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A bit of a boring photo today of a gull, taken at WWT ArundelGrin

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S4300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jul 2013 - 11:18 PM
Focal Length:77.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/20.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Gull
Username:Myathebirdwatcher999 Myathebirdwatcher999
Uploaded:31 Jul 2013 - 5:50 PM
Tags:Bird, Gull, Wildlife / nature
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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:01 PM

I once put a similar statement up about an image I uploaded and was strongly advised that in reality no image is boring. Since you took the image it must have been appealing to you for some reason and that is the objective of photography to convey what you saw and felt at the time you took the photograph.

I am not sure if you are using one, but again, good advice given to me was to use a tripod when ever possible, it helps with maintaining the sharpness of the image and it has worked for me. Another piece of very good advice was when taking photographs of animals and humans, go straight for the eyes, always focus on the eyes; the reason being, apparently, as humans we instinctively focus on the eyes of our subjects that we are viewing or talking to and the brain transmits the information from there. So, if the eyes are sharply in focus, the rest of the picture will take care of itself.

I am still a novice when it comes to photography, but this advice has helped me, I hope it helps you too.

Tish

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:21 PM

I Agree with Trish in everyway it looks like a herring gull great shot
mike

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84310 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:36 PM

You've caught the gull with some fantastic details and an amazing reflection.

To me, nature is never boring! Smile

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
31 Jul 2013 - 9:13 PM

Great capture love the reflection

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10903 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2898 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 1:06 AM

Gulls can make great subjects. Some of my best bird shots are of Gulls and Pigeons, theyre eay to find!


Its slightly soft, and has a tendency to be blueish.


Ive uploaded a mod, tweaked and flipped horizontally. Your speed should be whatever the 35mm equivalent focal length is for the camera.


Regards



Willie

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 8:20 AM

A great effort,keep up the good work.
Dennis

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