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Landing Gear

 

This tickles me to no end.  It reminds me of stencil painting.

Too bad they were so far away.

Marken, Netherlands

 

Landing Gear

 

This tickles me to no end.  It reminds me of stencil painting.

Too bad they were so far away.

Marken, Netherlands

 

comments (58)

Your title is so perfect!!! I just love their little feet! They are adorable!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. I immediately fell in love with all of them. smile
I love it Ginnie.... and with those webbed feet the title fits perfectly.... nice fun treatment... you have made me gaze in wonder and then smile todaygrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter. Few images have tickled me this much. HA!
This was great for some giggles!!! As graceful as a bird in flight can be - this view of the little ducky landing gear is very entertaining!!!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Elizabeth, I know. I'm giggling right along with you. smile Thanks.
This ia absolutely amazing. They don't look real - it's pure essence of duck, floating around up there in the ether. It has the feel of a Japanese woodblock print. Gorgeous!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. You see this exactly as I do. A stencil. A woodblock. It makes me stare.... smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Mar 2012, 04:45
Amazing rear view of that 'landing-gear'... smile I hope they make their way to Runway 13..it is free for landing.
Great picture, birds are so fascinating.
Ginnie Hart: You tickle me, too, of course. grin Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA.
The perfect title for those formation flyers.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
I agree... stencil painting. Cool... I almost nightly hear geese honking as they pass overhead when I'm in my study.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jacquelyn. This particular area in Marken is a bird-watching paradise. I bet the neighbors hear a LOT day in and day out! smile
  • Alan
  • Hodge Close nr Coniston, UK
  • 7 Mar 2012, 06:33
Brilliant! Love it! I like the way they are using their feet as flaps to help reduce their air speed.
Ginnie Hart: Everything we learned about flying came from Mother Nature, I'm sure, Alan! smile Thanks.
I like minimalism, almost a high key
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie.
It is amusing but a wonderful sight too Ginnie, formation flying.
Ginnie Hart: It really is fun to freeze it and see what they're doing, Chad. Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Mar 2012, 06:57
This is a lovely simple composition that is most effective Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
lol! I love this Ginnie. So funny - well spotted! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Roz. It sure made my day. smile
It does indeed Ginnie. Delightfulsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sir Phillips. smile
Fantastic composition full of detail with a very successful title...

