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Old Mar 25, 2010, 4:54 PM   #1
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Default 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...



And he's off...







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




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Old Mar 25, 2010, 4:55 PM   #2
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Nice action series, very nicely done
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Indeed, nice action... great balance of colour for the composition... great reflections in the water. Thanks for sharing them.

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Nice shots Dave - thank you for sharing!
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Great capture and freezing of the action! Love that foot-splash!
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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."

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They may be "just" gull shots but, very well done.
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Very nice shots !!! What scene "mode" or what settings do you use to capture that "freezing of the action" effect ???
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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.

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