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.