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Went to Bempton Cliffs to photograph, Gannets, Guillemots, Razor bills and Puffins. However by far the best photo I came away with was one of this Herring Gull that flew along the top of the cliffs at eye level!!!

Just goes to show you may have in mind what you want to photograph but the wonder of wildlife is you never know what images you will come back with.Smile

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A350
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 May 2009 - 7:03 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Herring Gull
Username:grinningsoul2011 grinningsoul2011
Uploaded:30 Oct 2011 - 12:48 PM
Tags:Bird, Herring gull, Sea bird, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife/nature
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DilysT
DilysT e2 Member 3DilysT vcard United Kingdom
30 Oct 2011 - 12:58 PM

Fab!

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Oct 2011 - 1:47 PM

Wonderful in flight capture!
IB

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2011 - 2:15 PM

Nice in-flight shot...............I'm looking forward to going to Bempton next spring ish.......Tongue

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2011 - 3:06 PM

Thanks to all for looking and and your kind comments. Natureshaven you will really enjoy Bempton hope the weather is kind for your visit.

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guler
guler  3 Turkey
30 Oct 2011 - 4:41 PM

Marvellous!...

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
30 Oct 2011 - 5:03 PM

Lovely flight-shot.

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2011 - 5:37 PM

Thank you guler and M-Squared for taking the time to look and comment.

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
31 Oct 2011 - 9:36 AM

well spotted and very well captured...........Grin

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Mike_Young
Mike_Young e2 Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2011 - 9:41 AM

Good capture, as you say, the unpredictability of nature is always a challenge and a delight

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2011 - 10:14 AM

Very good in flight shot with some lovely detail but just a little tight in the frame at the bottom,
Geoff.

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2011 - 10:25 AM

Thanks for the kind comments, mkeakabigman and Ayob.

Geoff thanks for the comment about tight in the frame I see what you mean, this sort of feedback is really appreciated.

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2011 - 11:18 AM

Excellent shot not easy flight shots
mike

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2011 - 11:56 AM

Mike thanks, makes it more satisfying when you finally capture a reasonable image after 100s of attempts.Grin

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 - 8:27 PM

Super shot. I agree with previous comment - I've been trying to get in-flight shots of Gulls all weekend. I didn't achieve your focus and clarity.
Mike.

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2011 - 8:58 AM

Thanks Mike, just keep shooting thats the beauty of digital you can blast awaySmile Looking forward to seeing your flight shot when you get it.

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 4:34 PM

Ah Bempton Cliffs one of my favourite places.... Fantastic in flight action shot well done.... Regards Paul.

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 12:40 PM

Paul thank you.

There is a book I think you will be really interested in the title is "SEABIRD CITY" by Richard Vaughan. It is all about the seabirds that nest from Flamborough up to Bempton. It gives information on when different birds breed, when they have their egss, and a whole host of other information. There is a chapter on the yearly cycle of the colony so its great for deciding the best time to visit if you want to see a particular activity or photograph a particular bird. I recently recommended to someone else who told me it was out of print but they managed to get a copy by searching on the internet. I got my copy from the RSPB Shop at Bempton last year.

Janet

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
3 Oct 2012 - 5:05 PM

Very nice in flight shot and a very good portfolio like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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