Thursday, May 16, 2013

Skywatch Key West

Linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

I am so glad you stopped by, I am taking you back to Key West for a pretty sunset.  It was our 2nd night in Key West and this time we watched the sunset from the famous Mallery Square. For NF Winged I am sharing all the gulls we saw around Mallory Square in Key West.




I had fun watching a huge flock of Laughing Gulls.





While we were watching the sunset from Mallory Square, we also watched this catamaran pull up in front of the sun go past a little and then back up and stopped right in front of the setting sun. So our view of the sun was blocked some by the boat. The folks on board got the best view.


Mallory Square sunset cruises.


The flock of gulls would take off and fly, while we were watching the sunset.


These gulls and a terns were catching some of the sun's rays.


Mallory Square was fun for a one time visit. We did enjoy the sunset but there are a lot of sunset spots along Florida's west coast.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I always appreciate your comments.

Happy Skywatching  to everyone!

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Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.  Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

75 comments:

Cecilia Artista said...

Lovely pictures of the gulls and the beautiful sunset!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely skies!

Annemor said...

I miss teh gulls, We hardly see a gull here.
Thank you for a nice post.
Have a nice day.
Mormor

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Lynne said...

Something wonderful about Key West and sunsets. The sun is so big. Lovely captures. Happy Skywatching.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!So beautiful pictures of gulls and fantastic sunsets!I love sunsets to!!I think i'm very romantic!Wonderful photos as always!Have a lovely day,greetings from Samos island!
Dimi..

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the pink glow. amazing sunset. the sailboat view is a total keeper.... wall hanging for sure. have a great Thursday!! ( :

Lynne said...

Quite the sunset sights . . . even if you were blocked a bit! A safe and happy weekend to you too . . .

Ma said...

Beautiful golden sunset!

ladyfi said...

That is a magnificent sunset. Glorious shots.

Brian King said...

Beautiful sky! I love the sailboats in the background! The whole open ocean and they wanna park their boat right in front of the sun! LOL!

TexWisGirl said...

the 3rd shot is just marvelous!

Karen said...

Wow, what a great variety of gulls. The sunset is wonderful, love the sailboats.

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

The shots of the sunset are AMAZING! Lode the one with the huge orange orb behind the boat. Looks like a magnificent outing. Thank you for sharing it!

Reena Walkling said...

Gorgeous sunsets! Always enjoy watching the birds soak up the day's end.

Rajesh said...

Spectacular sunset. Love those color shades.

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous sunset, Eileen. You are right. There are many places along the FL coast to see that beauty... BUT--I loved seeing the boats in your photos. They just enhanced the beautiful sky...

Great birds also.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

KInda' selfish of the catamaran, but it actually made a lovely focal point in front of that perfect sunset. Mallery Square at sunset is definitely a must-see for everybody (once, anyway ;>))

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That is a lot of gulls! They are really cute :) I love your sunset shots, especially the one where the boat got in the way. Made for a really neat shot!

MitchyLR said...

Hi Eileen!! Great shots of the gulls, they can be so loud when they all start screeching at the same time.

Stunning sunset shots, too!!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful series! Gulls are so much fun to watch. The sunset shots are gorgeous.

Anki-itte said...

Beautiful photos.

Rambling Woods said...

The gulls have a great view... Michelle

George said...

These are great photos of the sunset -- and the gulls. I don't think I've seen so many flying around at one place as in your sunset pictures. I'm sorry the catamaran stopped in front of the sun, but the sailboat silhouette is pretty neat.

HansHB said...

Great post for the theme!
Happy SWF to you!

Joyful said...

Awesome sunset shots!

AVCr8teur said...

I can never get tired of that sunset view! It just takes your breath away.

Dianne said...

Sunsets and gulls ... a photographers delight. Hoping you have a lovely week-end Eileen with lots of photo opportunities.

Carletta said...

Lovely shots of the gulls and the sunset!
The two shots of the sunset with the sailboats are stunning!
Have a great weekend Eileen!

A Creative Harbor said...

Magnificent sunset shots and love the birds too! ^_^

Photo Cache said...

I like seagulls a lot.

Genie Robinson said...

I loved Key West. My cousin had a lovely home on one of the canals with a boat and it was such fun. Your pictures are so pretty. The one of the gull in flight is super. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Spring is finally here with a bit of sumer thrown in for good luck. genie

Valerie said...

Wow - what a stunning sunset! and great captures of birds on the wing. Thanks for sharing your part of the world, Eileen.

