Photographer's Note

Another shot here from Kirra Beach near the border of Queensland and New South Wales. This view was taken substantially closer to the water and features a flock of cheeky Australian Silver Gulls. These are the birds that are likely to turn up to steal some of your fish and chips, fly around in sporting stadiums, and cause hazards at airports. But the beach would not be the same without them.

The beach is great for swimming and surfing, is patrolled by lifesavers and is netted to prevent shark attacks. In 1937 before the introduction of netting, a tiger shark killed two people here.

I had the option of including a slither of Point Danger/Greenmount on the right hand side but I chose not to because it did not look balanced. I also tried to brighten the image a little in PP but it only became washed out so I settled upon this authentic lighting option. I did not use a tripod here, but I certainly would have if I remembered to put it in the car.

The only post processing done was to slightly align the horizon (1 degree to the left), crop out some bland sky and FG and then added the frame.

I can count 48 birds. Do you agree? Donít waste your time counting because if one moves you will have to start all over again :-)!


**Will upload a LP tomorrow, not allowing me to currently**

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Additional Photos by Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043)
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