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Old Aug 15, 2005, 7:18 PM   #1
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This first shot was taken BEFORE the sun came up. 1/20, on a monopode


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/DWBIRDS1.JPG[/img]

This Egret managed to be taken at 1/100, just as the sun cracked the horizon


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/DWBIRD3.JPG[/img]

And finally, this rather irate Gull take at sunrise. He really doesn't belong in this group, but what the heck...


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/GULL98.JPG[/img]

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Old Aug 16, 2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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Dave...I love the last photo of the Gull. It looks like he itsn't quite ready to begin the day. Looks like a big ole yawn to me. Nice work. Woody
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Old Aug 16, 2005, 1:20 PM   #3
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Dave...I love the last photo of the Gull. It looks like he itsn't quite ready to begin the day. Looks like a big ole yawn to me. Nice work. Woody
Whhhhaaaaa! I only posted it because I had no other place for it... :?:

I did print out the shot of the Egret and it makes a stunning 16x20.

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Old Aug 16, 2005, 1:53 PM   #4
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That's a pretty amazing shot of the egret in flight at 1/100.
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Old Aug 16, 2005, 2:07 PM   #5
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No one was more amazed than I. Still, he was a long way off, over a 1/4 mile - that helped. And probably a large amount of luck. If you notice, he's not in sunlight, but there is a lot of light being thrown up by the rising sun.

My light meter wanted me to shoot at 1/40th :lol:

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Nice ones, dave, my favorite is the Egret because of the way it separates from the background. I'm not sure if you did this in processing or if it was a natural consequence of the time of day, but it's cool indeed.
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nice shots, that last one reminds me of a nagging old woman:-)
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Old Aug 18, 2005, 1:41 PM   #8
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First, checking my EXIF data, I see that I lied about the Egret shot - this is so typical....

Actually I jacked up the speed to 320, without even realising it. Apparently my photographic "instincts" are quicker then my mouth - or is it the other way around?

As for this Gull - I must stick with my caption. It's one of those "you had to be there scenes." This guy was surrounded by Dowitchers and other shore birds. The tough little Dowitchers take no crap from Gulls, and more or less, intentiaonally or not, kept him from pushing the OTHER little sandpipers around. He became quite annoyed.... :lol:

I will take pictures of Gulls, and love them, but if it's a choice between Gulls and "shore birds," the shore birds win out.

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Great shooting Dave. My favorite is also the Egret in flight and I'll bet it does make a nice looking photo. The rather sharp photo in the hazy bg looks good to me.

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