Flock O' Gulls...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by PhotoRob, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. PhotoRob

    PhotoRob TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 24, 2013
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    This was an interesting shot; I was actually focusing on the family when a single engine plane scared up this large flock about 10 feet to my left. I turned and got off four shots between when they stirred, to when they had passed me by. Looking at the timestamps in the camera a whopping 1 second passed start to finish. Lens = 24mm Zeiss 1.8.

    There's a-lot going on here but I've filed it in the 'right-place-at-right-time' file :)
  2. RT_Panther

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  3. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 16, 2011
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    Great opportunistic shot. Love the multiple angles of the birds' wings and those shadows.
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
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    Nice. This would be one of those times that I stood there watching and forgot I had a camera in my hand, so bravo for getting the shot(s).
  5. Deadbear77

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    Sep 14, 2012
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  6. NickCyprus

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  7. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Love, love, love.
  8. BJW

    BJW TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 30, 2011
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    Timing is everything sometimes. But timing is the work of the photograper!
    Great catch!
  9. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
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  10. Aaronius31

    Aaronius31 TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 25, 2013
    Awesome shot PhotoRob, the shadows are what makes the picture! I'll be in Pensacola, FL spring break with my NEX-6 so hopefully I can get a similar shot with that 10fps :)
  11. PhotoRob

    PhotoRob TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 24, 2013
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    Thank you very much for the positive feedback, it's really encouraging! :)
  12. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
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    Excellent shot mate, I like the composition
  13. Believer

    Believer TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 28, 2012
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    Hey Rob - the Seagul shot is great! I love everything that's going on. I followed the link back to your personal page, and wow!! I'm curious, do you shoot in RAW? The lighting of the boy on the beach shot is impeccable really. Just curious about your overall shooting technique/mantra if you will. Thanks!