Seagulls (Four Photographs)

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These were taken at ISO 500 at 1/2000th of a second. Few of us expect to get tack sharp photos of birds in flight but modern lenses and cameras are making it easier. Vibration reduction, dynamic focus areas and continuous focusing (Nikon terminology) certainly help. My aim was to try out my new Nikon D500 and the 200-500mm lens. Getting detail in all the white areas, specifically around the head was where I could have done better (with some more negative exposure compensation). Overall this new focusing technology in-camera has evolved and made things a great deal easier. Now I just need to remember that white subjects need some under exposure or you lose detail. For the record these are almost full frame, only cropped to 8 1/2 by 11.




16 responses

  1. Schitterend, ook door het licht dat zo mooi door de vleugels schijnt.


    June 24, 2016 at 9:01 am

  2. Trully beautiful photos. I really like the detail and light you have capture on the wunderside of the gull’s wings. You must be really pleased with your new equipment 🙂


    June 24, 2016 at 10:29 am

  3. Hmm, that second bird especially would make a great subject for teaching painting three dimensions by using shadows….


    June 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm

  4. Curious what f stop


    June 24, 2016 at 5:47 pm

  5. Wonderful results…you make me want to go shopping.

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    June 24, 2016 at 9:16 pm

  6. Big challenge; white bird, bright sun, blue sky. Nicely done.


    June 25, 2016 at 7:56 am

  7. Nice


    June 26, 2016 at 7:40 am

  8. cool that is a Ring-billed Gul


    August 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm

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