Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

These elegant birds are a photographer's dream. Raucous and argumentative yet tolerant of humans (especially those throwing bread for the ducks), they also wheel, whirl and hover at a very convenient height for those of us armed with a camera. In these two shots I have attempted to concentrate as much on capturing the light as the birds themselves.

Canon 1Ds MkII with Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/1,000 sec, f/11, 400mm at ISO 400

Canon 1Ds MkII with Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/1,000 sec, f/11, 400mm at ISO 400. Note the water droplets.

4 comments:

  1. Great Gull photo's Tim. Thanks for answering my question the other day :-)

    I like the rat shots too !

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  2. Yes, I think you've managed to capture both, they are great shots.

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  3. Quite outstanding detail on that first shot Tim, what a great image.

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