“What are you looking at” is the name of this photograph and it was taken today at a picnic in Topsail Beach. Using the action mode, I tried to take a number of shots of birds in flight and this is one of the keepers. As I took this photograph, the gull looked at me as if to say “You never ask permission to take a photograph”.
The background is a blue sea, Bell Island, and a blue sky.
I had to take a number of shots to get some half decent ones. The digital, you can immediately delete the ones you don’t want. It would be an expensive hobby with film.
This photograph was level adjusted, cropped, and saved for the web.
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kinginexile (2598) 2005-06-25 19:51
nice catch, and it is good that the bird is seen against the deeperblue of the sea rather than against the sky. For that reason, it also makes the shot more original, from the angle you took it.
Steady hand, too.
hkaveh (0) 2005-06-25 20:21
very well done. I spend more than 6 month to capture some photos from the bird. I know it is very hard to that.You are lucky to capture this photo. funny photo. nice composition.It is very hard to get in focus
Carlo (260) 2005-06-25 20:59
Great shot, excellent sharpness and DOF and the light was in the right place. How much focal length did you use? If that's shot close to the 300mm end the sharpness is even more impressive.
Marche (4307) 2005-06-26 1:03
Quel cliché ! Avez-vous au Canada des Goelands qui posent pour les photos, chez nous en Bretagne, ils ne posent pas. Je vais suivre vos conseils et réaissayer encore et encore. En tout cas, c'est un joli cliché, bien cadré, avec le fond flou, qui rend le goeland bien net. Merci pour ce partage.
annie (396) 2005-06-26 15:30
Wow what a terific shot. I have tried to take picture of gulls myself and I know how difficult it can be you have done it to perfection here. Well done.
Nikol (98) 2005-06-29 15:08
Hi, it's a very nice picture. I like the sharpness of the gull. Good contrast with the blue sea. It make a deep impression. Beautyful! Well done!
gelor (3229) 2005-09-20 4:46
Quelle netteté pour ce goëland qui observe le photographe. Merci pour le partage. Gérard
- Copyright: Jim Costello (bullybeef53) (3365)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-25
- Categories: Humorous, Nature, Event
- Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III USM, Hoya 58mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1600 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-25 19:32
- Favorites: 1 [view]