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Posted by on Jan 22, 2010 in Greg, Outdoors, Photography | 3 comments

Friday Photo 17: Mouille Point Seagull

Spotted this gull near the lighthouse in Mouille Point, Cape Town. He stared me down as I approached to within a meter or so from him, all the while squawking and screeching at me. I assumed he was asking for a little something to eat, and imagined he was doing so in a decidedly posh voice with just a hint of the Bergie in it.

Jy wet mos wat eke meen, né my bra?

Mouille Point Seagull (c) Greg Pillhofer, 2009 I like the depth in the shot, and was very pleased with the result, especially as I haven’t needed to make any significant changes to it after the fact. Moerse mooi, ek se!

“Mouille Point Seagull” © Greg Pillhofer, 2009
Original Capture: 09/14/2009, 03:09pm – Mouille Point, Cape Town, South Africa 
Canon EOS350D | f/11 | 1/500sec | ISO200 | 200mm | No flash


  1. Nice shot! Looks like the gull was still talking you when you took it. I don't understand what he is saying, but I guess it's Afrikans?

    • Click on the translate button at the bottom of the page to get the afrikaans into englis

      • LOL!

        Can't get the first line translated, but the second one (Moerse mooi, ek se) turns into "Dirty pretty, I say!"

        I say indeed. Not quite what I was hoping for.


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