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Who says seagulls are boring subjects?? (Worth seeing)

 
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Oct 25, 2012 21:01 |  #1

I hope this lives up to the expectations per the title : )
Shot these today, even printed a couple at 13x19" for a local photo contest. Printed big they look downright scary...

It must have been a she since she can scream for sure. : )
Oh, and I love how in one of the pictures she's trying to look like a hawk : )

UPDATE: the second photo ended up winning the Local Fauna category at the photo contest that I entered in. More info on page 3.

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Oct 25, 2012 21:09 |  #2

I agree!! Nice shots.


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Oct 25, 2012 21:09 |  #3

Very nice, but I never thought Seagulls were boring


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Oct 25, 2012 21:17 |  #4

Great series ,excellent details and exposed perfectly, I bet the prints look awesome.


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Oct 25, 2012 21:41 as a reply to  @ andrewhuxman's post |  #5

awesome! (can't see the first pic though)




  
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Oct 25, 2012 21:52 |  #6

I don't think they are boring either. Just abundant.

Very nice shots.


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Oct 25, 2012 21:58 |  #7

Magnificent series !


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Oct 25, 2012 22:07 as a reply to  @ Angelmia's post |  #8

Best series of seagulls I have seen.


just a few of my thoughts...
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Oct 25, 2012 22:35 |  #9

N.V.M. wrote in post #15170183 (external link)
awesome! (can't see the first pic though)

Oh, the first picture (probably the most interesting one)... yes I deleted then re-uploaded the first pic on FLickr. Forgot to refresh the link (it shows on my computer, probably it's in the cache).

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Oct 25, 2012 23:07 |  #10

Incredible detail! I really like the shots with the mouth wide open. Still amazes me how you get this detail out of that lens and teleconverter. Maybe I need to shoot more from a tripod/monopod.


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Oct 25, 2012 23:10 |  #11

Paxonator wrote in post #15170440 (external link)
Incredible detail! I really like the shots with the mouth wide open. Still amazes me how you get this detail out of that lens and teleconverter. Maybe I need to shoot more from a tripod/monopod.

Thank you :) And these are all cropped more or less.

Well, first and foremost, nothing beats getting close to the subject, or in this case she getting close to me. When I was sitting, she didn't come closer than about 8-10 yards. When I was lying on the ground (rocks) it came as close as about 3-4 yards. But that involved some contortionist moves, my neck still hurts :)


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Oct 25, 2012 23:37 |  #12

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Thank you :) And these are all cropped more or less.

Well, first and foremost, nothing beats getting close to the subject, or in this case she getting close to me. When I was sitting, she didn't come closer than about 8-10 yards. When I was lying on the ground (rocks) it came as close as about 3-4 yards. But that involved some contortionist moves, my neck still hurts :)

Thanks I think I need to spend more time at certain locations laying down. I may move on to quickly. I constantly check the 120-300 thread. It has made me want to sell my 500 and get that lens at times. Although I usually come back to reality and say that it's not the lens that's the problem:oops:


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Oct 25, 2012 23:40 |  #13

Great set!


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Oct 26, 2012 00:10 |  #14

I am probably one of the very few (or maybe the only one) that is brave enough to say that seagulls are really boring subjects, if I am the who took the pictures. But yours gave me a big smack on the face. Superb series Gabe, already a winner for me :)


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Oct 26, 2012 00:18 |  #15

jodelak wrote in post #15170606 (external link)
I am probably one of the very few (or maybe the only one) that is brave enough to say that seagulls are really boring subjects, if I am the who took the pictures. But yours gave me a big smack on the face. Superb series Gabe, already a winner for me :)

Thanks :)

honestly, they're not my favorite subjects either. But most of the time when I go shooting, I try to make the best of what I find. Today was a very slow day as for herons and egrets (my favorite targets), so I thought I'd try to capture some seagulls... :confused:


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