Longboat Key Angel in Sarasota, FL

Mortgage and Lending with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) NMLS 223495

Angel in Longboat Key: Mike in Tucson

~ Longboat Key Angel ~

Longboat Key, Sarasota, Florida

Serendipity!  If you'll take enough pictures, you'll get some great ones.  This photo, taken this morning in Longboat Key, Sarasota on the Gulf of Mexico, is proof of that.  These shorebirds were enjoying the morning and so was I.  Sitting on the beach, I took photo after photo of the birds flying in and landing with the rest of the clan.  I didn't know I had this shot until I uploaded them to the computer.

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Comments (20)

Rita Fong
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 - Marion, AR
Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale

Mike, what a "lucky" shot, it is so clear and well captured of the action!

Oct 09, 2010 02:15 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Mike and a great capture and featured at one of VB's underground groups ...


VB ;)

Oct 09, 2010 02:17 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Thanks for the feature!


There's a lot of luck in taking a lot of photos!  Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Oct 09, 2010 02:19 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Great photo, and enjoy your Florida vacation.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 09, 2010 03:14 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Mike, What a GREAT CATCH!  We just got back from Panama City Beach!  I hope your weather is as good as ours was.  Although I have to be honest our Spring TX weather is pretty darn good right now!

Oct 09, 2010 03:25 PM
CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com

Holy Seagulls!!! What a shot!!! Obviously, your talent travels with you =)

Oct 09, 2010 06:35 PM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

So interesting that they have different bill colors.  The flying one looks like he caught some wind.

Oct 09, 2010 07:34 PM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

I didn't notice the bill color until I saw your comment, Juli.  It looks like the dark ones are on smaller birds.  Wonder if it has to do with maturity??  

Nice shot Mike!  

Oct 09, 2010 09:29 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Mike. Great shot. I can remember when Long Boat Key was wilderness. And you are right about shooting "en masse". One will stand out from the rest...

Oct 09, 2010 11:00 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

What a great shot Mike, and with movement!     The bill colors are interesting!

Oct 09, 2010 11:23 PM
Michael and Cheron Lange
Solutions Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Associate Broker, GRI

Oh Mike what a cool shot!

Oct 10, 2010 03:52 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Mike!  WOW!  What a beautiful shot!  Glad you're enjoying Sarasota.  Keep these gorgeous photos coming!

Oct 10, 2010 04:40 AM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Great shot, Mike, I liked the one on FB too; have fun in Florida.

Oct 10, 2010 08:49 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

If you'll take enough pictures, you'll get some great ones. You certainly got a great one. Now I want to know more about the colored bills.(Thanks to Juli and Doreen's comment)

Is it male/female? Is it age? Expecting a post from someone on this subject.


Oct 10, 2010 03:40 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Fooled me.  I've fished in the Florida Keys and the "Angel" I remember was an "ANGLE FISH".

Then I see a bird who believes that he is one.

This is one fabulour photo.


Oct 11, 2010 01:43 AM
John Puplava
ABC Home Inspections,L.L.C. - Prescott, AZ
ABC Home Inspections,L.L.C.

Hi Mike ,

What a great photo. I hope you are enjoying yourself there in Florida.



Oct 15, 2010 12:21 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

OK, you are really in trouble now - you were here and did not even let me know!!! Hope you had a fantastic time!

Oct 16, 2010 09:11 AM
John Morgan

Love that pic!  Love you too... so glad you could come out.

Oct 20, 2010 01:20 PM
Kathie Morgan

What a fabulous shot - this is my favorite!!  Can you imagine how blessed we are to have the opportunity to see action like this.  God be with you my brother-in-law!

Oct 20, 2010 01:26 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


This is a GREAT photo! I really, really like it a lot. I frequently snap, snap, snap and I don't know what I got until I go back and look at them. It's wonderful to see that one shot that sets them all apart.

Longboat Keys is a beautiful slice of Heaven here on earth and you got a some great angel wings!


May 09, 2011 04:27 PM