Tried to capture the feeling of flight with this shot, took about 60 shots today of just gulls and found this seemed to show the essence my attempts to get some motion blur and movement to this quest I set myself.
Hope it appeals to others
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bullybeef53 (3365) 2003-11-15 19:13
I'd do get the feeling of flight . I would like to know more about your settings . Some questions arise in my mind , for example did you use a tripod ? What shutter speed was used ? My feeling was if you use a higher shutter speed there may be less blurring.
In fact, I am trying to photograph birds as well with limited success . Great job !
psandboge (43) 2003-11-15 19:33
The seagull at the bottom is too sharp and gives the impression that it is in focus and that the other gulls are out of focus rather than motion blurred. Maybe you could crop the picture to get rid of it.
ninadev (5377) 2003-11-15 22:52
Quite unusual,I like it. I really have the feeling of being in the sky with these birds, as the prey they are aiming at. I too find that the seagull at the bottom is too sharp compared to the other othes. Maybe you could soften the edges with the blur tool.
carper (96) 2003-11-16 3:09
I like this action shot. Indeed the bottom is to sharp, you can work on that. Well done Roland.
manny (21833) 2003-11-16 5:05
This is a magnificent shot. I don't mind about the blurred and sharp images. I believe that "flight" has both elements plus more. Excellent take off!
mitternacht (1839) 2003-11-16 5:10
I like the action, the motion blur is very effective. A lot of depth with gulls at three different distances. The three gulls in formation in the back are nice.
touristdidi (8583) 2003-11-16 9:28
Sea gulls are theives in the uSA, will steal any unguarded food, and can open bags even, dump it out....
milloup (1829) 2003-11-16 10:13
A very dynamic shot with lots of movement going on. However, I would have preferred the focus to be on one of the two gulls facing the camera.
technogran (1339) 2003-11-20 20:40
I like this one a lot, I like the sharp and blurred images just as they are. It is good to see the frame completely filled with these birds from all angles. I also like the nice muted grey-blue/white colours of this shot.
Georges (11185) 2003-12-20 18:43
Génial de prendre autant d'oiseaux en même temps le cliché est très beau on voit qu'il est plein de vie Bravo
PSYOPS (0) 2005-04-03 12:31
(6 of 'em, right?)
- Copyright: Roland McMahon (Guzman) (577)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-11-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S602Z, Ozunon UV
- Exposure: f/3.6, 1/279 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Seagulls, Sea and Vessel, Flight of the Birds [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-15 18:56