When I took this photo, I didn’t even see the seagull coming in for a landing on the bottom left. It wasn't until I was playing with filters and the lighting that he appeared. What a pleasant surprise. Be open to seeing beyond what's in front of you, let the universe be your filter, remove the rose colored glasses. Ironically, this filter is called rose gold - perfect synchronicity. To me the pink hue captures the mood exactly as I felt it. 2nd photo is the original.
Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) are a species of small gull that inhabits only the most inaccessible of sea cliffs. They make precarious nests on tiny ledges perched above crashing oceans and gale force winds. How they stop themselves being washed or blown away is a miracle, but how they can sleep there is even more amazing!
They are so abundant in Iceland that their entire genus, Rissa, is named after the Iceland word for their species; Rita. On the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the basalt cliffs are covered in dense colonies of these daring birds and the skies are alive with their sharp calls. Watching them feed is a treat; they hurtle towards the sea and pull up at the last moment, snatching prey from the surface waters.