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Yet another Seagull. Was playing with a D70 in the park.

Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Title:Seagull in the Rain
Username:Miles Herbert Miles Herbert
Uploaded:5 Apr 2004 - 4:33 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Anthony
Anthony e2 Member 135645 forum postsAnthony vcard Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2004 - 4:37 PM

wonderful

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cowbag
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5 Apr 2004 - 4:45 PM

Wow, this picture is very nice. Its really sharp and great in composition with the wings towards the corners! Karolina

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ccmole
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5 Apr 2004 - 4:49 PM

superb

love the rain (?) in the shot too

how do you get these focused so well

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brian usher
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5 Apr 2004 - 5:07 PM

Very well caught especially in what must have been low light conditions. Great shot.
Brian.

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh e2 Member 11123 forum postsericfaragh vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2004 - 5:16 PM

Excellent image. Sharp and full of detail. Well done Miles.

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Miles Herbert
Miles Herbert e2 Member 121814 forum postsMiles Herbert vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2004 - 5:19 PM

Thanks for the comments. This was taken with a brand new D70 straight out of the box, with a Sigma 70 - 300 F5.6 APO fitted. Exposure was set on manual by accident (!) and was I think 1/60th at F8. ISO was set at 400 for the low light. I wasn't actually aware it was raining as this was taken from where I was sat inside the car. Seagull was hovering in a strong head wind.

Must say that first impression of the D70 is... WOW. Second impression is ... must try the Sigma 50 - 500 on it!

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 11580 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2004 - 5:43 PM

Well caught Miles focus is spot on with good detail and composition.

Regards
Terry.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104277 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2004 - 6:15 PM

superb wing detail...

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marcbowker
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5 Apr 2004 - 6:32 PM

So sharp it gives this seagull a personality!! Brilliantly captured!

Marc

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stevie
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5 Apr 2004 - 6:58 PM

A brilliant capture, Miles, very well done.

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ofalgibra
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5 Apr 2004 - 7:04 PM

Lovely

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mkenney
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5 Apr 2004 - 7:48 PM

Fantastic shot.
click.
Mags

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kit-monster
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5 Apr 2004 - 9:00 PM

Miles - this is great, I love the rain as well as the bird! Fantastic,

Edward

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p-g
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5 Apr 2004 - 9:07 PM

Beautifully sharp image. Well captured.
Paul

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davewilliamson
davewilliamson e2 Member 10davewilliamson vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2004 - 10:11 PM

Great shot - nice back ground
Click
Dave

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ronr
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5 Apr 2004 - 10:21 PM

Such a sharp, detailed photo, click.
Ron.

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headskiesfly
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5 Apr 2004 - 10:28 PM

Congratulations on an excellent shot and a well deserved award.
Richard

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gillymot
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5 Apr 2004 - 10:44 PM

brilliant shot, so sharp, click

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tigertot
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5 Apr 2004 - 11:11 PM

Spot on! Well done on the award.

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billma
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5 Apr 2004 - 11:52 PM

Sweet.

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pperilla
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6 Apr 2004 - 1:44 AM

Yes no question this photo deserves an EC!..great shot'.

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IanA
IanA e2 Member 113048 forum postsIanA vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2004 - 6:16 AM

Superb capture Miles.
Well done.

Regards
Ian

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Miles Herbert
Miles Herbert e2 Member 121814 forum postsMiles Herbert vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2004 - 6:51 AM

Wow, didn't expect this. Thank you for the comments, and thank you for the award Pete. Have to smile a little at this, The first reel of film I ever put through my F80, one of the images from Poole Park won an EC, and now on the D70, the first few pictures, also from Poole Park, this one wins an EC. Must be something to do with Nikons Smile

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adamburton
adamburton e2 Member 11627 forum postsadamburton vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2004 - 8:02 AM

great shot miles. i looked straight away to see what camera you used and was surprised to see D70! Those Lee filters werent enough to quench the appetite I see Wink

Whats it like then? I have to admit Im tempted!

Adam.

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Miles Herbert
Miles Herbert e2 Member 121814 forum postsMiles Herbert vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2004 - 8:55 AM

You got mail Adam. Thanks for the comment.

