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Another shot from yesterday's trip to the seaside. I was please with this shot as I managed to get a sense of the surf pounding the shore in the background.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Sigma 70 - 300 APO mk 2
Title:Downbeat
Username:brian1208 brian1208
Uploaded:22 Mar 2004 - 8:26 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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mkenney
mkenney  1164 forum posts
22 Mar 2004 - 8:52 AM

Great shot, I can feel the breezy weather, the wave in the background really sets it off. The seagul is very sharp.
Click. Mags

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2004 - 8:53 AM

Looks very upbeat to me Brian ;o)
You have captured a lot of detail & there is a wonderful sense of movement & depth to this image....Excellent photography, click!

Mike

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110590 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2004 - 9:11 AM

Thanks both, it was a wild day.

Brian

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himalk
himalk  10 Sri Lanka
22 Mar 2004 - 9:13 AM

I just love this. It has great depth and the seagull looks almost comical.

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zippie
zippie  111329 forum posts England
22 Mar 2004 - 9:22 AM

Well captured in difficult conditions Brian.

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brian1208
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22 Mar 2004 - 9:23 AM

thanks himalk. I thought it looked like it was working really hard to fly against the wind. Its good we all see different aspects of the same shot Smile

just seen your comment, thanks zippie. I had to lean against the seawall to hold the camera steady for this one.

Brian

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gibbsy
gibbsy  11403 forum posts Wales
22 Mar 2004 - 9:37 AM

Another good shot, more of a picture than a portrait if you get my drift. Click.

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seven21
seven21  11196 forum posts
22 Mar 2004 - 10:25 AM

Well caught Brian - steve

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brian usher
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22 Mar 2004 - 10:36 AM

I agree the background adds to this shot. Well done.
Brian

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brian1208
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22 Mar 2004 - 10:36 AM

Gerwyn, Steve - thanks for taking time to comment. Gerwyn, if what you are saying is that this is more than just a photograph of a seagull, thanks - that's what I tried for Smile

Just seen your comment, thanks Brian


Brian

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gillymot
gillymot  10
22 Mar 2004 - 12:31 PM

Nice shot, well caught, click

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brian1208
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22 Mar 2004 - 12:34 PM

Thanks for commenting Dave,

Brian

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headskiesfly
headskiesfly e2 Member 11headskiesfly vcard Austria
22 Mar 2004 - 12:58 PM

Brilliant Brian the background really makes the gull stand out.
Well done.
Richard

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dunbur63
dunbur63  10
22 Mar 2004 - 1:46 PM

Lovely shot, says everything about a seagull, the weather and its environment. Can't ask for more!

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brian1208
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22 Mar 2004 - 1:48 PM

Thanks Richard & Duncan. I've just printed it out and it looks even better - so I am quite pleased with this one.

Brian

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fanmeister
fanmeister  10
22 Mar 2004 - 2:31 PM

Fantastic Shot, Love it!!

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brian1208
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22 Mar 2004 - 2:46 PM

Thanks Dave, glad you liked it,

Brian

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1216195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2004 - 8:30 PM

Wow this little guy is really working. That sea looks fabulously powerful .. I can hear the gathering crash on the beach .. fantastic. I can smell the ozone ..

*clicketyclick

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brian1208
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22 Mar 2004 - 8:33 PM

You must have been there Suzi, it was as you describe Smile

thanks for visiting


Brian

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andytvcams
andytvcams  1210396 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Mar 2004 - 12:35 AM

All the above and More,excellent work,i noticed from a comment you made on another photo that you had a Friend in Heswall,i used to live there small world.
Andy.

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23 Mar 2004 - 8:36 AM

Thanks Andy. Yes it is, isn't it. You keep bumping into people who know people you've worked with etc,

Brian

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 11580 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2004 - 1:01 PM

Nice capture Brian, the background really enhances the image and gives it feeling of motion.

Regards
Terry.

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brian1208
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23 Mar 2004 - 1:34 PM

Thanks Terry, I tried for something a bit different and I'm glad it seems to have worked Smile

Brian

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Shirley
Shirley  1191 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Mar 2004 - 6:10 PM

It has certainly worked Brian!
Have a click.
Ian

Whoops, she been on my PC!

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IanA
IanA  113048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2004 - 6:14 PM

That's better, have another!

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brian1208
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23 Mar 2004 - 6:37 PM

Ian (and Shirley?) thanks

Brian

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urban-hero
urban-hero  10 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2004 - 11:23 AM

This is a great shot Brian - never seen one captured with wings down before x

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24 Mar 2004 - 11:31 AM

Thanks Andy, the poor thing was having to work very hard against the wind, which gave me the shot.

Brian

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2004 - 10:57 AM

Well caught, Brian. Looks like he's scanning the waves for food.

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brian1208
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26 Mar 2004 - 11:11 AM

That's an interesting interpretation I hadn't thought of Eric,

thanks,

Brian

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jmmd
jmmd  10
3 Apr 2004 - 11:09 AM

What can I say more that it wasnt told yet? Excellent photo with main subject very well focused and good DOP. But what I really like is the sense of freedom. Get my 5* click

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3 Apr 2004 - 11:11 AM

thanks Jaime,

Brian

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