2011 6:15am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats for the Color Spotlight!!!! Nice day Bettina.

20 Dec 2011 8:08am

@Tede: Thanks, Mr. Tede! :))

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful....congratulations on color spotlight!!

20 Dec 2011 8:34am

@PRASHANT: Thank you! :))

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Hey Hey! But you also have your spotlight! Congratulations! You were chopping fast!

20 Dec 2011 9:49am

@Christian Richer: Chopping wood? Chopping onions? ;)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Very cute composition! Beautiful colors! Congratulations on color spotlight!

20 Dec 2011 10:11am

@mo.langel: Thanks, Mo! :)

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great find! Stunning!
Have a nice day.

20 Dec 2011 11:26am

Sido from Seville, Spain

Great, you deserve five stars.

20 Dec 2011 11:37am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Made me smile :)

20 Dec 2011 12:21pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb and funny composition !Congratulations on the color spotlight !

20 Dec 2011 1:14pm

@Mhelene: Thank you! :)

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great one !!

20 Dec 2011 6:08pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Well... My english is too bad ! En français : tu as dû dégainer très vite !!!

20 Dec 2011 7:07pm

@Christian Richer: And what does the chopping mean? :O

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations on the color spotlight. This is so cute (and very clever!)

20 Dec 2011 9:22pm

@Anina Botes: Thanks, Anina. One of those moments it pays to have your camera. :)

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Cool shot!!! Congrats:-)

20 Dec 2011 10:58pm

@Marleen: Thanks, Marleen!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

21 Dec 2011 7:16am

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve!

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Congratulations for this spotlight colors...

21 Dec 2011 8:59am

@Olivier: Thank you, Olivier!

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Genius! I love it, Bettina!

21 Dec 2011 11:36am

@Sarah: Thanks, Sarah! It is your territory.

JCJ from Troyes, France

ouch! that's a big picture :D

22 Dec 2011 8:41am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Une photo vraiment étonnante tant du point de vue de la couleur que de cette ombre si nette.

22 Dec 2011 9:45am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wow - gratuliere zum Color Spotlight

22 Dec 2011 8:38pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

This is gorgeous!
Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

23 Dec 2011 12:35am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

trop bien ce jaune et le reflet du poussin

23 Dec 2011 8:47am

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

cute....I think I know what the birds thinking....what all birds think.......wheres the food.......or Loook at the sun.........or wheres Mum after all these years

26 Dec 2011 4:07am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

funny but also very good photo
and well seen!!

26 Dec 2011 4:11am

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Excellent shadow shot!

26 Dec 2011 7:43pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

fabulous! certainly a well-deserved spotlight!

27 Dec 2011 3:50pm

Lucia from Bahia, Afghanistan

very good!

28 Dec 2011 6:22am

Ddo from Verdun, France

How funny it is. Congratulations for your spotlight

28 Dec 2011 9:15pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent coup d'oeil.

4 Jan 2012 9:38pm

1/160 second
ISO 100
82 mm (35mm equiv.)