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In Search of food.

By paulbroad  
A Flock of mostly Black headed Gulls with the odd Herring gull. They wait on the sea front at hornsea for people to discard unwanted chips at a popular parking spot, then this happens!

Using the Samyang 12mm again. An interesting lens bought for £210 on Ebay and very sharp. The depth of field is so large at f8 - 11 that I can set the focus at about 3 feet and everything is sharp. Just subject movement to worry about.

This was one of a burst at high continuous exposure speed - about 8 frames/second.


Tags: Search Flock Fly Bird Sea Seaside Gull Feed Wildlife and nature

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9 Dec 2018 11:32AM
fantastic photo, will try putting my shutter speed up a bit and trying to get these in focus, i never seam to get them in sharp
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1777 England
9 Dec 2018 5:12PM
Paul's used an extreme wideangle lens to get depth of field, and a high shutter speed captures the movement without blur.

Brilliant, I reckon - the technique's not new, but this shot's exceptional.
paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2018 5:48PM
Content here was pure luck. I blazed away at 8 frames/second as there was obviously no chance of arranging composition. Parts of a couple of birds cut at the frame edge have been cloned out. The only answer I to shoot a lot and sort them out later. Some 60 frames in total yielded about 10 keepers.

dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1777 England
10 Dec 2018 9:21PM
I'm not a fan of high speed bursts, as a rule - but it was the only way to work here.

One in six is a good hit rate for this kind of shot, I reckon... But you know better than I do!

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