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Chato Mar 25, 2010 4:54 PM

Gull takes to the air
 
Went to the beach this morning, and all I got was Gulls; Gulls and more Gulls... :(

Here's a series of a Herring Gull taking to the air - Looking at these kinds of images later always gives the impression of walking on water...

http://davidbarkinphotography.com/Ne...e/GULLTAK1.JPG

And he's off...

http://davidbarkinphotography.com/Ne...e/GULLTAK2.JPG

http://davidbarkinphotography.com/Ne...e/GULLTAK3.JPG

http://davidbarkinphotography.com/Ne...e/GULLTAK4.JPG

And a little cheer comes from the crowd as he gets airborn...

http://davidbarkinphotography.com/Ne...e/GULLTAK5.JPG


Dave

shoturtle Mar 25, 2010 4:55 PM

Nice action series, very nicely done

Eetu Mar 25, 2010 5:15 PM

Indeed, nice action... great balance of colour for the composition... great reflections in the water. Thanks for sharing them.

Ned

maggo85 Mar 26, 2010 1:54 AM

Nice shots Dave - thank you for sharing!

mole Mar 26, 2010 6:07 AM

Great capture and freezing of the action! Love that foot-splash!

Chato Mar 26, 2010 8:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mole (Post 1070633)
Great capture and freezing of the action! Love that foot-splash!

They actually travel around twenty feet before they get airborn; thus the "walking on water."

Dave

Goldwinger Mar 26, 2010 3:26 PM

They may be "just" gull shots but, very well done.

Dirtbmw20 Mar 27, 2010 3:21 PM

Very nice shots !!! What scene "mode" or what settings do you use to capture that "freezing of the action" effect ???

Chato Mar 27, 2010 3:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dirtbmw20 (Post 1071319)
Very nice shots !!! What scene "mode" or what settings do you use to capture that "freezing of the action" effect ???

I shoot RAW, with a color space of Adobe 98. Because I shoot at ISO 800, f10, these images were taken at 1/1000 - 1/500 would be enough to freeze the action of such a large bird. But I had to drop the f stop because these are basically, white birds, and I didn't want to blow the highlights. In fact I normally shoot Herring Gulls at 1/1250, but the light was a bit obscure, so I could get away with a slower speed.

Thanks for commenting.

Dave


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