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December 24, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

On angel’s wings

angels wings

This shot captures the joy I get from capturing the ordinary. This is just a common, black-headed gull landing at sunset but I find the moment breathtaking in its beauty. Nothing to do with my technical expertise; it is the beauty of the moment that I just happened to be fortunate enough to witness. To me, such moments are magnificent and they are there to be seen every day. I wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. I’m now off to start my celebrations. Have a great time.



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  1. kiwiskan / Dec 24 2013 6:45 pm

    this is definitely not ‘ordinary’ – absolutely beautiful

  2. RunnerDuck / Dec 24 2013 6:47 pm

    Thanks for another great photo, very nice capture. It’s unfortunate that more people don’t spend more time just looking at things around them. I highly recommend “walking and gawking” and it’s even more fun if you take a camera along
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. delimaf / Dec 24 2013 6:56 pm

    Thanks so much! Have a great Christmas!

  4. missinghenrymitchell / Dec 24 2013 6:56 pm

    Beautiful, as always!

  5. heila2013 / Dec 24 2013 8:49 pm

    The ability to see the beauty in our familiar surroundings and everyday life, that is the source of true happiness and fulfillment. Enjoy your celebrations.

  6. heila2013 / Dec 24 2013 8:50 pm

    Wonderful shot BTW.

  7. amithi / Dec 24 2013 8:55 pm

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  8. Michael56j / Dec 24 2013 10:34 pm

    Excellent timing and great exposure control

  9. minerva / Dec 24 2013 11:26 pm

    Lovely photo. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

  10. Maggie Beck / Dec 25 2013 12:38 am

    Your photos have been a daily gift. Thank you and the happiest Christmas to you and your family.

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 25 2013 10:07 pm

      That is such a kind thing to say. Thank you so much. A Happy Christmas to you and your family too.

  11. Gallivanta / Dec 25 2013 10:09 am

    Breathtaking indeed. Enjoy your celebrations.

  12. Stephen Nielsen / Dec 25 2013 8:05 pm

    This looks beautiful–like gold!

  13. colin / Dec 28 2013 12:26 am

    Great shot.

  14. littledogslaughed / Dec 30 2013 9:07 pm

    A very lovely shot-the light and reflections are beautiful-

  15. CJ BANE & PEARL / Mar 31 2014 7:55 pm


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