My husband gave me the idea of the name for this beautiful seagull in flight - Qantas flight 123 - one really does need to have a sense of humour to live in our house... This photo was taken on the famous lake in Bariloche '' named '' NAHUEL HUAPI '' Not certain of the meaning of the name.
Couldn't resist experimenting with my camera - the seagulls follow the boats & they are very fast at flying in & out of view of the camera lens.
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papagolf21 (86138) 2012-11-21 1:21
Bonjour, chère Dawn,
La mouette qui suit le bateau semble vouloir faire partie du voyage.
Très bonne réactivité réalisée à travers cette composition.
Très bonne journée.
lousat (76832) 2012-11-21 1:39
Hi Dawn,really a beautiful pic,not easy to take a seagull in flight whit these impressives details! Magnificent wings position and beautiful view too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (121924) 2012-11-21 1:54
On dirait qu'elle avance dans l'image cette mouette superbe compo et iamge fantastique vue avec ces trace sur l'eau fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
CLODO (30236) 2012-11-21 1:54
Nice shot of this gull following the boat sailing at full speed (we can see it by the back waves). Maybe your shot is too blue. You can post this picture in the theme "alphabet", for the V letter!
wolf38 (31278) 2012-11-21 1:57
Hello Dawn. A seagull as a companion on the stern of the ship. Our thoughts go with the seagull. Here you have photographed in the right moment. Well done.
kordinator (17515) 2012-11-21 2:18
I like a lot birds and sea.
Blue colors is amazing.
The photo as you did to my taste.
Great depth of field and perspective.
Perfect composed image.
holmertz (40983) 2012-11-21 2:58
The seagull is perfectly captured with its wings in a very attractive position. The "tracks" across the water make me believe you were sitting in two boats at the same time :-). The scenery in the background is very beautiful and should be worth some sightseeing. The photo is sharp and clear and well composed.
pajaran (52038) 2012-11-21 3:53
Lep pogled sa broda na jezero, i galeba ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Lepa priroda i galeb u letu.
Nice view from the boat to the lake, and a seagull ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good content and composition, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Beautiful nature and gull in flight.
All the best.
snunney (83693) 2012-11-21 4:10
I like this composition with its cool blue tones. The wake of the ship draws us into the scene and gives the image depth. The well placed seagull is bonus.
Sergiom (59986) 2012-11-21 4:58
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. On perçoit très bien les traces du bateau dans l'eau. L'oiseau est parfaitement placé dans l'image et est très net.
jhm (139168) 2012-11-21 5:14
A splendid image how you took these seagull in wonderful V form.
Also the waves on water are perfect taken.
Nice mountain landscape in background.
You chose an excellent angle, you use perfect the lines as perspective.
Composition and presentation pleasant.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
COSTANTINO (55452) 2012-11-21 6:06
what a beautiful shot...amazing blue
with a fantastic sea...the beauty is
the flying of the seagull dominating
this picture,may be this seagull
follows the ship,I would like to be
a seagull flying free over the
cornejo (31472) 2012-11-21 11:12
Hi Dawn, very nice picture of this lovely seagull in flight with nice background of this landscape seen from the lake. Very well composed and technically very well done, with sharpness, good light and good color. Great job my friend, my congratulations. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Good day and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
Robert1969 (7026) 2012-11-21 11:19
Perhaps a fan? :-)
The Seagull is a very nice extra. It makes the
picture extra exciting, it's funny and it fill
up the sky. The lines in the water after the
boat creates a nice depth. Light management
and composition are also very good.
macjake (56494) 2012-11-21 20:11
well, I have to say...you have done well to capture this seagull in mid-flight.
its funny to see its head turned to one side, as if he's just up there so casually soaring around...as if its SO second nature to him.
abmdsudi (43480) 2012-11-22 2:32
Well timed shot frozen to perfection at 1/500sec in flight and nicely in frame. Beautifully razor sharp and contrast well, clear and very well caught in such brilliant clarity. Great that we also get to enjoy the scenic environment all very well put together, in particular I love to see the trail and rippples on the deep blue water. This is a such a beautiful looking place finely captured. Congrats.
marina7 (8055) 2012-11-22 10:01
stunning view and capture! You were really lucky to catch this seagull so close and sharp. Love the dominating blue color, it creates a special airy atmosphere. The only bug is the excessive noise in the picture.