Good job again Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Eduardo. smile
Today's flying lesson! beautiful
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Fabrizio. Learn to Fly 101. smile Grazie.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Mar 2012, 07:45
The gulls look like little machines or air planes -een greappige foto (na de verwerking) en een fijne observatie! Marken ligt aan het IJsselmeer of waar?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine, Marken is on the IJsselmeer. It was so therapeutic to be there on Saturday, taking our time walking out on the dijk. I'll show the lighthouse on Friday. Bedankt.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Mar 2012, 08:15
Yes...its wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. smile
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Mar 2012, 08:17
The simplicty of this lovely "stencil" says it all, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That's veruy sweet, Elisabeth. Thank you.
Excellent capture Ginnie of the sort I never seem to manage! smile
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Fred. Thank you.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 7 Mar 2012, 09:17
They look like a display of fighter jets. Love their little feet...their 'landing gear'. So perfectly titled!
Ginnie Hart: I'm still giggling, Marcie. We actually thought of you when we saw them! smile Thanks.
  • Mats
  • Sweden
  • 7 Mar 2012, 09:37
So cute! Very good capture, I like this!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mats. I'm still giggling. smile
Reminds me of Eskimo art, so simple, so beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: I like that comparison, Mary. Thank you!
all taking off
Ginnie Hart: Actually, all getting ready to land, Chantal. smile
Never mind how far away they were still a well composed and taken capture,it just a pity they were not coming straight at you, what a capture that would have been.
Ginnie Hart: They actually flew right past us, Peter, but I wasn't quick enough on the draw to catch them before they were almost too far away. Thanks.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 7 Mar 2012, 10:08
I just love it Ginnie. Wonderful composition and their hanging webbed feet is just to cute. Love your title too. Beautifuly seen and captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Laurette. How can you not smile! smile
This is a pretty cool shot. I really like it. Nice subtle tones on the birds and altogether a fantastic capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Ha... Watch my back, G!
So mallards don't fly in a V-formation? wink
Ginnie Hart: I'll watch yours if you watch mine! smile Actually, I think these were geese, LC, if I'm not mistaken?
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Mar 2012, 11:38
They are great Ginnie, love those webbed feet - high tech landing gear! grin
Ginnie Hart: I guess we could learn from them, maybe??? grin Thanks, Martin.
Oh for a shotgun and a good oven and a nice orange sauce.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I should have known that was coming....! grin
I would be very proud of this one, Ginnie, as it works on so many levels. Fantastic shot!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Beverly. Thank you.
Enemy fighter at 2 O Clock. FIRE.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! I love it, Navin.
A fabulous post-treatment Ginnie! I like especially the very particular posture of birds during flight!! Really brilliant!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Mathilde. Merci. smile
Waiting for clearance from the tower... smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good one, Larry! smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 7 Mar 2012, 16:01
Picture perfect, Ginnie! Love their feet, like big paddles they use to steer.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Rob. Paddles in the sky! smile Thanks.
A wonderfully illustrated title Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. Merci.
  • abrlow
  • United States
  • 7 Mar 2012, 17:02
Hey, sweet shot! Apt title as well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aaron, for stopping by and commenting.
Superb composition. They are adorable. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Antoine. Merci.
I love this one Ginnie. I saw it first early on this morning, now at nearly 6 pm I can comment - but I have had it on the screen several times in between. Very clever, very well seen, and very well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Sheila. You've just made my day! smile
If there is one sort of seabird we like it is these, sadly we've never gone anywhere to get near to them.
Ginnie Hart: This whole area was a bird sanctuary, Brian, with many people out bird watching. It was a delight. Thank you.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 7 Mar 2012, 19:51
Wow!! This is a great photo! You know, it reminds me of this art piece I saw a long time ago. I suppose these guys are off to find some warm weather. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Emily. Once I saw it on the big screen, I started giggling! grin
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Mar 2012, 20:53
They are adorable, I love how you have done this smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Cherry. This really gave me a giggle. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Mar 2012, 22:22
Hanging those big feet as air brakes. Duck below, there are ducks above!
I like the crop and presentation.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Louis. This was fun! smile
Cuckoo Ginnie, once with my ULM(, I perceived gooses, while I stole, kisses, good day...
Ginnie Hart: There were all kinds of ducks and geese in the area, Pierrot. In fact, I think these might be geese. Merci.
This is great! grin Such a playful and funny composition!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Abby. This was very fun for me. smile
Wow, I like what you ve done!! Great capture!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Magdalena. This was fun.
  • tede
  • France
  • 8 Mar 2012, 10:28
As in the movie "Winged Migration"! A sublime image Ginnie. Good day.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tede. Good day to you, too. Merci.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 8 Mar 2012, 12:02
Wizzo - first class, excellent to use Air Force (RAF) slang.
One of my favourites - I just love graphic interplay and the stark white background.
Ginnie Hart: You've brought a big smile to my face, George. Thank you. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2012, 15:10
landing gear engaged! lol! this looks great, nicely captured!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. This was fun. smile
Great shot, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Dudee
  • Indonesia
  • 9 Mar 2012, 00:26
it's so lovely, granny Gin wink
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Terima! smile
a composition worthy of being framed and proudly displayed
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Ayush. Thank you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 9 Mar 2012, 09:04
So perfectly captured Ginnie. Love this!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida. It still tickles me to death. smile
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2012, 13:39
Stellar capture! Love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sue. This still brings a smile! smile
I see eyes......

This made me smile, love the angle and the no-symmetry
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aksel. It still makes me smile. smile
trop bien cette envolée dispersée....
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear l'Angevine.
awesome!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Joshi. smile
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 11 Mar 2012, 17:41
yeah, the top ducks! Great
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Oscar. smile
Very nice photo, it gives me a smile on my face.
Ginnie Hart: Harstikke bedankt, Robbie. It was fun to see this on the big screen. smile

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