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Old Jan 18, 2009, 5:47 PM   #1
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Gulls are not unheard of on the lakes around Hot Springs, but neither are they real common. This afternoon, I had fun with a ring-billed gull who took advantage of the beautiful weather to give me an exhibition of wind-flying techniques.






This guy circled for me for about fifteen minutes, giving me plenty of chances for the Bigma to lock focus.

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Old Jan 18, 2009, 8:20 PM   #2
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Really nice pics! Gulls are not very common in this area either, and I alwaqys get a kick from seeing on at a lake or river bank. But along the coast, less than 3 hours from here, they're very common.
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Old Jan 18, 2009, 9:51 PM   #3
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I like the first one - the way you captured the light coming through the wings. Very nice work.

Gulls are common here near Lake Erie/Ontario and theNiagara River. But it will be awhile before a venture out - it's been quite cold up here.

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Old Jan 18, 2009, 9:57 PM   #4
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That first one is pretty cool, Paul.

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 3:35 AM   #5
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Nice series, nr 1 is more than nice.

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 9:47 AM   #6
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I agree with everyone else. That first one is fantastic and the rest aren't too shabby either! The exposure is really well done especially on white birds. Details are clear and sharp.

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 2:03 PM   #7
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Well, I have to agree with everyone else Paul, they are all nice but #1 is fantastic!
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I line up behind the others. Congrats!

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 5:38 PM   #9
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The first one is really exceptional. Gulls are very common where I spent the weekend, but I discovered that shooting them with an AF lens is different than shooting with manual focus. I got no keepers of birds in flight (sigh). And here you post a whole series!
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 5:55 PM   #10
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Nice series. I like them all. Thanks for posting.



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