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Old Aug 7, 2009, 12:52 PM   #1
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While at the pier taking some surfing shorts, I also grabbed these.
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 6:17 PM   #2
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No interest generated.

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Old Aug 12, 2009, 9:04 PM   #3
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Other than the fact that these are relatively sharp images, there is not much I can comment. Maybe we are spoiled with the advance of digital photography. Comment will be few if any for images without much features (like sense of motion, interesting feature of subject, impressive bokeh......)

I can see that you have a good start in shooting wildlife


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Old Aug 13, 2009, 3:40 AM   #4
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Sorry, I have to agree. Sea gulls are so easy to shoot there isnt much to say about a shot of them, even good ones like these. I would like to see the full frames of each shot to see what you removed.
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Old Aug 13, 2009, 8:50 PM   #5
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Don't give up on posting. I just happened by this forum, and one of the "problems" here is that great bird pictures are pretty common. Unless you have a rare one, or a really, really good image, it won't generate much talk.

But you won't have people picking your work apart with snide remarks, either. Most of the comments, as you see above, are meant to be helpful. Don't give up.

Post here, for a while, and you will get better, just by hearing what good photographers think of your work. I'm not a great photographer, but for the record, I like the second one, because there's no distracting shadow, and the posture works in the frame. The bit of light blue paint on the timber is a plus, and the picture is nicely sharp. If I could add any suggestion, it would be that processing might help the slightly blown-out white areas of the bird.

But it's still a gull. And they are easy to approach and easy to shoot, so we get a little "so what" about even good gull pictures. Give us another chance.
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Mid day full sun is not the best time for shooting birds with great amounts of white. Dawn, dusk and clouds help from blowing out whites. If dawn didn't come so early I'm sure I'd have a lot more photos with that kind of light.


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Thanks for the feedback everyone.
It just so happened that the Gull was there when I was getting some shots of surfers. I was/am aware of the potential over exposure of the white feathers on a sunny day but with a new lens, you shoot everything.
I was overall pretty pleased with the pictures, not the excitement, but the quality and sharpness with the hand held 70-400mm lens.
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