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I've called this 'Taking a Chance' for two reasons.
1. These Gulls were following our boat taking a chance that we would offer them a tasty snack from our picnic.
2. This image is straight from the camera, not cropped or adjusted, and a bit abstract. I'm not sure that many people will like it, so I'm taking a chance.
Oh and by the way they did get fed, taking titbits from our hands whilst gliding in the air currents. When you watch them like this, they are so nimble and graceful, something you don't really notice until times like this.
Any way, if it crashes and burns so beit.
Have a great week.
Steve.

ps. It was taken off the coast of Teneriffe last February.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Feb 2010 - 5:48 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Taking a Chance?
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:1 Feb 2011 - 10:21 PM
Tags:Gulls, Landscape / travel, Teneriffe, Wildlife / nature
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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2011 - 10:30 PM

wow steve this is fantastic... i l;ove the crop, i love the pov and the detail is superb x x

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jokinarnya
1 Feb 2011 - 11:23 PM

They are very persistant aren't they. Great capture.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2011 - 11:24 PM

Excellent color and echo!

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
2 Feb 2011 - 4:47 AM

fantastic !

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 6:14 AM

A superb image, Steve, perfectly presented. Carol

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franken
franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 7:42 AM

Works for me-excellent!

Ken

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photophantom
2 Feb 2011 - 8:33 AM

super shot Steve
Dennis

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gingerdelight

A superb shot - very well captured.
Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 9:20 AM

A great shot

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Imagephotographics

Wonderful capture Steve - well done indeed

Chris

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 9:27 AM

First class image ..
The sort of image I dream of getting

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 10:03 AM

Fantastic shot, pin sharp and that eye is awesome, I like this a lot.

Hugh

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
2 Feb 2011 - 2:19 PM

Super shot, certainly taking a chance with bird droppings at that angleTongue

Len

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2011 - 3:42 PM

Its a great shot Steve.
Brian

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 9:29 PM

Rather like this one Steve, for the simplicity and the beautiful eye detail
complete with freedom
Lillian

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WL_Harris
WL_Harris  5 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 1:57 AM

Very detailed flight shot.
Lee

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 1:01 PM

Well timed capture with some good details and fine vibrant colours too.
Regards Richard

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 - 8:54 PM

What a brilliant capture, Steve, superb details and presentation.
Roy

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 10:56 PM

It works well because of the composition, some fine detail in the bottom gull and good colour. Gary

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 6:26 AM

wow really top shot steve
regards
Yung

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