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Don't feed the birds

By spellbound
Not sure about the title, would like some advice please? This was taken on my smart phone and is a scene overlooking Viking Bay, Broadstairs, England. It was an opportunisitc shot taken from the upper terrace overlooking the beach, which I think came out quite well. None of the image has been edited or doctored in any way.

Tags: Seagulls Beach scene Broadstairs Wildlife and nature Seagull in flight

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banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
5 Apr 2022 4:35PM
It did come out very well; it does need to be rotated clock-wise to make the sea horizon level to be perfect!
5 Apr 2022 4:53PM
Thank you for taking time to view and comment, that would make sense, I will try it and see what it looks like, it was just such a surprise, I kind of saw the gull was going to come near but wasn't prepared for it to present itself so well. Quite pleased really!

Thanks!
5 Apr 2022 8:38PM
its looking out for a snack well done.


jeff
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
5 Apr 2022 9:15PM
Most phone cameras have an easy to use edit function that you can use to rotate it; some even do it automatically if theres a visible horizon.

W
6 Apr 2022 10:37AM
Thanks very much, and you're right, I just found it, so may repost the image with the horizon corrected, that's really helpful, I looked yesterday but it wasn't obvious what the option was, now I can correct for future photos.

Very helpful,

Thanks,

spellbound
6 Apr 2022 11:20AM

Quote:its looking out for a snack well done.


jeff



Thanks for the comment, It really was, as they all continually seem to be, on this occasion I didn't give it any treats, as I didn't have any, but they get well fed anywaySmile
Nigel_NZ 16 26 2 New Zealand
6 Apr 2022 11:50AM
On a trip up t' Norf, and calling in to gather sustenance at a local eatery, the lady at the next table, whose meal was on the table went to get some cutlery, down came the maritime vultures, and off went the sandwiches, all very amusing, if you're not paying, never mind the hygiene aspect.
But anyway, back to the image, if this is what can be captured with mobile, well, it maybe, time to get a new one, however, how does it hold up in low light? long exposure situations?
6 Apr 2022 12:10PM

Quote:On a trip up t' Norf, and calling in to gather sustenance at a local eatery, the lady at the next table, whose meal was on the table went to get some cutlery, down came the maritime vultures, and off went the sandwiches, all very amusing, if you're not paying, never mind the hygiene aspect.
But anyway, back to the image, if this is what can be captured with mobile, well, it maybe, time to get a new one, however, how does it hold up in low light? long exposure situations?



Hi,

Thanks very much for the comment, I love those ridiculous situations, I have witnessed something similar in Thailand, a rather greedy person went to fill yet another plate from the buffet and left a plate of sausages on the table, down came what can only be described as two small mynah birds, they landed on the plate, as he watched helpless, hands full, weighing up his options (by this time the sausages were too tainted to rescue), they promptly snipped them up in their beaks(they were too big whole) and took turns flying off with them, the greedy guy looked shocked and filled with horror, holding two full plates of food, hopefully he learned from that?

It was a Nokia 5, and to be honest I hadn't really set the camera up, so it was on basic settings, but has up to 13 MP camera (it wasn't set to that quality to take this pic), but I have since upgraded to a top notch Samsung, so hopefully my phone photos will improve. Plus I have now taken to using my mirrorless camera and enjoying that, will upload some more photos soon.

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