On a recent trip to the beach I took the opportunity to snap pictures of some birds who were patrolling the coast while fighting a strong headwind. When it is windy they are almost stationary which allowed for some pretty good close-ups. The framed look is a neat feature of Picasa, which is where I store photos.
I give all credit to the camera and the weather. At times I could have reached out and touched them, it seemed. They don't seem to shy away from humans, really, they are just after food. And very often that food comes from us.