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A reworked image today ......Local Knowledge counts a lot when it could mean your life depends on it, these gulls just sat there as waves big as the light house crashed over it, just missing them each and every time, trust is one thing taking chances another.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
White Balance:Auto
Title:Feeling lucky today.
Username:JohnChambersPhotography JohnChambersPhotography
Uploaded:12 Feb 2013 - 8:58 AM
Tags:Action, Architecture, Black & white, Photo journalism, Wildlife.
Votes:54
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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 - 9:01 AM

A great shot and excellent timing John
Jim

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 9:14 AM

A dramatic capture, nicely timed.
Best to keep away from water, John, it can be very dangerous indeed. Stick to beer or red wine Smile
Regards
Bill

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 9:29 AM

Love Bill's comment!!Grin
a great shot so perfectly timed with that wave
and works well in mono
Lillian

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 9:48 AM

Looks as if they'd be slept away any moment, and reminds me of a TV prog. we watched last night where penguins attempting to reach shore were repeatedly washed back into the seas by huge waves.
But as you say, the gulls are pretty wise and know what they can chance and what they can't.
A superb image, John, showing the power of the seas, and looking good in this B and W presentation.
Ronnie.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 10:38 AM

Fantastic and great image,like the tones and detail here,
saeid

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8657 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1178 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 10:53 AM

The light - catching the wave and the gulls. That's rather special, it creates a relationship.

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 10:53 AM

Some power in that wave John, good light and timing too
Regards Richard

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43915 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 11:16 AM

A wonderfully fresh and invigorating image, you have really captured the force of the incoming swell so wonderfully well John

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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franken
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12 Feb 2013 - 11:54 AM

Well timed image John.

Ken

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 - 11:58 AM

A heck of take this, B/W makes it...Fantastic

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 12:30 PM

Wowee!! What a great captureGrinGrin
Seagulls are not as green as they are cabbage lookingTongueTongueGrin
Diane

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 12:36 PM

Very good timing, John, the light on the gulls and wave highlights what this image is about.

Dave

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oll1e
oll1e Plus Member 857 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 12:48 PM

A wonderful capture of natures power,good choice using mono as it highlights the light.Wink

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LynneJoyce
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12 Feb 2013 - 1:42 PM

Fantastic capture of that wave, very impressive.

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Andy1979
Andy1979  8754 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 2:18 PM

Good job I didn't go fishing lol. Love this as you as a viewer are anticipating the wave coming in. This shot for me is a winner just cause of the story in this picture one of the best action captures i have seen for a whilst for me. well done.

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danbrann
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12 Feb 2013 - 2:23 PM

Crash, bang, wallop what a goodun John.

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Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 2:31 PM

Excellent timing John and just shows the power of the elements. Love it.
Ray

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barbarahirst
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12 Feb 2013 - 3:26 PM

great light on that wave....

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 4:33 PM

Great timing here, that's some wave! Wouldn't want to be stood on the pier with that approaching...Wink
Trev Smile

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44639 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 5:36 PM

That is some wave...would love to see this 1/2 second later as it was breaking.

Malc

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nonur
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12 Feb 2013 - 6:44 PM

A very special shot. Bravo for the shot and for the courage and daring.

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Skeet1Away
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12 Feb 2013 - 8:07 PM

Stunning lighting in this mono shot, very dramatic and full of motion.........lovely job.


Paul.

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helenlinda
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12 Feb 2013 - 9:37 PM

A great action shot here SmileSmile
Helen

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12 Feb 2013 - 10:48 PM

Terrific drama here John
Jason

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leontari
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12 Feb 2013 - 11:03 PM

Lovely tones ,detailsand light, an excellent b-w image
Effrossini

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mossy
mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 11:17 PM

A North East wind and this is a great place for a photo, you get amazing waves at this site.

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