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Old Mar 8, 2009, 12:31 PM   #1
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Old Mar 9, 2009, 5:12 AM   #2
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Hope you dont mind me adding another seagull shot?

Taken as one of my first shots playing with my new toy

k20d - sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 DG Macro

Picture taken hand held from a couple of metres away @300mm with macro on

F8 / 1/125sec / iso400

it was early evening so light was fading fast :roll:

if it looks a bit shoddy its been down sized by picasa and then downsized again by their link..

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Old Mar 9, 2009, 7:52 AM   #3
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5teve wrote:
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Hope you dont mind me adding another seagull shot?

Taken as one of my first shots playing with my new toy

k20d - sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 DG Macro

Picture taken hand held from a couple of metres away @300mm with macro on

F8 / 1/125sec / iso400

it was early evening so light was fading fast :roll:

if it looks a bit shoddy its been down sized by picasa and then downsized again by their link..

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I don't mind at all Steve. Very good photo...Do what I did and keep your first card full of photos on a special CD. Always good to be reminded where you came from. LOL

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Old Mar 9, 2009, 9:28 AM   #4
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Nice shots guys. I can't seem to get myself excited enough to take shots of seagulls around here... Grew up in Port Colborne, Ontario which is at the Lake Erie end of the Welland Canal. Tons of seagulls and they were always like rats. You'd go to the beach and they'd practically attack you for your food. They are a protected bird there and there is an island or spit of land at the end of the canal by the lake where there is a colony with thousands of them.

Don't get me wrong, I take the odd photo of seagulls, but I will always see them as flying rats, much like pidgeons.

Here's one I shot with my cheapo Vivitar 70-210 lens on my *istDL probably a year and a half ago:

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Old Mar 9, 2009, 4:33 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys much appreciated!

Dawg - I always keep all of my pictures... regardless of how they turn out (having several terabytes of storage helps!) and so far i have my initial shots in a first shots folder.. kind of the same idea as yours really :-)

Mike - Yes i kind of feel the same... there were thousands at this park which is meant to be famous for its parrots and roos.. i was determined to get some pictures of something.. so i ended up with shots of these :O

More shots to follow!

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Nice shots Dawg. You really know how to handle the Bigma.
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Nice shots Dawg. You really know how to handle the Bigma.
I still have a long ways to go but thanks.

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Steve - nice picture of a gull, an interesting angle. He almost looks like he's daring you to come closer...
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thanks :-) i was sat on a picnic bench and the gull was daring me to give it some food.. knowing full well i would instantly have about 5 zillion gulls upon me in 1 second flat... i didnt! the gull was actually stretching by pushing his wings back and out... hence the strange pose...

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