Karen said...

Great shots Eileen. The setting sun is fabulous.

Debbie said...

gorgeous shots with those sailboats, WoW, what an amazing view!!

Lew said...

Beautiful evening you captured in Key West! Love the shots with the silhouettes of the boats in the setting sun.

Indrani said...

That is a great sunset framed! And I can imagine the cacophony there with all those birds.

Linda Gross said...

Your sunset pictures are wonderful, especially the one with the boat directly in front of the setting sun!

Jim said...

Great sunset shots.

Linda said...

Lovely sunsets! And the close-up shot of the birds is fun to see.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous sunset shots!!

Steffi said...

Fantastic photos,Eileen!Thank you for it and enjoy your weekend!

Leovi said...

Yes, lovely light with exquisite colors, wonderful setting sun!

Ranten said...

What a sunset viewing! Great Weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

Love the sunsets over Mallory Square, precious.

Luna Miranda said...

a catamaran at sunset--a perfect image! what a great time to be out at sea. lovely photos.

Lina Gustina said...

Awesome series, Eileen. Thanks for sharing those beauties. A perfect place to enjoy sunset!

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Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A wonderful and special light. Beautiful Sunset and birds.
I wish you a sunny weekend, Eileen. Best regards, Synnöve

Jesh St Germain said...

Wow, Eileen, what a stunning sunset! Also love the pic with the birds fluttering around, but then... I love 'em all:)

Liza said...

Beautiful shots! Happy sky watching.

My sky.

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures all!!!

Gattina said...

Gorgeous sky pictures ! and I love the seagulls, laughing or not, lol ! They always remind me holidays !!

Margaret Gosden said...

Amazing shots of the sunset, particularly when blocked by the boats creating wonderful silhouette photos!
Love them and that you have and the ability to publish the transition so that the sun remains brilliant!

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Beautiful sky photos and such lovely, lovely colors!

sceneoftranquility said...

love those sunset shots with boats around.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Great sunsets there - too bad you didn't get the horizon horizontal.
Perhaps you could use a simple software to straighten up your photos. They're worth it, they're really great! I hope you don't mind my comment but I believe we're also here to help each other improve our photography skills.

Lily Hydrangea said...

amazing shots. I especially love the one where the sun is almost half way down, sinking into the ocean.

Phil said...

All those gulls made for some good birding Eileen. Lovely sunset shot and I don't think the other boat spoiled your picture but simply added to the effect. have a great weekend.

betchai said...

what a beautiful beautiful sunset it is

Betty Manousos said...

oh my word eileen, you take the most beautiful shots of birds!
and the sunsets are equally lovely as well.

happy weekend~

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, WOW! These photos almost make me want to head to Florida right away!

Carver said...

Fantastic skies from Key West. I have family there so your shots make me feel close to them.

DeniseinVA said...

Oh wow, I always love to see your photos Eileen. These are fantastic, which is what I always know I will see when I visit your blog. Have a great weekend :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Such beautiful sunset shots, Wow!!

Bi Ti said...

What a beautiful series Eileen, I love them all but if I had to pick a favorite it'd be the red sun behind the boat. Ah, the wonder of this world.

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Have a wonderful weekend!
BiTi

Gemma Wiseman said...

The gulls certainly love this area as a meeting place! So many of them! And your sunset colours are simply magical! Great series of photos!

SquirrelQueen said...

It is interesting to see all of the different kinds of gulls together. I love your sunset photos Eileen, especially the ones with the boats.
Happy Weekend!

bettyl said...

Sunset is always such a beautiful time of the day for photos and yours are just lovely! The birds are really awesome.

Maria said...

I didn't know you went to Key West!. Great silhouettes!

NatureStop said...

WOW!!!Those sunset shots are awesome!!Have a great weekend!

Shantana

NatureFootstep said...

great shots of gulls, terns and sunset. :) A good evening. :)

Carly Peña Guerrero said...

I love seagulls! My post today is also about seagulls!;) that sunset was just breathtaking!!!enjoy your weekend!

Celeste said...

What a magical evening :)

pattisjarrett said...

Now that's a sunset!

Chris Rohrer said...

That's a lot of gulls!!! I especially love the one with the gulls flying around the boat. Really beautiful. Are those Bonaparte's?

Linnea said...

Key West is still on my bucket list. Thanks for giving me a glimpse of it and thanks for stopping by at my skies! Happy skywatching!

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