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Barry Darnall

Free Account, Aberdeen Proving Ground


I happened to be out looking for people shots and came across seagulls dropping down to the water grabbing at small fish. I set up with a monopod, Canon EOS 10D, and 70-200 f/2.8 Sigma EX lens. I waited until a bird approached and then tracked it until it dropped to the water. Trial and error finally got me somewhat attuned to the best time to take a shot. What I captured was a really nice detail shot of a seagull. I was especially pleased with the highlights and play of the water in the image.

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  • Elaine Liebenbaum 21/08/2004 23:38

    Hi Barry and welcome to fotocommunity. Seems like we both have the same camera! We also have the same way of learning, trial and error is how I do it too. Especially trying to catch a shot of my dog running. It sure isn't easy. I like your seagull, where did you take it?

    hope to see more of you soon


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