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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

Voters: bobpaige1, NDODS, Mike_Young and 24 more

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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 1.4k 1741 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 1.4k 1741 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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