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Ewan
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6 Apr 2004 - 9:12 AM

Beautifully sharp snd well-composed. Nice one!

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Gary_Williams
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6 Apr 2004 - 9:49 AM

Superb, well done on the award.

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2004 - 12:02 PM

Excellent detail & composition Miles & a worthy EC too!

Mike

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soozi5
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6 Apr 2004 - 1:56 PM

Great shot! so crisp and clear...would be rapt to be able to call this one of mine...by the way, your seagulls look different to ours! rather pretty actually.
Cheers,
Sue

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Tony_M
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6 Apr 2004 - 7:27 PM

Extremely good work for using a new camera literally out-of-the-box! Hope to see more from the D70 soon.
Tony

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seven21
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7 Apr 2004 - 7:26 PM

Great capture Miles - congrats on yet another EC - you will soon fill the page! - steve

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Steinmachine
Steinmachine e2 Member 1176 forum postsSteinmachine vcard Scotland
7 Apr 2004 - 10:58 PM

Superb Stuff once again what about shooting a bad shot just to show us you can.Well done
Derek

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LAF
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9 Apr 2004 - 11:20 AM

The more I come back to this the more I like it. Great capture and I love the depiction of the weather. Very well deserved EC.

Lee.

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billydo
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10 Apr 2004 - 7:39 PM

Fantastic quality photograph! Well done.

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neeley
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12 Apr 2004 - 9:19 PM

Wonderful shot, about as good as it gets, well done,

Mike Neale

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naturenut
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14 Apr 2004 - 8:41 PM

Stunning sharp shot Miles, congratulations.
Click.
Margaret.

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 11391 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2004 - 1:24 PM

Simply perfect, great clarity.

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Miles Herbert
Miles Herbert e2 Member 121814 forum postsMiles Herbert vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2004 - 9:39 PM

Thankyou

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 121089 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2004 - 7:33 PM

this is spot on . Bloody good image.
cb.

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2004 - 7:33 AM

A great capture Miles. Congratulations on the EC. The definition and composition are superb .
BTW . I like and am amazed at your bio picture. I imagined you as a venerable old man with siver hair as you are so knowledgable and such a great photographer. Didn't realise I was talking to a YOUNG man Smile))click

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Miles Herbert
Miles Herbert e2 Member 121814 forum postsMiles Herbert vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2004 - 6:35 AM

Mavis! Flattery will get you everywhere!, but thankyou for your kind comments.

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rubarb
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11 May 2004 - 4:48 PM

Fantastic shot..............an accident? Jeez!

'Click'

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andytvcams
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12 Jun 2004 - 5:28 PM

They dont come much better than this congratulations.

Andy...

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aunt sally
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6 Jul 2004 - 10:13 AM

WOW!! 50th click Miles!
There is nothing left for me to say!!

Regards,
Sharon

(don't know how I managed to miss this one!)

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tartanlady
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13 Jul 2004 - 5:21 PM

What can I say that has not already been said! Fantastic shot of the seagull, it is so sharp and detailed, the lighting perfect.
Click.
Louise

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mattberry
mattberry e2 Member 10259 forum postsmattberry vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2004 - 9:53 PM

Fantastic shot! near to perfect as you can probably be. I love the whole feel of it, everything seems to fit together, the colours of the gull with the background and the rain and the border too! Not to mention its so sharp you could cut yourself on it!

Well done!
Matt

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rosie42
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1 Nov 2004 - 1:15 AM

Outstanding - congratulations on a well-deserved EC! *click*
Susie :o)

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Miles Herbert
Miles Herbert e2 Member 121814 forum postsMiles Herbert vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2004 - 7:08 AM

thankyou.

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Portknockie
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25 Nov 2004 - 8:55 AM

Great great shot.well deserved EC.


Don

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daringdaphne
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28 Nov 2004 - 2:25 PM

They don't come better than this ooooh, congratulations *****
Daphne

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ozimax
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2 May 2005 - 10:27 PM

Miles, your stuff is always outstanding, this one especially as they are so hard to capture, Max

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bunnykalsi
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9 Oct 2005 - 10:50 AM

losts congratulations and best of luck for next

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