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One of the larger gulls snapped over Morecambe Bay yesterday. It was very blustery weather both the gulls and me were being buffeted a lot.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jan 2012 - 3:25 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
Title:Black Backed Gull
Username:PaulLiley PaulLiley
Uploaded:22 Jan 2012 - 10:06 AM
Tags:'black backed', Bird, Gull, Seabird, Wildlife / nature
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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
22 Jan 2012 - 10:21 AM

A splendid inflight capture Paul.

Len

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 10:27 AM

An excellent in flight capture, Paul. Carol

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achieverswales
22 Jan 2012 - 11:49 AM

Beautiful in flight capture Paul, I love the shape of the bird.

Regards

Trev.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 12:19 PM

Good inflight shot Paul, and the detail in the wingd spot on
well captured
Lillian

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 - 1:36 PM

superb capture,well timed indeed paul.ray

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 5:58 PM

Well done Paul - I've tried many times to get these inflight shots, but no success as yet!! Sad
Ann

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twelvemegs
22 Jan 2012 - 7:14 PM

Wonderful shot Paul.

David

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Samuel_Aron
22 Jan 2012 - 7:59 PM

Superb capture!
Sam.

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2012 - 12:18 AM

Great in flight shot, , Paul . Excellent captureSmile
Take care, Pauline

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2012 - 11:26 AM

Excellent capture.. I wouldn't be able to find them through view finder..it must be very difficult, they fly very fast, aren't they?

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
23 Jan 2012 - 3:58 PM

Beautiful in flight capture Paul. Moira

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2012 - 5:08 PM


Quote: Excellent capture.. I wouldn't be able to find them through view finder..it must be very difficult, they fly very fast, aren't they?

Thanks Jasmine but not as fast as swallows and starlings. I used continous focusing and high ISO to keep the shutter speed up but the most difficult thing was being buffeted by the wind and trying to hold the camera still. The VR helped to stabilised a bit. Then it's a bit potluck. Thanks for the comments as always. Paul

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2012 - 10:34 PM

how sharp this is all the way !
amazing shot, I like the way the beak stand out against the grey in the wing

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2012 - 11:27 PM

Perfect timing, well done!
Jann
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 7:24 PM

Superb in flight shot, excellent timing.

Hugh

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
25 Jan 2012 - 9:09 PM

There are loads of Gulls at Whitlingham, my favourite place. So far haven't managed a decent shot, just half a wing or blurred shot etc. I use continous focus, will try upping my ISO. Excellent capture Paul, especially on a windy day.

Ruth

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2012 - 10:17 PM

Perfect timing Paul,well done..Lin

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kathyg15
kathyg15  4 United States
26 Jan 2012 - 1:13 AM

He looks so graceful, even in the wind, brilliant details and colors Paul!! Fantastic job!!...Kathy

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2012 - 8:52 AM

Great capture Paul, you have some lovely images in your pf!
Johanna

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2012 - 9:51 AM

Verry nice image...
Very well taken...
Nice pose...
Nice comp...
Well done...
Dave

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
26 Jan 2012 - 11:11 PM

Brilliant in flight capture Paul...........Grin

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2012 - 11:22 PM

Looks you were steady on this fine shot.

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