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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pigeons of the sea...

One of the most common and aggressive birds on the beach are the seagulls. These two are looking for anything that might be edible while eying beachgoers and other birds along the waters edge. This image was taken at 300mm focal length with an exposure of 1/1000 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 100.
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Tuguldur said...

Jim, this shot is very nice! :) There is much less grain, and softness.

in fact, how come seagulls are aggressive? huh? :P

Jim said...

It helps when you don't crop the image - that minimizes both the grain and the softness. Both those pictures "for Frank" were probably only about a 4th to an 8th of the total frame area on the crops. I guess I need a bigger lens.... 8-)

Watching the birds is pretty fun - the gulls are pretty quick to swoop in and grab something tossed by a beachgoer and they are always "fishing" at the surfs edge with the sandpipers on the lookout for any sort of bit.