Circling Ring-Billed Gull
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-06-02 6:34]
Wherever you look in mother Nature there is always something that attracts your eye and this time you looked up. Yesterday when I was watching a butterfly on the sand,I suddenly saw a shadow on the ground - and there was a Red Kite very close above my head!! Before I got the camera adjusted it was miles away! It would be nice to have eyes in the back of the head as well or to be able to turn the head like an Owl!!
You did well looking up to see this beautiful Gull with its wings stretched out beautifully against the light. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- nikosrio (4846)
- [2008-06-02 6:44]
very nice shot,great color and light,sharpness.Very interesting POV,
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-06-02 7:12]
Jonathan the Seagull comes strongly to mind after seeing your picture, Bob.
Very good capture of it in flight. I have yet to shoot my first picture of a flying bird. Not that I did not try, but all were deadpan fiascos :-)!
The sky in your picture looks vital and supports your subject well.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-06-02 7:26]
I love the angle of the wings in this in-flight of a Ring-billed Gull, Bob: it is the essence of this central composition against a fine light-cloudy sky.
Fine timing and light management too and it is as sharp as it could be at that distance.
Great image and thanks for sharing it!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-06-02 8:10]
Look what happens when you look up! The position of this Gull is just wonderful with the wings spread wide in a diagonal and the head and spread tailwings in perfect symmetry. I like the centered composition in the lovely cloudy sky. Please, send some clouds this way.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-06-02 8:44]
Nice capture from these bird, alone a little cenered.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-06-02 9:26]
wonderful in-flight shot of the Ring-Billed Gull, with fine POV,
i love the way his wings and tail are opened, and i love the clouds
of this image because for me it brings a plus to the image
last year when i decide to shoot movement of ducks in image
i decide to go from ISO200 to ISO400 but i will not go to
higher ISO even ig i have a Fuji, i tested one time and
it was digital noise, maybe i have to try again, TFS
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-06-02 9:48]
Great capture of this in flight ring billed gull,
excellent composition and point of view, great timing,
superb sharpness, good depth of field and nice natural
- lawbert (0)
- [2008-06-02 9:49]
This is a fine picture..I like his rudder spread wide open with lovely light illuminating it.
An interesting note as well..A higher iso does indeed induce a higher shutter speed but then as you say it introduces noise into the image (your fuji handles it so much better than my canon..above 400 is a no go for me!!)...You then have aperture which the higher the f stop the lower the shutter speed...It is all a juggling act but the one defining issue is to learn how your camera and lense combination work together and what they will allow you to achieve....Would you get into an unfamiliar car without checking where all the essential controls where?
That said your fuji and sigma combination has produced stunning results when I look at the shooting info..High iso..f16..and a shutter of 5000...and the subject isnt a silhouette!!...Great work Bob
All the best
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-06-02 12:01]
Hi Bob, splendid flying gull, I like a lot diagonal open wings, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Tobias__Ortmann (681)
- [2008-06-02 13:03]
perfect moment you got this bird during the flight
good sharpness and details
also the pov is good
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2008-06-02 14:44]
Nice capture Bob,
I like the way the inner wings and tail seem to glow as the sun shine through them.
I have noticed that in the last twenty or so years, we have gulls that are living in the Massillon area all summer long. They were not around at all when I was a kid, but now you see them everwhere. They kind of remind me of the Canada geese in that respect. TFS
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-06-02 16:29]
I immediately thought of Jonathan Livingston Seagull....then I thought of Bridge Across Forever...which lead me to...oh well, never mind. I'm easily distracted.
A gorgeous image. Just beautiful! In flight shots are never easy but you did a fabulous job here. Heck of a shutter speed there! WOW!
- writerscrawlz (2961)
- [2008-06-02 18:19]
I like the way this gull is banking, and a part of me wonders if it is looking for a target to drop a load...
Overall, the clouds really add to the sky and the details, even though the gull is in flight (obviously moving) are fairly easy to see. Like you, I discovered a higher ISO allows me to capture things I wouldn't normally go for. This gull though, may have plans for you...did you come home clean??? Hehehehehe
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-06-02 20:36]
Too tired, will be back later!
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-06-02 20:37]
Muy bella la foto de esta Gaviota en pleno vuelo, con hermosos colores en azul como fondo.
Un saludo Y un abrzo mi querido Bob.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-06-02 21:11]
Hello Bob. This optics is good. You have captured the bird in flight with full spread wings and the white cloud and the blue sky in the background giving good depth and perspective. Very well done and best regards. Jusni
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-06-02 21:24]
Wonderful in-flight shot of this great looking Gull and you have captured it with perfect timing. Very neat and sharp. The diagonal posture against the cloudy sky looks awesome. Though I would have preferred a less central composition this looks quite creative too. Kudos.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-06-03 1:23]
what a fine in-flight shot of this Seagull!
Very low amount of noise for ISO 1600 which allowed you to ensure a pin-sharp shot with that mega-high shutter-speed (my camera only goes up to 1/4000 sec!)
The pose is excellent and I love the composition.
Perfect exposure against the sky.
Well done, Bob!!!
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-06-03 10:17]
Hello Bob, Nice shot and I was also missing your shots for a long time. Will now be regular. Ganesh
- fartash (5161)
- [2008-06-04 4:28]
Wonderful shot of this Circling Ring-Billed Gull :O)
Perfect focusing,soft lighting and composition.
Superb shot my friend.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-06-04 5:26]
Great job on this, knowing how high you can go (pardon the pun) with respect to ISO is crucial...Someday technology will render this dialogue moot, but until then we will struggle with what we've got.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-06-04 22:22]
good image on this inflight Ring-billed gull with it's head looking down in a diagonal angle!
good exposure and focus in this shot
many thanks for the sharing
- arfer (0)
- [2008-06-05 8:04]
The sky looks wonderful in this scene.
This gull appears blithe to the world as it sails along.
Very good detail and sharpness.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-06-08 15:53]
Dating myself here but isn't this Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Nice image with good detail, your note reminds me how these gulls fly the fast food restaurant route in our fair city.
Thanks for sharing Bob.
PS Sorry I was so long in returning to comment.