Seagull (Two Photographs)

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It is always tempting to do seagulls in black and white. However, with this background black and white was out of the question. Getting perfect quality in birds in flight along with a perfect background is difficult. You have to choose an aperture that covers the bird from beak to tail, while narrow enough to fade the background. I used 400 ISO to keep my shutter speed high enough. The balance between noise, sufficient shutter speed to stop the bird in motion and a small enough aperture to keep the bird in focus is a lot of balancing. One thing that disappointed me were its eyes where the color did not come out as well as I would have liked.

Seagull 2

13 responses

  1. mdw

    Perfect…

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    January 14, 2016 at 7:30 am

    • Thank you. I have enjoyed your blog.

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      January 14, 2016 at 7:39 am

      • mdw

        Thank you too victor.
        Im keen to know more about your techniques and inspirations…
        Email?

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        January 14, 2016 at 7:44 am

  2. This is something I’d like to achieve one day!

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    January 14, 2016 at 9:10 am

  3. You really get the sense of how aerodynamic they are in these shots. Beautifully sharp!

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    January 14, 2016 at 8:08 pm

  4. MK

    Ummm, I wouldn’t be disappointed (in the eyes) if these were MY photographs!

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    January 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    • Okay but they are in fact bright yellow, quite nice. But in the photo too small to see. My point was it would be nice to see them better, not a problem just a wish. Thanks.

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      January 14, 2016 at 10:57 pm

  5. Beautiful photographs! 👌👌

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    March 26, 2016 at 12:23 pm

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