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Old Jul 19, 2006, 1:21 AM   #1
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These photos were taken during a Sunday Brunch on the Horn Blower while cruising the San Francisco Bay.

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Old Jul 19, 2006, 1:29 AM   #2
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 11:25 AM   #3
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The second one is just beautiful. They are such gorgeous creatures.
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Thanks, Vanessa. Although the second picture looks more attractive, the first was much more difficult to obtain due to the speed of the Seagul passing by. I took about 20 shots in order to get this one. All others were either completely blurred or part of the bird was chopped off.
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As already stated, the second is much better than the first. This shows how much difference between 1/200th and 1/1000th shutter speed can make. I suggest using shutter priority and setting the shutter to the fastest speed that will still give a proper exposure. Increasing the ISO to 400 or 800 can help to get higher speeds.

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Old Jul 19, 2006, 3:26 PM   #6
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Thanks for your comments, Cal. I totally agree with them. However, as you can see, the water under the Seagul is dark and setting the camera to a higher speed caused the image to be under exposed. I could increase the ISO specially considering that the H1 handles noise pretty darn well but I was too busy trying to get the bird on focus. Oh well! I'll certainly keep that in mind for next time!
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The second shot offers its own challenges. With the bird against a bright sky, correct exposure is difficult. Noted you made several exposures before getting them just right.

Tullio, good work.

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Thanks, Selvin.
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#2 is a great capture

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Old Jul 23, 2006, 8:59 PM   #10
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The first image shows us the speed and grace; the second image captures perfectly the majestic beauty of the gull. Great shot.
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