Yes, my feet are once again tickling the sand. I was walking lightly, mesmerized by the patterns in the sand made by those silly little seagulls. I studied and photographed these guys for awhile. I found that they are spooked by the slightest movements towards them. So the long angle lens was a must for this picture. I can't wait to translate this scene with a Mattie bird. Here's how it will go: Mattie perched atop an abandoned docking post, making new friends at the beach with all the seagulls. A new social circle for her. Everyone needs a friend at the beach!