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While on our way back from the bird hide at Coombe Abbey, we stopped for a while at the lake to take some shots of the Gulls flying around and soaring on the high winds. Most of my shots were just snaps really, but I wanted to capture the flight and different wing formations while in flight. As it was quite a bright day I was able to push the speed up.
After offloading my shots, although some of them were ok, they didn`t offer anything special. So I thought I would try and give this a more abstract feel to it. Thanks for looking.
Chris

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm
Title:On the wings of a Gull
Username:sooty 36 sooty 36
Uploaded:17 Jan 2007 - 9:09 AM
Tags:Birds, Digitally manipulated, General, Gull, Water, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 10442 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 9:10 AM

yes - effective

Dave

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Dee_licious1
Dee_licious1 e2 Member 8Dee_licious1 vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 - 9:11 AM

Chris, I love this.

Dee

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
17 Jan 2007 - 9:19 AM

Very good, lovely bird shots in their own right. Really like how you've caught the wings.
Freda

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 9:22 AM

woow this is stunning I love the light and the framing, its got to be a winner.
pareen

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 7Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 10:13 AM

Amazingly good picture, and presentation. Very original. - Brian.

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BillS
BillS  827 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 - 10:31 AM

Marvellous manip. and presentation. Excellent shot. Bill

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JohnDyer
JohnDyer e2 Member 867 forum postsJohnDyer vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 10:45 AM

very well put together, excellent
John

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2007 - 11:15 AM

Great presentation, it is really effective, not to mention the nice capture of the bird

Sean

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 - 11:30 AM

wow! i love this shot!! well done.

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
17 Jan 2007 - 3:30 PM

Very effective presentation, great stuff!

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pcjackso
pcjackso Junior Member 9
17 Jan 2007 - 5:07 PM

Super shot
Pauline

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dreamflower
17 Jan 2007 - 9:20 PM

love the mirror image...

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 7:30 AM

Beautiful work Chris/love the dreamy background.
Tom.

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PatrickSmith
18 Jan 2007 - 4:32 PM

I like it, though even the bird by itself would be great at a larger size.

Patrick

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 6:00 PM

Great work Chris, like the way you've presented this

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 6:41 PM

Well crafted and presented! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2007 - 8:56 PM

Hi Chris,
wonderful image,love the angles,detail and abstractness of it.Class shot.
Take care.AnnSmile

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Alfoto
Alfoto  7 Wales
19 Jan 2007 - 7:09 PM

Super image.
alfie.

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2007 - 9:02 PM

amazing work here Chris, like it very much
keith

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sooty 36
sooty 36  9 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2007 - 10:14 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments and Keith,,I hope the holiday is going good. Good to see you can`t keep away lol.
Chris

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turtle1
turtle1  1041 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 - 8:12 PM

Beautifully in flight capture

Barb

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cantona43
cantona43  8851 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 9:38 PM

Excellent well timed shot very nicely worked and presented
neil

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
23 Jan 2007 - 9:37 AM

Excellent capture, and presentation.
Dot

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2007 - 8:54 AM

i'm watching the space Chris!!!!
Keith Smile

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2007 - 4:23 PM

Superb work. Love this one.
Paul

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