My best regards
delpeoples (53009) 2012-11-22 21:33
Ciao cara Dawn
hehehehe Gus has come up with a beauty. What a great title and an equally beautiful shot for The Best :) I remember well why you chose that name, to tease Gus. You two must be a laugh! Love the pin sharp image of this bird in flight and the striations on the water really do look like a landing strip. I'm really impressed with how sharp it is and the depth of those mountains in the BG. I would have expected to see an aperture of f/11 with an image this sharp. I also like how you positioned the star of the shot off-centre, to the right of the frame. Excellent shot, have a lovely Friday arvo.
s_lush (16134) 2012-11-25 0:05
Excellent composition with the blue foreground, mountainous background and a seagull, as the main compositional element. The atmosphere of this picturesque place and strong travel romanticism are reproduced by you perfectly well. Great job!
tedesse (25133) 2012-11-25 1:26
Excellent POV and DOF, beautiful image composition with flying seagull on the blue sea. Wonderful light and blue tones.
Have a nice Sunday
mauro61 (52623) 2012-11-25 11:05
ben colto il volo del gabbiano che segue la scia della nave.
Intensa e ben realizzata la tonalità di azzurro che riempie la scena,
Graal (97455) 2012-11-26 0:16
unusual hunter you're, good shot and presentation of seagull in flight. Also nice view in background. Photo I like.
Have a nice week.
bayno (18342) 2012-11-26 3:08
very beautiful image with a great sense of space and freedom, I like the colors and the trail left on the lake by boat, excellent depth, you're getting much better of Gus ;)
my best regards,
Noel_Byrne (24247) 2012-11-26 9:40
You captured amazing clarity on the seagull for him being in flight, and to do so with such a majestic background is wonderful! Excellent colours and lighting, intriguing shot!
all the best
rychem (23176) 2012-11-26 11:09
Wow! Very impressive! I like this wake, the lines lead to this beautiful landscape, and this seagull in flight, great photo
ourania (30937) 2012-11-29 12:15
a very lovely and successful capture of the seagull flying in this marvellous blue environment and checking out the surroundings. The open wings as well as the wake of the boat and the ripples on the lake are really wonderful to watch and bestow the picture with a delightful dynamism. I also love the colours, the distant landscape and the fresh atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-11-30 15:39
Impressive work seizing what must have been a fairly fleeting moment, Dawn! Really perfect - the backdrop is gorgeous and the ripples on the water very distinctive, while this gull is frozen perfectly above it all! A really unique shot.
sevy (15363) 2012-12-05 1:15
Funny title, it makes me smile.
I like the composition with the water track pushing the look to reach the background and more or less aligned with the flight of the seagull.
pierrefonds (56963) 2012-12-05 16:50
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The wideness of the lake is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is is showing the details and colors of the mountains and of the seagull. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
maloutim (9637) 2013-01-09 12:25
What a beautiful capture of this flying gull ! I would have put the photo in the category "Decisive moment" too. I am amazed at the sharpness of the bird, considering the speed at which it must have flapped its wings.
Beautiful movement of the water too, and background scenery of mountains.
Thanks for sharing and a happy New Year filled with lots of great photos.
ikeharel (57144) 2013-01-11 7:42
Beautiful bariloce, the lakes and this is one of them are known to all muchileros traveling in SA.
Great catch of the seagull follow the boat, marvelous lake in blue.
Lovely image, well rendered.
Have a nice weekend.
*** With regard to the pic. you critiqued: Jerusalem has a wall surrounding the old town, based from 3000 years ago.
fabianoleite (9551) 2013-02-28 15:39
Excellent bird in flight. Perfect timing. What I like is how we can see that the photographer and the bird are going in the same direction, due to the waves formed by the boat. So it's a picture of a chase, which was really interesting!
mcmtanyel (13407) 2013-04-27 13:32
You can tell your husband that it has the wrong livery to be Qantas flight 123!
Joking aside, beautiful scenery, beautiful blues with specks of red roofs! The picture would have been very nice even without the seagull. And capturing the seagull without that beautiful scenery would have made a nice picture, too, but you did both! Congratulations and TFS!